Equipment Operator - Competition 2012-41

  • Edmonton, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

At Edmonton International Airport (EIA) we're working hard every day to create a better flying experience - one that's easy, fast, convenient and comfortable.

In 2007, EIA served more than six million passengers, flying to over 50 non-stop destinations in Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. We're set to serve nine million passengers per year by 2013. To accommodate these growing needs, we've embarked on a $1.1-billion airport expansion project. With more non-stop destinations, new fast-track boarding services, and more restaurants, parking and terminal services, EIA is building for the future.

It's the people who work at EIA every day who got us where we are; and it's the people who work here that will get us where we want go. When you work at EIA, no matter what position or company, you are a member of EIA Team.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Foreman, Field Maintenance, the successful candidate will be required to provide maintenance to Edmonton International, Edmonton City Centre, Villeneuve and/or Cooking Lake Airport facilities including runways, taxiways, aprons, roads, navigational aid sites, parking and landscaped areas, airfield drainage systems, fences and grassed areas. The role will also be responsible for the operation and minor repair of heavy equipment including trucks, graders, loaders and snow removal equipment and will perform other duties as required.


  • A valid Alberta Class 1 operator’s license with air brake endorsement is required; consideration may be given to individuals with a Class 3 operator’s license with air brake endorsement.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with training, experience and/or demonstrated proficiency in airport airfield maintenance procedures including hard surface repairs, turf maintenance, snow removal, weed and insect control, wildlife control, airfield drainage systems, fence and signage maintenance.
  • Must have proven effective customer service and interpersonal skills within a multi-tasking, team environment.
  • Successful completion of Edmonton Airports’ equipment operation training program is required.
  • Candidates must possess or be able to obtain, within a timely manner, a Firearm Personal Acquisition License (PAL).
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Restricted Area Identity Card (RAIC), Airside Vehicle Operators Permit (AVOP) and Restricted Radio Operator's license are required.
  • Must be willing to work a rotational shift schedule including evenings and weekends; availability for overtime and call back situations is required.

Additional Information


REPORTS TO: Superintendent, Airside Operations

BAND: 4B (General Bargaining Unit)

SALARY: $28.22 - $30.12 per hour (37.5 hours per week)

POSTING DATE: September 26, 2012 (Internal/External)

CLOSING DATE: October 6, 2012