City of Oshawa Skilled Labourer Full Time in Oshawa, ON

City of Oshawa

Branch Oshawa ON CA

Skilled Labourer
Oshawa, ON

Reporting to the Manager, Road Operations under the direction of the Supervisor, Roads Maintenance and/or Working Foreman/woman, Lead Hand, perform semi-skilled…

Reporting to the Manager, Road Operations under the direction of the Supervisor, Roads Maintenance and/or Working Foreman/woman, Lead Hand, perform semi-skilled trade and general labour duties.


Perform various semi-skilled trade activities, some of which may include asphalt raking, concrete finishing, pipe laying, form work, rough carpentry, bridge and gabion repairs, brick and block laying and sewer work. Operate maintenance vehicles, equipment and tools such as tractors, excavation equipment, combination plow spreader, trucks of various sizes and sidewalk plow machines. Perform traffic control on roadways and work projects. Work in accordance with the City of Oshawa’s Safe Work Standards and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. Perform various duties related to Summer and Winter Control/Call Board activities. Perform various general labouring activities. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements Demonstrated ability in concrete finishing and asphalt raking.

Candidates must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Grade 12, and have five (5) years operational experience, knowledge and skills related to performing the activities listed within this position. Must be willing and capable of training and obtaining appropriate licences or certificates relevant to the requirements of the position.

Previous experience in road and sewer construction and excavating.

Capable and willing to train and pass testing for internal licensing on Grade 2 equipment or higher, at the City’s convenience and in accordance with seniority, based on operational requirements.

Physically fit and able to perform strenuous work such as climbing, lifting and moving heavy items (80 lbs./approx. 36 kgs.), involving considerable effort, and capable of performing the work assigned in a safe manner.

Able to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions, which deal with routine and standardized situations. Able to complete form and records relevant to the job.

Willingness to accept responsibility and ability to work alone or with minimum supervision.

Personal qualities of reliability and co-operation. Sound judgment and initiative relating to the need for attendance to matters outside normal working hours, like winter and summer callouts.

Knowledge and understanding of, and ability to apply safety policies, standards and legislation (Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act, WHMIS, First-Aid and CPR).

Basic reading, writing and oral communication skills. Able to understand and follow oral and written instructions, which deal with, standardized situations. Able to complete forms and records relevant to the job.

Good interpersonal skills; common sense and courtesy to deal with the general public and to discuss routine information with colleagues.

The job requires you to work scheduled evening and night shifts in accordance with Article 11.05(c) of the CUPE Local #250 Collective Agreement.

Possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class “DZ” Driver’s License in good standing, and able to pass the Corporation’s tests for motor vehicle operation.

Must serve on the Operations Summer and Winter Call Board and successfully complete all required training necessary to meet operational requirements.

We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file. Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.

All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Please ensure that you check your email regularly to receive any correspondence.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). The City of Oshawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities and/or needs related to the OHRC. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Oshawa, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-21
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