City of Toronto


Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) (AZ Licence Required)

Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

On-Going Opportunities Description

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) position within our Solid Waste Management Services.

Please Note:

  • Although there may not be current vacancies, your resume will be kept on file for six (6) months and then deleted from our system. You must re-apply after six (6) months.

Job Description

Major Responsibilities:

  • Operates heavy motorized equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Operates powered vehicles and equipment, including rubber-tired and track-type front end loaders, backhoes, gradalls, roll-off trucks and tractor-trailers
  • Secures open top trailers using straps, ratchets and crank handle to secure tarps
  • Maintains vehicles in a clean and tidy condition and makes daily inspection, reports defects and maintains a Driver's Log, as required by the HTA and City policies
  • Directs activities and may provide work direction to other staff
  • Assists workers in various Transfer Station functions, including, loading and unloading of trailers, hook-up, cranking landing gear, and opening and securing trailer doors, etc.
  • Shunting of tractors and trailers at Transfer Stations
  • Installs or assists in installing equipment attachments
  • Performs other related work as assigned

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario, Class "A" Driver's License (with "Z" endorsement), and must qualify for the City's Equipment operating permits and requirements.
  2. Recent experience and demonstrated ability in the operation of tractor-trailers, rubber tire articulated loaders, track loaders and back hoe generally as outlined in the responsibilities.
  3. Ability to operate vehicles equipped with manual transmissions.

You must also have:

  • Demonstrated ability in the operation of construction/utility equipment, front-end loaders, heavy trucks, generally as outlined in the responsibilities.
  • Knowledge and ability to perform running repairs on equipment, calibrate onboard weighing system and to maintain equipment and/or vehicle in operation in a clean, tidy and safe condition.
  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations that apply to this work and Provincial and City Traffic Laws and regulations for the safe performance of his/her duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to orient new staff on assigned vehicles/equipment.
  • Ability to use or learn to use technical devices related to the position.
  • Ability to communicate in relation to the job duties and deal courteously with the public.
  • Must be available to work shift/weekend/overtime/on call duty, rotating shifts and emergency situations.
  • Must be able to follow instructions, work independently or in a group.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • With the appropriate safety precautions, must be able to tolerate dusty, noisy, and odorous conditions.
  • Must be physically capable of performing the required duties and be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be willing to take training and upgrading as required.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants who provide an email address may receive their written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address provided with their application. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

How to Apply