2023 Spray Truck Operator - Lamont County

Lamont County is located less than 45 minutes east of Edmonton and is part of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. With a population of approx. 4,000 and a service area of over 9,500 residents. The county is adjacent to Strathcona County, the City of Fort Saskatchewan, and many important regional municipalities. We offer exciting and challenging job opportunities focused on delivering and supporting high-quality programs and services to our residents.  

Lamont County is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team. We are looking for one Spray Truck Operator with Agriculture Services Board (ASB). Term: May 1, 2023, to August 31, 2023, with possible extension.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assessing and documenting locations for integrated vegetation management.
  • Using various mapping systems, including GIS, to record weed infestations.
  • Operating various spray equipment, including spray trucks, side-by-side mounted spray equipment, and backpack sprayers.
  • Creating detailed reports of herbicide applications.
  • Maintaining spray equipment.
  • Safety orientated by using appropriate personal protective equipment, following safe work practices and procedures, monitoring, and servicing equipment.
  • Occasionally assisting with weed inspection and annual crop pest surveillance, including insect and pest management.
  • Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Currently a student or recent graduate of an Environmental or Agricultural Sciences related program.
  • Holds a Class 5 Alberta Drivers’ License.
  • Able to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with weed species identification, crop pest identification, an agricultural background; word processing, spreadsheet, and GIS computer software would be considered an asset.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs, sit for long durations, and perform work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • A Pesticide Applicators License (Agricultural, Industrial), Authorized Assistant or the ability to obtain would be considered an asset.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • A satisfactory and valid Driver’s Abstract.
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
  • A negative drug screen.

    This position is based on a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Lamont County offers a competitive wage based on experience and qualifications ($26 - $28)

  • Training in weed identification, herbicide stewardship, and Authorized Assistant training may be provided.

    Please forward your application in one of the following ways (as one PDF or Word document only):

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Website: www.lamontcounty.ca.

    Lamont County thanks all applicants for their interest. Please note: only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Please indicate in your application which position you are applying for and submit a separate application for different positions. All resumes are retained on file for a period of six months.