Employment Opportunity: Skilled Labourer (Permanent Full Time)

Published: March 3, 2023 @ 11:00 a.m.

Employment Opportunity: Skilled Labourer
Job Type: Permanent Full Time

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield is a progressive community, friendly by nature, and experiencing change. The Town is recruiting a motivated individual to work within the Works Department team as a Skilled Labourer. The successful candidate will make a difference in the community by providing all season maintenance including snow control and rehabilitation of infrastructure throughout the municipality.

Job Description and Duties

The successful candidate will be involved in every phase of infrastructure replacement, maintenance and repair, and will be responsible for a variety of tasks to keep Town infrastructure in good condition. One of the key roles of the skilled laborer position is the ability to operate heavy equipment. Other duties will be assigned as necessary such as infrastructure, building, and facility maintenance.

  1. Perform required excavations to create trenches utilizing equipment or when necessary, though manual digging.
  2. Grade and level trench bases using tamping machines or using hand tools.
  3. Manually or through use of equipment, place pipe accurately and according to blueprints.
  4. Place barrels, culverts, drywells, and manholes as required.
  5. Backfill trenches with required materials upon completion of the job.
  6. Tend to and operate a variety of machines and equipment.
  7. During winter operations, operate snow removal equipment in an efficient and law-abiding manner.
  8. Engage in all forms of labor to assist in the successful completion of construction projects from start to finish.
  9. Landscaping and beautification
  10. Operate a variety of tools including pumps, vibrators, pneumatic drills, chainsaws, and other portable machines/equipment as required.
  11. Other tasks as required.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Class 3 Driver’s Licence
  • (1 -3) years’ plow truck operating experience.
  • Previous municipal maintenance and rehabilitation experience considered an asset (1-3 years).
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of required equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Must be able to work with little supervision; must be self-directed.
  • Professional/mature demeanor under stressful situations.

Selected candidate will be required to submit a criminal record check and driver’s abstract prior to being engaged.

Questions are to be directed to Bruce Gault, Works Commissioner, before March 15, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

Please submit your resume via email: hr@towngbw.ca by March 17, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. 

All new employees, as a condition of employment, are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Any individual who presents and substantiates a valid legal justification for exemption from this paragraph on the basis of grounds listed under the New Brunswick Human Rights Code will be accommodated.

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Town Contact Information

Phone: (506) 738-6400 (Option 3 for after-hours urgent matters)
Email: administration@towngbw.ca
609 River Valley Drive, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.