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Post Date: April 01, 2022

Equipment Operator – Hi Hoe

The Eastern Irrigation District (EID), Brooks, Alberta, seeks a full time Equipment Operator to join our construction team.

The EID, a leader amongst Alberta’s irrigation districts, is an integral component of the economic, environmental and social fabric of southeastern Alberta. Our core business is the delivery of water to over 300,000 acres of irrigated farmland, 13 storage reservoirs, wetlands, industries, municipalities and rural acreages throughout our region. Building on a proud 87 year history, the EID maintains its focus on agriculture, sustainability and social responsibility.

The Equipment Operator, reporting to the Equipment Superintendent, is responsible for:

  • operating EID equipment to maintain the EID irrigation distribution and draining system including the cleaning of ditches, repairing of washouts, installing culverts, installing structures, loading trucks, installing pipelines (concrete & PVC), rebuilding drain ditches/canals, and placing riprap, armour, or gravel.

Key Skills and Competencies:

The individual must have a broad set of skills and competencies, including, but not limited to:

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience with a hi hoe, CAT or dozer; having versability in operating various heavy-duty equipment would be an asset.
  • Basic surveying experience, working with Laser’s & GPS.
  • Knowledge of site plans.
  • Basic knowledge of earthworks.
  • Self-motivated with the ability and willingness to work independently as well as productively and cooperatively in a crew environment.
  • Mechanical background would be an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers’ License that is insurable under the District’s insurance policy.

The EID offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package including a defined benefit pension plan, along with learning and development opportunities. Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume to humanresources@eid.ca

We thank all applicants for your interest in the EID; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Human Resources
Eastern Irrigation District
Box 128, 550 Industrial Road West
Brooks, AB
T1R 1B2
Fax: 403-362-6206