Mower/Herbicide Applicator Equipment Operator - MD of Smoky River

Seasonal full-time position starts late April and will end approx. end-Sept.

Duties include:

  • -operation of tractor, sidearm and mower in M.D. Roadsides, Flood control ditches and other M.D. properties
  • Application of herbicides through the mower’s system
  • maintenance and repair of the equipment
  • operation of a picker truck and grapple to remove rocks and debris from ditches
  • other duties as required

Equipment operation and maintenance skills are essential, as are the abilities to work in a team environment. Strong documentation skills would be an asset. 

This is a shift position consisting of 4 days on, 4 days off, Two crews of 2 operators each will alternate operation of the equipment.

April/May involves training and rock/debris clearing from M.D. ditches 8-10 hours per day.

June through September will involve operating the mowing equipment throughout the M.D. 12 hours per day.  The mower will be equipped with a herbicide application system so mowing and applying herbicides occurs simultaneously.

The Mowing Crews work cooperatively with the Agricultural Fieldman, Weed Inspectors and Spray Truck Operator to achieve roadside and other Municipal property vegetation control.  A minimum Class 5 driver’s license is required; a driver’s abstract will be requested.  Equipment operation, herbicide application and Picker Operator experience or training would be an asset.  Successful applicants will receive training as picker operators and Authorized Assistant’s for herbicide application.  Starting wage will depend on experience, but should be in the $20/hr range. 


For University/College students returning to school at the end of August or early September, if interested consider applying – end dates can be earlier if need be. The opportunity to return to these seasonal positions year after year is excellent.

Applications for all positions will be accepted until suitable candidates are found, apply early for your best chance of success. 


Please submit your resume to:

Shayne Steffen RT.Ag

Agricultural Fieldman

M.D. of Smoky River

Box 210

Falher, AB

T0H 1M0




Office: 780-837-2221 ext 115

Cell:780-837-0043 (call or text)

Fax: 780-837-2453


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