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Employment Opportunity - Equipment Operator

Posted: May 11, 2017

Equipment Operator


The Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie is accepting applications for the position of Equipment Operator.


The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:


  • The ability to efficiently and effectively operate a tractor/mower combination specifically;
  • The ability to also operate heavy equipment such as crawlers, excavators, graders, loaders and semi’s (if so licensed) would be considered an asset;
  • Have the ability to work in a shop environment when not operating: sweeping floors, doing mechanical and service work on all equipment including ½ tons, unsupervised;
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Province of Manitoba driver’s license;
  • Clear driver’s abstract;
  • Having or be willing to obtain a Class 1 with air endorsement would be considered an asset;
  • Must be able to perform physical tasks as required;
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and with the public as required;
  • The ability to work evenings and weekends when required;
  • Knowledge of the municipality would be considered an asset.


This position requires a high school grade twelve or GED equivalent, plus a minimum of 1 year experience operating the equipment mentioned.


The RM of Portagela Prairie offers a comprehensive benefits package and pension plan. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications with a current wage range from $20.57 to $23.34 per hour.


Interested applicants are invited to forward their resume with references and a copy of their driver’s abstract by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 to:


"Equipment Operator”

R.M. of Portage la Prairie

35 Tupper Street S.

Portagela Prairie, MB R1N 1W7

Fax:  204-239-0069



The Municipality thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.