Heavy Equipment Operator II Jobs in Yukon

Heavy Equipment Operator II Jobs in Yukon


Job title: Heavy Equipment Operator II

Company: Government of Yukon

Expected salary:

Location: Teslin, YT

Heavy Equipment Operator II Job Details:

This posting is to fill permanent positions in various locations in Transportation Maintenance Branch’s Eastern Area.

A Day in the Life of a Heavy Equipment Operator II

Alexis Climbed into her grader flipped the ignition switch and listened to the engine roar to life, the sound that meant she had made it. The smell of spring was on the gentle breeze; the morning sun was starting to warm the land. With the sun shining in the cab, she headed out down the highway. Alexis arrived at the job site, it was up to her to blade the road smooth again. As she sets her blade, she calls for water, minutes later the water truck is on the patch. When the moisture is perfect, she calls off the water and starts to make the first cut. The gravel rolls off the blade like a tidal wave, just 7 passes to the perfect grade. She picks up her blade after the last pass and she looks across the land taking in the beauty of the Yukon, a bear saunters along the ditch just a few hundred meters down and she thinks to herself: “I can’t believe I’m getting paid to be here”

What to expect at Transportation Maintenance Branch

Our teams are agile, collaborative and driven by possibilities. At every career stage, we have a structure of support and training to help you develop what you need to succeed. Our career programs put you in the driver’s seat, so you can manage your achievements and build on your strengths and abilities. With so many opportunities across the network, your career route with TMB can be as broad and varied as your vision.

We bring the heat to Yukon homes and put dinner on Yukoners tables. We make the journey throughout the Yukon and beyond possible. Join us and connect the Yukon with the world.

Learn from the best and build your skills,

Have the freedom to do your job,

Transportation Maintenance Branch – You’re in control!

Highways and Public Works – who we are

Employees at Highways and Public Works are responsible for ensuring safe and efficient public highways, airstrips, buildings, and information systems. Our collective vision is to make a difference in the lives of Yukoners. At all levels of our organization, we value leadership, innovation, teamwork, and keeping our people safe. Our priorities are to be client focused, to support our people, to build sustainably, and to advance reconciliation throughout Yukon.

This opportunity…

Reporting to the Road Foreperson, this position is responsible for operating various pieces of light and heavy equipment to maintain highways, recreational roads and airstrips to acceptable standards. Duties include assessing work to be performed, terrain, weather conditions and equipment needs; placing signs to warn traffic of equipment working; making adjustments and minor repairs as required; steaming culverts; operating snow blowers, cleaning the shop and yard area; and other related duties.

Essential Qualifications (what we’re looking for in your resume):

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet each of the following qualifications. Please note, selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Job experience operating a wide variety of heavy equipment which must include a dump truck, loader and grader.
  • Valid Class 3 driver’s licence with air endorsement (must obtain Class 1 driver’s licence within 6 months of hire).

If your resume shows education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above, your application may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability (what candidates will be assessed on):

  • Safety and service oriented
  • Dedicated to working in an environment which promotes respect, dependability and reliability
  • Motivation to learn
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and adaptable to changing conditions
  • Willing to work to contribute to the team environment;
  • Willingness to perform general preventative maintenance on equipment which includes; changing oil, grease fittings, service/maintain vehicle issues.

Conditions of Employment

  • Yukon Class 3 driver’s licence with air endorsement
  • Yukon Class 1 driver’s licence with air endorsement (must be obtained within 6 months of hire)
  • YG competency on heavy equipment (grader, loader, dump truck or tractor trailer)
  • Transportation Dangerous Goods Certificate (must be obtained within 6 months of hire)

Job Requirements

Travel, working in adverse weather conditions, mandatory use of personal protective equipment, personal tool kit, adhering to the safety program and all applicable policies and procedures.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please review this information:

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If you have questions about this position, please contact Scott Mueller, Area Superintendent at

If you have questions about applying on a job with Yukon government or if you need an accommodation for this staffing process, please contact Jody Meir, HR Consultant at

Eligibility List

6 months

Post Date

31 August 2023

Close Date

14 September 2023

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