2019 SUMMER STUDENT RECRUITMENT – GENERAL LABOURERS
Hourly rate of Pay: $14.00
NEW APPLICANTS ONLY- This category is for new applicants only. If you held a summer student last summer and wish to return to that position, please return to the Careers Page and apply to the Returning Summer Students category. You may opt to apply as a new student if you are wishing to change positions.
E-MAIL ADDRESS REQUIRED- Please ensure that you provide an e-mail address – i.e. hotmail account - where we will be able to forward to you correspondence, not only throughout your summer placement, but for correspondence that may need to be sent to you after your placement has ended.
GENERAL LABOURER POSITIONS
Perform labouring duties on a daily basis for the maintenance of various City facilities, parks, roads, cemeteries, infrastructure and golf courses. Operate a variety of equipment, light duty vehicles, machinery and power and hand held tools. Labouring duties include climbing, lifting, balancing, kneeling, stooping, walking, handling materials to assist in the maintenance of City facilities and infrastructure. You will be required to work in all outdoor environments.
Assignments will be in the following sections:
In this capacity preference will be given to candidates with landscape construction and/or parks maintenance, garden centre/greenhouse, agricultural, marina backgrounds and to students that have completed a minimum of 1 year in Horticultural College or University programs. You are required to be available to work rotating shifts and weekends. You may be required to work in remote locations.
In this capacity preference will be given to students with shop, construction, and/or painting experience.
Golf & Stadium Operations
Students hired by Golf & Stadium Operations may be required to rotate between the municipal golf courses and the stadium as needed. The summer work-term for this area commences late April and runs until Labour Day in September. In this capacity you may be required to work early mornings (6:00 a.m.), days, weekends and afternoons (approx. 4:00 p.m. – midnight), including stat holidays – Canada Day and Labour Day, depending on scheduled events. Preference will be given to students that have turf management care, groom and lawn care, previous golf course maintenance, and to students that have completed 1 year (or 2 semesters) of studies in Turf Management. Additional labouring duties include: general maintenance of facility and properties; use of small engine equipment and hand tools such as groomer, mower, leaf blower; event and game day set up, monitoring and tear down.
Students hired in our Waste Collection section will assist full-time crew in the collection of waste throughout Hamilton. Must have excellent hand/eye coordination and have sufficient physical strength and ability to independently and repeatedly lift, move, pull, push bend, reach, grip, step, walk, drive, twist, climb, squat and carry objects weighing up to 23 Kg (50 lbs) or more if designated to provide bulk collection service with a partner. During the summer months, general work hours are 6:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Student hired in our Roads section will be responsible for assisting full-time crew with road maintenance. This will include use of hand held power tools, shoveling tar, directing traffic and other duties as assigned. Students with previous experience in construction, engineering, or skilled trades will be given preference.
Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.
The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.
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The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.
It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants
The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.