Driver Labourer - Solid Waste (Up to 4)

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Job Title:
Driver Labourer - Solid Waste (Up to 4)
Job Number:
Job Code:
Job Category:
Solid Waste Services
Bargaining Unit:
Job Type:
Part Time
Employment Type:
Number of Positions:
Hours of Work:
0 to 24 hrs/wk
$24.17 - $29.76/Hour
Date Posted:
August 31, 2022
Closing Date:
October 19, 2022

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 *2SLGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

Responsible for the operation of recycling, organic and garbage vehicles in a highly safety conscious manner.

Drive and operate, recycling, organic and garbage vehicles.

Collect, load and unload, leaf, brush, garbage, organics and recyclables.

Check, lubricate, refuel and clean equipment and report any malfunctions to the Supervisor.

Work in compliance with the Highway Traffic Act and the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations in a safe and efficient manner, reporting any deficiencies, unsafe situations or conditions to the Supervisor.

Work in the spirit of team participation.

Perform varied tasks and duties within the Solid Waste Division as required.

Qualifications, Competencies

**This position receives 4% in lieu of vacation + 13% in lieu of all benefits in addition to hourly rate of pay**

High School (Grade 12) diploma or equivalent.

Two (2) years experience driving and operating commercial vehicles and performing labour intensive duties.

Possess and maintain a valid DZ License, with a satisfactory driver’s abstract of no more than 3 demerit points.

Preference will be provided to those candidates with experience as a driver labourer in the waste collection industry.

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, all new hires will be required to complete the pre-trip inspection training and pass the pre-trip inspection testing within 30 working days of starting position.

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

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.

Ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions.

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

Ability to interact with the public in a polite manner.

Ability to work Saturdays and/or Sundays following a statutory holiday

Good and reasonable understanding of all Solid Waste activities and routes is an asset.

Hours of work; able to receive a call at 5:00 a.m. to report to work on same day.

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

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

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check

Closing Statement

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

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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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