Equipment Operator II

Grounds -Utility Department
2 Seasonal (Temporary) CUPE positions available

Surrey Schools, recipient of BC's Top Employer and Canada's Greenest Employer awards, is spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools is the city's second largest 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 328km2. The Surrey School District team of approximately 12,000 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.

Reporting to the Grounds Utility Foreperson, the Equipment Operator II is responsible for the safe operation of rubber tired, mobile construction and maintenance vehicles between 1800-5500 kilograms G.V.W., with all applicable attachments, and vehicles 16,000 kilograms G.V.W. and under.

Work largely involves sports field mowing with tractor and 16’ wide implement. Work also  involves a variety of tasks and handling equipment such as pallet jacks, forklifts and high-reaches to load, unload from trucks and store and retrieve materiel. The successful applicant will carry out and coordinate work of the following nature: Inspect and perform routine servicing and makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment operated. Plan, organize and coordinate work to ensure the safe and efficient performance of equipment and tasks and may be required to perform the functions of a lower classification. Work involves physical labour, routine inspection, and record keeping. 

The Surrey School District prides itself on providing our facilities staff with excellent work-life balance. This is a temporary seasonal position effective March 14, 2022, to October 28, 2022. This unionized position offers an attractive hourly wage of $24.91 plus benefits package: municipal pension, health, vacation & sick benefits. Effective date per collective agreement.

Applicants must have:

Interested and qualified applicants can apply by clicking “apply online” below.  If you have questions regarding this position, please call 604-572-0500 and ask for Manager, Grounds Maintenance.  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.