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Ministry of Transportation
Remote Airports Office, Transportation User Services Branch
Fort Severn
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
12494 - Highway General Foreman/Woman 1
$23.21 - $25.84 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a self-driven team leader? Do you have skills in airport, facility, road maintenance or construction? If so, consider this position in the community of Fort Severn with the Transportation's Remote Airports Office of the Ministry of Transportation

The Office
The Ministry of Transportation's Remote Airports Office in Thunder Bay operates 29 airports. These are located in Ontario's far north, extending from the Manitoba border on the west to Hudson's Bay on the north and to the Quebec border on the east. Except for Pickle Lake and Armstrong, these airports serve aboriginal communities, which have no all-weather road access to the rest of 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.

The Division
Provincial Highways Management – Operations provides leadership for the construction, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of the provincial highway network, remote northern airports, and provincial ferry services in addition to administering other functions related to the safe and reliable operation of the provincial highway network across the province.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is one of the largest employers in the province, employing more than 60,000 people. Every day we are modernizing government operations and improving public services. We have a wide range of meaningful and rewarding career opportunities in communities across Ontario. We welcome new ideas and new people, encourage learning and development, and reward achievement. No matter the position, we live the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness.

The OPS is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health Plan
• Life and Disability insurance
• Flexible work arrangements
• 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

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• Canada's Best Diversity Employers

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• Direct, supervise and perform a variety of maintenance tasks within an airport setting
• Operate a remote airport facility including airstrip, airport buildings and equipment
• Supervise the construction and repairs of runways, roads, fencing and brush clearing
• Perform maintenance (changing fluids, lubricating, making adjustments to components)

How do I qualify?


• You have a restricted radio operator (air) license or ability to obtain

Equipment Operation Skills:

• You have demonstrated ability to operate heavy equipment (packer, bulldozer, loader, grader and dump truck), and small equipment (chainsaw, welder, circular saw, drill press and grinder).

Technical Knowledge & Skills:

• You have knowledge of and experience in airport operations and maintenance procedures.
• You have knowledge of health and safety practices and policies as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
• You have the Ability to perform minor repairs to buildings, service equipment.
• You have experience servicing and maintaining airport equipment and tires.
• You have demonstrated basic computer skills 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).

Leadership Skills:

• You have demonstrated supervisory and administrative skills to provide leadership to the Assistant Foreperson and unclassified site staff.
• You have the ability to apply decision making skills
• You have public relations and communication skills to address safety concerns and inquiries by the general public.

Please note the following:

• The successful candidate must have secured living accommodations with approval of Chief and Council in Fort Severn.
• We would encourage you to apply online although resumes will be accepted by fax at 1-807-473-2123

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, Fort Severn, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:
Monday, March 1, 2021
  • 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 Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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