Seasonal Medium Duty Equipment Operator - MD of Spirit River

The Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133 is now accepting applications for Seasonal Medium Duty Equipment Operator Positions.

Medium Equipment Operator - 2 Position

Commencing in May and reporting to the Agricultural Fieldman, the Medium Equipment Operators will be required to operate mow tractors or apply herbicides on municipally-owned lands.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Locating mowing/herbicide application sites on a map
  • Reviewing local land conditions
  • Operating a tractor with mowing equipment or a spray truck equipped with a boom and hangun sprayer.
  • Maintaining mower or herbicide records
  • Cleaning equipment to prevent weed spread or cross contamination of herbicide.
  • Mix and load chemical in a safe manner.
  • Notifying the Agricultural Fieldman of noxious and prohibited noxious weeds and providing the land location.
  • Assessing and documenting areas to be sprayed and determining priorities.
  • Safely loading and mixing water and chemical and transporting to the spray site.
  • Determining and then double-checking that the area is not a “Do Not Spray” zone.
  • Identifying target species while on the move.
  • Monitoring water/chemical use and distance covered.
  • Operating spray equipment; including truck, UTV, ATV, and backpack.
  • Maintaining mowing and/or spray records
  • Chemical spill containment and clean-up.
  • Assisting the Agricultural Fieldman with weed and pest inspections and provincial pest surveys.
  • Picking weeds, as required.
  • Seeding ditches, as required
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license with an acceptable driver’s abstract.  Class 3 preferred.
  • Experience operating farm equipment, tractors, side-arm mowers,3-pt hitch mowers, seeders, skidsteers and other medium-duty equipment.
  • Pesticide applicator (Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape) or Authorized Assistant Certificate an asset.
  • Ability to maintain and perform light repairs on equipment (i.e change oil and lights)
  • Knowledge of regulated weeds an asset
  • Ability to manage time and priorities, and ability to multitask.       
  • Physically fit.
  • Comfortable reading maps.

    These are temporary positions and will commence in May, 2022 and last until September, or as long as the project and weather conditions allow.

    Only those selected for interviews will be contacted and a driver’s abstract will be requested.

    Please quote position title when applying.

    Deadline for applications is March 18, 2022.

    Interested applicants may apply by submitting their resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Resumes can also be dropped off at the office at 4202-50 Street or mailed to the MD of Spirit River No. 133 Box 389 Spirit River, AB T0H 3G0.