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Casual Labourer - Solid Waste Truck Operator

Openings: Up to 5 

Type of Posting: Internal & External 

Location Name: City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA 

Date Posted: March 22, 2023

Closing Date: June 5, 2023

Profession: Labourers & Equipment Operators 

Experience Level(s): Entry-Level 

Desired Employment Status: Casual 

Job ID: 1220 

The City of Regina is looking to add truck operators to the casual relief pool in the Solid Waste Operations Branch. This position will not have any guaranteed hours but will be on-call for vacation, EDO, and sick-time coverage. Typically, the busy season runs until October 2023.

This position operates manual carts and automated side loading garbage packers to collect, transport, and dispose of solid waste from residences on assigned routes in a safe and efficient manner with minimal supervision.  This position reports to a Crew Lead.

Typical duties include:

  • Operate equipment and collects solid waste on assigned routes in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with Corporate and Department policies.
  • Perform and record daily vehicle checks and minor servicing and explains mechanical problems to servicing staff.
  • Deal courteously and respectfully with both fellow employees and the public.
  • Identify concerns, issues, and problems at collection points and reports these issues/problems to the Crew Lead.
  • Demonstrate and advise fellow employees in the safe and efficient operation of a solid waste collection truck.
  • Follow all rules and regulations as set out in the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act, City of Regina Occupational Health and Safety Manual, and National Safety Code.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to carry out routine servicing and maintenance procedures on assigned equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen, understand, follow, and express ideas effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to meet and maintain the required standards in the collection, transportation, and disposal of solid waste.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to read route maps.
  • Ability to direct and supervise the work of other employees who are assigned as helpers to the trucks and ability to demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Skill in the operation of solid waste operations equipment.

Education & Experience

  • Typically, the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are obtained through experience as an equipment operator.
  • Must obtain and maintain the necessary permits and certifications to operate equipment as required.

Working/Other Conditions:

  • Must be able and willing to perform work of a physical nature in field environments and inclement conditions.
  • Must be willing to perform overtime, work shift and/or irregular hours.
  • Must possess a valid Class 3 Driver’s License with an air endorsement.

✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

✓ Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.

Jurisdiction: CUPE Local 21 

Division: Citizen Services 

Department: Water, Waste & Environment 

Hourly Salary: As a casual labourer your base wage will be $16.92/hour; however, you will be paid for work performed with a typical hourly rate ranging from $24.41 to $26.48. (2021 Rates) 


The City of Regina acknowledges that we are on Treaty 4 Territory, and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We want to show our recognition and respect to the Nations and the ancestors of this territory, we are grateful for the privilege to be here, to co-exist. We recognize that much of the harms of the past have shaped our relationship; we are committed to our work of building trust. We hope for good and everlasting relationships to create true partnerships with Indigenous peoples.

Regina is committed to employment equity and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Talent at 306-777-7550 or by email at