Position: Utility A 

Division: Utilities and Environment 

Department: Water and Waste Operations

Term: 1  Permanent Full Time position(s) available.

Closing Date: 03/21/2023 

Labour Group: CUPE 859 

Posting:  2005 

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Supervisor VI, this position operates various types of equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Operates various types of equipment such as forklift load packer, automated side-loader, rear loader, tandem trucks, front-end loader, garbage compactor, bulldozer, scraper and patrol.
  2. Operates light equipment, including various trucks to provide site maintenance, snow removal, sanding, and litter control.
  3. Maintains staff facilities and sheds, including fuel, lube, and fluids area.
  4. Maintains and services equipment being operated.
  5. Assists with training and instruction of proper operating and servicing procedures.
  6. Maintains appropriate service records.
  7. Assists with the servicing of equipment.
  8. Prevents accidents through an orderly direction of traffic, screening waste at points of unloading, enforcing posted rules. 
  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.


•    Grade 12 education or must obtain GED within 12 months of hire.

•    Five years’ experience operating heavy construction equipment. 

•    Successful completion of, or must complete a recognized training module for heavy equipment operation.

•    Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 1A Learner’s Licence, and must obtain 1A Driver’s Licence within 2 attempts.

•    Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record.

•    Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid first aid certificate.

•    Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the safe and efficient operation of the equipment, and the uses and maintenance characteristics of the equipment.

•    Knowledge of the methods used in loading, transporting and unloading refuse, materials and equipment.

•    Knowledge of the methods, materials and parts used in repairing and servicing equipment.

•    Ability to work with minimal supervision.

•    Ability to observe and analyse the operating capability of other operators and to instruct and train in the process involved.

•    Ability to deal courteously with the public and other civic employees.

•    Ability to perform the services required to assist the mechanical and service staff.

•    Physical ability to perform the assigned duties.

Additional Requirements

Shift work and weekend work may be involved.

Weekly Hours: 40 

Salary Range: $30.39 to $31.16 CAD per hour (2022 rates)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Saskatoon offers an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds. As an equity partner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the City commits to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplaces. By having our workforce reflect the community we serve, we support the realization of miyo-pimatisiwin, (me-o-pi-ma-ti-si-win) “the good life”, for all residents. To learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the City, please visit Saskatoon.ca/diversity 


The City of Saskatoon strives to provide an accessible and inclusive workplace for all, including throughout the application and selection process through reasonable access and accommodations. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please email talentacquisition@saskatoon.ca.