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Job Title:
Driver Labourer - Airport
Job Number:
Job Code:
Job Category:
Strategic Partnerships & Airport
Bargaining Unit:
Job Type:
Temporary Part Time
Employment Type:
Number of Positions:
Contract Duration :
up to 6 months
Hours of Work:
0 to 24 hrs/wk
Probationary Rate:
$23.69 - $29.17/Hour
Date Posted:
September 14, 2020
Closing Date:
September 28, 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 inspection and maintenance of airport property and the operation of heavy and light equipment and machinery.


Inspect and maintain various airport surfaces using a variety of heavy and light equipment and material applications (sand, anti – and de-icing chemicals applied to asphalt or concrete, etc.)

Inspect and maintain runways, taxiways, aprons and groundside paved surfaces, conduct tests to determine runway braking capabilities, presence of foreign objects that might damage aircrafts and the condition of airfield lighting systems

Evaluate the operating condition of light and heavy equipment and assess the requirement to make minor repairs or referral to City mechanics

Control bird and wildlife population(s) at the airport

Participate in the implementation of airport safety, security and environmental management systems and emergency response programs

Manage natural growth on airport property (trees, brush, etc.)

This position requires days, evening, weekends, shift work and call-in hours to meet the airport operational and customer requirements

Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Competencies

High School (Grade 12) diploma or equivalent

2 years experience in the operation of heavy equipment such as a snow plow (tested)

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

Familiarity with airport safety, security and emergency requirements and procedures

Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Canada Labour Code

Preference given to candidates with the following qualifications/certifications: Chainsaw Certification, Fall Protection, Forklift course/training, Wildlife Control Course, Runway Surface Condition Reporting Certification, Runway Friction Index Measuring and Reporting Certification, Airport Vehicle Operating Permit, Restricted Radio Operator’s Licence and Possession Acquisition License

All candidates must pass the written, pre-trip and practical driving tests to move onto the interview stage

Must demonstrate the corporate competencies:

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

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

Able to interact with the public in a polite manner

Able to drive and operate heavy equipment in close proximity to aircraft under adverse conditions, while maintaining a strong sense of situational awareness from inputs such as radio control from Nav Canada, listening to air/ground frequencies for broadcasts from aircraft in the vicinity of the airport and radio communications from others in the work team

Able to adhere to rigid and precise guidelines and procedures, many in accordance with federal regulations

Able to decide on appropriate use of anti- and de-icing chemicals and materials to improve runway friction indices

Able to safely use a variety of bird and wildlife mitigation techniques and materials (such as pyrotechnics) to reduce the risk of a bird or wildlife strikes by an aircraft

Able to understand and practice Safety Management System processes to minimize risks to aviation safety and Workplace Occupational Safety processes to minimize injury to self or others

Operation of a vehicle-based computer system for reporting airport conditions to aviation interests

Able to interpret complex standards and recommended practices in order to determine if regulated standards are being met and independently decide on course of action if not met

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check at candidates’ expense

Closing Statement

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