Title:  Temporary Labourer (Various Positions)

Job Close Date: 

File Number: 825
Employee Group: Local 107 
​Job Type: Seasonal 

Summary of Duties:

Works under the direction of the Supervisor or designate. Performs a variety of duties related to the construction, repair and maintenance of municipal infrastructure, services, facilities and City owned properties, parks and open spaces (i.e. parks, roads, landfills, etc).

Main Duties:

  • Performs duties of a physical nature such as hand digging, shoveling and raking. Installs and removes fencing and barricades, breaks and loads concrete, asphalt and granular materials, loads and unloads materials and equipment, clean buildings, properties and road sides. Washes and paints walls, cleans and paints steel, pipes, railings, fence posts and fences.
  • Performs minor landscaping duties such as seeding and sodding utility cuts and damaged City property.
  • Periodically performs flag person activities and sets up appropriate traffic control plans.
  • Uses and assists with hand and power tools and equipment to facilitate or perform the above activities
  • such as shovels, picks, brooms, rakes, mops, plate tampers, attachments for air compressor, drills, pumps, vibratory rollers, log splitter, post hole auger, hand-held concrete saw, walk behind line painter, crow bars and paint brush.


Positions are available in the following areas:


Sewer and Water Operations

  • Temporary Labourers assigned to this area assist with the maintenance of water and sewer infrastructure.

Landfill Operations

  • Temporary Labourers assigned to this area assist with providing customer service and intake of materials at the City of London landfill site.

Forestry Operations

  • Temporary Labourers assigned to this area assist with topsoil restoration for previously removed trees.

Parks and Golf Course Operations

  • Temporary Labourers and Temporary Golf Course Maintainers assigned to this area help to maintain parks, fieldhouses, gardens, sports fields, and support special events taking place in the community.
  • Temporary Golf Course Maintainers assigned to this area maintain Fanshawe and Thames Valley Golf Courses.

Road Operations

  • Temporary Labourers in this area may assist with concrete and asphalt projects, pothole repairs, apply topsoil and hydroseed, or form part of a Community Informed-Response team.

Facilities Operations

  • Temporary Labourers on this team assist our skilled trades by prepping and cleaning work areas, delivering materials, and performing small repairs.

Wastewater Treatment Operations

  • Temporary Labourers on this team help support the cleanliness and maintenance of our wastewater treatment plants and processes.

Educations Qualifications:

Successful completion of Grade 12 in the Province of Ontario or equivalent.

Specialized Training & Licenses:

  • Basic knowledge of maintenance operations and ability to work in a crew environment.
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Ability to obtain First Aid/CPR Certificate.

Compensation & Other Information:

  • These are full-time positions which consist of 40 hours per week.
  • These are temporary positions that are up to 26 weeks in duration.
  • Shift work will be required with shifts occurring on days, evenings, nights, and weekends in any of these areas. You must be available for any shift assignment.
  • Temporary Labourer (all areas) rate of pay is $17.50/hour + 4% in lieu of vacation 
  • Temporary Golf Course Maintainer’s rate of pay is $17.68/hour + 4% in lieu of vacation (Golf Course Operations only).


Note: if you have a DZ driver's license, please refer to our Temporary Sanitation Operator posting 


NOTE: Applicants selected for an interview will be required to submit the following:

  • Copy of Grade 12 diploma/transcripts or equivalent
  • Current Police Records Check
  • Three work related references (names, phone numbers and emails)

As an inclusive employer, we are committed to providing a fully accessible recruitment process. Please contact us at any time during the recruitment process and let us know what accessible supports you may need.