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January 17, 2023 at 12:00 PM

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February 05, 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.
  • Required to participate in Duty System.
  • Applicants will be subject to equipment operations assessment.

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

Environment:      Unionized

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

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

Duration:            Permanent Full-Time

Benefits:  Health & Wellness (extended health care, dental, vision, etc.)

                 Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) –counselling, worklife advisory services

                 Time off – vacation, paid sick time

                 Financial security – Pension Plan (OMERS), Long Term Disability, Life Insurance,        Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a covering letter and detailed resume, in confidence, no later than 11:59 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2023 via email in one pdf document and referencing Posting ID (23E-02) in the subject line to:

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

All City of North Bay employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment in accordance with the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. The City will comply with its human rights obligations, make exceptions for bona fide medical or religious reasons, and accommodate employees legally entitled to accommodation.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City of North Bay’s Accessibility Policy.  We encourage applicants to make their needs known to Human Resources in advance.

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