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Operator III - Roads


Posting Id 1220
Department Community Services
Division Public Works Operations
Section Roads Operations 
Shift Monday to Friday from May 01 - September 30 (07:30am - 4:00pm) Saturday to Wednesday from October 01 - April 30 (11:30pm - 08:00am) 
Job Grade CUPE Grade 07 
Employee Group 41440 
Rate of Pay $28.87 - $30.32 Hourly
Job Type Full Time
Replacement/New Position          Replacement
Posting Type Internal
Posting Date 01/14/2022
Application Deadline 01/28/2022 


Position Summary

Reporting to the Supervisor, Roads and Traffic Operations, the Roads Operator III is responsible for the maintenance and repair of City road infrastructure and operation of equipment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manhole and catchbasin repairs; curb and sidewalk repairs; hot mix/cold mix patching; winter maintenance; road patrol; traffic control; street light inspection, support vehicle maintenance; and other similar road/traffic infrastructure maintenance work functions.
  • Associated responsibilities include providing over sight to small work crews, documenting work activity and detailed work records (Maximo), and investigating and assisting with follow-ups to enquiries from the public
  • All duties must be performed in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and City policies, procedures and practices. 
  • Aware of all relevant legislation
  • Train new employees on equipment
  • Monitor contractor performance, ensure health and safety compliance and site activity during after hours
  • Be aware of potential flooding areas and provide emergency response to mitigate risk
  • Summer/winter standby
  • Pickup/deliver shopping carts, grocery shopping for events
  • ARC GIS software for minimum maintenance standards patrol
  • Respond to spills using spill kits
  • Host school tours during NPWW
  • Over sight of students and seasonal employees
  • Prepare work orders, time sheets and other daily paperwork (Maximo)
  • Read stakeouts
  • Proficient in trailering equipment safely
  • Set-up safe work zones
  • Available for standby and after hours call ins
  • Other duties as assigned

Duties and Responsibilities Cont'd (if applicable)

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Demonstrated experience in construction and maintenance of roadways
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of winter maintenance equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and keep records
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Physically able to perform the physical demands of this position under adverse weather and site conditions
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ontario Class "DZ" Driver’s License in good standing and must provide a satisfactory current Drivers Abstract from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO)
  • Requires satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change


Attention Internal Candidates:  All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.


Please note, to be considered for a career opportunity at the City of Richmond Hill you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada (or the World Health Organization). You may also be required to receive any COVID-19 boosters recommended by public health authorities.  The City of Richmond Hill will consider cases requiring accommodation as stipulated by relevant employment standards legislation or regulation and/or the Ontario Human Rights Code.