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MAC OP 06R - Machine Operator

Vancouver, BC
  • Number of positions available : 1

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  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Posting Title
MAC OP 06R - Machine Operator
Position Classification
Machine Operator R6
Work Options
Tappen, BC V0E 2X0 CA (Primary)
Salary Range
$46,390.17 - $52,148.60 annually
Close Date
Job Type
Temporary (Auxiliary)
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests
Ministry Branch / Division
Job Summary

You are committed to excellence in sustainable forest management

The Machine/Equipment Operator position is responsible for supporting site operations, carrying out a variety of general labour activities relating to the care and maintenance of seed orchards, and helping in harvest capacities.

The Ministry of Forests is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources. Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the Ministry supports the sustainable management of forest, mineral and land resources, the prosperity, viability and competitiveness of industries that use them, and public access for a wide range of activities such as hunting, fishing and recreation. The Ministry is responsible for policy, development, operational management and implementation, and oversees over 50 statutes and associated regulations.

Job Requirements:
• Demonstrated experience operating and maintaining farm or agricultural tractors (up to 90hp) and equipment (eg. Bobcats spray tanks etc.)
• Manual labour or outdoor working experience; prefer experience working with plants; i.e. tree planter, gardener, landscaper, orchard worker, and cone picking, or equivalent training and experience.
• Physically fit and able to lift supplies (i.e. bags of fertilizer, cones buckets, etc.) and operate equipment (i.e. ATVs, orchard lifts, pruners, weed eaters, mowers, etc.) on an on-going basis.
• Able to work outdoors in all types of weather, including winter cold weather, and with potential allergens such as pollen, grass, insects, chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers; as well as ability to work at heights using lifts and ladders.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:
This is a temporary opportunity until October 25, 2024 and may be extended.
1-seasonal auxiliary position is available at Skimikin Seed Orchard in Tappen.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Natural Resource Sector, Trades and Operational


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