Light Equipment Operator/DZ Driver

The Hamilton Conservation Authority currently has a Full-time opportunity for a

Light Equipment Operator/DZ Driver

Job Summary

The position assists with a wide range of restoration and construction projects within all HCA owned Conservation Areas, including infrastructure upgrades to: buildings, fences, roads, parking lots, trails, pedestrian bridges, and utility services. This position plays an important role within the Capital Projects & Strategic Services division and reports directly to the Construction Foreman, while providing support for the Construction Projects Manager. This position requires demonstrated skills from previous in field experience.

Job Functions & Tasks

  • Operation of Light Equipment such as skid-steers, rollers, mini-excavators, tractors, trench compactors, etc.
  • Operation of heavy trucks, including light dump trucks (standard or automatic transmission) within our Authority for the purpose of hauling aggregate, topsoil, fill, or garbage debris to and from our parks or other HCA owned properties.
  • May include operating the HCA sewage truck in absence of its regular driver
  • Assist with construction/landscape tasks undertaken such as trail development, laying sod, utilities installation (sewer, water, hydro), concrete work, bridges and boardwalks, fencing, tree planting and removal.
  • Operation of various types of power tools and equipment relating specifically to the construction trade and driving various types of HCA trucks, equipment and rental equipment.
  • minor plumbing and fitting of electrical conduits for utility service
  • Have the ability to lift 50+ lbs. and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Must enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Carry out any other duties and tasks as assigned to support the team effort at HCA.

Qualifications & Experience Requirements

  • DZ driver’s license with a clean abstract and knowledge of safe working practices.
  • Must be able to operate D Class Trucks using standard transmissions.
  • Applicants should possess 2+ years of operator experience in a construction/landscape setting as well as knowledge of common construction/landscape practices.
  • Welding experience using stick/ARC for repairs or fabrication in the field is a definite asset.
  • High school diploma as a minimum (post-secondary a definite asset).
  • Applicants must demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be available to work on evenings, weekends and holidays as required during our busy season throughout the parks
  • Other certifications such as; Fall Arrest, First Aid, and Man-lift, Confined Space would be an asset.

Working Conditions

Position is located at the Millgrove Works Yard of the Hamilton Conservation Authority, located at 594 5th Concession West, Millgrove, Ont. Hours of work generally fall between 7am – 4:30 pm, with a half-hour unpaid lunch based on a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday. Work outside of these hours may be required on occasion.

The successful candidate must meet the Province of Ontario’s definition of COVID-19 “fully vaccinated” or provide proof of a Human Rights Code exemption prior to commencement of their employment in accordance with HCA’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Salary Range

This is a full-time position with an hourly rate starting at $24.72 per hour. Progression through the pay range band where this position has been graded will be based on merit and is considered on an annual basis.


HCA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision care, health care spending account, life and disability insurance after the 3-month probation period and a defined contribution pension plan and group RRSP after 1 years’ service.

Application Process

Interested applicants should email resume and covering letter to:

Hamilton Conservation Authority
Attention:  Director of Human Resources and Wellness

(Please quote “Light Equipment Operator/DZ Driver” in subject line and send in MS Word or PDF format)

Although we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process; applicants are asked to inform Human Resources for any disability required accommodations in advance.