Equipment Operator Port Kells Night Shifts available

Surrey, BC Full-time $25.50/hour

Who We Are

Emterra Group is a dynamic, growth-oriented, and safety-focused group of companies. organizations have been deemed to be an “essential service” by providing collection and processing for recycling, organics, and waste that keep our communities clean and safe.  With customer service and safety as our focus, we are looking for an energetic and driven employee to support our growing company and play a crucial role in waste diversion and the circular economy. Emterra is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, a certified diverse supplier of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) and the Canadian Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBE).

Equipment Operator

Equipment Operators are cross trained to safely operate multiple pieces of all equipment at the recycling and waste centers. Equipment Operators are required to operate all necessary equipment as directed by Supervisors including front wheel loaders, excavators, track dozers, compactors, and forklifts.  These duties are performed on a daily basis in a noisy environment in all types of weather conditions. The transfer stations are open 365 days per year. Applicants must be able to work shifts which may include day, afternoon, night, and/or weekend shifts.

 What will you do?

·       Successfully operate equipment to move and load solid waste and recyclable materials into equipment and containers for transportation;

·       Check and ensure that equipment is serviced and in good working condition;

·       Perform daily safety inspections and observe proper safety practices and regulations when operating or working around equipment;

·       Screen solid waste materials received at the transfer station and remove unauthorized materials in accordance with the site’s operational procedures;

·       Assist with directing traffic and guiding customer vehicles into position for proper unloading of waste;

·       Assist with manual work related to transfer station operations, including cleaning waste loading, and unloading areas in accordance with site’s operational procedures;

·       Ensure equipment is in a clean and tidy condition at end of the shift;

·       Recordkeeping as required (inspections, pre/post-trip maintenance activities, etc.);

·       Answer questions and assist customers and the general public, as needed;

·       Other duties as may be assigned.

This person may be required to be on call and has to make themselves available for any of our 4 sites.

 What will you bring?

·       Grade 12 or GED equivalency a benefit.

·       Current valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license is a mandatory requirement;

·       Previous experience operating wheel loaders, track excavators, track dozers, compactors and forklifts are a requirement;

·       Previous experience working in a transfer station is considered an asset.

·       OFA and WHMIS knowledge is preferred.

·       Equipment certification and TDG certification is preferred.

  Timings: Night shift 5:00pm to 1:30am.

 Reasons to Apply, Stay and Grow with Emterra Group

  • Ability to have impact and make change!
  • Competitive wages and annual wage increases!
  • Employee Assistance Program, paid for by the Company!
  • Opportunity to be part of one of Canada’s Greenest Employers!
  • Tuition reimbursement program and professional development support!
  • Comprehensive health benefits (drug, dental, vision, LTD, life insurance)!
  • Be part of an entrepreneurial organization that wants to continue to learn & grow!

 Are you ready to jumpstart your career by joining one of Canada’s Greenest Employers and become part of the environmental solution? If so, apply now!  We appreciate all applicants who apply however only those who are qualified, will be contacted.

 Emterra Group is committed to maintaining an equitable, fair, and diverse environment. Any applicants who have a disability or require reasonable accommodation may speak directly with our Human Resources Department. Reasonable accommodations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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