Winter Control Plow Operator

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Job Number: J0917-0100                    

Job Title: Winter Control Plow Operator                    
Position Status: Contract                    
Union: Non-Union                    
Division: Infrastructure and Development Services                    
Facility: Oil City/Forest Depot                      
City: Oil City/Forest, Ontario, Canada  
Number of Positions: 7                    
Hours of Work: Variable
Wage Rate: $21.15/Hour                    
Date Posted: September 25, 2017                    
Closing Date: October 15, 2017                    
Starting Date: November 27, 2017                    

The County of Lambton is an urban-rural area in southwestern Ontario that is home to over 126,000 residents. The Corporation's seven divisions operate programs and services for the residents of Lambton County such as land ambulance, provincial offences court, three Long-Term Care Homes, 26 library branches, two museums, an art gallery, archives, local roadways, public health services, housing services, social services, building services and planning and development services. Lambton County is a community dedicated to economic growth, environmental stewardship and an enhanced quality of life through the provision of responsive and efficient services and collaborative efforts with its municipal and community partners.

Position Overview

Operate and maintain a tandem truck for winter control operations on a standby/call-in basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties: • Operate assigned equipment in a safe and efficient manner as directed • Safely operate County’s “All Inclusive Snow Plough Equipment” during the winter season • Responsible for upkeep of equipment, keeping machinery clean, refuelling, performing minor maintenance (i.e. greasing, oil changes) and repair, keeping the mechanic/equipment supervisor informed of the overall operating condition of the equipment • Accurately communicate road conditions by radio to the supervisor, make periodic on-site decisions on sand and salt distribution as dictated by weather conditions • Operate as a member of a crew or alone • Participate in a standby/call-in system for winter control operations on a contractual basis • Receive complaints, concerns, etc. from property owners and the public in a professional and timely manner and refer to immediate Supervisor for action • Maintain a daily diary of work activities
General: • Incumbents must keep up-to-date on all relevant legislation, collective bargaining agreements, County Policies and Procedures, etc. ensuring that these are implemented as prescribed • Incumbents must possess the physical ability to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job description and/or the requirements identified within the position's Physical Demands Analysis
These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification.  They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification.  Other duties may be assigned.
Supervision Requirements Direct Supervision: None Indirect Supervision: None Functional Authority: None


Minimum Formal Education: • Secondary School graduation or equivalent in education and/or experience • Current valid Province of Ontario Driver’s licence minimum Class DZ
Experience: • Previous plow experience preferred
A valid Ontario driver’s license and use of a vehicle.

How to Apply: Apply online at to Job# J0917-0100 by midnight Sunday October 15, 2017.


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