Driver Labourer - Winter Control (Up to 20)

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Job Title:
Driver Labourer - Winter Control (Up to 20)
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Public Works Services
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Contract Duration :
Up to 4 Months
Hours of Work:
Up to 40 hrs/wk
Probationary Rate:
$23.87 - $29.39/Hour
Date Posted:
September 8, 2021
Closing Date:
December 3, 2021

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


Responsible for the operation, inspection and maintenance of various types of farm/construction equipment and trucks in a highly safety conscious manner.

Perform all Public Works general labour and associated operation of general labour equipment and machinery as required.

Perform all aspects of winter control operations, including plow and/or salt sand operations, with a 5 and/or 8 ton plow truck on roads and streets, and/or sidewalk plow on sidewalks and walkways.

Work safely, efficiently and responsibly.

Inspect and maintain equipment. Check, lubricate, refuel and clean any and all equipment, and report any malfunctions to the Assistant Supervisor.

Recognize deficiencies or unsafe situations, conditions and report to the Assistant Supervisor.

Work as part of a team.

Responsible to perform Labourer duties, i.e. hand sweeping street islands.

Responsible for large item pickup and the collection of roadside refuse.

Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications, Competencies

High School (Grade 12) diploma or equivalent.

2 years experience driving and/or operating heavy construction equipment; must include 2 full winter seasons plowing, salting or sanding with a 5 and/or 8 ton plow truck or must include 2 full winter season as a Labourer with Public Works with completion of all winter control training.

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

Must have a good and reasonable understanding of all Public Works activities.

Must have reasonable working knowledge of and able to operate all Public Works general labour equipment and machinery in a safe and efficient manner.

Meet the “Competent Person” requirements as defined in the Occupational Health & Safety Act.

Passing of associated written and driving tests are required to move onto the interview.

Must demonstrate corporate competencies of Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Able to perform the essential duties of the job which require major strength and mobility.

Able to perform all duties in a safe and efficient manner.

Able to work outside in inclement weather conditions.

Able to interact with the public in a polite manner.

Able to perform under stressful conditions.

Able to work in environment with continuous exposure to dust/dirt, oil/grease, noise, odors, smoke/fumes and vibration and occasional exposure to extreme temperatures and inclement weather.

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

Proof of immunity to Tetanus and Hepatitis B may be required.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal records check at candidates’ own expense.

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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