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Posted On

March 17, 2023 at 12:00 PM

Ends On

April 02, 2023 at 11:59 PM

Heavy Equipment Operator – Sewer & Water


Applications are invited for the position of Heavy Equipment Operator within the City of North Bay’s Public Works Division.  Under the direction of the Operations Supervisor, Water & Wastewater, operates Heavy Equipment to complete all water distribution and waste water collection repairs.  Performs the safe and efficient operation of wheeled or tracked excavators, mini excavators, loader/backhoe with bucket and hydraulic breaker when required to excavate, break frost/rock, hoist, load, compact, level and spread earth, gravel or other materials.  Heavy equipment operators are also required to perform minor equipment maintenance and adjustments.  Operators are responsible to read and understand utility locates and relevant sections of the OH&S Act as well as the Safe Drinking Water Act. Direct personnel to ensure their compliance and safety during excavations. 


  • Must have Grade 12 Education or equivalent.  
  • Must have three (3) years’ experience in the operation of an excavator and other various heavy equipment required in the water distribution and collection field.
  • Must be able to follow explicit directions.
  • Must hold a valid Ontario Class “D” Driver’s License with a “Z” endorsement.
  • Must have a good work, driver and operator record.
  • Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Level 1 Certificate; or ability to obtain Ministry of Environment (MOE) Operator in Training Certification within probationary period (at own expense) and is required to achieve and hold Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection level 1 certification.
  • Applicants will be subject to equipment operations assessment.
  • Required to participate in On-Call Duty System and be available for emergency work after hours.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.

Hours of Work:  0730hrs to 1600hrs - Monday to Friday

Duration:            Permanent Full-Time

Environment:     Unionized

Hourly Rate:      $30.84 per hour – Water/Wastewater Level 1

                           $30.03 per hour - Water/Wastewater Operator-in-Training

We offer a comprehensive benefit package including an Employee Assistance Program, Health and Dental Benefits and Life, Long-Term Disability, and AD&D Insurance. The City of North Bay is an Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) employer.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume and covering letter in one document, saved in PDF format, no later than 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 2, 2023 via email in one pdf document to: Please identify the Posting ID (23E-13) in the subject line.

 While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that all offers of employment are conditional upon proof of education, proof of Valid Ontario Class “D” driver’s license with “Z” endorsement and satisfactory driver’s abstract at the candidates cost, proof of MOE certificates, and a satisfactory criminal record check at the candidates cost, to be arranged by the City of North Bay Human Resources Department only.

Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City’s Accessibility Policy.  We encourage applicants to make their needs known to Human Resources in advance.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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