Driver Labourer - Fleet

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Job Title:
Driver Labourer - Fleet
Job Number:
Job Code:
Job Category:
Transit Services
Bargaining Unit:
Job Type:
Part Time
Employment Type:
Number of Positions:
Hours of Work:
0 to 24 hrs/wk
Probationary Rate:
$24.53 - $30.21/Hour
Date Posted:
May 25, 2023
Closing Date:
June 8, 2023

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members LGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

This Driver Labourer position reports to the Supervisor, Fleet Operations and is responsible for the inspection and maintenance of City of Kingston Transit buses


Replace or replenish fuel, oil, grease and coolant in transit buses

Clean the inside and outside of transit buses

Change light bulbs and windshield wipers

Start engines using booster if required and clean parts

Assist mechanical staff when required

Use safe work practices at all times as per the Occupational Health & Safety Act and City policies

Maintain daily work order forms, time sheets and fuel dip records both manually and electronically

Work in a safe and efficient manner, reporting any deficiencies or unsafe situations and conditions to the Supervisor

General housekeeping and maintenance of transit premises

Night Shift Duties:
-Sweep floors, including bays and parts room nightly
-Wipe down benches, air hoses and light cords nightly
-Clear snow away from main doors and garage doors as required

Empty garbage nightly

Empty steel bin weekly

Drive vehicles in and out of shop as required by the mechanic

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Competencies

High School (Grade 12) diploma or equivalent

Possess and maintain a valid DZ License, with a satisfactory driver’s abstract

Two (2) years’ experience working with Fleet vehicles (i.e. buses, dump trucks, plow equipment, refuse vehicles or loaders/excavators)

Must meet the requirements of “Competent Person” as defined in the Occupational Health & Safety Act

Qualified candidates will be contacted and required to pass the associated written and driving tests in order to move onto the interview. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to complete the pre-trip inspection training and pass the pre-trip inspection testing within 30 working days of starting position

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Must demonstrate strong mechanical aptitude toward machinery in general

Must be willing to work any and/or all shifts as required

Ability to interact with the public in a polite manner

Basic understanding of computer software is preferred

Ability to operate equipment and machinery in a safe and efficient manner

Ability to work in a team environment and use effective communication skills both verbal and written

Work with limited supervision

Ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions and perform all duties in a safe and efficient manner

Thorough knowledge and the ability to operate equipment and machinery in a safe and efficient manner

Able to perform the essential duties of the job

Must be able to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal records check

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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