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2019 Summer Student Recruitment – GENERAL LABOURERS

The City of Hamilton’s 2019 Summer Student Recruitment Program is underway. Please visit www.hamilton.ca/summerjobs for additional information.  The posting will be open from November 26th, 2018 through to January 25th, 2019.   

Hourly rate of Pay: $14.00

NEW APPLICANTS ONLY- This category is for new applicants only.  If you held a summer student position last summer with the City of Hamilton and wish to return to that position, please apply to the Returning Summer Students category.  You may opt to apply as a new student if you are wishing to change positions.

E-MAIL ADDRESS REQUIRED- Please ensure that you provide an e-mail address – i.e. hotmail account - where we will be able to forward to you correspondence, not only throughout your summer placement, but for correspondence that may need to be sent to you after your placement has ended.

GENERAL LABOURER POSITIONS - The Summer work-term for a General Labourer Summer Student position will commence late April/early May and runs until Labour Day in September and you must be available to work the whole work term.  You are required to be available to work rotating shifts and weekends and you may be assigned to work at one of many locations across the City of Hamilton.  Duties include but are not limited to, maintenance of various Parks, Cemeteries and Horticulture assets.  You may be required to operate a variety of equipment such as light duty vehicles, machinery and power hand held tools.  Labouring duties will be expected on a daily basis and include climbing, lifting, balancing, kneeling, stooping, walking, handling materials to assist in the maintenance of City facilities and infrastructure.  You will be required to work in all outdoor environments.

In this capacity preference will be given to candidates with landscape construction and/or parks maintenance, garden centre/greenhouse, agricultural, and to students that have completed a minimum of 1 to 2 years in a related College or University Program. 

Play Structures
In this capacity preference will be given to students with shop, construction, and/or painting experience.

In this capacity preference will be given to students with a general interest in Horticulture and/or experience working in a greenhouse transplanting plants and propagating (growing) plants, and to students that have completed a minimum of 1 to 2 years in a related College or University Program. 

Waste Collection
Students hired in our Waste Collection section will assist full-time crew in the collection of waste throughout Hamilton. Must have excellent hand/eye coordination and have sufficient physical strength and ability to independently and repeatedly lift, move, pull, push bend, reach, grip, step, walk, drive, twist, climb, squat and carry objects weighing up to 23 Kg (50 lbs) or more if designated to provide bulk collection service with a partner. During the summer months, general work hours are 6:00 am – 2:00 pm.

*NOTE 1:  As some of the positions within this category require you to drive a City vehicle, you must have a current Class G licence, free of demerit points.  Students holding a Class G1 or Class G2 will not be permitted to drive a City vehicle.
** If you possess a driver's licence, please make notation of the class of your driver's licence on your resume.** Preference will be given to those candidates who possess a Class G licence. 

*NOTE 2:  All questions on the job questionnaire must be answered and your updated resume included.  Failure to do so will disqualify your summer application.

We thank all applicants for their interest in these positions, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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