Truck Driver – Solid Waste and Recycling

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$33.23 an hour

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The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

This is skilled, routine truck driving work, with a focus on residential collection of recycling, garbage and yard-waste, involving the operation of all single & tandem axle trucks of gross vehicle weight of 18,000 kgs or greater in the Solid Waste and Recycling Department. An incumbent loads, secures, transports and unloads materials under varying traffic and field conditions; cleans, checks and performs light servicing work on the unit; maintains simple records and work reports; may supervise one or more subordinates engaged in loading and unloading materials, tools and equipment. An incumbent works under general supervision of a foreman, exercising considerable independence of action and judgment in performing work while remaining within defined operating limits, methods and procedures. Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections; cleans, checks and performs light servicing work on the unit driven. Performs other related work as required.

Qualifications include completion of the twelfth school grade and considerable related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience, plus thorough knowledge of the rules of safe operation and precautions to be taken to avoid accidents in the operation of large vehicles with attached or auxiliary equipment. Considerable knowledge of the proper methods used in loading securing, transporting, and unloading of materials including container placement. Considerable knowledge of Municipal street layout and related departmental operations. Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public, co-workers and supervisors. Mechanical aptitude to perform minor servicing tasks on large vehicles. Skill in the safe and efficient operation of single & tandem axle trucks with mechanized fully automated rear, front and side lift arms or forks. Sufficient strength and manual agility to perform manual work. The successful candidate may work statutory holidays and/or occasional weekends. Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia, Class 3 with Air Brake endorsement, is required.

Pilot Recruitment:

This position is posted under the terms of the 2016 Memorandum of Agreement to enable the senior capable applicant to be confirmed in the position, subject to the successful passing of skills tests applicable to the classification and providing that there are no current performance or safety infractions.

Please apply online by January 25, 2023.

All external applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire. External applicants who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a personal characteristic protected by the BC Human Rights Code can request an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. City of Burnaby employees can refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for City staff.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.