7621- Public works and maintenance labourers

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Public works and maintenance labourers

Job Description: 

Public works and maintenance labourers perform a variety of labouring activities to maintain sidewalks, streets, roads and similar areas. They are employed by public works departments in all levels of government or by private contractors under contract to governments.

Main Duties: 

Public works and maintenance labourers perform some or all of the following duties:

Clean and maintain sidewalks, streets, roads and public grounds of municipality and other areas, working as member of crew
Sweep debris and remove snow from streets, sidewalks, building grounds and other areas, and load snow and debris into carts or trucks
Shovel cement and other materials into cement mixers, spread concrete and asphalt on road surfaces using shovels, rakes and hand tampers, and perform other activities to assist in maintenance and repair of roads
Spread sand or salt on sidewalks for snow and ice control
Dig ditches and trenches using shovels and other hand tools
Operate jackhammers and drills to break up pavement
Load and unload trucks with supplies and equipment
Collect money from coin boxes of parking meters along established route
Collect and load refuse on garbage trucks
Assist equipment operators to secure attachments to equipment or trucks
Assist in routine maintenance and repair of equipment
Assist skilled tradespersons such as carpenters, plumbers and mechanics
May operate mobile sidewalk-cleaning equipment.

Employment Requirements: 

Several weeks of on-the-job training are provided.

Additional Inormation: 

Progression to supervisory positions or to public works maintenance equipment operator positions is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Construction labourers (in 7611 Construction trades helpers and labourers)
Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (8612)
Park maintenance labourers (in 8612 Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers)
Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers (7522)
Railway and motor transport labourers (7622)
Supervisors of public works maintenance labourers and workers (in 7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews)

Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X