Truck Driver - Swamper 2 (Solid Waste)(Auxiliary Positions)
Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District of North Vancouver is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. Designated one of BC’s Top Employers for 4 years, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package including a nine day fortnight and remote work options. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action. Known for being a flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive workplace culture, the District of North Vancouver offers an exceptional workplace culture. If you are civic-minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.
A number of auxiliary opportunities exist in the Solid Waste Department that involves driving and swamping on a tandem axle rear load garbage packer with a G.V.W. of 66,000lbs. The successful incumbents will be assigned to a two-person crew which entails sharing equally the truck driving/swamping duties involving the collection of both garbage and yard trimmings/organics, the operation of the lift, and packer compaction equipment. Other duties include routine equipment maintenance and performing pre and post trip inspections, including washing the truck; completing daily work records; enforcing, removing and tagging banned materials; explaining rules and regulations to residents and public interaction in terms of handling complaints. The work is performed in accordance with prescribed schedules and work performance is reviewed by a supervisor in terms of safe and efficient vehicle operation, quality of service and in meeting assigned schedules.
The successful applicant will possess:
- A thorough knowledge of the rules of safe operation and precautions necessary to avoid accidents in driving a tandem axle rear load garbage packer.
- Considerable knowledge of the existing collection routes and schedules of the area serviced and regulations governing the work.
- Considerable knowledge of the District streets and traffic routes.
- The ability to operate auxiliary equipment safely and efficiently.
- The ability to prepare and maintain complete, accurate and detailed routine work records and provide information and explain applicable rules and regulations to the public in a courteous and professional manner.
- The ability to follow schedules and understand oral and written instructions.
- The physical ability and agility to perform swamping tasks.
- The skills to operate the truck and have a mechanical aptitude.
Completion of grade 10, supplemented by truck driving experience preferably as a Truck Driver – Swamper 1, as well as holding a valid B.C. Class 3 Driver’s Licence with Air Endorsement. The District of North Vancouver will facilitate training for successful candidates not currently in possession of a valid Class 3 BC Driver’s Licence with Air Brake Endorsement. To be considered for these positions, applicants must possess an Unrestricted Class 5 Licence and provide a current driving abstract that reflects a safe driving record. Confirmation of a valid Driver’s Licence along with a current Driver’s abstract should be provided with your application.
Salary: The wage rate for this unionized position is $29.71 (2021 rates) per hour plus 12% in lieu of all benefits increasing to 16% following the completion of 1600hrs of work. Hours are varied.
Closing date: Open until filled.
Please apply to: Candidates interested in this position must apply online via: https://careers.dnv.org/postings/2131
We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), on whose ancestral lands the District of North Vancouver is located.
We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.
Truck Driver - Swamper 2 (Solid Waste)
Experience an asset
North Vancouver, BC
Other trades certificate or diploma
May 16, 2023, 8:48 am
June 16, 2023, 4:30 pm
District of North Vancouver