Highway Maintenance Worker Operator {Medicine Hat}

Full Time
Volker Stevin Highways
Medicine Hat, AB
Application deadline: 30/09/2022
Job ID: 2-681742211

Volker Stevin Highways Ltd. is seeking experienced Highway Maintenance Worker/Operators (I or II depending on experience).

Under direction of Foreman, this position is skilled to safely operate variety of heavy equipment used in highways maintenance work. Highway Maintenance Worker/Operator is responsible for highway maintenance and bridge equipment operation and maintenance; and will perform labor intensive duties as required, ensuring that Highway Maintenance Program is delivered according to contract specifications.

This job entails all aspects of road maintenance with such duties as, but not limited to: equipment operation/truck driving, physical labor, roadside and highway maintenance functions, sign replacement, guard rail maintenance, flagging, snow plowing and other tasks as assigned. All duties are performed in varying weather conditions.

Working Environment / Conditions:

Within a nature of 24/7 operation, the following work conditions are potentially needed to be considered:

Winter Conditions:

  • Long hours and days of continuous service.
  • Significant shift work, on-call, and night shift work required.
  • Poor visibility when plowing.
  • Plan and schedule of work shifts and call-ins.
  • Work will be performed outdoors in various weather conditions; e.g. extreme cold; ensure preparedness with proper clothing, PPE.
  • Deal with traffic on poor road conditions.
  • Deal with accidents/emergencies on the highways.

Summer Conditions:

  • Long hours working on highways.
  • Significant shift work, on-call, and night shift work required.
  • Work will be performed outdoors in various weather conditions; e.g. extreme heat conditions, windy and rainy conditions; ensure preparedness with proper fluids for hydration, clothing, PPE.
  • Deal with high traffic volumes in work zones.

Working in a team environment you will enjoy competitive wages, excellent benefits, and opportunities for advancement. Note: We promote safe work environment with a substance abuse testing program.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

Qualifications & Experience

  • Valid Class 1 (preferred) or Class 3 driver’s license with air endorsement.
  • Clean and valid driver’s abstract.
  • Experience in snowplow operation – minimum 50 hours behind the wheel.
  • Experience and aptitude for operation and minor maintenance of light, medium, and heavy equipment.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks.
  • Valid Standard First Aid Certificate (preferred).

About Volker Stevin Highways

Our story begins in 1996 with the privatization of Highway Maintenance in the Province of Alberta. We started our operations in Southern Alberta, and have maintained the roads, and bridges in the Lethbridge Contract Maintenance Areas ever since. In 2001, we assumed responsibility for the Calgary area, and further expanded our operations in 2016 with the 30-year maintenance contract of the North East section of the Anthony Henday Drive in Edmonton. In August 2019 we added all of Mountain View County and Clearwater County to our areas and currently maintain approximately 30% of the provincial road network (~ 18,500 lane km’s). Over 200 plow trucks, and more than 350 people, work all year round to provide safe roads and bridges to the travelling public in Alberta.

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