Temporary Equipment Operator

Temporary Equipment Operator (multiple vacancies)
Roads, Parks and Forestry Department

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Job Number RPF-81-22
Employee Group Non-Union
Employment Status Temporary/Seasonal

This position is required to work in person at Roads, Parks and Forestry including various sites across the City.  Work location is subject to change at the discretion of the City due to operational demands.

Position Overview


The Roads, Parks and Forestry Department is recruiting for multiple Equipment Operators for parks and sportsfield maintenance activities. Temporary Equipment Operators are responsible for the safe operation, maintenance and service of motorized vehicles and equipment.  Equipment Operators assist in a variety of tasks related to maintaining parks, sports fields and park amenities. Duties may include, but are not limited to, washroom maintenance, grass cutting/trimming, sportsfield maintenance and general maintenance, such as litter and debris pick-up.


Temporary Equipment Operators will perform such activities as:

  • Maintaining vehicles, equipment and attachments in a safe and efficient manner, and in accordance with established standard operating and safe job procedures.
  • Operating city vehicles and equipment such as pickup trucks, garbage trucks, mowers, tractors, trailers and other related small and large equipment, including attachments, as required.
  • Picking litter and emptying garbage receptacles from parks, playgrounds, parking lots, and roadsides etc.
  • Opening, closing, inspecting, cleaning and disinfecting public washroom facilities
  • Operating handheld equipment, power tools and hand tools related to grass cutting, sports field maintenance and general park maintenance activities.
  • Performing daily circle checks on equipment, making any necessary minor repairs in the prescribed manner, and scheduling any major repairs through the Supervisor.
  • Participating in loose leaf and winter control operations.
  • Complete administrative tasks in an accurate and timely manner; including daily activity sheets, training documentation and other required paperwork.
  • Comply with requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Highway Traffic Act, Federal, Provincial and City regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned


The successful candidates will ideally have a minimum high school diploma and 1-2 years of demonstrated equipment experience related to park or sportsfield maintenance. Demonstrated effective communications, both oral and written, along with customer service and problem-solving skills.  Proficient time management skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties.  Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team.  Must be able to perform physical work, willing to work various shifts throughout the season and perform work in all weather conditions.

A valid G-Class driver’s licence is required with an acceptable driver’s abstract (no more than three (3) driving related convictions and an accumulation of no more than three (3) demerit points in the previous three (3) years prior to the date of hire). A DZ license is considered an asset.
Additional Information:

All City of Burlington staff are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City’s COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Policy. To learn more about the policy, please click on the following link: <https://www.burlington.ca/en/your-city/career-opportunities.asp>

Hourly Rate $25.59 per hour
Posting Close Date June 30, 2022
How to Apply

To apply, please visit www.burlington.ca/careers and click on “View Jobs”. Please note that applications are only accepted online. If you require assistance, please contact Human Resources at 905-335-7602.


In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the City of Burlington accommodates the individual needs of applicants with disabilities within the recruitment process. Please call us at 905-335-7602 or email us at: hr@burlington.ca if you require accommodation to ensure your equal participation in the recruitment and selection process.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

An equal opportunity employer.