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Rural Municipality of Macdonald

Grader Operator




The Grader Operator reports to the Manager of Public Works and is responsible for operating a Road Grader, in a safe and appropriate manner. This individual must also maintain and service.


Core Competencies


  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Reliability         


Job Duties


  • Operate Motor Grader and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment utilized. 
  • Assist in maintaining roadways in your described grader beat.
  • Ensure shop and work areas are kept clean and organized at all times. 
  • Communicate any unsafe conditions or accidents/injuries in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations and work cooperatively and jointly with the rest of the crew.
  • Diagnose / identify defects in heavy duty equipment. 
  • Clean, lubricate, and perform other minor maintenance work.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of changes in technology and operation techniques.
  • Perform trip inspections on equipment operated and load, ensuring safety and roadworthiness.
  • Other duties as assigned by Public Works Manager.
  • Any other skills (carpentry, electrical, welding, etc.) would be considered an asset.





  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Heavy Equipment Operator Certification would be considered an asset.
  • Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Valid Class 1 driver’s license would be considered an asset.
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a Grader Operator.
  • Knowledge of equipment safety.
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and storage.
  • Knowledge of road construction and maintenance techniques.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with ability to perform routine equipment maintenance.
  • High level of personal integrity.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Professional/mature demeanor.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to work with little supervision.
  • Able to deal with people tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally.


Work Conditions


  • 24/7 availability may be required.
  • Physical ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Safety boots will be required. 
  • Overtime as required.
  • Hazards associated with the trade.
  • Work both indoors and outdoors in all conditions.
  • Must be able to sit and stand, for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work long hours when needed.


The Municipality is pleased to offer the successful candidate competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits plan.


Please send your resume to Cole Braden, Manager of Public Works at or phone 204-736-2214.