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Truck Driver - Swamper 2 (Solid Waste)

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Position Title Truck Driver - Swamper 2 (Solid Waste)
Job Status Auxiliary
About Us
Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District of North Vancouver is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. Designated one of BC’s Top Employers for five years, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package including a nine-day fortnight and hybrid work options. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action. Known for being a flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive workplace culture, the District of North Vancouver is an exceptional place to work. If you are civic-minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.
Position Overview
A number of auxiliary opportunities exist in the Solid Waste Department that involves driving and swamping on a tandem axle rear load garbage packer with a G.V.W. of 66,000lbs. The successful incumbents will be assigned to a two-person crew, and are prepared to do physically active work, which entails sharing equally the truck driving and swamping duties to collect both garbage and yard trimmings/organics, the operation of the lift, and packer compaction equipment. Responsibilities include routine equipment maintenance and performing pre and post trip inspections, including washing the truck; completing daily work records; enforcing, removing and tagging banned materials; explaining rules and regulations to residents and public interaction in terms of handling complaints. Other duties may include streetscape waste collection, cart repair, and swamping and driving the jitney for commercial operations. The work is performed in accordance with prescribed schedules and work performance is reviewed by a supervisor in terms of safe and efficient vehicle operation, quality of service and in meeting assigned schedules.

The successful applicant will possess:
  • A thorough knowledge of the rules of safe operation and precautions necessary to avoid accidents driving a tandem axle rear load garbage packer.
  • Considerable knowledge of the existing collection routes and schedules of the area serviced and regulations governing the work.
  • Considerable knowledge of the District streets and traffic routes.
  • The ability to operate auxiliary equipment safely and efficiently.
  • The ability to prepare and maintain complete, accurate and detailed routine work records and provide information and explain applicable rules and regulations to the public in a courteous and professional manner.
  • The ability to follow schedules and understand oral and written instructions.
  • The physical ability and agility to perform swamping tasks.
  • The skills to operate the truck and have a mechanical aptitude.

Completion of Grade 10, supplemented by truck driving experience preferably as a Truck Driver – Swamper 1, as well as holding a valid B.C. Class 3 Driver’s Licence with Air Endorsement. The District of North Vancouver will facilitate training for successful candidates not currently in possession of a valid Class 3 BC Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement. To be considered for these positions, applicants must possess an Unrestricted Class 5 Licence and provide a current driving abstract that reflects a safe driving record. Confirmation of a valid Driver’s Licence along with a current Driver’s Abstract should be provided with your application.

The pay range for this unionized position is $33.26 per hour (2024 rates) per hour plus 12% in lieu of all benefits increasing to 16% following the completion of 1600hrs of work.

The District of North Vancouver is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and accessible work environment. If you have what we’re looking for and have a passion to serve people and the community, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting a healthy and safe workplace, we would like to hear from you. Please apply on-line at to be considered. This posting will remain open until filled.

If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please inform us when we contact you.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), on whose ancestral lands the District of North Vancouver is located.

Compensation The pay range for this unionized position is $33.26 per hour (2024 rates) per hour plus 12% in lieu of all benefits increasing to 16% following the completion of 1600hrs of work.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 24-02A
Job Open Date 06/06/2024
Job Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Technical/Trade School Certificate/Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Driver's Abstract
Optional Documents
  1. Other