Driver Labourer - Winter Control (Up to 20)

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Job Title:
Driver Labourer - Winter Control (Up to 20)
Job Number:
J0822-0762
Job Code:
09A033
Job Category:
Driver
Department:
Public Works Services
Bargaining Unit:
CUPE
Job Type:
Temporary
Employment Type:
Addition
Number of Positions:
20
Contract Duration :
Up to 4 Months
Hours of Work:
40 hrs/wk
Salary:
$24.17 - $29.76/Hour
Date Posted:
September 7, 2022
Closing Date:
December 2, 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 LGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

THE HOURS FOR THIS SEASONAL POSITION MAXIMIZE AT 40 HOURS PER WEEK DURING PEAK PERIODS DECEMBER 1 – MARCH 31 FOR SNOW REMOVAL AND WINTER CONTROL

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

Perform labour related tasks, such as flower bed preparation (i.e. roto-tilling, shoveling, edging), watering flower beds, vegetation removal/ disposal, as well as similar labour and material handling tasks

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

**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

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

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

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

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 HRCity@cityofkingston.ca.

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers
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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