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Talent Pool - Patrol Maintenance Technician

Ministry of Transportation
Provincial Highways Management - East Region
Carleton Place, Carlsbad Springs, Haley Station, Kanata, Pembroke, Point Alexander, Vankleek Hill
Job Term:
Job Code:
12494 - Highway General Foreman/Woman 1
$22.08 - $24.58 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Eastern Region seeks self-motivated individual(s) with knowledge and experience in road repair and maintenance to deliver winter and summer maintenance in the Ottawa area.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this position you will:
• perform summer/winter road patrolling
• monitor roadway conditions to ensure any hazards and/or deficiencies are addressed,
• mobilize hired equipment and resources as required to ensure established level of service criteria are met,
• inspect work performed by contractors to ensure compliance to standards and contractual agreements, and
• undertake/support various maintenance activities as required.

• The positions are for up to 2 years on a Seasonal (Oct 1 – April 30) basis at the 7 patrol yards listed above. And;
• During the winter season you will be required to work rotating shifts on a 24 hr / 7 day per week basis.

How do I qualify?


• You possess a valid class G driver's license or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario.

Technical Knowledge:

• You have knowledge of summer and winter highway maintenance operations and related quality standards and best practices.
• You have knowledge of general construction practices (e.g. plan reading for drainage, pavement and road surface maintenance, to ensure work is completed according to specifications).
• You have knowledge of contract administration procedures to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of contracted services.
• You have knowledge of first aid, transportation of dangerous goods, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and job related aspects of occupational health and safety.
• You have knowledge and understanding of maintenance information for inputting and tracking of daily work operations and of standard desktop applications to manage email correspondence, spreadsheets, databases and conduct Internet/intranet searches.

Communication Skills:

• You have oral communication skills to effectively communicate with contractors, the public, colleagues and managers,
• You have written communication skills to prepare reports and complete records such as patrol diaries, incident reports and daily work records.

Organizational and Problem Solving Skills:

• You have reasoning and problem solving skills to evaluate situations and decide on a course of action during winter and summer maintenance activities and incident management
• You have planning and coordinating skills to assist with organizing the work on the patrol, including coordination of necessary materials, equipment, and adjusting on a daily basis as accidents and weather conditions impact planned operations.

Additional Information:

  • Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 8 months, 49 Godfrey Rd, Haley Station, East Region or Hwy 15 1 Km S Of Hwy 7, Carleton Place, East Region or Hwy 62 2 Km E Of Hwy 17, Pembroke, East Region or 4875 Boundary Rd, Carlsbad Springs, East Region or 1020 Hwy 34 S, Vankleek Hill, East Region or 214 Didsbury Rd, Kanata, East Region or North Side of Hwy 17, 1.8 km west of the town of Point Alexander, Point Alexander, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:
Thursday, June 22, 2017
  • The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, July 14, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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