The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Skilled Trades and Labour
Entry Level
$22.12 / hour
Competition Number: #051-24.25

Closing Date: July 11, 2024 at 4:00PM

Capital Planning & Operations

Capital Planning & Operations is a team of approximately 130 employees that take tremendous pride in the campus and deliver exceptional service that supports the University of New Brunswick's mission, vision, and values. You will be a part of a motivated team of professionals who are always striving to make our campus a safe, sustainable, accessible, and welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and community.


Full-Time | 1-Year Term | Fredericton | On-Campus

Standard Work Hours: Mon - Fri | 7:30 am - 4:00 pm | 40 hours per week

Additional Working Conditions:

  • Ability to carry out physical requirements of the position, including the ability to lift heavy objects, and work at heights and in confined spaces.
  • A telephone for callouts in the event of inclement weather and emergencies.

Salary Range: $22.12 per hour


Reporting to the Operations Foreperson, the Labourer performs manual work in the performance of semi-skilled tasks, of a physically demanding nature. This position includes a degree of skill in moving and transporting materials and equipment, lawn maintenance and snow removal, with direction from the Operations Foreperson or alternate.

  • Shovel snow as directed from steps, walkways, fire hydrants, building roofs, or other areas. Sand and salt steps and walkways, as well as other areas as directed.
  • Assist crews on snow removal equipment, loaders, trucks equipped with snow removal attachments, etc.
  • Cut and trim grass, shrubs, and hedges by hand or with power equipment. Rake and load leaves, trimmings, and other refuse.
  • Assist with repairing and building lawns, landscaping, and building retaining walls.
  • Maintain general cleanliness around the campus, including picking up paper and refuse and sweeping sidewalks, streets, and parking lots.
  • Assist with general repairs of streets, walkways, and parking lots, which include the application of asphalt.
  • Occasionally operate light vehicles or small tractors to complete daily tasks.
  • Assist with re-lamping of light fixtures in gyms, pool, and dining halls.
  • Inspect and clear roof drains, tunnels, catch basins, and other areas as directed.
  • Load and unload trucks and carry heavy cartons or equipment from transportation facilities to storage or building sites.
  • Set up or remove materials and furniture for special events and office renovations or relocations.
  • Maintain sports fields as directed, using push and/or ride-on mowers.
  • Ensure the application of safety precautions/procedures as required to ensure minimum hazard to self and others.
  • Ensure the safe and efficient operation as well as the care and preservation of assigned tools and equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • High School Diploma, or equivalent.

Additional Skills:

  • Knowledge of maintenance tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge/training of occupational hazards and safety practices for heavy lifting/labour.
  • A valid class five (5) Driver's License is considered an asset.

A little bit about us

University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,200 full- and part-time staff, including faculty, support staff and students. UNB values people and we have proudly been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2024 and one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for 2023.

UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.

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UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.

General Labour and Trades and Allied Services and Audio-Visual Group (GLTA)

This position is part of the UNIFOR, Local 4504 employee group and falls under the GLTA Collective Agreement.


The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.