Equipment Operator - Transfer Station (North Vancouver)

Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 12-04-2018
Equipment Operators are cross-trained to safely operate multiple pieces of all equipment at the transfer station. Equipment Operators are required to operate all necessary equipment as directed by Supervisors including wheel loaders, track excavators, track dozers, compactors and forklifts.  These duties are performed on a daily basis in a noisy environment in all types of weather conditions. The North Vancouver Transfer Station are open 363 days per year. Applicants must be able to work shifts which may include day, afternoon, night and/or weekend shifts.
What will you do?
  • Successfully operate equipment to move and load solid waste and recyclable materials into equipment and containers for transportation;
  • Check and ensure that equipment is serviced and in good working condition;
  • Perform daily safety inspections and observe proper safety practices and regulations when operating or working around equipment;
  • Screen solid waste materials received at the transfer station and remove unauthorized materials in accordance with the site’s operational procedures;
  • Assist with directing traffic and guiding customer vehicles into position for proper unloading of waste;
  • Assist with manual work related to transfer station operations, including cleaning waste loading and unloading areas in accordance with site’s operational procedures;
  • Ensure equipment is in a clean and tidy condition at end of shift;
  • Recordkeeping as required (inspections, pre/post-trip maintenance activities, etc.);
  • Answer questions and assist customers and the general public, as needed;
  • Other duties as may be assigned.
What will you bring?
  • Grade 12 or GED equivalency a benefit;
  • Previous experience working in a transfer station considered an asset;
  • Previous experience operating wheel loaders, track excavators, track dozers, compactors and forklifts  a requirement;
  • Current valid Class 5 BC Drivers license is a requirement;
  • OFA and WHMIS knowledge is preferred;
  • Equipment certification and TDG certification is preferred.
As per company policy, this position is designated as Safety Sensitive.
No agencies. No phone calls please. Emterra thanks all applicants for their interest however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Emterra Group is a leader in providing integrated recycling resource management and waste disposal solutions to the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors and municipalities throughout Canada. Our view of waste management means maximizing recycling and waste diversion. Whether you see it as garbage, waste, trash, rubbish or junk, we see waste another way – as a resource to be collected and recycled into new, usable products. From tire recycling to liquid waste – we turn waste into resources. 
Emterra Group is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with legislation and Human Rights in all provinces.  Should you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in any of the following ways:  send an email to; by phone 905-336-9084, Extension 1103 or by mail to 1122 Pioneer Road, Burlington, ON L7M 1K4.
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