Refuse Truck Operator / Labourer

Competition Number: 22031

Job Title: Refuse Truck Operator / Labourer

Department: Engineering - Public Works - Solid Waste Services / Support Services

Position Type: Up to 4 Casual Positions (CUPE Local 2011)

Salary: $33.11/hr Refuse Truck Operator $28.60/hr plus 13% in lieu of benefits

Posted Date: January 28, 2022

Last Modified: March 28, 2022, 3:45 pm

Status: Open Until Filled


If you are customer service driven, have a passion for helping the public and enjoy working on a team, the District of Saanich has an opportunity for you. The Public Works Division is looking for qualified Refuse Truck Operators. The primary assignment of this position is expected to be operation of automated, right hand drive collection vehicles and other related duties within the Solid Waste Services Section. When not working for Solid Waste Services the base position is a Casual Labourer as part of the Public Works call list. This means that the successful candidate may also be required to work as a Labourer for other sections, subject to qualifications of individuals and operational requirements. This organizational structure will be clarified further for any individuals who are selected for an interview.

Our ideal candidate for work as a Refuse Truck Operator will have completed Grade 12 or equivalent; have a valid B.C. Class 3 Driver’s Licence with air brake endorsement; one year previous experience in a related field; sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform heavy manual labour in all types of weather and previous collecting experience with automated, right hand drive vehicles.

As successful candidates may be required to work as a labourer for other sections, a valid Traffic Control Certificate is also required. Experience/skill/certification and ability in the following areas would also be beneficial: pipefitting water work and/or wastewater; operating backhoe; working in riparian areas including restoration and spills containment; water meter reading.

*Testing will be conducted*

Important Information:

The District of Saanich has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. The requirement remains in effect until April 8, 2022 after which, the policy will be suspended. It is important to know that the requirement may be reinstated and unvaccinated employees may not be able to work. In order for the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we request that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us during your first week of employment.