Driver Labourer - Winter Control (Up to 16)

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Job Title:
Driver Labourer - Winter Control (Up to 16)
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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:
$23.69 - $29.17/Hour
Date Posted:
October 9, 2020
Closing Date:
November 4, 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, 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: Your resumé 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 committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at, quoting the Job Number and the Job Title. If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.