Labourer/Grounds Helper

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Position covered by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 1334

Labourer/Grounds Helper

Student Housing Services

Temporary full-time from November 28, 2022 to April 27, 2023
Hiring #: 2022-0793

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

Reporting to the Facilities Manger, the Labourer will be responsible for the safe operation of a variety of equipment and machinery used for grounds and landscaping maintenance at both the Wellington Woods and College Ave. housing sites. The incumbent will work primarily on grounds and landscaping but may also assist the Residence Building Servicepersons in performing repairs. Specific duties include: operating garden tractors with attachments such as snow removal equipment, rotary mower, mulcher, sweeper, spreader, aerator and trailer. The Labourer maintains grounds machinery by cleaning, painting, lubricating, lubricating, refueling and performing daily maintenance checks. The incumbent performs landscape maintenance including tree and shrub planting and removal, pruning, planting and maintaining bedding plants, groundcover and lawns. The  Labourer is responsible for collecting litter and maintaining associated sites; coordinating Spring and Autumn clean-up with residents: constructing and maintaining recreational areas(eg. Sports field, ice rink): cleaning catch basins: maintaining sign posts: painting(outdoors): moving various items including furniture; digging post holes; painting parking lot lines: and other associated duties as assigned.

Some night and weekend work may be required. (Snow removal)

Requirements of the position include: Grade 10, couples with several years of experience relevant to this position or equivalent combination of education and experience. Teamwork, good verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required, as is the ability to work equally well under close supervision. Strong organizational skills, tidy and orderly work habits and adaptability are essential. A current valid Ontario Driver's License is required. Applicants from off campus will be expected to provide an acceptable criminal record check and vulnerable sector screening at their own expense if selected as the successful candidate.

Position Number                     013-TFT
Classification                           CUPE Band 1
0-3 month rate                        $18.23 per hour
Job Rate                                 $18.75 per hour

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2022 11 09
Closing Date: 2022 11 30 (extended)