Packer Operator (Open to Current City of Victoria Employees)

Posted Date 6 days ago(11/23/2021 6:46 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Engineering & Public Works
Close Date

Job Description

Small Logo


Competition #21/190

Internal Posting (Open to Current City of Victoria Employees)

Closing date: November 30, 2021


Packer Operator (Continuous)  

Engineering & Public Works Department



Operate a single and/or tandem axle refuse packer and perform manual tasks in the collection of residential refuse.



Operate a large single and/or tandem axle refuse packer vehicle following a prescribed route; transport crew and equipment to work sites; make frequent stops for the crew to load refuse; empty refuse load into garbage trailer as required.


Remove and dispose of refuse from residents by dumping totes and bags of refuse; collect and account for “extra refuse” tickets; clean up fallen refuse when loading using shovels and brooms; transfer refuse into truck hopper by operating hydraulic toter lift; operate hopper blade mechanism.


Perform daily pre- and post-trip inspections of vehicle by checking items according to standard job procedures (such as fluid levels, belts, hoses and lights); check and adjust air brake system; report repairs needed and damage to supervisor and mechanic shop; check first aid and safety equipment.


Clean interior and exterior of vehicle as required; wash inside of packer body and buggies.


Relay job assignment information from supervisor to crew; record information such as residences which differ from register or contravene sanitation by-laws and deliver annual collection calendars.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is performed according to assigned daily schedule and register.

Work is reviewed by Supervisor.

Problems such as unregistered residences are referred to supervisor.



Physical Effort:

Move heavy equipment and materials. (continuous)

Walk on collection route. (frequent)

Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while manoeuvring a large vehicle and remaining aware of location of crew members in a constantly changing work zone. (frequent)

Visual/Auditory Effort:


Work Environment:

Work outside in all weather conditions. (frequent)

Work in close proximity to moving traffic. (frequent)

Exposure to equipment noise, unpleasant odours, dust, ashes, waste products and potentially hazardous materials. (continuous)

Exposure to vibration and heat from vehicle. (frequent)

Driving. (frequent)



Understand and carry out job related instructions.

Use basic hand tools.

Operate a tandem rear axle vehicle.

Complete forms accurately.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Grade 10.

Current and valid Class 3 B.C. Driver's Licence with air brake endorsement.


2 years of related experience.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm, 40 hour work week

$29.35 per hour, Pay Grade 5 

Job Code # 534

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume


City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed