Job Posting #22554

Skilled Labourer/Mower Operator/Road Marker/Truck Driver Pool

Closing Date:Thu., Aug. 08, 2019
Department:Public Works
Location:Thorold Patrol Yard
Type: Full-Time
Union:CUPE 1287
Salary:$24.09 - $29.34 per hour
Work Hours:40 hrs / week


Work varies from general and skilled labour to bridge repair, road marking, tree work, heavy equipment operation, i.e. tractor-mounted mower to cut grass and weeds along Regional roads, applying pavement markings on roadways and/or parking lots , and truck/snow plow driving, including operating Regional vehicles and equipment.

Successful applicants will be considered for future job opportunities as they become available, whether permanent or temporary.

Pay rate The starting rate for Skilled Labourer (Summer) is $24.09, Mower Operator (Summer) and Road Marker (Summer) is $25.03, and Truck Driver is $27.75 (Winter) The total range in pay for jobs within this job family is $24.09-$29.34 (2019 rates), depending on experience, education/training, qualifications, certification, and years of service within CUPE Local 1287.Hours: A typical work week is scheduled 40 hours.

Shifts vary, including shifts up to 12 hours, scheduled days, afternoons, nights, weekends & holidays and are subject to overtime.

Work may be permanent or temporary in nature, depending on need.

Location: Locations vary throughout the Niagara Region.

Our patrol yards are located in Welland, Thorold, Pelham and Smithville.

Employees may be assigned to any location, and may work at one location in the winter and another in the summer.

Duties Employees perform a wide variety of tasks, including:
  • Maintaining or repairing asphalt and concrete roads/surfaces, curbs, boulevards, etc.

  • Operating trucks and snow plows, over 11,000 kg.

    Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), including special attachments
  • Applying sand and/or salt to road surfaces
  • Installing, maintaining and repairing ditches, culverts, storm sewers, guide posts/cables/rails, delineators, and signs
  • Repairing and maintaining bridges and culverts
  • Planting, trimming, and removing trees or brush, as well as mowing grass and weeds
  • Collecting and disposing of road debris (including road kills)
  • Acting as a traffic control person
  • Plowing snow from road surface and winging back snow banks on shoulders or roadsides
  • Installing or removing snow fence
  • Hauling snow, debris, soil, or brush, etc.

    to approved disposal sites
  • Loading, hauling and spreading bituminous, aggregate or other construction materials
  • Operating various pieces of equipment, including mower, grader, loader/backhoe, gradall, vacuum sweeper, brush chipper, asphalt roller, hand tools and power tools, including special attachments
  • Performing other duties such as paperwork, housekeeping, and various road maintenance activities
  • Operating Regional vehicles and equipment
  • Use and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with regulations and procedures• Use and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with regulations and procedures
  • Operate a tractor-mounted mower to cut grass and weeds along Regional road allowances or on other Regional property.

    When not operating tractor, perform other duties such as daily maintenance on tractor and attachments, as well as various road maintenance activities
  • Apply pavement markings on roadways and/or parking lots by means of zone marking or truck mounted Line Striper attachment.

    Work must be performed in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act, Public Commercial Vehicle Act (PVCA), and Regional guidelines.

    Clean, load, and maintain pavement-marking equipment, tools, and materials.


Completion of a high school diploma, or equivalency (Ex. GED)
  • Must possess a valid and unrestricted class DZ and G driver's license
  • Additional levels of training, education and certifications related to the job (asset)
  • Chainsaw and brush chipper training/certification (asset)
  • Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid (asset)
  • W.H.M.I.S. training (asset)
  • Forklift training/certification (asset)
  • Additional health & safety training related to the position (asset


  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years in a similar environment
  • Previous experience operating trucks and snow plows (+11,000 kg GVW), graders, asphalt rollers, mowers, etc.
  • Must possess basic mechanical, electronic, and hydraulic knowledge and skills to operate the above mentioned equipment
  • Must possess a mechanical aptitude and knowledge of basic tools and equipment related to road maintenance activities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper health and safety practices
  • Familiarity with a Computerized Maintenance Management System/work order system (asset)
  • Working knowledge of the Ontario Traffic Manual (OTM), Occupational Health & Safety Act, and the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
  • Training/Certification in Materials Handling and/or Transportation of Dangerous Good


  • Computer skills are preferred (ex. email, internet, CMMS/work order systems, etc.)
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, communicate and cooperate with others
  • Good customer service skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks on a daily basis
  • Proven ability to recognize issues, troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Ability to respond to emergencies and follow established procedures
  • Excellent documentation skills (electronic and written

Special Requirements

  • Must possess valid, unrestricted G and DZ class driver's licenses It is the employee's responsibility to possess and maintain a valid and restriction-free driver's license of appropriate class to carry out the duties of the job
  • Required to travel to various locations to receive training and/or to perform duties
  • Work location may be changed in order to better facilitate training and experience i.e. scheduled move from Plant A to Plant B

Closing Statement

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow's challenges TODAY!

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application.

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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