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Job Number: 103862

Permanent   |  Brampton, Ontario   |  Posted on Dec 08, 2020 ← Back

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STARTING SALARY:  $30.39 per hr


Reporting to the Foreperson, Construction, installs and maintains City Irrigation Systems and ensures that systems are safe and well maintained, and supports the ongoing maintenance of City parks and properties.

  • Installs irrigation systems at various locations throughout the City, including sports fields, flower beds, entrance features, roadway medians, boulevards and facilities
  • Prepares estimates for quantity of parts and materials required for installation projects; obtains project quotes from 3rd party contractors
  • Performs precipitation and water consumption rate calculations and controls are utilized to maximize efficiency; gathers soil for offsite testing
  • Completes water usage calculations for the purpose of qualifying for the Region of Peel’s low volume flat rate fee program 
  • Maintains and repairs irrigation systems and components; creates service requests and work orders
  • Reviews site plans and irrigation drawings with Landscape Architects and other contractors, and makes recommendations to ensure adherence to policies, standards and legislation
  • Replaces and/or repairs broken main lines or parts due to wear and tear, defect or vandalism; retrofits as and when required to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Maintains a detailed inventory of systems and parts for both repair and asset identification purposes
  • Creates and retains build drawings for reference during repair
  • Winterizes irrigation systems, including but not limited to water shut off, removal of standing water and the testing and inspection of electronic components
  • Schedules confined space work, and monitors contractor(s) performing confined space work
  • Performs turf management and maintenance of sports fields and tableland turf grass including mowing and trimming, aeration, top-dressing, over seeding, fertilization, integrated pest management, and levelling and preparation of areas for restoration Performs salting and snow removal; installs, floods and maintains seasonal public ice rinks
  • Responsible for operational preparation and minor maintenance of all small and heavy equipment
  • Directs and coordinates day-to-day activities to temporary and part-time staff and students, instructs in the use of proper safety equipment, oversee the proper usage of tools and equipment, teaching and updating turf grass and arboriculture best practices.
  • Completion of inspection reports including daily vehicle, equipment, vendor quality assurance, sports field, flood and firework patrol.
  • Perform playground surfacing maintenance including material top-up, surface maintenance, levelling, mechanical sifting, and painting.
  • Coordinate and set-up stakeouts for identifying underground utilities
  • Installs, maintains and repairs fences, snow fences, park benches, signs, catch basins, walkways (i.e. cold patches/asphalts potholes in parks).


• High school (Grade 12) graduation plus an additional program of over one year and up to two years or equivalent in Horticulture Science.
• Certified Irrigation Technician through the Irrigation Association is required.
• A Valid, non-probationary Ontario Class DZ driver’s licence. 
• Over two (2) years up to including four years.
• Front end loader qualification.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.


Job status: Permanent
Job Type:   Union
Applications must be received by: December 18, 2020
Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation.  Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available.

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: www.brampton.ca/employment quoting reference #103862 by December 18, 2020 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.

The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 

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City of Brampton

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Brampton, Ontario

Start Date

Dec 28, 2020

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