Equipment Operator/Labourer Patrol- Temporary Full Time

Reporting to the Operations Working Foreperson, the Equipment Operator/Labourer is responsible for driving trucks and operating heavy equipment in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and signs for the Dufferin County road system. This position is responsible for keeping the roads safe for commuters and the community in  general (e.g., plowing winter roads, cleaning roads). This position also responds to inquiries from the public while out on the roads.

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What you’ll do

  • In accordance with Ontario Regulation 239, Minimum Maintenance Standards
  • Respond to emergency calls received from police, utilities and the public; provide support for road closures, inspections and clean up after collisions
  • Winter
    • Monitor and record County road conditions
    • Monitor, record and review forecast information
    • Dispatch required snowplow equipment
    • Assign routes and operations to be completed to Operator/ Labourers
    • Assign products and treatments to the road (salt, sand or liquids including material rates)
    • Close roads as requested by OPP due to weather conditions or accidents
    • Recommend declaring a Significant Weather Event as specified in the regulation
    • In direct communications with OPP and MTO’s patrollers
    • Update road conditions and closures on the County website
  • Routine Patrol
    • Monitor road conditions, hazards and create work orders for maintenance activities
    • Inspect traffic lights for lamps out and general operation
    • Record and create work orders of any sign damage or missing signs
    • Remove debris from the entire road platform including garbage, rocks, road kill, tire parts, etc.
    • Investigate roadside issues as required
    • Attend traffic accident scenes
  • Other tasks as assigned
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