Class 1 Driver/Heavy Equipment Operator - Peace River, AB

Field Operations

Alberta, Canada

Tervita is a leading environmental solutions provider. Our integrated earth, water, waste and resource solutions deliver safe and efficient results through all phases of a project by minimizing impact, maximizing returns.™ Our dedicated employees are trusted sustainability partners to oil and gas, construction, mining, government and communities. Safety is our highest priority: it influences our actions and shapes our culture.

Why Work for Tervita?

  • Competitive wages and comprehensive benefit plan
  • Opportunities for career growth
  • Industry - leading experience
  • A culture that puts safety first

Position Summary:

Tervita is currently recruiting for a Class 1 Driver/Heavy Equipment Operator to join our Peace River, AB Metals Recycling team.  Based out of Peace River and working throughout the NW Alberta, the Truck Driver / Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for transporting scrap metal from customers’ sites to the Peace River facility.  Secondary duties will include operating heavy equipment to sort and load scrap metal into bins and/or trucks.  This position requires a team player with proven interpersonal and customer service skills.


  • Comply with all jurisdictional traffic safety legislation
  • Inspect transport units and loads for safe operation during, prior to and after all transport assignments as required by jurisdictional, and / or NSC standards
  • Ensure load is properly secured at all times
  • Completion and submission on a timely basis of all documentation as required.  This includes logbooks, equipment inspection reports, time tickets, accompanying manifests, trip records, fuel, and credit card receipts (JSA’s and WSRA’s)
  • Abide by all Tervita and customer specific safety procedures
  • Ensure all Tervita safety policies and procedures are followed
  • Responsible for knowing and following the Standard Operating Procedures and mastering critical tasks;
  • Maintaining and implementing safe work procedures;
  • Loading and transporting equipment and materials for Metals Recycling
  • Ensure all transport of hazardous and non-hazardous materials complies with TDG Regulations
  • Must be able to work varied shift start and finish times, occasional weekends/overtime and occasionally travel away from home location overnight


  • Valid Class 1 Driver’s License
  • Minimum of 3 years driving experience in the transportation industry or demonstrated competency
  • Heavy equipment operational experience is a must (Loader, Dozer, Compactor, Excavator);
  • Willing and able to work away from home for periods of time on different projects
  • Ability to safely operate transport vehicles through difficult weather conditions and challenging work site environments
  • Solid knowledge base with respect to Hours of Service, load securement and driving regulations
  • Ability to accurately maintain Log Books, Trip Records and Inspections on a daily basis as per legislated requirements
  • Ability to complete safety documentation in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ability to conduct proper pre/post trip inspections of transport vehicles for safe operation prior to, during and after transport pickups and deliveries
  • Strong mechanical knowledge with respect to the maintenance, servicing and repair of transport vehicles
  • Ability to complete minor servicing and maintenance of transport vehicles, including but not limited to, greasing, replacement of air filters, brake adjustments and settings
  • Ability to safely operate transport vehicles through difficult weather conditions and challenging work site environments
  • Ability to perform physical tasks, including lifting, shoveling, moving containers and other heavy materials
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work long days and occasional overnights
  • Fit-for-Work each day

Tervita Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender/sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, the basis of genetic information or any other group protected by Federal or Provincial law or local ordinance.

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