Labourer, Equipment Maintenance (2032)

City of Whitehorse
Whitehorse Operations Building
187 Range Road, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 2V1, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
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Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
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*Job posting closes: February 6th, 2024, at 05:00 p.m. (Yukon Standard Time)

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term or casual vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going to the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

This position is covered by a collective agreement between the City of Whitehorse and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Yukon Employees Union.

The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted.  Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.

Job Code: 290
Department: Fleet and Transportation Maintenance 

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Supervisor, and Lead Hand the incumbent provides assistance to the Operations Equipment Maintenance area in completing their assigned tasks. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Pick-up and delivery of parts. 
  2. Assists Equipment Maintenance Parts Person with organizing parts room, assembling shelving and ordering supplies.
  3. Assist Equipment Maintenance Parts Person maintain shop, cold storage and Transit consumable inventory levels-perform weekly consumable inventory (i.e. hardware, vendor parts bins, oils, coolant, grease). 
  4. Assist with inventory counts.
  5. Assist Heavy Duty Mechanics with labourer tasks as required (i.e. lifting heavy parts in place, cleaning parts, replacing minor parts, assisting with servicing). 
  6. Clean shop and parts room areas.
  7. Maintain cleanliness of Operations fleet vehicles and equipment.
  8. Steam clean specific areas of vehicles or equipment before or after repairs.
  9. Follows, so far as reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards. 
  10. Act as Equipment Maintenance Parts Person as required.
  11. Other related duties.

This description contains elements necessary for identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

CATEGORY *Trades, Transport, Operators & Labourers


Working Conditions:

  • Hours of work: 40 hours per week (8 hours per day) Monday - Friday scheduled between 07:00-17:30. 
  • Exposure to inclement weather and extreme temperatures when driving to pick up and deliver parts and supplies.
  • Exposure to dangerous goods on regular basis and to disagreeable conditions daily in the shop such as dust, dirt, fumes, odours, grease, oil, and noise requiring hearing protection.
  • Ability to lift-up to 50 lbs regularly. 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Completion of Grade 10
  • Minimum of 1 year previous related experience plus 6 months on the job training
  • Valid Class 5 drivers' license with clean drivers abstract
  • Standard First Aid & CPR
  • Forklift Operator Certificate is an asset or willing to obtain within 1 year
  • WHMIS and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - or willing to obtain within 1 year
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with the public, suppliers and provide assistance in a variety of situations
  • Proven ability to concentrate, pay attention to detail, organize, and be a team player
  • Knowledge of automotive and heavy equipment parts
  • Must be mechanically inclined

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. 

Examples of Required Equipment to Operate:

Automotive vehicles, basic hand tools, vacuum, pressure washing equipment, forklift, communications equipment (may include mobile radio base-station radio pagers monitoring devices) and computer applications such as Excel, Word, Outlook, Internet,  ERP. 

Other Details:

Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through the City's online Applicant system via Instructions on applications are provided at If you have any further questions regarding this posting, please contact the recruiter at

To apply for this position, you are required to submit your resume. 

Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the recruiting process. 

At the time this posting closes, candidates must have valid and current licenses/certifications/education that match the position requirements. Candidates who are selected to continue with the recruiting process will be required to provide proof of qualifications during their interview. 


RANGE: $27.36 - $32.19



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