Seasonal Grounds Equipment Operators - Temporary positions
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Job Code: 2977995 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: School District #36 (Surrey) Posted on: May 04, 2021
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Job Type:
Contract / term
Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Start Date:  Mar 01, 2021
End Date: 
Salary:  $23.82 to $24.42/hr.
Job Description & Requirements

Seasonal Grounds Equipment Operators

(Temporary positions not to exceed 6 months)

Surrey Schools is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 328km2, most of our staff are able to work close to home. The Surrey School District team of approximately 12,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.  We are also a recipient of the BC Top Employers and Canada's Greenest Employer awards.

Are you a student looking for fulfilling work between semesters or a seasoned grounds professional looking for a change in pace? Do you enjoy working outdoors? Are you passionate about horticulture and grounds maintenance? Do you love working with a variety of outdoor equipment and tools including mowers and string-trimmers? 
The Surrey School District’s Grounds department is seeking temporary full time semi-skilled workers to join their team for the busy grass cutting season with flexible start dates commencing as early as March 2021. Duties of this position typically will include maintaining fields and grounds using lightweight equipment such as push and ride-on mowers and string-trimmers; loading and unloading trailers; transporting equipment to work sites and other assigned duties to help this very busy department.

Applicants will be required to have the following:

  • Completed grade 12 or equivalent;
  • A valid BC driver’s license with a safe driving record;
  • Relevant experience and training in the operation of light, mobile, self-propelled equipment;
  • Experience operating a tractor is an asset;
  • Experience performing general labour in an outdoor grounds or parks environment;
  • Landscape maintenance and/or construction experience is an asset;


This is a unionized position that offers up to a 37.5 hour work week with an hourly wage rate of $23.82 to $24.42. 

Interested and qualified applicants should apply by clicking "apply online" below.  Be sure to upload resume and cover letter.

This competition will remain open until all positions are filled, however shortlisting will begin February 10, 2021.

Note:  The successful applicant is required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment.  Only applicants selected for interviews are contacted. All interviews will follow strict COVID protocols to ensure the safety of applicants and District staff.  To all others, thank you for your interest.

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