Driver Labourer – Fleet (Up to 24 Months) – J1221-0756

Company Details

Opening Statement
We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary
This Driver Labourer position reports to the Supervisor, Fleet Operations and is responsible for the inspection and maintenance of City of Kingston Transit buses.

Replace or replenish fuel, oil, grease and water in transit buses

Clean the inside and outside of transit buses

Change light bulbs and windshield wipers

Start engines using booster if required and clean parts

Assist mechanical staff when required

Use safe work practices at all times as per the Occupational Health & Safety Act and City policies

Maintain daily work order forms, time sheets and fuel dip records both manually and electronically

Work in a safe and efficient manner, reporting any deficiencies or unsafe situations and conditions to the Supervisor

General housekeeping and maintenance of transit premises

Other duties as assigned

Night Shift Duties:

Sweep floors, including bays and parts room nightly

Wipe down benches, air hoses and light cords nightly

Clear snow away from man doors and garage doors as required.

Empty garbage nightly

Empty steel bin weekly

Monitor and maintain fluid levels in 205 litre and 60 litre containers nightly

Drive vehicles in and out of shop as required by the mechanic

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Competencies
High School (Grade 12) diploma or equivalent;

Possess and maintain a valid DZ License, with a satisfactory driver’s abstract;

Two (2) years’ experience working with Fleet vehicles (i.e. buses, dump trucks, plow equipment, refuse vehicles or loaders/excavators)

Must meet the requirements of “Competent Person” as defined in the Occupational Health & Safety Act;

All shortlisted candidates must pass the written and pre-trip tests to move onto the interview stage;

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Must demonstrate strong mechanical aptitude toward machinery in general

Must be willing to work any and/or all shifts as required

Ability to interact with the public in a polite manner

Basic understanding of computer software is preferred

Ability to operate equipment and machinery in a safe and efficient manner

Ability to work in a team environment and use effective communication skills both verbal and written

Work with limited supervision

Ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions and perform all duties in a safe and efficient manner

Thorough knowledge and the ability to operate equipment and machinery in a safe and efficient manner

Able to perform the essential duties of the job

Must be able to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal records check at candidate’s own expense.

Closing Statement
Please apply to Career Opportunities at:

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.