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Job Details: Seasonal Labourer – Transportation Services (Winter Control)

Job Details
Open Date Nov 24 2022 - 09:00:00 AM Close Date Dec 09 2022 - 04:00:00 PM
Position Title Seasonal Labourer – Transportation Services (Winter Control) Posting Type Temporary Full Time
Posting Status Active Position Length Seasonal Labourer
Department Group Transportation Services Hours per Week 40 hours per week
Department Integrated Planning & Public Works Openings 1
Education High School Diploma Experience 1 - 3 years
Competition 22-81 Repost
Salary Range $28.64 per hour
Union Position No


Position Description:

The City of Waterloo has a Seasonal Labourer position available in the Transportation Services division commencing in December for up to a five (5) month term.  Shift work will be required based upon operational requirements, including evenings, weekends, nights and holidays.


  • Participate in winter control operations (shift work) including salt application and snow removal with snow removing vehciles and equipment
  • Participate in general Transportation Services operations including but not limited to leaf collection, cold/hot aphalt patching, and landscaping as required
  • Ensure safe and efficient operation, care and maintenance of tools, equipment and vehicles
  • Perform daily checks on vehicles and equipment, including documentation of any issues and daily log documentation
  • Operate loader with all attachments (bucket, plow, wing, etc.) during winter control, snow and leaf loading operations
  • Maintain a safe work environment by taking necessary precautions and applying safety procedures in accordance with health and safety legislation and City of Waterloo policies
  • Maintain proper written records of activities as required
  • Communicate and co-operate effectively with others, respecting the values of the corporation, both internally and externally
  • Will be required to perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of Grade 12 Education or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of experience in a related field involving manual physical labour and operation of power tools, vehicles and equipment
  • Valid MTO ‘DZ’ class driver’s license in good standing with driver’s abstract acceptable to the City is required to perform the job
  • Must have a working knowledge with winter control operations including but not limited to salting, loading snow, snow plowing
  • Snow Fighter training is an asset; must be willing to attend
  • Previous experience working with asphalt, leaf collection, landscape construction and winter control operations is preferred
  • Experience in road construction environment is preferred
  • Truck and loader experience is preferred
  • Capable of performing the physical demands of the position, including lifting and kneeling on a regular basis
  • Willing and able to work in an outdoor environment and actively participate in daily activities in various weather conditions
  • Ability to work efficiently in a team environment and demonstrate leadership skills
  • Motivated, hardworking and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Available and willing to work day, evening and weekend shifts where required
  • Satisfactory Police Record and Judicial Matters Check is a condition of hire

**Shift Information: Shift work will be required based upon operational requirements, including evenings, weekends, nights and holidays

Rate of Pay:

Class D: $28.64 per hour (Winter Control)

Shift Premium may apply in accordance with the CUPE 1542 Collective Agreement. 

In accordance with Appendix ‘A’ Wage Schedule, a rate of 5% less than the corresponding pay rate will apply for any incumbent while serving a probationary period.

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit a CUPE Internal Job Posting Application through the online application process or directly to Human Resources, 100 Regina Street South by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Be You @ Waterloo

At the City of Waterloo, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. All interested and qualified candidates, including Indigenous persons, Black persons, non-Black racialized persons/persons of colour, women, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ and those interested in joining our team are encouraged to apply.


The City of Waterloo is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace that is welcoming, inclusive, and barrier-free. Accommodations in accordance with the Human Rights Code and other applicable legislation are available throughout all stages of the recruitment process. For accommodation during the application process, applicants are requested to make their needs known via email at recruitment@waterloo.ca, quoting the position and competition number. Applicants advanced through to subsequent stages of the recruitment process will be provided with additional opportunities to make their needs known.

We’ve Got You Covered

The City of Waterloo strives to be an employer of choice for strong talent dedicated to serving our community, and offer the following:

  • Competitive wages and a fulsome benefits package including an Employee and Family Assistance Program;
  • A staff team dedicated to fostering and advancing action to support the organization’s ongoing commitment to Indigenous Initiatives, Anti-Racism, Accessibility and Equity;
  • Substantial internal and external training and development opportunities;
  • Compassionate and caring organization that promotes and embraces a culture of health, safety and wellness;
  • Strong commitment to providing and maintaining a psychologically safe workplace that is respectful, inclusive, and where all individuals are valued;
  • City of Waterloo Staff Recreation Pass;
  • So much more!