Operations Worker II (Aux) - REPOST

Requisition ID: 35506 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


Main Purpose & Function

The City of Vancouver, Engineering Services is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals available for auxiliary, on-call work as an Operations Worker II in the Transfer and Landfill Operations Branch. 


Applicants must be willing and able to work shifts which may include dayshift, afternoon, and graveyard with the expectations to work weekends. Successful applicants’ availability must meet Branch expectations in order to continue employment with the Branch.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The City of Vancouver owns and operates the Vancouver Landfill in Delta and the Vancouver South Transfer Station in Vancouver. The Transfer and Landfill Operations Branch has approximately 130 staff working in technical, administration and operations positions, and has an annual operating budget of approximately $26,000,000.


Operations Worker IIs are scheduled at the Vancouver Landfill or Vancouver South Transfer Station where they will perform labor duties on a daily basis in a noisy environment in all types of weather conditions. 



Education and Experience:

  • Up to completion of high school and some laboring experience.
  • Education, training or experience related to Solid Waste or Recycling would be an asset.
  • OFA Level II and WHMIS is preferred.
  • Forklift Certification and TDG Certification is preferred.
  • Experience operating heavy equipment such as bull dozers, front end loaders and compactors is an asset.
  • Experience handling household hazardous waste would be an asset.
  • Experience working in a Transfer Station or Landfill is an asset.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of safe work procedures.
  • Sound knowledge of the tools, material and equipment used in the work.
  • Some knowledge of construction and maintenance tasks.
  • Some knowledge of the functions of the branch concerned and the established practices in carrying out the work.
  • Ability to exercise some independence of judgment and action in the routine or simple aspects of the work.
  • Ability to courteously answer questions and deal with the public.
  • Sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform heavy physical labour.
  • Ability to lift, push and pull heavy objects.
  • Ability to walk or stand continuously with frequent bending or twisting.
  • Ability to work close to moving machinery and in high traffic areas
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions, and on uneven surfaces
  • Ability to use a variety of tools and equipment 


Driver’s License and Record Checks

  • A current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and a Satisfactory National Safety Code driving record are required.
  • A current and valid Class 1 or 3 BC Driver's License with Air Brakes and a Satisfactory National Safety Code driving record is an asset.
    • 5 years accumulation of no more than 9 points, not in excess of 3 points per single year
    • 3 years accumulation of no more than 1 preventable work related driving or equipment operating accident in any single year
    • Employees who do not demonstrate a satisfactory driving record will have their application reviewed in more detail
  • Candidates must attach the following to be considered:
    • Commercial Driving Records Abstract (N Print) for the past 5 years (no more than 14 days prior to this posting).
    • Insurance and Claims History for the past 5 years.


The City of Vancouver has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.  All employees are subject to this policy and all new applicants applying to the City of Vancouver are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and subject to this policy as a condition of ongoing employment.  Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process.


Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: CUPE 1004 N/Pks 

Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual 

Position Start Date: July 2022

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-310: $30.42 per hour

Number of Positions: Multiple


Application Close: July 5, 2022


At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion


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