Bridge Worker 2

July 9, 2019

The Corporation of the County of Huron
Public Works Department requires a

Full-Time Bridge Worker 2

This position is responsibile for bridge inspections, maintenance, repairs of bridge and large culvert structures. Involves significant labour in all-weather conditions and use of power tools, pneumatic tools, hand tools and equipment with specialized personal protective equipment. This position is located in Wroxeter, Ontario.

This position has dual roles which are relative to the seasons. During the Summer season (April – November), the incumbent will be a Bridge Worker 2. In the Winter season (November – April), the incumbent will be assigned as a Plow Operator or Winter Patroller.
Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Assists in the regular inspection of all major bridge/culvert structures and their components, perform preventative maintenance, and undertake required repairs
  • Assists in the installation of traffic control devices and barriers in accordance with the Ontario Traffic Manual
  • Is responsible for identifying, recording, and setup of appropriate traffic control plans as needed to perform duties
  • Supports in the operation of the Hydra Platform which includes inspection of the unit before use, documenting the inspection, inspection of safety harness
  • Provides support in the rigging of materials and equipment and in directing crane operations
  • Installation, maintenance, repair of environmental protection controls in accordance with various regulations and as prescribed for the project
  • Provides support in survey operations to determine elevations
  • Construction of elevated platforms, supports and structures providing a safe working at heights environment
  • Handling, placing, tying, pinning steel re-enforcement as directed by Bridge Worker 1
  • Undertake major bridge rehabilitation work including the removal of concrete and steel as directed by Bridge Worker 1 and SubForeman
  • Fabrication of non-structural steel components
  • Construction of concrete forms and falsework as directed by Assistant Foreman
  • Mixing, Placing, screeding, parging, and finishing concrete ensuring that all surfaces are appropriately bonding and ensuring that sufficient quantities are available and to the expected standards
  • De-construction of all falsework, forms, and supports in a safe manner
  • Knowledge of the expected standards and procedures for all work performed including industry guides such as OTM Book 7 for traffic control
  • Responsible for completing daily timesheets, equipment diaries, and other documentation as prescribed in SOPs and regulations such as CVOR
  • Operates one or more pieces of heavy equipment such as: Tandem, Loader
  • Assists in the operation of specialized equipment such as industrial sandblaster, tar kettle, industrial power washer
  • Operates other equipment and tools such as chainsaw, trucks, and miscellaneous power and hand tools
  • Performs various roadside activities including: asphalt patching, sweeping, tree cutting, sign repairs and installations, guiderail repairs, shoulder maintenance and repairs in and around bridges and culverts
  • Performs various drainage activities within limits or adjacent to a bridge or structure including: clearing blockages, placement of rip-rap, repair of small headwalls, repair of manholes, catchbasins, curb/gutter, sidewalks
  • Performs shop, yard, vehicle, equipment maintenance as directed by Foreman and Assistant Forman
  • Concrete repairs (catchbasins, curbs, manholes, sidewalk, etc..), placement of re-bar when required, placement and finishing of concrete, and removal of forms
  • Carries out other duties as assigned and as needed including, but not limited to: hauling materials, hand sweeping/shovelling/levelling, sign-making, etc…
  • Occasionally scheduled to work after hours and weekends to check/maintain construction traffic control signals/signage and detour signage

Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

  • DZ License
  • Grade 12 or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 2 years previous construction related experience including carpentry and concrete work
  • Ability to use a computer for the following purpose: Emails, Company Intranet, Internet, Online training, and other information provided electronically

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in operating a loader
  • Propane Training
  • Working at Heights Training
  • Crane/Hoist Training
  • Welding skills
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Strong team player

Additional Information regarding the position:

  • DZ to be acquired within 6 months of hire
  • Completion of TJ Mahoney Road School within 3 years of start date
  • Drivers Abstract submitted at the time of the interview without any significant violations

Hours of work:

The standard work hours are 40 per week. Hours and schedule will vary as listed below:

  • Standard Summer hours are 10 hour days from 6:30 AM to 5 PM Monday through Thursday. Overtime is expected as-needed
  • Plow Operator Shift Rotation/Assignment: Weekdays – 8 hour shifts: 4:00 AM to 12:30 PM / 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM and on-call every second weekend. Overtime is expected as-needed through the week
  • Winter Patroller Shift Rotation/Assignment: 7 consecutive days – 12 hour shifts: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM / 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM followed by 7 consecutive days off-duty

Wage: Grade 5 $26.80 – $30.05 on the 2019 Non-Union wage grid. Compensation includes a competitive benefits package and pension plan.

Please forward a cover letter and resume by 4:30 pm Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 to humanresources [at] huroncounty [ dot ] ca

Submissions guidelines:

  • To be considered for this position, please ensure your:
      • Email subject line is “2019 Bridge Crew”
      • the cover letter is a maximum of one page long
      • cover letter and resume are saved together in one pdf file
      • the pdf file name is your: First name Last name (e.g. “Jane Smith.pdf”)

Posted July 9, 2019


Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The County of Huron is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.