Milling Machine Operator (Open to Current City of Victoria Employees Only)

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/18/2023 6:46 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Engineering & Public Works
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Job Description

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Competition #23/134

Internal Posting (Open to Current City of Victoria Employees Only)

Closing date: May 30, 2023


Milling Machine Operator (Temporary – up to 8 months)  

Engineering & Public Works Department



Operate an automated milling machine with self-loading conveyor system.



Operate a pavement milling machine equipped with a conveyor belt loading system to grind existing asphalt or concrete road surfaces; set and adjust manual and automatic sensors and controls to meet specific grades and depths for road construction, repair and utility cuts; direct dump truck while loading millings; operate a service truck to transport milling machine to and from job sites.  Perform road construction on major capital works projects as outlined in the yearly construction project schedules.  Read and understand Engineering plans, underground utility checks, and BC1’s.


Perform pre- and post-trip inspections by checking items such as fluid levels, belts, hoses and lights; perform minor maintenance such as cleaning and lubricating machine and changing cutting teeth; report repairs needed and damage to supervisor and mechanic shop.


Perform various road construction or maintenance tasks such as sweeping and shovelling asphalt millings, operating jackhammer, power brooms, cracksealer, rollers and compactors, raking asphalt and setting up traffic control cones and barricades; set castings to grade; assist with traffic control as required; operate loader.  Perform snow and ice control functions using a skid steer loader or a service truck equipped with a salt/sand unit and snowplow.


Provide information and guidance to staff to ensure safe operation of milling machine.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is assigned and reviewed while in progress by site supervisor.

Problems such as equipment repairs and safety or procedural issues are referred to supervisor.



Physical Effort:

Shovel asphalt millings. (often)

Lift and carry heavy objects. (occasional)

Operate jackhammer. (occasional)

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

Work in awkward positions while manoeuvring machine close to obstacles. (frequent)

Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while operating large milling machine close to traffic and other obstacles. (frequent)

Visual/Auditory Effort:


Work Environment:

Work outside in all weather conditions. (continuous)

Exposure to dust, jarring and equipment noise. (frequent)

Work in close proximity to moving traffic. (frequent)



Understand and apply the techniques of road construction and pavement maintenance.

Operate an automated milling machine with self-loading conveyor system.

Read and understand engineering grade sheets and utility plans.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Work and operate equipment safely.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Grade 12.

Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence with Restriction 20 endorsement.

Current and valid Traffic Control Person certification. (16 hours)

Current and valid Snow and Ice Control Certification. (12 hours)

Plan Reading. (8 hours)


3 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

$36.55 per hour, Pay Grade 9 

Job Code #542

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.


At the City of Victoria, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.


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