Highway Maintenance Operator
Mainroad Alberta Contracting LP
Innisfail, AB

*An exciting opportunity exists for Operators with Mainroad Alberta Contracting LP (CMA 515 & 516) based out of our Red Deer, Innisfail, Ponoka and Pigeon Lake yards in Alberta. These positions will report directly to the Foreman or Lead Hand.

The successful candidate shall have the following qualifications:

  • High School Diploma (or equivalent) is required.
  • Class 3 Driver’s License with air brake endorsement and a clean driver’s abstract is required (Class 1 preferred).
  • Three (3) years’ experience in related work.
  • Previous experience operating highway maintenance/snow removal equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations.
  • Able to acquire and record accurate information on motor vehicle accidents.
  • Ability to work shifts (days, afternoons, nights), if required.
  • Ability to work call-outs, weekends and overtime, if required.
  • Willing to work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Capable of performing heavy physical labour.
  • Able to work within a team environment.
  • Dedicated and committed.

Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs activities such as traffic control, emergency responses, highway surface maintenance, right-of-way maintenance (fence repair, litter pick-up, grass cutting, shrub/tree maintenance, embankment repair, etc.), highway patrolling, shoulder maintenance/grading, plowing, sanding/salting, drainage maintenance, etc.
  • Uses the appropriate equipment and relevant functions of same to maximize cost effectiveness.
  • Investigates and records all potential or actual equipment malfunctions or needs for maintenance, repair or cleaning on the appropriate form(s).
  • Maintains vehicles in orderly condition at all times and keeps equipment properly serviced including but not limited to greasing and fluid levels.
  • Ensures vehicles are equipped with appropriate small tools and materials to perform duties. Minor debris clean up, pot-hole repairs and minor vehicle repairs and any/all required/ planned highway maintenance activities within specification.
  • Ensures all materials and tools are properly secured at all times before leaving the yard and when travelling between job locations.
  • Performs all assigned highway maintenance activities as per contract specification, within the specified response times.
  • Safely and clearly establishes lane closures, providing ample warnings to road users.
  • Attend incidents/accidents in a timely manner to ensure public safety.
  • During winter operations ensure awareness of weather forecasts and have properly prepared to go out in the appropriate vehicle with appropriate tools and materials.

Interested applicants are asked to forward their resume, cover letter and indicate their preferred yard location (Red Deer, Innisfail, Ponoka or Pigeon Lake). Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Highway Maintenance or related: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Secondary School (Required)


  • Class 3 License with Air Brake Endorsement (Required)