Welcome To Halifax Harbour Bridges - Applying For The Painter (Maintenance Department) Position

Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB) maintains and operates the Angus L. Macdonald and A. Murray MacKay Bridges that span Halifax harbour. With annual traffic volume in excess of 34 million crossings, HHB's mission is to provide safe, efficient and reliable cross-harbour transportation infrastructure in a cost effective manner. HHB employees take pride in the bridges. We are motivated, results-driven individuals who enjoy challenges, and are committed to continuous learning.


Reporting to the Painting Supervisor, the Painter (Maintenance Department) is responsible for cleaning and removing failed painting coatings, preparing steel surfaces for painting, and applying paint coating to all parts of the bridge structures.


This position is deemed as a *Safety Sensitive Position as work is completed in variable weather temperatures and adverse weather conditions, working at extreme heights from 170 – 320 feet above the bridge, and in confined spaces below the bridge or in the bridge towers. A critical accountability for this role is following HHB Safety standards, policies and processes, including but not limited to: completing job hazard assessments, wearing required Personal Protective Equipment, ensuring proper access of confined spaces, reporting safety observations, and being able to rescue co-workers as necessary.


We will be hiring up to three (3) Painters. If you are interested in this posting, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be interviewing candidates for this position as we receive them.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow HHB safety policies, procedures, Safe Work Practices, and Safety reporting standards.
  • Follow HHB's quality control and productivity standards for the Maintenance Painting Program.
  • Set up and tear down of workstations, submit job hazard assessments and safety reports, clean and inspect painting tools and equipment, and secure tools and equipment in storage.
  • Complete job-related safety training and skills development as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Experience using pneumatic hand tools.
  • Able to work in a *Safety Sensitive Position, in adverse weather conditions, at extreme heights (170 - 320 feet), in direct traffic, in confined spaces, and actively participate in high angle rescue.
  • Must pass a drug and alcohol test, a physical demands test, a lead level test, as conditions of employment.
  • Must have satisfactory ersults of employment reference checks and a criminal background check, as conditions of employment.
  • A Grade 12 diploma or equivalent.
  • Able to work in an efficient and safe manner while exhibiting pride in quality work.
  • Punctual and dependable with a can-do attitude.



  • Experience in a unionized environment.
  • Experience with lead abatement.
  • Valid Safety training in Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry, WHMIS, First Aid, High Angle Rescue. If necessary, these courses will be scheduled by the employer for the successful candidate to complete.


This is a full-time, permanent seasonal position, working 40 hours per week from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday throughout HHB's summer season (May – October). Overtime will be required based on operational demands, including on weekends. The hourly wage for this position is $20.38 during the probationary period as outlined in the Collective Agreement. Qualified applicants must complete this online assessment (https://secure.talentsorter.com/fit/initial.jsp?PositionTypeID=100364), and are invited to send their cover letter and resume to Dan Bubar via email (DBubar@hdbc.ns.ca) before Sunday June 16, 2019 at 12:00 am. HHB appreciates all applications however only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


*Safety Sensitive Position refers to any position in which Employees have a key and direct role in an operation where performance impacted or limited by drug or alcohol use could result in a significant incident, near miss, or failure to adequately respond to a significant incident and affect the health, safety or security of the Employee, other persons, property, or the environment, or cause a detrimental impact to reputation. Safety sensitive positions are also those where there is no direct supervision or limited supervision is available to provide frequent operational checks.

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