Job Details - Heavy Equipment Operator - Solid Waste

Heavy Equipment Operator - Solid Waste

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Full-Time Permanent



Department: Engineering and Public Works

Job Scope

Under the direction of a Solid Waste Supervisor, provides a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work, operates backhoes, snow plow equipment and solid waste collection equipment or other heavy equipment weighing 13,500 kg or more in the repair, maintenance, operation and replacement of municipal infrastructure (including sewage, street, storm drainage, solid waste disposal, parks, transportation, building and water) systems and facilities.

Main Functions

  • Operates all equipment including heavy equipment over 13,500 kg.
  • Performs routine inspections, cleaning and preventative maintenance, minor repairs, lubrications and adjustments on assigned equipment and refers defects to the supervisor.
  • Maintains a variety of records relating to inspections, maintenance carried out and where applicable consumption and materials used.
  • Confirms the location of power, telephone, sewer, water and other underground utilities prior to excavation in cooperation with Supervisor, Working Foreman and Maintenance Coordinator.
  • Ensures the proper use, care and accountability of all equipment and material assigned to him/her for use.
  • Performs duties, including temporary workplace signage and wears proper safety equipment and clothing to ensure the safety of self, fellow employees and the public in accordance with applicable labour and transportation standards and regulations.
  • Performs or assists in other duties necessary to accomplish the job at hand and/or assigned, including physical labour, dispatching duties, responding to public inquiries, etc.
  • Provides support and guidance to other employees.

(Copies of required certificates must accompany application)

  • Capable of operating backhoes, loaders, solid waste collection equipment, snowplows, graders and other equipment 13,500 kg. or more.
  • Experience using backhoe to excavate for water and sewer installations is an asset.
  • Experience operating backhoe around underground and overhead utilities considered an asset.
  • Physically able to perform all tasks including other duties necessary to accomplish the job at hand and/or assigned tasks involving physical labour.
  • Grade 12 or GED equivalent (Must include copy).
  • Experience in related construction and maintenance disciplines.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid class III drivers license with air brake endorsement (Must include copy).
  • Heavy Equipment Operator or Earth Moving Certificate is considered an asset.
  • Appropriate provincial certification in related discipline (Must include copy).
  • A medical assessment, including vision and hearing tests. Medical assessment must show the capacity of performing tasks of the classification (This is not required at time of application but will be required prior to hiring).

Additional Courses

  • Temporary Workplace Signage Course (Must include copy).
  • Traffic Control Course (Must include copy).
  • Emergency First Aid (Must include copy).
  • WHMIS/GHS Course (Must include copy).
  • Confined Space Entry Course (Must include copy).
  • Safe Trenching and Excavation Course (Must include copy).


Closing Date for Applications: 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 23rd, 2021
Applications quoting Reference #21.48-E should be directed to:

Human Resources Department, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
320 Esplanade, Suite 303
Sydney, Nova Scotia  B1P 7B9
Fax: 902-563-5582

Applications/Resumes may also be submitted in the drop-off box:  Main Floor, City Hall during regular working hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Although we thank all applicants for their submissions, we will respond only to those we wish to interview.

Intended Job Posting Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Job Information
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
NOC Code
Heavy equipment operators (except crane) (7521)
Experience Required
An Asset
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Pay Rate
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
End Date
Language Proficiency Level
Elementary (CLB 4)
Posted on
July 7th 2021
July 24th 2021