ONE OUT OF EVERY17 CANADIAN WORKERSEARNS A LIVINGIN CONSTRUCTION
Highway maintenance workers keep municipal, county, and city highways and roads in safe condition.They repair guardrails and snow fences; clean streets with street sweepers, use dump truck vacuumsto clean catch basins, put up stop signs; paint dividing lines between trafﬁc lanes; and ﬁx potholescaused by weather or heavy trafﬁc. Use snowplows and blowers to clear the roads.Tasks vary with the location.
SALARY: $28,000 to $62,500
• Working with numbers to perform calculations• Signiﬁcant use of memory-performing tasks that call upon greater memory use than most jobs• Must be able to work and interact with co-workers to get the job done• Follow guidelines to arrange objects or actions in a certain order• Maintain and install equipment on a routine basis and determine when maintenance is needed• A high school diploma is required, may receive on the job training• May need general construction labouring experience
• Load and unload construction materials, and move materials to work areas• Assist tradespersons, heavy equipment operators, signal operators in various activities• Assist in aligning pipes and perform related activities during oil and gas pipeline construction• Assist in drilling and blasting rock at construction sites and other demolition• Level earth to ﬁne grade speciﬁcations using rake and shovel• Direct trafﬁc at or near construction sites
HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER
OVER THE NEXT 2 DECADES40% OF NEW JOBSWILL BE IN SKILLEDTRADES AND TECHNOLOGIES