Career Opportunities
Equipment Operator III
Job Code: 2726972
School District #36 (Surrey)
Closing Date: Sep 24, 2019 11:30 PM PDT
  Posted on: Jul 25, 2019 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
District Facilities Centre
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Salary:  $26.19/hr. plus liberal benefits and pension plan
Job Description & Requirements



Equipment Operator III

Grounds Department

Full-time, regular ongoing CUPE position 

Spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools is the city's biggest employer. Located on Canada's spectacular West Coast and nestled in the southwest corner of Green Timbers Urban Forest, we are just 30 minutes southeast of the city of Vancouver. Surrey Schools is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 316km2, most of our staff are able to work close to home. The Surrey School District team of approximately 10,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.  

The Surrey School District’s very busy Grounds department is seeking an experienced Equipment Operator III. Reporting to the Grounds Utility Foreman, the Equipment Operator III is involved in a variety of construction and maintenance tasks such as installing drainage systems, backfilling and loading excavated material, sports field maintenance and grass cutting.  Other duties include routine servicing and minor repairs/adjustments to equipment; planning and coordinating work to ensure the safe and efficient performance of equipment and assisting with other work as assigned by the foreman. The successful candidate must be prepared for and enjoy the physical nature of this work in all outdoor weather conditions. Strong communication skills both verbal and written are required to be successful in this role. 

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Valid Class 1 B.C. Driver's License with air endorsement;

  • Minimum 2 years recent related practical experience in the operation of heavy-duty equipment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience

  • Mechanical knowledge and skill in the operation and servicing of equipment to be operated  

This is a unionized position that offers a 37.5 hour work week with an hourly wage rate of $26.19, plus a liberal benefit package including Municipal Pension, health, vacation and sick benefits. Typical hours offer a shift of 7am-3pm, Monday to Friday.  

Interested and qualified applicants should apply by clicking "apply online" below.  Please quote competition #1056-19.  This competition will remain open until positions are filled.

Note:  The successful applicant is required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment.  Only applicants selected for interviews are contacted.


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