Forestry Equipment Operator
Contract, Full Time (12 Months)
Work location: Mountsberg Workshop
Conservation Halton was established more than 60 years ago to protect our communities from flooding and erosion and manage and restore natural resources of the watershed. We have grown to become so much more. Today, it is our responsibility to prepare our communities for the impacts of climate change, support our partners in creating more sustainable communities, manage our natural areas and resources within the watershed, monitor and enhance the environmental health of our watershed and create opportunities to connect with nature through recreation and education.
We believe that diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives make us stronger. Conservation Halton is committed to be an equal opportunity employer, creating an inclusive work environment and encouraging employees to be their most authentic self, no matter their ethnic background, religious beliefs, age demographic, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental health or general appearance.
Four years ago, Conservation Halton started a process of transformation through our strategic plan, Metamorphosis. That strategic plan was an important first step for us to better understand the needs of our community and lay the groundwork for what needed to be done. Metamorphosis has now reached its end, but it is more important than ever for us to plan for the future. Our new strategic plan, Momentum, positions us to use the improvements and achievements we have made to carry us into the future for a more green, resilient, connected tomorrow. We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious, and strategic people that are not satisfied with the status quo, are excited by the opportunity in every challenge and are driven by meaningful, measurable results. If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused and socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!
The Forestry Equipment Operator will report directly to the Coordinator, Forestry and will support the Forestry Operations team through the safe and effective operation of Forestry related equipment. The Forestry Equipment Operator will assist with program delivery through hazard tree management, tree pruning, tree planting, site preparation mowing, brushing and trail improvements, safe worksite setup and cleanup.
- Support the delivery of a Hazard Tree Management program on Conservation Halton lands, including the delivery of hazard tree removals across all Conservation Halton properties
- Operate equipment such as tractors, associated attachments, including skidding winch, stump grinder, turf mowers (Ventrac), CVOR trucks and trailers, gas/battery powered chainsaw, string trimmers, brush saws, motorized pole pruner, brush chipper, all terrain vehicles, and hand tools related to the care and maintenance of trees
- Perform vehicle and equipment circle checks, complete required daily inspection books, conduct pre and post operational inspections of assigned equipment and vehicles
- Promote safety. Perform duties and ensure that team members and volunteers work in accordance with Conservation Halton’s policies, safety procedures, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and applicable Regulations
- Other related duties assigned by the Coordinator, Forestry as appropriate to the position
- The Forestry Equipment Operator may possess a related diploma (Forestry, Horticulture, Arboriculture etc.), and/or has demonstrated a minimum of five (5) years related work experience, coupled with the following:
- Experience with equipment operation and maintenance, as per the equipment noted above
- Knowledge and demonstrated experience operating CVOR vehicles
- Satisfactory driving record (drivers abstract will be required at time of hire, at the applicant’s expense)
- Certified Chainsaw Operator required
- Directional tree felling experience
- Experience working with brush chippers
- Strong communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, providing support to other Conservation Halton departments
- Demonstrated ability to work on remote work sites and in a variety of outdoor conditions
- Effective time management and organizational skills
- Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability skills
- Starting at $28.46 per hour based on a 40-hour work week
- You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment
- You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team
- You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
- Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
- Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
- Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise
Our Core Values
Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity.
Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge.
Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service.
Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition.
Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions.
Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions.
Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change.
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 18, 2022.
Your application should include:
- Your resume and cover letter in one pdf document
- Reference your name and the position title in the subject line
- In the body of your email, please indicate where you heard about this opportunity
We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.
Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
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