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Instrument Person, CUPE

Req ID: 17721
Vacancy Type: Permanent 
Contract Duration:
Number of Positions: 1  
Closing Date: 08/04/2021

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Supervisor, Surveys and Inspections, the Instrument Person is responsible to use various survey instruments to assist the Party Chief in the day to day activities in the in the performance of various types of civil construction layout and topographic data collection as described in the duties and responsibilities below.

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Perform topographic and pre-engineering surveys; process and edit data used in the preparation of base construction plans.
•    Assists the Party Chief in managing all site-specific surveying activities including providing layout for construction of municipal infrastructure on roadways and other City owned lands to ensure associated appurtenances are constructed in the desired locations.
•    Assists in gathering and recording as-constructed measurements, records, and drawings used in the preparation of monthly progress and final payments subject to prescribed City audit standards.
•    Assists in checking and auditing contractor work for completeness, accuracy and compliance with City standards.
•    Assists in conducting surveys in order to establish legal boundaries for properties based on legal deeds and titles.
•    Assists in verifying the accuracy of all survey work performed, data collected, calculations, measurements, field notes, grade sheets, etc.
•    Helps identify and report site/project issues and present alternatives to facilitate resolutions.
•    Organize equipment and supplies and ensure all equipment is accounted for and maintained in good working order.
•    Work in a safe and secure manner in work in accordance with the OHSA, other legislated safety requirements, and City policies.
•    May be required to provide back-up to run a survey crew in absence of the Party Chief.
•    Liaise with the general public, inspectors, contractors, consultants, utilities, City staff and other stakeholders.
•    Perform other related duties as assigned, which may include temporary on-call re-assignment during the winter period to assist in Winter Maintenance operations.


•    Able to complete all duties and responsibilities listed above.
•    Requires the successful completion of a Civil, Surveying, or Geomatics Engineering Technology Program.
•    Must have C.Tech or C.E.T. designation with OACETT.
•    Minimum two (2) years of surveying experience in municipal civil construction layout and topographic surveys is required. 
•    Experienced in all aspects of horizontal/vertical control surveys.
•    Sound knowledge of current construction practices and procedures.
•    Proficient in the use of all survey instruments including Total Stations, GPS, data recorders, and optic levels.
•    Experienced using automated office technology to download, edit, and process information from survey equipment.
•    Ability to perform mathematical calculations and produce detailed, legible and accurate field survey notes.
•    Must be able to read and interpret all types of municipal engineering drawings, contract documents, specifications and construction standards.
•    Must act with integrity and demonstrate sound moral and ethical principles.
•    Strives for continuous improvement through innovation and enhancement of processes.
•    Exceptional customer service and conflict resolution skills.
•    Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to effectively deal with residents, contractors, other outside agencies and stakeholders.
•    Must be able to maintain a detailed and accurate diary (personal).
•    Accepts and follows directions from others; complies with requests and respects authority.
•    Utilizes feedback in a positive and constructive manner.
•    Ability to exercise independent judgement, and make sound decisions and assist in solving complex problems.
•    Promote and contribute to a supportive team environment. 
•    Knowledge of the content and use of the Ontario Provincial Standards & Specifications (OPSS), City of Mississauga Standards & Specifications, Health and Safety Act, Technical Standards and Safety Authority and OTM Book 7.
•    Strong computer skills including good working knowledge of INFOR, Trimble Business Centre, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, EDMS, iMaps, and GIS.
•    Must hold a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's Licence and a clean driving record acceptable to the City.
•    Must be able to meet essential physical requirements of this position including lifting, pulling and carrying of heavy equipment/objects, using hand tools, working outdoors in all weather conditions, exposure to asphalt, concrete and dust, etc.
•    To advance to the interview stage, the applicant must achieve a score of 65% or above on a technical assessment.


Hourly Rate/Salary: $30.34 - $35.62
Hours of Work: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (7.5 hour work day - 37.5 hours per week) 
Work Location: Mavis Yard: Common Building 
Organization Unit: T&W/Surveys - Union 
Department/Division/Section: T&W/Transportation&Works Dept , T&W/Works Operations & Mntce Division , Technical Services 
Non-Union/Union: CUPE 


A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.      



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