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:
General Labourers
Solid Waste Services
Bargaining Unit:
Job Type:
Part Time
Employment Type:
Number of Positions:
Hours of Work:
0 to 24 hrs/wk
Probationary Rate:
$23.69 - $29.17/Hour
Date Posted:
July 28, 2020
Closing Date:
August 12, 2020

Opening Statement

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

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

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 Licence, 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, pre-trip and driving tests in order to move onto the interview;

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 at the candidate’s own expense.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.