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Truck Driver - Solid Waste and Recycling

Competition No: 2024-276

Duration: Regular Full Time

Salary: $37.20/hour

Schedule: 80 hours bi-weekly; Monday to Thursday from 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Special Notes: Subject to Note ‘I’ and ‘J’ of Schedule ‘B’ of the CUPE 23 Outside Division Collective Agreement

Last Updated: 7/10/24

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

This is skilled, routine truck driving work involving the operation of all single & tandem axle trucks of gross vehicle weight of 18,000 kgs or greater in the Solid Waste and Recycling Department. An incumbent loads, secures, transports and unloads materials under varying traffic and field conditions; cleans, checks and performs light servicing work on the unit; maintains simple records and work reports; may supervise one or more subordinates engaged in loading and unloading materials, tools and equipment. An incumbent works under general supervision of a foreperson, exercising considerable independence of action and judgment in performing work while remaining within defined operating limits, methods and procedures. Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections; cleans, checks and performs light servicing work on the unit driven. Performs other related work as required.

Qualifications include completion of Grade 12 and considerable related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience, plus thorough knowledge of the rules of safe operation and precautions to be taken to avoid accidents in the operation of large vehicles with attached or auxiliary equipment. Considerable knowledge of the proper methods used in loading securing, transporting, and unloading of materials including container placement. Considerable knowledge of Municipal street layout and related departmental operations. Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public, co-workers and supervisors. Mechanical aptitude to perform minor servicing tasks on large vehicles. Skill in the safe and efficient operation of single & tandem axle trucks with mechanized fully automated rear, front and side lift arms or forks. Sufficient strength and manual agility to perform manual work. A Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia, Class 3 with Air Brake endorsement, is required.

Clause 6 Application of Seniority: Appointments to regular full time, temporary full time, regular part time and temporary part time positions shall be determined by seniority as defined in Article 6 of the Outside Collective Agreement. These appointments shall be subject to the successful passing of the skill test(s) applicable to the classification, that they are not currently subject to a performance management plan, and have no discipline or recorded safety infractions in the previous eighteen (18) months.

Please apply online by July 19, 2024.

At the City of Burnaby, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce that authentically mirrors the vibrant community we proudly serve. We consistently embrace diversity and endeavor to build an inclusive workforce that celebrates the richness of our community. We warmly welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to join us in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future together.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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