Closing date: October 6, 2022
Parks Maintenance Worker (4 Temporary – up to 3 months)
Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Department
Operate a variety of parks related power equipment and vehicles and perform general labouring functions in Parks Operations.
Assist with Parks operations by performing tasks as assigned in horticulture, arboriculture, turf, construction and maintenance such as mowing, trimming, weeding and removing debris; watering grass areas; digging, raking, and removing refuse to assist in the preparation and maintenance of flower and shrub beds; edging and trimming grass along sidewalks and curbs; and cleaning ponds, streams and pathways; clean, remove garbage and maintain playground and rest facilities; assisting with construction and repair of parks furniture, playground equipment, hard infrastructure; assist in park and sportsfield construction and maintenance.
Operate an industrial ride-on mower to cut grass on boulevards parks, medians and playing fields; perform minor pruning; maintain and adjust cut and height of reels and blade; load and unload mower from trailer. Operate a light truck with trailer.
Operate a light tractor equipped with loader or blade, curb cutter, reel mower, trailer, sickle bar, spray tank, post hole auger and other turf/horticultural attachments; operate light power equipment such as light rollers, light all-terrain utility vehicles, rock drill or breaker, air compressors, concrete mixers or small vibrating tampers as required; operates chainsaw, weedeater, hedge trimmers and other smaller power tools related to basic tree maintenance.
Operate a tank truck along a prescribed route to water boulevard trees, baskets and other garden and landscape areas; remove excess sod and other debris from around the base of trees; remove and replace broken or damaged tree collars.
Fill tanker from fire hydrants, complete form and forward to Waterworks; report any tree damage or pruning required to supervisor; keep records of trees watered and tree collars adjusted or replaced.
Perform pre- and post-trip inspections by checking items such as fluid levels, belts, hoses and lights; perform minor maintenance such as cleaning and lubrication; report repairs needed and damage to supervisor and mechanic shop; check first aid and safety equipment; fill out daily equipment log, material slips and time sheet.
Perform related duties where qualified.
Work is performed according to an assigned route and reviewed by supervisor.
Problems such as changes to the route or complaints are referred to supervisor.
Lift and move heavy equipment and materials. (often)
Work outside in all weather conditions. (continuous)
Exposure to equipment noise. (occasional)
KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Understand and discuss job related matters.
Operate a variety of light industrial equipment and vehicles.
Use hand tools and light power equipment.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.
Work safely on job sites.
Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:
Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence.
1 year of related experience.
or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.
Work schedule: Sunday - Saturday, shifts may vary, 40 hour work week
$28.77 per hour, Pay Grade 4
Job Code #642
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position
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