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Labourer, CUPE

Req ID: 17381
Vacancy Type: Permanent 
Number of Positions: Up to 10  
Closing Date: 06/18/2021

Job Summary


As a Labourer, you will be required to perform a variety of skilled physical labour and equipment operating tasks at various work sites, and demonstrating effective leadership skills as a Lead Hand when assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Working as member of a crew to clean and maintain sidewalks, streets, roads and grounds
  • Sweep/shovel snow from streets, sidewalks, grounds as well as load snow and debris into carts or trucks, spread salt on sidewalks, bus stops and intersections
  • Dig ditches and trenches, operate power trimmers, load/unload/move supplies and equipment, mix, pour and spread materials (i.e. concrete and asphalt)
  • Assist heavy equipment operators to secure equipment attachments, guide Signal Operators, assist with routine maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Comply with legislative requirements, CUPE 66 Collective Agreement and City policies and procedures 
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Physical Demands

  • Exposure to variety of weather conditions, noise, vibration, unpleasant smells, etc.
  • Exposure to concrete, asphalt, dust, flying particles etc.
  • Ability to perform the essential physical requirements of lifting, pulling and carrying of heavy objects, working outdoors in all weather conditions, exposure to asphalt, concrete and dust, etc.

Skills and Qualifications


  • Secondary school education required
  • 1-2 years of previous experience/knowledge related to the construction industry is required
  • Experience in the use of related construction equipment is required
  • Must have a valid Ontario Class G driver's license with a driving record in good standing and acceptable to the City; a DZ driver's license is preferred. A Drivers Abstract will be required to verify a driving record in good standing
  • Ability to demonstrate good interpersonal, written and verbal communication, customer service and conflict resolution skills with demonstrated ability to effectively work in a team environment
  • Must demonstrate and act in accordance with the City’s Corporate Values of Trust, Quality and Excellence including integrity, and sound moral and ethical principles. 
  • Must demonstrate effective leadership skills to be able to act as a Lead hand
  • Strives for continuous improvement through innovation and enhancement of processes.
  • Excellent time management skills to effectively prioritize and organize work.
  • Ability to exercise critical thinking, independent judgement, and make sound decisions 
  • Accepts and follows directions from others; complies with requests and respects authority.
  • Basic working knowledge of MS office, content and use of Occupational Health and Safety Act, Technical Standards and Safety Authority and OTM Book 7
  • Road Patrol experience is an asset
  • Previous related experience in the public sector is preferred
  • To advance to the interview stage, the applicant must achieve a score of 65% or above on a practical assessment


Hours of Work/Shift Work
40 hr/week, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Shift work, occasional overtime and rotation between the yards required


Hourly Rate/Salary: 23.90 - 26.60 
Hours of Work: 40 
Work Location: Meadowvale Yard: Works/Parks 
Department/Division/Section: T&W/Transportation&Works Dept , T&W/Works Operations & Mntce Division , Works Admin,Operations & Maintenance 
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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