Temporary Labourer (Wastewater Collection) (Temporary Full-Time for approximately 6 months)

Sanitary and Stormwater Utilities Division Kitchener, Ontario


Temporary Labourer (Wastewater Collection)   

(Temporary Full-Time for approximately 6 months)   

Competition Number   


Job Code   


Posting Date   

February 20, 2024   

Closing Date   

December 31, 2024 (at 6:00pm)   

Job Status   

Temporary Full-Time   


The City of Kitchener is a vibrant and dynamic city of approximately 270,000, in the heart of southwestern Ontario. As the largest municipality in Waterloo Region, Kitchener continues to be poised for development and growth, enhancing its reputation as a leader in city-building and innovation, with nationally recognized strategies to build its neighbourhoods, its digital infrastructure and its diverse economy.   


The City of Kitchener is WHERE you want to work! Learn more about the top reasons to join us:   

Why work at the City of Kitchener   



  • Assist with Watercourse maintenance:
    • Inspection of stormwater maintenance facilities and stream reaches,
    • Brush cutting, trimming, debris clean up, and fence repairs.
    • Responding to emergency spills
  • Assist with Pipe repairs, ditching and sediment removal:
    • Inspection of ditches and culverts throughout the city and assessing and providing recommendation for repair/replacement
    • Perform repairs on ditches, culverts, and stormwater/sanitary sewer main and services.
    • Remove sediment accumulated in ditches, culverts (inlets/outlets), and watercourses.
  • Assist in flushing and cleaning of storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure.
  • Assist in pumping station wet well cleaning.
  • Operation of snow removal equipment, as required in the winter.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



  • Minimum Grade 12 diploma, or equivalent.
  • Valid MTO “DZ” class driver’s license in good standing and ability to provide Drivers Abstract at your own expense as a condition of employment.
  • Preference given to applicants with Wastewater Collection License.
  • Reliable and dependable with the ability to participate as an effective team member.
  • Must be “competent” under Occupational Health and Safety Act by having the knowledge, training, and experience, know the regulations that apply to the work, and have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the workplace.
  • Ability to effectively work with and interact with customers. 
  • Must be reliable with a good attitude and employment record.


The City of Kitchener is committed to an equity-driven, inclusive, accessible, and barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and to ensuring our workforce reflects the full diversity of the community we serve. We welcome applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ persons, as well as other equity deserving groups.   


We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please contact Human Resources at [email protected], or 519-741-2200 ext. 7261 to make your needs known, so that we can support your full and equal participation throughout the hiring process.   


We appreciate the interest of all applicants. Only candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications meet the requirements of the position will be contacted.   


Please note that as per Human Resources Policy HUM-HIR-110, "Employment of Relatives of Staff Members and Elected Officials":   

"The immediate relatives of staff of the Human Resources Division, all Directors, General Managers, or the Chief Administrative Officer and Elected Officials shall not be employed by the City in any capacity.   

The immediate relatives of all other Management personnel shall not be employed where such employment would be:   

1. within the same Department in the case of permanent full-time, temporary full-time and part-time classifications.   

2. within the same Division in the case of students."   



Infrastructure Services   


Sanitary and Stormwater Utilities   

Union Affiliation   

CUPE 68   

Number of Positions   


Hours of Work   

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 7am to 3pm   


Initial Location    

Kitchener Operations Facility    




Salary Range   

$25.07 Hourly