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Student Labourer - Golf Services

Student Labourer - Golf Services

Competition Number 
Infrastructure & Operations
Posting Category 
Engineering & Operations
Job Type 
Number of Positions 
CUPE Local 87
CA-ON-Thunder Bay
Pay Band 
Posted Date 
Post End Date 
Effective Date 
Supersedes Date 

More information about this job

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


If you are offered a position as a summer student, you will be required to show proof of completing a full-time academic year (September to April) in 2017/2018 at a school, college, university or other educational institution. You may also be required to show proof of validity of your driver’s licence, professional licences, and/or education when such certification constitutes a job requirement or corporate program requirement.






Job Description

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor – Golf Services, responsible for the general maintenance of the grounds.


Major responsibilities:

  1. Operates turf equipment (grass cutting), riding and push mower.
  2. Operates grass trimmers (motorized), rakes and shovels.
  3. Washes machinery and picks up garbage/litter.
  4. Performs miscellaneous light and heavy manual labour outdoors in all weather conditions.
  5. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned. 




  • Must be a secondary school graduate and enrolled at a college or university; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Must be available from May to mid September 
  • Previous turf/landscaping experience (i.e. grass cutting, sod laying, trimming, etc.)

Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work well in a team environment
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Superior customer service skills and ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions 


  • Experience with operating mowers (riding or push, lawn tractors, etc.)
  • Experience working on a golf course
  • Knowledge and experience with the game of golf

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must have valid Ontario Class G driver’s license or its equivalent

 Physical Demands:

  • This position requires constant standing/walking; frequent squatting/kneeling, and lifting up to and including 25kg bags of fertilizer