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General Maintenance Worker (Casual)

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Position Information

Job Title General Maintenance Worker (Casual)
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Position Details
The University of Lethbridge Grounds Maintenance Department requires the services of a qualified General Maintenance Worker to commence work as soon as possible. This will be a casual position starting October 25, 2023 and running through until March 31, 2024.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Grounds Maintenance, the incumbent will be responsible for general Grounds Maintenance duties as follows:

  • Snow clearing duties
         o   Hand Shovelling
         o   Light-duty Vehicle Operation
         o   Salt spreading
  • Garbage pickup and removal
  • Leaf/branch pickup, removal, and chipping
  • Shop maintenance and cleaning

This position is required to work evenings and weekends throughout the winter months and may be called in to assist with snow clearing activities outside of regularly scheduled shifts. 
**Ability to handle strenuous activities for long duration (2 hours at a time).

Hourly Wage: $19.84

Hours of Work: 6 – 37.5hrs per week typically being on Saturday and Sunday mornings, but can include other days of the week, including mornings and/or evenings.

Position Qualifications
The successful candidate must have a high school diploma and a valid unrestricted Class 5 Driver’s License with no more than 6 demerits and submission of a motor vehicle record (driver abstract) dated within 3 months of the posting close is required.

The successful candidate should have at least two years working experience with hand tools, power tools and general repair knowledge of grounds maintenance equipment. The successful candidate must be able to maintain effective working relationships with the University’s staff and the general public.

Starting Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) Hiring Range indicated in Position Details
Full Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE)
Campus Lethbridge
Employment Group AUPE
Position Category Other
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/18/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 10/25/2023
Position End Date (if temporary) 03/31/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a valid Class 5 driver’s license?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Can you provide a clean driver's abstract should you become the successful applicant? (This is an expectation prior to hiring)?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Additional Documents