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Equipment Operator

Do you have a Class 1A or 3A licence? Do you like to work outdoors? Are you passionate about highway safety?

A career as an equipment operator might be for you.

Our equipment operators are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the provincial transportation network of highways, ferries and airports. They work in one of three areas:

  • General maintenance – highways, ferries and airports
  • Pavement marking
  • Sign installation


The primary duties of an equipment operator include, but are not limited to:

  • Operate, service and maintain heavy equipment.
  • Perform highway maintenance in the summer and winter.
  • Set up and tear down work zones.
  • Install signs and replace broken ones.
  • Maintain records and logs.


You must have a valid Class 1A or 3A licence, depending on the position. A criminal record check and driver's abstract are required.

This position involves travel and working flexible hours under potentially extreme and changing weather. You also need some basic computer skills to manage emails and submit timecards.

What’s in it for you?

  • Challenging, dynamic and rewarding career
  • Unique, diverse and professional team
  • Serving the citizens of the province
  • Opportunity to work with new and advanced technology and equipment
  • Consistent year-round employment
  • Guaranteed wage throughout the winter
  • Home most nights
  • Work an average of 37-1/3 hours per week with an Earned Day Off every three weeks
  • Employer-paid health and dental benefits
  • Government pension
  • Opportunities for training and leadership development

If you feel this position is for you, check out the Career Centre and explore our available positions regularly. Choose Ministry of Highways in the advanced search to find our job opportunities.

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