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Vehicle Operator

Job Description

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, and 260,000 alumni worldwide, and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross-section of people—from our students and stakeholders to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries, and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and juster.

Job Posting

Post Name Vehicle Operator
Company Name University of Alberta
Industry Education
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2R3
Min Salary CAD 42830
Max Salary CAD 57364 Per Year
Qualification High School Diploma


  • Movement of equipment, food, bedding, and other material between various units.  The most critical demand is animal transportation.
  • Responsible for supplies from loading until delivery and that the appropriate paperwork accompanies the shipment to ensure correct billing.
  • Responsible for the transfer of material and live animals (to and from various locations in and around the U of A and Edmonton area) associated with the operation of HSLAS.
  • Deliveries are made with the utilization of commercial vans and 3-ton trucks.  Loading and unloading of the cargo are accomplished through the use of pallet jacks, flat carts, and bulk trucks.
  • Arranges and secure loads for safe transport and prioritized delivery.
  • All persons that operate University of Alberta vehicles must meet or exceed the minimum authorization requirement under the “Driver Authorization Procedure” as specified in UAPPOL.
  • Vehicle Operators are required to possess a clean valid Alberta Class 5 Operators License and must successfully complete a Canada Safety Council Defensive Driving Course and University of Alberta driver evaluation.
  • As the operator of a University of Alberta logoed vehicle, the incumbent must operate the vehicle in a safe and courteous manner.
  • Responsible for reporting all safety incidents and near-miss safety immediately to the supervisor.
  • Visual concentration is required as the operator must maneuver the vehicle through congested areas the University campus the airport etc.
  • Responsible to participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace by understanding and following all identified safety practices and complying with instructions given for their own safety and health and that of others.


  • Transfer of Animals between Units/from the Airport.
  • Movement of Food, Bedding, Equipment, Supplies, and Minor Equipment Repair.
  • Vehicle Care.
  • Maintains a Log and Documents Charges.
  • Inventory Control/ Di Water System.
  • Additional duties, as assigned.


  • Successful completion of a Grade 12 High School Diploma (or GED) plus a minimum of 5 years of driving and delivery experience, is required.
  • Must possess a clean, valid (ongoing) Alberta Class 5 Operator’s License and must successfully complete a Canada Safety Council Defensive Driving Course and the University of Alberta’s Driver Evaluation.
  • Must provide a Driver’s Abstract to verify possession of a valid Operator’s License and a clean driving record
  • Within 6 (six) months of hire, must successfully complete (and maintain thereafter) required on-the-job/in-house training:
    • Part 1 Animal Ethics.
    • Part 2 Animal Handling for Mice, Rats, and Swine.
    • other job-specific tasks such as understanding the principles of infection, fomite control, decontamination, and incinerator operation/maintenance.
    • WHMIS Certification.
    • TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods) Certification.

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