Labourer I

District of Taylor
Published
March 14, 2024
Location
Taylor
Category
Job Type
Experience
Will train the right candidate
Salary Type
Hourly Rate
Salary
$17.40 - $20.10
Country
Canada
Province
British Columbia

Description

Reporting to the Parks and Facilities Manager, the Labourer I is responsible for performing general maintenance, cleaning, repairs, upgrades, and seasonal grounds keeping services across various locations within the District of Taylor. The hours of work for the position are 40 hours per week.  Although there is some schedule flexibility, the successful candidate would be expected to work weekends, and there is limited availability for extended time off during the season.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs a variety of weed whipping and mowing activities for all District property (including Peace Island Park and Lone Wolf Golf Course) and safely operates all grass maintenance equipment
  • Participates in community weeding/beautification activities
  • Performs manual watering and fertilizing of trees and ornamental landscaping
  • Performs a variety of daily duties including clean up and sorting of garbage and recycling, cleaning restrooms, and other facility maintenance tasks
  • Participates in other project activities such as painting, gardening support, or other projects
  • Completes light mechanical work (oil change, grease, remove reels, etc.) and general miscellaneous repair activities
  • Ensures all issues, defects, and maintenance repair needs are identified and communicated in a timely manner to management

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Level 1 First Aid
  • WHMIS 2015 Certification would be considered an asset
  • Prior, related experience in general labour, grounds maintenance, and landscaping would be an asset
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Understanding of WHMIS principles
  • Able to communicate in a professional and courteous manner with customers and team members
  • Written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interpret shift tasks from a written list left by a supervisor
  • Able to stay on task even when completing jobs that may be very routine or mundane
  • Able to manage and maintain a positive attitude in a fast-paced work environment
  • Able to manage and work efficiently with little supervision
  • Effective time management skills
  • Comfortable working safely with a variety of small equipment
  • Experience using basic cleaning equipment

Other Requirements:

  • Clear Criminal Record Check
  • Valid BC Driver's License with acceptable Driver's Abstract would be considered an asset
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

Working Conditions (environmental conditions, physical demands, travel, etc.):

  • This position provides general labour and grounds maintenance services District-wide. As required, Labourers will be deployed to other District locations
  • This is a seasonal position, with scheduled hours varying through the season (generally May - October). Hours can be impacted by weather conditions when it impacts ability to perform maintenance activities
  • Although there is some schedule flexibility, employees can expect to work weekends and there is limited availability for extended time off during the season
  • Physical labour is an expectation in the role and the incumbent must have sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to permit the performance of medium to heavy manual indoor and outdoor work in all weather conditions.

How to Apply

With your resume, please provide a cover letter that articulates how you meet the qualifications provided in the job description.

Please ensure that your submission clearly identifies the position being applied for and address your application to:

District of Taylor

Attn: Lisa Ford, Deputy Corporate Officer                 Email: recruitment@districtoftaylor.com

Box 300                                                                                  

Taylor, BC V0C 2K0                                                      Fax:      (250) 789-3543

 While the District appreciates all applicants, only those short-listed will be contacted.

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