Tandem Dump Truck Operator - Utilities

Posted Date 4 days ago(11/25/2021 6:22 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Engineering & Public Works
Close Date

Job Description

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Competition #21/192

Internal/External Posting  

Closing date: December 9, 2021


Tandem Dump Truck Operator - Utilities (Continuous)  

Engineering & Public Works Department



Operate a tandem rear axle dump truck and attachments to transport materials to and from job sites and respond to weather related work.  Participate in the installation, rehabilitation, repair, and testing of Water, Wastewater, and Storm systems.



Operate a tandem rear axle dump truck to transport material such as soil, gravel and clay to and from job and dump sites; ensure load is stable, tarped, and within legal limits; spread gravel and materials as required; operate a front end loader; mount, adjust and remove attachments as required; plough snow using front and belly ploughs and spread salt using a saltspreader attachment when required in normal and emergency situations. Operate various equipment related to excavation and pipe installation such as wheeled skid steer and tracked loader to support Utility crew; follow applicable confined space entry procedures. 


Excavate and backfill material prior to installation or for the repair of water, wastewater or storm systems; install pipe and related appurtenances; control  flow of water/wastewater; monitor gauges, meters, observe variations in operating conditions; operate valves; maintain logs, record meter and gauge readings; perform routine maintenance functions. Perform any combination of tasks pertinent to installation, repair, upgrade and control of the operation of a water distribution or wastewater collection system.


Perform pre- and post-trip inspections by checking items such as fluid levels, belts, hoses and lights; check and adjust air brakes; report repairs needed and damage to supervisor and mechanic shop; check first aid and safety equipment.


Complete daily equipment log and time sheet; perform minor maintenance such as cleaning and washing vehicle interior and exterior.  Deal with suppliers to receive and pick up materials.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is assigned by supervisor and reviewed while in progress.

Problems such as equipment repairs and procedural problems are referred to supervisor or mechanical shop.



Physical Effort:

Confined to the cab of vehicle. (often)

Lift and move heavy materials and equipment. (occasional)

Perform repetitious tasks such as shovelling, loading and shoring. (frequent)

Eye, hand and foot coordination while operating multiple controls. (frequent)

Work in awkward positions. (often)

Mental Effort:

Deal with complaints and negative comments. (occasional)

Periods of intense concentration while manoeuvring a large vehicle around workers, pedestrians, overhead wires, and other vehicles. (frequent)

Visual/Auditory Effort:


Work Environment:

Driving. (frequent)

Work on construction sites. (continuous)

Work in a confined environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to gas and fumes. (occasional)

Work in excavations in shoring. (often)

Contact with raw sewage. (premium item)

Exposure to dust, vibration and equipment noise. (continuous )

Work in close proximity to traffic and construction hazards. (often)

Work outside in all weather conditions. (often)



Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply the techniques of installing and repairing water distribution, or sanitary sewer and storm drain systems and associated pipe fitting, and the service and repair of water meters, various water valves and fire hydrants.

Use hand tools, instruments and power equipment.

Operate a tandem rear axle dump truck and related attachments.

Read engineering plans, utility information sheets and grade sheets.

Maintain accurate records.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.

Work and operate equipment safely.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

High school graduation.

Level 1 certificate in either Water Distribution OR Wastewater Collection.

Snow and Ice Removal Certification (12 hours).

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


1 year of related experience with water distribution and wastewater systems.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hour work week

$30.81 per hour, Pay Grade 7 

Job Code # 777

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 www.victoria.ca/jobs - 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 recruitment@victoria.ca


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