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Driver Labourer - Solid Waste (Up to 3)

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Job Title:
Driver Labourer - Solid Waste (Up to 3)
Job Number:
Job Code:
Job Category:
Solid Waste Services
Creekford Road
Bargaining Unit:
Job Type:
Part Time
Employment Type:
Number of Positions:
Hours of Work:
0 to 24 hrs/wk
$24.53 - $30.21/Hour
Date Posted:
June 25, 2024
Closing Date:
July 16, 2024

Opening Statement

The City of Kingston is grateful to experience the traditional territories of Anishinabek (Ah-nish-nah-beg), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat). 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.

At the City of Kingston, we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential elements of a thriving workplace. We value the unique perspectives and experiences that each individual brings to our team. As we continue to grow, we are dedicated to creating an environment where all employees feel welcomed, respected, and empowered to contribute their best work. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, including those from underrepresented communities.

As staff, you play a pivotal role in enhancing people's lives by delivering exceptional, customer-centered services of the highest quality. Within our highly ethical environment, you'll embrace accountability by consistently going above and beyond, actively listening to our customers, creatively addressing their needs, and maintaining unwavering respect for all individuals you serve. As a result, you'll become an integral part of our qualified and dynamic team, recognized for its compassion, excellence, integrity, inclusivity, and adaptability.

Position Summary

*Note: Pay rates are based on 2023 rates*

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 apply to Career Opportunities at:
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

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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