Welcome To Halifax Harbour Bridges - Applying For The Student Landscapers - Summer Season Position

Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB) is a self-supporting entity that 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, and are motivated, results-driven individuals who enjoy challenges and are committed to continuous learning. 

At HHB its safety above all; safety of our employees, safety of our bridges and safety of the traveling public.  That is why we believe this is a fundamental focus and a shared responsibility of everyone that works with us.   

HHB is looking for energetic students interested in being part of our 2021 Landscaping Crew. Reporting to the Landscaping Supervisor, the Landscaper – Summer Student is a temporary position beginning in early May (availability to start late April may be required) working until late August (potentially early September). The job entails mowing and line trimming grass, and general gardening.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform basic maintenance such as cutting the grass, emptying bins, managing weed control and leaf raking.
  • Work with hand tools and basic light machinery such as mowers, whipper snipper, and small diggers.
  • Maintain a clean grounds by clearing rubbish and litter from HHB proprieties.
  • Other related tasks as required.

Qualifications

  • Must be registered as a full time student and returning to school as a full time student in the following school year.
  • Must be physically able to kneel and perform garden maintenance for several hours at a time.
  • Experience in operation of small equipment, including riding mower, line trimmer, and back pack blower.
  • Able and willing to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Must have satisfactory results of employment reference checks and a criminal background check, as conditions of employment.
  • Able to work in an efficient and safe manner while exhibiting pride in quality work.
  • Experience in working in a team environment.
  • Punctual and dependable with a can-do attitude.

 Assets

  • Valid Class 5 Nova Scotia’s Driver’s License.
  • Knowledge in the care and maintenance of plants, tree, shrubs and lawns.
  • Knowledge of gardening methods and tools.
  • Valid Safety training in WHMIS and/or First Aid. If necessary, these courses will be scheduled by the employer for the successful candidate to complete.

This is a full time seasonal position, working 40 hours per week from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday throughout HHB's summer season (May – August). The wage for this position is $13.50 per hour.

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.  At Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB), we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women or Persons in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

The collection of self-identification data is a central piece of HHB commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). This data provides information on the diversity of the population applying for employment with us. This information increases HHB's capacity to monitor our progression on increasing EDI in our recruitment.

How to Apply:

If interested, please submit your resume and complete all pre-screening questions by 12am April 12th, 2021 to:  https://bit.ly/3rRuPb3, or go to www.indeed.ca (What: Student Landscapers – Summer Students; Where: Halifax, Nova Scotia).

* Must pass a pre-employment identity and criminal background check.

HHB appreciates all applications however only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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