Snowplow Operator

    Carve A Path

    Plow through winter storms and keep highways clear of snow and ice, ensuring that our province and its communities stay connected. These jobs provide critical highway maintenance services throughout the winter, with regular opportunities to work in dynamic and fast-paced environments. When you’re a snowplow operator, it’s easy to take pride in your job—keeping people safe is about as important a job as you can get.

    Work Availability

    Depending on the opportunity, hiring may be for full-time positions or on a seasonal full-time or casual basis, with flexibility offered so that operators are able to take on additional contract work (outside of their snowplow operator job) during the summer months. But when the temperature drops and snow starts falling, it’s crucial that you’re ready to suit up and go.

    Fast Facts

    Technical Training

    1-2 weeks (company-specific on-the-job training)

    Salary Range (Hourly)

    \$32 – \$38 per hour

    General Attributes

    Hardworking, Reliable, Committed, Flexible, Positive Attitude

    Key Job Skills

    A quick response can make all the difference so that people and goods can reach their destination. Roads will always need to be cleared, and depending on the circumstances and location, you may be working on your own or as a key member of a larger team. Being flexible and adaptable to different scenarios and road conditions is a key aspect of the job, where every day has new obstacles to overcome and challenges to face head-on.

    • Physical stamina
    • Safe and responsible equipment operation
    • Observation and attention to detail
    • Document and report each shift
    • Problem-solving and analytical approach

    Technical Training

    To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training courses aligned with federal and provincial regulations. These courses include a combination of classroom experience with hands-on training. You’ll also need to have your Class 3 Driver’s License, with air brake endorsement, or Class 1 Driver’s License.

    Independent companies across the province offer training certification courses, such as Irwin’s Safety and OH&S Safety Consulting and Training Services. Learn more by visiting their websites to learn about their courses and programs.

    Find Your Fit

    Explore our huge member base and learn about the many companies that are proud to be a part of the BC Road Builders. If you’re interested in starting a job in the industry, connect with a company in your region to learn their hiring status and policies.