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 Winter Control Plow Operator 

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Job Number: J0818-1074
Job Title: Winter Control Plow Operator
Position Status: Contract
Union: Non-Union
Division: Infrastructure and Development Services
Facility: Oil City/Forest Depot
City: Oil City/Forest, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions: 1
Hours of Work:
As scheduled, call-in hours
Wage Rate: $21.15/Hour
Date Posted: January 7, 2019
Closing Date: January 20, 2019

The County of Lambton is an urban-rural area in southwestern Ontario that is home to over 126,000 residents. The Corporation's seven divisions operate programs and services for the residents of Lambton County such as land ambulance, provincial offences court, three Long-Term Care Homes, 26 library branches, two museums, an art gallery, archives, local roadways, public health services, housing services, social services, building services and planning and development services. Lambton County is a community dedicated to economic growth, environmental stewardship and an enhanced quality of life through the provision of responsive and efficient services and collaborative efforts with its municipal and community partners.

Position Overview

Operate and maintain a tandem truck for winter control operations on a standby/call-in basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Operate assigned equipment in a safe and efficient manner as directed
• Safely operate County’s “All Inclusive Snow Plough Equipment” during the winter season
• Responsible for upkeep of equipment, keeping machinery clean, refuelling, performing minor maintenance (i.e. greasing, oil changes) and repair, keeping the mechanic/equipment supervisor informed of the overall operating condition of the equipment
• Accurately communicate road conditions by radio to the supervisor, make periodic on-site decisions on sand and salt distribution as dictated by weather conditions
• Operate as a member of a crew or alone
• Participate in a standby/call-in system for winter control operations on a contractual basis
• Receive complaints, concerns, etc. from property owners and the public in a professional and timely manner and refer to immediate Supervisor for action
• Maintain a daily diary of work activities

• Incumbents must keep up-to-date on all relevant legislation, collective bargaining agreements, County Policies and Procedures, etc. ensuring that these are implemented as prescribed
• Incumbents must possess the physical ability to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job description and/or the requirements identified within the position's Physical Demands Analysis

These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervision Requirements
Direct Supervision: None
Indirect Supervision: None
Functional Authority: None


Minimum Formal Education:
• Secondary School graduation or equivalent in education and/or experience
• Current valid Province of Ontario Driver’s licence minimum Class DZ

• Previous plow experience preferred

A valid Ontario driver’s license and use of a vehicle.

The County of Lambton is an equal opportunity employer servicing our diverse communities. The County of Lambton is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. This information is available in an alternative format upon request, to accommodate individuals with a disability. Although we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Personal information required by this posting/advertisement is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended. The treatment, storage and handling of personal information is governed by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended and will be used in reviewing applications. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Corporate Manager, Human Resources, County of Lambton, 789 Broadway Street, Box 3000, Wyoming, Ontario N0N 1T0. Phone 519-845-0801 or Toll-free at 1-866-324-6912.