Public Works Labourer – Boulevards (summer 2018)

Resumes are being accepted for the summer position of  Public Works Labourer – Boulevards.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the necessary skills related to concrete work with a focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement processes.   Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Hours of Work:  

This is a full-time, summer contract position working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 7am-3pm (hours subject to change depending on weather). 


  • Assist with duties related to pouring and finishing concrete. Additional duties include assisting with restoration/repair of City owned boulevards.
  • Perform duties related to landscaping and placing sod.
  • Perform duties within the right of way and near traffic.
  • Utilize hand tools, pressure washers and other power tools as required.
  • Perform duties related to site maintenance and clean-up, including cleaning up of debris.
  • Comply with all applicable regulations and requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, all Federal, Provincial and City regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Perform other related and unrelated duties as assigned


  • Minimum 3-6 months experience related to the duties listed above, particularly experience with concrete pouring and finishing.
  • A valid Class G drivers licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years.  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.
  • Possess excellent team and communication skills, and present a pleasant demeanor with the public.
  • Excellent customer service skills with sound judgment and decision making skills.
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the job which includes walking, lifting, bending, kneeling, and standing for extended periods of time, in all types of weather (heat, rain, etc.). 

Hourly rate:

$14.00 per hour


Applications must be received online by  Tuesday, February 20, 2017.  Please note you will be required to complete a short online questionnaire specific to this position as part of the application process. To apply for this position click on the “Apply for this Job” icon, instructions will follow. 

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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.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer