Columbia Icefield Equipment Operator

Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit
Jasper, AB
$28 an hour - Full-time, Seasonal
Job details
$28 an hour
Job type
The wage for this role is $28 / hour. This position is eliigble for An end of season performance bonus of up to $1.50 for every regular hour worked once you complete your contract
What will be your daily pursuit?:
As an Equipment Operator at the Columbia Icefield, you play a critical role in supporting the daily operation by ensuring the readiness of all private roads pertaining to the Columbia Icefield Adventure tour. You will wake everyday to greet glaciers and prepare the ice road for a safe, memorable journey for our international guests.
What perks can you expect?:
$15/ day Taxable benefit for housing and meals
$500 referral bonus for each peer referred.
Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe
Work experience in an iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring location
Free access to Pursuit attractions for staff and family, send a friend at half the price!
Discounted hotel stays under Pursuit’s lodging offerings, and discounted food & beverage and retail experiences
The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends
Access to subsidized mental health and wellness resources
Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations
Access to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks
What will you do in this job?:
Safety 1st! Ensure to follow adequate and proper safety procedures when performing any duties.
Prepare, grade and maintain the Ice Explorer glacier road daily prior to tour commencing.
Assist in snow clearing when needed
Equipment movement when needed.
Complete pre-trip inspections and appropriate paperwork for each machine every day.
Perform basic preventative maintenance on the equipment (greasing).
Maintain a clean and tidy work area and assist with cleaning duties in working environment.
Demonstrate continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease downtime and improve processes.
Support colleagues and co-workers in their duties. Act as a coach and subject matter expert when it comes to everything roadways and road maintenance.
Other duties as assigned.
What skills and experience do you need for this job?:
Equipment Operator ticket preferred (accumulated experience will be considered)
3-years’ experience operating heavy equipment including;
1-2 years grader
1-2 years bulldozer
Class 1 driver’s license an asset.
Ability to think outside the box with a positive attitude, and problem-solving skills.
Mature, energetic, dependable and self-motivated.
Enjoy working with a team in a busy, fast-paced environment.
Must enjoy working outdoors, even in challenging mountain weather conditions.
Comfortable working in an outdoor environment. Be prepared for all types of weather (Snow, Rain, Wind, Hail) at all times. The weather changes quickly at the Columbia Icefield.
Must adhere to the Company’s Drug and Alcohol policy.
Must meet the Organization grooming and appearance standards.
To honour our commitment to be “Always Honest” all employees must consent to a criminal record check.
Standard First-Aid or higher an asset.
What will your work environment be like?:
Typically 8 days on/6 days off rotation. Expect 80-85 hours per rotation, depending on the time of year and business levels.

This job runs from March 15 to October 21, 2023.
Beautiful. You’ll work in iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife. You’ll participate in team events – and fun!
Independent. You’ll spend your days in and around national parks.
Remote. Our home is filled with trees, lakes and blue-bird skies; rather than buildings, freeways and smog. Connect with friends around a bonfire instead of through WiFi
Busy. You need to be prepared for a physical working environment with walking, stair climbing, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds with assistance) required
This job description describes this role at a high level, but no document can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up. We work as a team and believe that we succeed together – these job duties may change based on the needs of the team and company as a whole.

To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job. This job is based in Alberta, Canada. Relocation to the area and the legal ability to work in Canada is required.
EEO Information: Pursuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. Pursuit values diverse backgrounds and experience and we welcome all who are eligible to work in Canada to apply! We thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.