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Post Date: July 19, 2021

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 298,000 acres of irrigated farmland plus all of the lakes / reservoirs, wetlands, industries, municipalities and many rural acreages throughout our region.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate 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 Rip Rap, Armour or gravel.
  • The applicant should be able to work both with limited supervision and in a crew environment.

Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Must have a valid Class 5 Drivers’ License that is insurable under the District’s insurance policy.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience with a high hoe; having versatility 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.
  • Mechanical background would be an asset.

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 and cover letter to Kathy Bowlby at humanresources@eid.ca this position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all applicants for your interest in the EID, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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