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Ministry of Transportation
Remote Airport Office
Pickle Lake
Job Term:
1 Temporary Seasonal annually recurring contract for up to 10 months per year (Sept - May)
Job Code:
17254 - Highway Equipment Operator 3
$22.09 - $23.95 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you interested assisting a team of airport professionals providing essential air transportation for the people of northern Ontario? If so, consider this position with the Ministry of Transportation. This is an excellent opportunity for men and women to begin a career with the Ministry of Transportation, to develop your skills and contribute to a safe and efficient airport network.

This is a seasonal position that works approximately 10 months per year, from September to May. The successful applicant returns to the same position each year after the summer break.

The Division
The Operations Division provides leadership related to ministry transportation activities by developing operational policies, providing end-user focused services for the transportation network, and maintaining and operating assets, infrastructure and services. Our division manages regional corridors, emergency management, maintenance and operations. We also play a pivotal role in building and managing transportation related stakeholder relationships and partnerships in the province and advocate for regional needs.

The Office
As part of the Remote Northern Transportation Office, Airport Operations is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and staffing of day to day operations at the 29 airports in Northern Ontario. The day to day operations includes working in cooperation with Transport Canada, Safety & Regulatory Compliance, Environment, and Operations Support. Airport Operations is also responsible for building and facility maintenance, working in cooperation with NAV Canada and air carriers to ensure the safety of the airport, runways, facilities and the people who utilize them.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• Competitive compensation and benefits
• Flexible work arrangements including flexible hours, telework (remote work), compressed work week
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this position you will assist the Airport Foreperson to:

• operate the airport facility
• maintain the runway, airport buildings and operate airport maintenance equipment
• inform pilots and airport users concerning safe airport conditions

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:

• valid class G driver's licence, or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario
• ability to complete First Aid and CPR training, provided by employer

Equipment Operation Skills

• you can use heavy equipment (packer, bulldozer, loader, grader and dump truck)
• you can use small equipment (chainsaw, welder, circular saw, drill press, and grinder)

Important general skills:

• reliable individual interested in improving the airport and services
• clear oral communications skills in order to inform pilots and airport users concerning safe airport conditions
• ability to maintain inventories for fuel, oil, and equipment parts

Technical ability:

• ability to service and operate small (tire repair, saws, drills) and large equipment (trucks, loaders, graders) for runway and road maintenance
• ability to maintain and arrange for repair of buildings including windows, doors, heating, water and septic systems
• ability to plan and organize supplies, equipment and work
• ability to obtain DZ driver's licence and aeronautical radio permit, training will be provided
• ability to complete written daily and monthly reports

Technical Ability

• you can repair and service equipment
• you can maintain equipment and tires
• Has basic computer skills in order to perform daily administrative duties in order to record, document and track required data (examples can be but not limited to runway condition reporting, fuel and lubricant usage reports, requisitioning materials and equipment parts, labour and equipment time sheets)

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 10 months, 3 Airport Rd W, Pickle Lake, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • Effective, January 1st, 2021 the correct salary range for this position will be $22.09 to $23.95 per hour in compliance with OPSEU collective agreement provisions.

    The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
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 Monday, January 11, 2021 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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