Public Employment Opportunity

Highway Maintenance Equipment Operator

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
Eligibility List
Road Operations Division - Labrador Region - L’Anse au Loup Depot
Position Group
NAPE - Maintenance and Operations Services
Department of Transportation and Works
L'Anse au Loup
Closing Date
No closing date
Salary (scale)
$22.23 - $24.61 per hour (CG-26)

Labrador Allowance: $3,280, with dependent $6,530

Travel Allowance: $925, per dependent $725


Position Details (What is this?)

The Department of Transportation and Works is responsible for the administration, supervision, control, regulation, management and direction of all matters relating to transportation and public works. As such, the Department oversees the construction and maintenance of the provincial highways; the provision of the provincial ferry services; management of the provincial government fleet of light vehicles and heavy equipment; operation and maintenance of the provincial government air ambulances and water bombers; and construction and management of provincial government buildings. The vision of the Department of Transportation and Works is of safe, reliable and sustainable transportation and public works infrastructure and services, demonstrating a commitment to service excellence in supporting the social and economic needs of Newfoundland and Labrador.
This is skilled work in the safe operation of a variety of heavy equipment used in highway maintenance work. The incumbent will be required to operate heavy equipment such as a tandem truck, front-end-loader, backhoe, etc.; perform pre and post trip inspections of equipment; prepare and maintain work records on the operation of assigned equipment; in winter - plow, sand and salt roads; perform preventative maintenance functions and non-complex servicing; participate in training, as required; interacts with the general public and perform other related duties as required.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Experience with maintenance and practices utilized in the operation of heavy equipment
  2. Completion of High School. Equivalencies will be considered.
  3. Possession of the appropriate operator’s licenses as issued by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador (Class 03 license with 08 and 09 endorsements)
  4. Clearly demonstrate the ability to report to the L’Anse au Loup Depot within one half hour of notification of after-duty call
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of maintenance and practices utilized in the operation of heavy equipment
  2. Knowledge of the safety regulations utilized in the operation of heavy equipment
  3. Ability to make decisions
  4. Ability to manage time and tasks
  5. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  6. Heavy equipment operating skills
  7. Professionalism

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
  1. Valid Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Class 03 license with 08 and 09 endorsements
  2. Recent driver’s abstract satisfactory to the Employer.
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. Applicants are advised that positions will be of variable duration and terminate on or before March 31, 2018, subject to possibility of extension.
  2. This position is casual call-in.
  3. Overtime may be required, on short notice.
  4. Practical heavy equipment testing will be administered prior to interview.
Applicant Information

For more information about this opportunity please call Barry Ellsworth at (709) 896-7843.

  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications should be received before the close of business on the closing date - late applications with explanation may be accepted.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number TW.EL.17.18.R0520, should be submitted

By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

For more information about this opportunity please call Barry Ellsworth at (709) 896-7843.