Environmental Services General Labourers – Summer 2021

The City of Guelph is looking for hardworking, motivated team players to work in various departments during the summer months.

Rate of pay

$14.57 per hour for first work term

Please follow the instructions and follow all steps.
• Be sure to complete all the steps when creating your profile
• Answer the short online screening questionnaire specific to the position
• Attach both your cover letter and resume saved as one document (word or pdf format)
• If you have already created a profile, you may simply login to begin your application.

*Please read all of the information below before applying*
• Successful candidates who will be required to drive a City vehicle as part of their duties, will be required to participate in a mandatory driver training and testing session prior to their start date.
• The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
• The City of Guelph reserves the right to revise any of the information listed below. Some positions may be subject to change.


• Post-secondary education in the Environmental field is an asset.
• Valid G or G2 Driver’s licence and a minimum of 2 years driving experience for positions that are required to drive a City vehicle
• A valid Emergency First Aid and CPR
• Ability to work with various small tools and equipment
• Ability to perform physical work and in all types of weather
• Comply with all applicable regulations and requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, as well as all Federal, Provincial, and City of Guelph regulations, policies and procedures
• Ability to work with or without supervision
• Strong focus on quality customer service
• Demonstration of community mindset through volunteering, community outreach and other initiatives is an asset
• Experience in landscaping, construction, farming or other related experience is an asset

Wastewater Services Maintenance/Treatment Labourer

These positions will assist the Wastewater Services Maintenance & Treatment teams in the upkeep of the Wastewater Services facilities.
These positions are responsible for duties related, but not limited to:
• Performing maintenance duties related to grounds keeping; including litter/garbage control, general landscaping, general housekeeping, painting and various duties related to the upkeep of Wastewater Treatment facility
• Operate landscape related equipment
• Process sampling and sample bottle preparation

Wastewater Collection Labourer

This position will assist the Wastewater Services Collection team in the maintenance of the sanitary sewer system.
These positions are responsible for duties related, but not limited to:
• Assists with duties related to sanitary sewer maintenance
• Assists with duties related to sanitary pumping station maintenance
• Perform duties within the right of way and near traffic
A satisfactory Police/Vulnerable Sector check will be required at time of offer for the above positions.

Customer Service and Site Maintenance Attendant

These positions will require performing site maintenance and assisting at the hazardous waste depot. This position will also require excellent customer service skills when dealing with members of the public.
These positions are responsible for duties related, but not limited to:
• Meeting and greeting customers at the public drop-off and assisting with their waste disposal needs
• Screening waste at the Public Drop off and Recycle Zone
• Keeping drop off areas clear of debris
• Performing lawn maintenance and litter clean-up at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre
• Picking up missed waste throughout the City based on calls from the public

Cart Maintenance

  • Wash carts and Public Space Containers (PLCs)
  • Deliver pickup and repair carts at locations throughout the City utilizing a pickup truck and trailer combination
  • Perform daily vehicle inspection of truck and trailer
  • Complete daily vehicle inspections as required in accordance with the Ontario Highway Traffic Act
  • Comply with all Federal, Provincial and City regulations, policies and procedures including the Occupational Health and Safety Act Duties of a Worker
  • Complete all required daily paperwork including vehicle inspections records
  • Use handheld RFID reader and Mobile phone for recording cart related transactions
  • Assist in moving carts for collection staff
  • Perform bulk item pickups or missed waste collection
  • Respond to radio calls for damaged or broken carts
  • Oversee storage and inventory of carts
  • Other related duties as assigned

Water Services Building / Grounds Maintenance Assistants

These positions will assist the Water Services Maintenance team in the upkeep of the Water Services facilities.
These positions are responsible for duties related, but not limited to:
• Performing minor facility maintenance
• Performing grounds keeping and landscaping duties
• Entering maintenance tasks into the database system
• Ensuring inventory levels are monitored and maintained
• Performing basic janitorial duties as required

Water Services Building / Grounds Maintenance Team Lead

This position will perform all of the duties of the Water Services Building/Grounds Maintenance Assistant as described above, and will be responsible for overseeing the work of the Water Services Building/Grounds Maintenance Assistants.

How to apply

Applications are received online, effective Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
First consideration will be given to those who apply by Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

Please click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.