Lead Operator - Roads

utilities & trades roads & transportation
Location: Region of York, ON
Website: http://www.york.ca
Type: temporary full-time
Posted On: Aug 9, 2018
Closing Date: Aug 22, 2018
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Lead Operator - Roads 22603
Transportation Services Department
Roads and Traffic Operations Branch
Location: Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Georgina / Ontario. This is a Union Position
Temporary Full-Time, Salary $35.39 - $38.48 per hour
Position Purpose
Reporting to the District Supervisor, Roads Maintenance, is responsible for acting as a working member of a road maintenance crew with the added responsibility of providing guidance and technical on-the-job leadership to internal and contracted crew members carrying out road maintenance related tasks; also responsible for assigning, scheduling and checking the work of assigned staff and ensuring a safe working environment; handling service requests and work orders related to all maintenance work using Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) technology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping; assisting with developing daily, weekly and monthly work schedules; and the inspection of the Regional road system and initiation of operational response in compliance with maintenance standards and the Ontario Health and Safety Act.
  • Successful completion of a Secondary School Diploma or equivalent approved combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years demonstrated experience in road maintenance related activities.
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of specialized heavy-duty equipment and other equipment associated with road maintenance operations, such as dump trucks, loaders, tractors, chainsaws and grass cutting equipment.
  • Valid Ontario Class “DZ” driver’s licence free of serious offences under the Highway Traffic Act.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, guidelines and standards, including the Highway Traffic Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act and Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including communication, innovation, teamwork and collaboration, and personal ownership.
  • Leadership skills and ability to provide guidance, training and mentoring, ensure a safe working environment and to coordinate, assign, schedule, provide clear written and verbal instructions and check the work of assigned staff.
  • Knowledge of Regional road maintenance operational quality and quantity standards related to workplace activities.
  • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications and ability to input operational data.
  • Familiarity with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
  • Familiarity with GIS applications, asset management and GIS asset tagging/selecting.
  • Written communication skills necessary to complete technical and work performance related reports, forms and diaries.
  • Ability to display initiative in response to on-site and emergency conditions to provide a safe and efficient road system and minimize conflict with the travelling public.
  • Ability to implement operational work methods to ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources to meet appropriate operational work standards.
  • Ability to interpret and implement Regional road design contract drawings.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts. 
  • Availability and ability to perform standby duties as required in accordance with Branch policy and to respond to emergency situations.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labourer work in potentially adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to work outside regular business hours as required.
Scheduled Hours
Please apply online by August 22, 2018, quoting competition #22603. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For additional information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit the above-mentioned website.