Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre

General Labourer

Location: Pickering (meeting location)

Number of positions: 10

Work Hours: Varies by season; Ideally, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (shift flexibility required)

Pay: $17-$20/hr

Benefits: No

Start Date:  ASAP

Own Transportation Required: Access to vehicle and clean drivers abstract

Education Required: High School/GED (or equivalent) required at minimum

Number of Years of Previous Experience Required: Ideal, but not necessary – employer is willing to train

Main Responsibilities:

·        We are looking for qualified people who will work full time in summer and assisting on commercial landscape maintenance crews and landscape enhancement crews.

·        Complete duties in an efficient manner (trimming, mowing, blowing, garbage collection)

Working on seasonal property maintenance projects, such as:

·        Summer Duties will include building a fence or retaining wall; tree and stump removal; asphalt and parking repair; using a line trimmer, using push mower, using zero turn and stand on mowers, maintaining planting beds (weeding/pruning/cultivating/edging), maintaining grounds, and other related landscape maintenance duties.

·        Winter positions Shovel snow by hand • Use snow removal equipment and pick-up truck • Apply ice melting products (salt) •Carpool company vehicle from one work location to another. Must be able to work long shifts through the day and into the over night, confident in using snow blowers, machines with plows and salters (tractor/bob cat /kubota plow, company is willing to train all new employees -no experience necessary.

·        Requesting additional training from Team Lead, if needed, to stay on top of knowledge and continually improve skills

·        Informing Team Lead of any client concerns and inquiries regarding properties you have worked on

·        Maintaining good rapport with clients and property owners

·        Contribute to team moral and comradery

·        Upholding and modeling 360BES values and work ethics

Job Requirements:

·        Knowledge of operating various types of equipment

·        Works diligently toward building and maintaining a high level of quality

·        Ability to do physically demanding work

·        Must be able to lift 40 lbs.+ repeatedly

·        Arriving on time for scheduled shifts; reliable to be available for unscheduled shift (shift flexibility required)

·        Maintaining good rapport with clients and property owners

·         Motivated to work hard independently and as a team with a positive and professional attitude

·        Coachable and willing to learn

·        The ability to take direction and work in a team environment

·        Must follow health and safety polices including wearing PPE

·        Steel toe work boots required

Company Culture:

Positive, engaging and hard working

Describe the Ideal Candidate for this Role:

Hard working, Self-motivated, punctual, positive attitude and gets along well with others

Social Interaction: Medium – High

Communication: Medium – High


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