Contract On-Call Snow Plow Operators

September 23, 2021

The Corporation of the County of Huron’s

Public Works Department


Contract On-Call Snow Plow Operators

Snow Plow Operators will maintain roads according to standards using heavy equipment, routine inspection and maintenance of heavy equipment, yards, and shop. Also performs duties of Winter Road Patroller as-needed.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures roads are safe for public use through plowing, and placing sand/salt/liquid on roads as required
  • Inspection of Equipment to ensure it is in good working order prior to use at beginning of every shift. Includes recording and reporting any and all vehicle deficiencies
  • Awareness of obstacles adjacent to the road to avoid damage to Public Property when operating plow – including snow off the wing
  • Routine inspection and maintenance of plow and related equipment
  • In collaboration with the Patroller on-duty, assess the road conditions to determine the most appropriate course of action to best improve the road condition (sand/salt/plow road / do nothing) before and during the shift
  • Responsible for CVOR logging of on-duty time and ensures he/she does not exceed regulatory limits
  • Communicate to Patroller on duty on route road conditions and actions being taken – particularly as conditions change
  • Applies anti-icing liquids as-needed
  • Operating loader to load and move materials
  • Yard and building cleaning and maintenance as directed
  • Observe and communicate any defects, hazards, deficiencies, accidents that exist on the road to the lead hand on duty
  • Inform the lead hand of any on-the-road issue with equipment or observed accident or property damage
  • Other Shop, equipment, Yard, and road maintenance duties as needed as defined by Patrol Road Worker 2 position
  • Performs duties of Winter Road Patroller as-needed

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Class DZ Driver License
  • 1 year operating a truck (i.e. tandem) in a construction or maintenance environment
    successful completion of the Huron County Plow Operator training program
  • Driver abstract without significant violations
  • Qualified to operate a chainsaw

Preferred Skills:

  • AZ License


  • On-call every Saturday and Sunday from noon to midnight.  You receive $3.00/hour for the hours that you are on-call and waiting.


  • Non-Union Grade 5 $27.61 – $30.95 /hour (There are four levels within the grade and the rate increases a level every year you return), plus $1.80/hour in lieu of benefits and 4% vacation pay.


Please forward a cover letter and resume by 4:30 pm, on November 15, 2021 to humanresources [at] huroncounty [ dot ] ca

To be considered for this position, please ensure you:

  • Email subject line is “2021 Plow Operator – On-Call”
  • the cover letter is a maximum of one page long
  • cover letter and resume are saved together in one pdf file
  • the pdf file name is your: First name Last name (e.g. “Jane Smith.pdf”)


Posted; September 23, 2021


Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The County of Huron is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.