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Highway Maintenance Worker

Highway Maintenance Worker

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HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER

DESCRIPTION:
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 vacuums to clean catch basins, put up stop signs; paint dividing lines between traffic lanes; and fix potholes caused by weather or heavy traffic. Use snowplows and blowers to clear the roads. Tasks vary with the location.

ONE OUT OF EVERY 17 CANADIAN WORKERS EARNS A LIVING IN CONSTRUCTION
Duties:
• • • • • • 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

SKILLs:
• • • • • 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

EDUCATION:
• A high school diploma is required, may receive on the job training • May need general construction labouring experience

OVER THE NEXT 2 DECADES 40% OF NEW JOBS WILL BE IN SKILLED TRADES AND TECHNOLOGIES

SALARY: $28,000 to $62,500
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Construction Craft Workers are multi skilled trades people who prepare, excavate, backfill, and clean up a work site. This program will provide Level 1 and Level 2 in-school training for the Construction Craft Worker trade. Apprentices will learn safe practices and procedures and gain blueprint reading and worksite communication skills. They will learn procedures for handling equipment and tools safely and for handling construction materials on site. Learn procedures for assembling and dismantling scaffolding, ramps, catwalks, formwork and barricades at construction sites to industry standards of practice and occupational health and safety standards.

WHERE TO GET TRAINED:
ALGONQUIN COLLEGE - CONSTRUCTION CRAFT WORKER CONESTOGA COLLEGE - CONSTRUCTION CRAFT WORKER GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE -CONSTRUCTION CRAFT WORKER LOCAL 1059 UNION - CONSTRUCTION CRAFT WORKER
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*Salaries are subject to change and do not include overtime hours or other incentives such as benefits, pension, car allowances etc.

GETTING STARTED
THE FOLLOWING ARE 3 SIMPLE WAYS OF GETTING STARTED IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY:

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You can begin by applying for a job directly in the Civil Construction Industry. Once you begin working with a Construction Company or Contractor you will quickly gain the necessary skills needed to advance yourself through in-house, work-as-you-learn training. You can enrol in a University, Community College or a Private Technical School to study and prepare yourself for a Career in Civil Construction. All of this information may be found through our website. You can get started through an apprenticeship program by combining on the job training with technical in-class training gaining experience and increased responsibility. You can work in the industry, get paid and work towards earning credits.

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN CIVIL CONSTRUCTION PLEASE CONTACT:
ONTARIO CIVIL CONSTRUCTION CAREERS INSTITUTE
5045 ORBITOR DRIVE UNIT 12, SUITE 300 MISSISSAUGA ONTARIO

E . jessica@occci.ca W. www.occci.ca

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