Equipment Operator - Regional District of Nanaimo

Regional District of Nanaimo

Notice of Employment Opportunity

Equipment Operator

Nanaimo, BC

Permanent Full-Time
Solid Waste Services
Competition No.: 2021-112

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a Permanent Full-time Equipment Operator in the Solid Waste Services department at the Regional Landfill.

The successful candidates will contribute to the effective operation of the Regional Landfill through the skilled operation of machinery to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the site according to RDN policies and procedures. Specific duties include: the operation of machinery to compact and cover garbage according to the detailed fill plan, building and grading roads on site, screening the contents of loads for restricted or prohibited waste, as well as operating a roll-off bin truck and other duties required in the operation of a busy solid waste landfill site.

Qualifications include a High school diploma plus Heavy Equipment Operator Trades Program Certificate, and 2 years prior job-related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Knowledge of landfill and transfer station operations will be considered an asset. Applicants must possess a valid Class 3 BC Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement, standard first aid course, working knowledge of WHMIS, knowledge of safe work procedures and be in good physical condition to perform the duties of the job. Good judgement with manual dexterity skills is also required.

This is a permanent full-time (40 Hours per week) Union Position. The (2020) rate of pay is $29.66 to $31.22 per hour. The position offers an attractive benefits package as provided within the collective agreement between the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401.


  • High school diploma plus Heavy Equipment Operator Trades Program Certificate
  • 2 years prior job-related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Valid Class 3 BC Driver’s Licence with Air Brake Endorsement

Please quote competition 2021-112 and submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining your education, experience and qualifications as they relate to this position and submit via email to Please submit documents in MS Word or PDF format. You can also create a profile and submit online:

Internal Applicants
External Applicants

Applications will be accepted until:
4:00 pm, on March 8, 2021

A Criminal Record Check is required as a condition of employment with the Regional District of Nanaimo.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

Job Description

Organization: Regional District of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Equipment Operator
Posted: February 22, 2021, 12:29 pm
Expires: March 8, 2021, 4:00 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Rate: $29.66 Hour

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