City of Toronto

Job Overview

  • Experience Level Associate

Job ID: 30548

Job Category: Parks & Natural Resources

Division & Section: Parks, Forestry & Recreation, PFR Parks

Work Location: Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst Street / Esther Shiner Stadium, 5700 Bathurst Street

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent

Hourly Rate: $38.12

Hours & Shift Information: 40 hours per week

Affiliation: L416 Outside.

Number of Positions Open: 2

Posting Period: 14-Sep-2022 to 14-Oct-2022

Location and Shift Information:

1 Permanent position at Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst Street:

  • Sunday to Thursday 6:00 am – 2:00 pm (summer)
  • Sunday to Monday 6:00 am – 2:00 pm & Tuesday to Thursday 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm (winter)

1 Permanent position at Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst Street / Esther Shiner Stadium, 5700 Bathurst Street:

  • Tuesday to Saturday 6:00 am – 2:00 pm (summer)
  • Thursday to Monday 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm (winter)

Major Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and directs the day to day activities of staff and performs tasks required for the operation and maintenance of a ski centre, including the inspection, repair and maintenance of passenger ropeways, chair lifts, and associated equipment
  • Organizes/multi-tasks work as required, and directs the day to day activities of the turf crew under the incumbent’s jurisdiction including arranging the necessary materials and equipment to ensure that it is completed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Directs and performs skilled and semi-skilled tasks involved in the maintenance, development and operation of City parks, including landscaping, turf cultural practices, general maintenance, repairs, snowploughing/salting and snow removal in connection with duties as assigned by the Supervisor
  • Organizes and directs the day-to-day activities of staff and performs tasks required for the maintenance and operation of City parks
  • Operates, and performs daily inspections of ski centre passenger ropeway systems, and chair lifts, including the drive terminal, return terminal, tensioning equipment, loading / unloading areas, line equipment, passenger carriers, detachable carriers and safety systems. Performs periodic tests of all passenger ropeway systems, and chair lifts to diagnose their performance and to ensure all legislative requirements are met
  • Determines and takes corrective measures to ensure a high quality and safe skiing surface
  • Assigns work, establishes maintenance schedules to meet prescribed standards, instructs and trains staff in all aspects of ski centre maintenance and park maintenance and provides feedback on performance
  • Operates various types of motor vehicles, snow grooming machines, mechanized snowmaking equipment, snowplows and salters, ski lifts; and mechanized grounds maintenance, grass cutting, or other specialized equipment. Provides practical training, audits performance and signs skills passports for Ski Lift Mechanics-in-Training (Ski Centre Servicers)
  • Performs annual set-up and dismantling of the Ski Centre and the maintenance and repairs to the snowmaking system, grooming equipment and ski lifts. Oversees the work of contractors
  • Operates and performs minor maintenance on various types of motor vehicles and equipment relevant to the duties of the position including crew cabs with trailers, tractors with attachments, mechanized grounds/grass cutting equipment, dump trucks, front end loaders, snowploughs, ice resurfacing equipment and other specialized equipment, including operating power equipment and specialized tools
  • Completes written reports, daily logbook and forms as required, including providing statistical information concerning tasks completed, staff issues, accident/incident reports, time sheets and facility use and complaints
  • Provides general supervision of the facility including maintenance and cleaning of indoor areas (staff and public washrooms, common areas of ski chalet) and ensures the terms of permits are upheld
  • Will be required to work with, oversee and transport crews to and from work sites
  • Performs other related work as assigned

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Must possess and be able to maintain a current Certificate of Qualification as a Ski Lift Mechanic, Class B (an “SLM-B certificate”) in accordance with the regulations enforced in the Province of Ontario.
  2. Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence and must qualify for the City’s equipment operating permits and requirements, and may be required to possess or obtain a Province of Ontario Class “DZ” Driver’s Licence.
  3. Several years’ experience in operating a snowmaking system and snow grooming machines, and ability to perform routine maintenance and minor repairs to snowmaking equipment.

You must also have:

  • Ability to provide work direction and training to others.
  • Must be physically capable of performing all of the required duties, and must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work shifts / weekends / overtime / holidays / on-call duty.
  • Ability to work at heights, and be able to successfully complete “Working at Heights”  training.
  • Working knowledge of Parks operations and maintenance including relevant equipment, materials, procedures and preventative maintenance programs.
  • Ability to operate motorized vehicles related to the position, including specialized snow grooming machines.
  • Ability to use hand tools, power tools, mechanical equipment, and to make minor mechanical repairs associated with park operations.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills, including the ability to prepare accurate and concise operation reports.
  • Ability to deal courteously with the public and staff and solve problem situations, taking appropriate action.
  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Legislative Standards and the regulations that apply to this work.
  • Must be familiar with Parks By-laws and relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain Standard First Aid certification.

NOTE: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy. Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

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How to Apply:

For more information on these and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 30548, by Friday, October 14, 2022.

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