Highway Transport Equipment Operator - Whitbourne


1. The Highway Transport Equipment Operator (HTEO) is responsible for the operation of the Board’s heavy equipment in a modern waste management system. A second aspect of the work is the provision of minor repairs and standard maintenance procedures to ensure that all systems are working, all fluid levels are within specification and that various parts, such as tires are still within safety, service or legal limits. In addition, the operator is expected to remove or install, or assist therein, various pieces of equipment or accessories as required.

2. Provides safe and effective operation of heavy equipment in a timely, safe and efficient manner.

3. Provides minor repair and preventative maintenance on any equipment operated by the Board by checking and/or correcting all fluid levels, checking and correcting tire pressures, checking grease fittings and making sure there is adequate lubrication at all points, checking for proper torqueing of all attachment mounting bolts and ensuring that all safety and fail-safe mechanisms are in good operating condition.

4. Cleans heavy equipment as scheduled and/or required and ensures that the equipment is safely and securely stored.

5. Maintains contact with other staff and periodically must interact with any service facility providing maintenance to equipment.

6. Provides emergency roadside repairs as required and if practicable, assist in repairs effected at the Board’s premises and in the installation and removal of attachments or accessories as required.

7. Participates in the Board’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events.

8. Maintains contact and communication with the office and/or immediate supervisor by use of UHF radio and/or telephone as required, by operating such equipment in the manner prescribed by the Highway Traffic Act and the Board.

9. Maintains and provides up-to-date, accurate records of vehicle/equipment service and maintenance by completing, as required, all daily or other periodic reports on operation, condition, maintenance or service. Maintains inventory.

10. Provides up-to-date, accurate and reliable information on any accidents involving equipment/vehicles by submitting verbal and written reports, in the time frame and manner prescribed, on any such accidents.

11. Ensures the efficiency of the Board’s operations by assisting with or performing any other duties for which the incumbent is deemed competent.


1. Ability to understand oral and written instructions.

2. Knowledge of applicable provincial and federal codes, regulations and laws.

3. Knowledge of work practices and methods applicable to a waste management setting.

4. Knowledge of the Board’s policies.

5. Knowledge of OH&S policies and regulations.

6. Skill in establishing and maintaining working relationships with staff and contractors.

7. Knowledge of purchasing procedures.

8. Must be physically fit and employee will require a standard medical.

9. Transportation of Dangerous Goods and other workplace certificates would be considered an asset.


Any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities to perform the above duties. A minimum two (2) years’ experience operating a highway transport/tractor trailer and must have successfully completed a provincially registered Highway Transport Operator Training program (copy of training diploma required) and have experience operating highway transport/tractor trailer. Applicant MUST possess a Class 1 and Class 5 driver’s license with 09 endorsement. A Class 8 driver’s license would be considered an asset. A current and clear driver’s abstract is required.

Hours of Work: 40 hours a week

Remuneration: $63,177 annually

Application deadline: 5pm, Wednesday, January 3., 2024

No phone inquiries

Submit resumes to info@ersbnl.ca