Welcome To Halifax Harbour Bridges - Applying For The Painter and Washers - Maintenance Department 2022 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.   

Reporting to the Painting Supervisor, the Painter (Bridge 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.

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.


  • 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 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.


  • Previous experience working in a unionized work environment
  • Clean driving record and valid Class 5 Nova Scotia’s Driver’s License (abstract will be required).
  • 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, temporary seasonal position, working 40 hours per week from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday throughout HHB's summer season. Overtime will be required based on operational demands, including on weekends. The hourly wage for this position is $21.26 during the probationary period as outlined in the Collective Agreement. Qualified applicants must submit a resume and complete all pre-screening questions to be considered.

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.

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, submit your resume and complete all pre-screening questions by Friday, May 13, 2022

 at 4:00 pm to https://bit.ly/3KLvAMj

, or go to www.indeed.ca (What: Painter and Washers – Maintenance Department; Where: Halifax, Nova Scotia).

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

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