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.

As the organization responsible for operating and managing key pieces of transportation infrastructure, HHB facilitates almost 32 million annual bridge crossings.  Providing safe, efficient and reliable cross harbour transportation infrastructure in a cost effective manner, the bridges provide a significant economic link for Halifax and Nova Scotia.  HHB employees take pride in the bridges, and are motivated, results-driven individuals who enjoy challenges and are committed to continuous learning.

Reporting to and with the support from the maintenance supervisor(s), maintenance painters are seasonal positions (May - October).  This position would be for a partial season (Aug - October).  The focus is on cleaning and removing failed coatings, surface preparation and coatings application to all parts of the bridge structures.

Required Credentials include:

  • Experience in working in a team environment
  • Experience in using pneumatic tools
  • Clean driving record and valid Class 5 Nova Scotia Driver's License (abstract will be required)
  • Passing a fit-for-work test, pre-employment drug and alcohol test and lead level test.

Assets include:

  • Able and willing to work from extreme heights (170-320 feet)
  • Able and willing to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Able and willing to actively participate in high angle rescue training
  • Experience in a unionized environment
  • Experience with lead abatement
  • Safety training (i.e. confined space, fall protection, WHMIS, first aid)

The hours for this position are usually 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday but may require extended hours based on work load.  The starting rate of pay is $19.86 during the probationary period outlined in the Collective Agreement.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply with their cover letter and resume.  Although we appreciate all applicants, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

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