Public works maintenance equipment operators perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Operate garbage trucks to remove garbage and other refuse and dump loads at designated sites
B. Operate street cleaning equipment such as street sweepers or other vehicles equipped with rotating brushes to remove sand, litter and trash
C. Operate snowploughs or trucks fitted with plough blades to remove snow from streets, highways, parking lots and similar areas
D. Operate sewer maintenance equipment such as rodders and sewer jet cleaners to maintain and repair sewer systems
E. Operate trucks equipped with road sanding and other similar apparatus
F. Check, lubricate, refuel and clean equipment and report any malfunctions to supervisor.
1. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 30.0%
2. Transportation and warehousing - 25.0%
3. Public administration - 22.0%
4. Construction - 12.0%
5. Utilities - 6.0%
1. Some secondary school may be required.
2. Experience as a public works labourer is usually required.
3. On-the-job training is provided.
4. A driver's licence appropriate to a specific type of equipment may be required.
4. Machine Shop
The average hourly wages for Public Works Maintenance Equipment Operators is $17.24/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and close to the average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.