Current Postings

Labourer 2 - Roads and Drainage



Competition No: 2024-028

Duration: Regular Full Time

Salary: $33.26/hour

Schedule: 40 hours weekly; Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Special Notes: Subject to Note ‘B’ of Schedule ‘B’ of the CUPE 23 Outside Division Collective Agreement

Last Updated: 4/25/24

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

This is manual work of some variety entailing physical effort and agility in the performance of semi-skilled and unskilled construction and maintenance tasks. The work of this class is distinguished from that of Labourer 1 by the more complex and semi-skilled tasks performed. An incumbent of this class performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and construction of roads, pavements, and in street cleaning: acts as lead hand on road projects such as installing culverts, regrading, raking premix on extensive repair jobs, repairing sidewalks and boulevards; uses motorized compacting machine in backfilling and grading work and independently performs the more complex work. Other responsibilities include assisting in pipelaying and timbering work; breaking blacktop and concrete surfaces using pneumatic hammer and compressor accessories. Assists others in setting forms; mixes and tamps concrete; assists in concrete finishing for manholes. Performs maintenance and construction work on wire and wooden fences; performs related work as required.

Qualifications include up to high school graduation and experience in general construction and maintenance work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Knowledge of the methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in general construction and maintenance work. Ability to perform a variety of semi-skilled manual tasks requiring the use of some independent judgement and action in the construction and maintenance of public works and parks systems and to understand and effectively carry out oral and simple written instructions. An incumbent will have skill in the use of a variety of tools and have sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to permit the performance of heavy manual outdoor work in all weather conditions. A valid Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia is required.

This competition has been extended and will remain opened until filled. New applications are welcome!

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

At the City of Burnaby, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce that authentically mirrors the vibrant community we proudly serve. We consistently embrace diversity and endeavor to build an inclusive workforce that celebrates the richness of our community. We warmly welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to join us in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future together.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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