Public Works Equipment Operators

(NOC 7422)

Career Description

Public works maintenance equipment operators operate garbage trucks, street-cleaning equipment, snowploughs, sewer maintenance equipment, sanding/oiling trucks, and other maintenance equipment.

Duties May Include

Public works maintenance equipment operators may perform some or all of the following duties:

Operate garbage trucks to remove garbage and other refuse and dump loads at designated sites;

Operate street cleaning equipment such as street sweepers or other vehicles equipped with rotating brushes to remove sand, litter and trash;

Operate snowploughs or trucks fitted with plough blades to remove snow from streets, highways, parking lots and similar areas;

Operate sewer maintenance equipment such as rodders and sewer jet cleaners to maintain and repair sewer systems;

Operate trucks equipped with road sanding and other similar apparatus;

Check, lubricate, refuel and clean equipment and report any malfunctions to supervisor.

Examples of Titles

Garbage Truck Driver
Municipal Maintenance Equipment Operator
Oil Spreader Operator
Road Oiling Truck Driver
Salt Truck Operator
Sand Spreader Operator
Sanitation Truck Driver
Sewer Flushing Truck Operator
Snow Removal Equipment Operator
Street Sweeper Operator

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power Technician Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power - Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Diploma; Online
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Heavy Equipment Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Heavy Equipment Technician Diploma; Co-op; Apprenticeship
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Modified on January 26, 2022