Labourer 1 / Truck Driver – Solid Waste & Recycling

Competition No.:  2018-L1SWR
Duration:  Auxiliary / On Call
Salary:  $27.70 & $31.31, plus 12% in lieu of benefits (2018 rates)
Last Updated: 
5/24/18 2:03 PM

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, and those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

The Engineering Department is seeking qualified, hard-working and team-oriented candidates to join the team as auxiliary Labourer 1 / Truck Driver – Solid Waste & Recycling.  This is a dual role, at times performing routine manual work involving considerable physical effort and agility in the collection and disposal of garbage, recycling and green waste, and other times operating various sanitation vehicles in a skillful and safe manner.
The duties and responsibilities of staff working in the Solid Waste and Recycling division include, but are not restricted to:

  • Collection of refuse, garbage, recycling and food scraps / green waste
  • Safe and skillful operation of various sanitation vehicles
  • Litter pickup
  • Working at the City’s Eco Centre
  • Cleanup duties
  • Other related duties as required by the department

The position requires completion of high school and knowledge and skill in the methods, techniques, materials, tools, and equipment used in garbage collection and recycling work. This position involves continuous heavy physical work in all weather conditions. Applicants are encouraged to highlight in their applications residential and commercial garbage collection and/or recycling experience. The ability to maintain a very high standard of work is critical for success in this role. Other desired attributes include excellent teamwork skills and the ability to communicate effectively, particularly when dealing with the public.  Valid Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia, Class 3 with Air Brake Endorsement, is required along with a clean driver’s abstract.

The Labourer 1/ Truck Driver – Solid Waste & Recycling must be available to work auxiliary/casual on-call shifts seven days a week including evenings and weekends.

Hourly wage (2018 rates):

  • Labourer 1 - $27.70 + 12% in lieu of benefits.
  • Truck Driver – Solid Waste & Recycling - $31.31 + 12% in lieu of benefits.

This posting will remain open until all positions are filled.

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

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

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

If you would like to include a cover letter along with your application, please ensure to include it in the text area for a cover letter section of the application.

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Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Solid Waste & Recycling
Posted: June 12, 2018, 11:27 am
Expires: August 12, 2018, 4:30 pm