City of Medicine Hat
  • 08-Feb-2023 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Medicine Hat, AB, CAN
  • Temporary Term

Now Hiring Temporary Landfill Scale/Equipment Operator

(up to 6 months)

In Medicine Hat you'll find a place that's reinvented itself as an ideal, modern city that proudly honours its historic past. And here at the City of Medicine Hat, you'll have a part in shaping how people perceive, experience, and enjoy the city - tomorrow and beyond.

We have a temporary opportunity for a landfill scale and equipment operator. Responsibilities for the scale include receiving, screening, recording, and customer billing. Additional responsibilities include the operation and maintenance of specialized landfill and composting equipment. In this physically demanding role, you must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.

Our ideal candidate

  • Ability to follow established policies, procedures, and legislation.
  • Familiar with hazards and safe working practices.
  • Ability to operate and maintain computerized systems, including cash handling.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Mechanical aptitude with strong organizational skills.
  • Reliable, self motivated and is a team player.


  • Successful completion of Grade 12 or higher school equivalency diploma.
  • One (1) year experience in landfill and composting operations.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 3 with Air Alberta Vehicle Operator's License with a satisfactory (6 demerits or less) driving record.
  • Alberta Landfill Operator certification.
  • Alberta Compost Facility Operator certification.
  • Current Standard First Aid.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform sustained heavy physical work.

This position has also been identified as Safety Sensitive and requires the completion of a satisfactory pre-employment drug screen.

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

"Airspace utilization factor" (AUF) (kilograms of waste per cubic metre of landfill airspace) means the effective density of waste material in the landfill. The AUF is recorded as the total weight of waste material passing over the landfill scales that is buried in the landfill cell. Through specialized operator training and innovative equipment and technology the City's 2022 AUF average was 860 kg/m3 which will assist the City in extending the life of it's infrastructure. THAT'S INNOVATION, MEDICINE HAT STYLE!


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