Position Profile

Job Title:  Equipment Operator

Work Unit:  Irrigation and Farm Water / Farm Water Supply Branch

Ministry:   Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Competition Number:  1041890

Date:  April 2017



The position works for the Farm Water Supply Branch and reports to the Supervisor of the Water Pumping Program. The purpose of the work is to provide effective and efficient service to Alberta farmers and ranchers by providing water pumping equipment for domestic and livestock use at an affordable cost to the user. The major responsibilities are to maintain equipment, deliver and pick up equipment, and to provide instruction on the use of equipment. Ability to work independently is required.

Responsibilities and Activities


Assist in the maintenance and delivery of equipment for the Water Pumping Program.

  • Trailer repairs to provide safe operating standards and to meet vehicle safety standards.
  • Wiring of trailers and repair/maintenance of trailer suspensions, axles, brakes and tires to meet highway safety standards.
  • Delivery and allocation of water pumping equipment throughout the province.
  • Prioritize need.
  • Prepare contracts, collect fees and issue receipts.
  • Provide instruction on use of equipment.
  • Perform field inspections of pipe.
  • Identify and relate concerns (equipment or people) to the Supervisor.
  • Maintain and organize equipment in provided storage area.


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