Equipment Operator

Posting Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: Vermillion and Area, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Equipment Operator 

Job Requisition ID: 31524

Ministry: Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development

Location: Vermillion Provincial Park and Area

Full or Part-Time: Wage

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Wage

Scope: Wage Opportunity

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable 

Classification: Subsidiary 12B 4000 Equipment Operations 2

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development is responsible for policies, legislation, regulations and services necessary for Alberta’s agriculture, food and forest sectors to grow, prosper and diversify; inspiring public confidence in wildfire and forest management and the quality and safety of food; supporting environmentally sustainable resource management practices; leading collaboration that enables safe and resilient rural communities. For more information about the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development please visit our website at:


The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Economic Development is seeking a motivated and skilled Equipment Operator to assist in maintaining and delivering equipment for the Waster Pumping Program.

The key responsibilities for this role are:

  • Delivery and allocation of water pumping equipment throughout the Province
  • Perform Field inspections of pipe
  • Identify and relate concerns (equipment or people) to the supervisor
  • Maintain and organize equipment provided in the storage area
  • Follow provincial vehicle safety standard requirements
  • Trailer repairs to meet vehicle safety standards
  • Wiring of trailers and repair/ maintenance of trailer suspensions, axles, brakes and tires to meet highway safety standards


Some high school education plus one year experience in the operation of preventative maintenance and routine servicing of medium industrial/agricultural equipment related to the position assignment and/or experience with driving and towing with medium transport vehicles; or equivalent as described below.

Equivalency: Additional directly related experience may be considered in lieu of education on a one-for-one basis.

A valid Class 3 Driver’s License with Air Brakes (Q-endorsement) is required.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

About Your Competencies:

  • AGILITY: Being able to anticipate, quickly adapt, take advantage of opportunities, and make effective decisions by proactively seeking new opportunities. Encourages innovative thinking, identifies and responds to shifting needs and priorities, and can work with some autonomy to lead and manage projects.
  • DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results aligned with organizational goals while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.
  • DEVELOP NETWORKS: Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
  • BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS: The applicant needs to tap into various resources within the organization and act on opportunities to partner with other groups to achieve desired outcomes. Considers how changes might impact colleagues, clients and stakeholders and actively seeks their input or involvement regarding those changes


$26.89 to $27.80 per hour


This role is a temporary, casual position expected to run for six (6) months:

  • Work hours vary from 0 – 40 hours per week depending on the current workload, with no minimum hours guaranteed for this position.
  • Extensive travel will be required

What We Offer:

  • Wage employees receive 11.2% in addition to regular wage earnings in lieu of paid holidays and vacation leave.
    • 5.2 % of regular wage earnings instead of paid holidays
    • 6 % of regular wage earnings instead of annual vacation pay.
  • Working for the Alberta Public Service – 
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
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How To Apply

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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  

Resources for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Karen Jackman at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.