Leadhand Ski Hill Operator – Earl Bales

Amendment Type: Amendment #1

Amendment Date: 10/26/2021

Amendment Reason: Please Note Extension to Posting Date

Job ID: 15179

Job Category: Parks & Natural Resources

Division & Section: Parks, Forestry & Recreation, PFR Parks

Work Location: Earl Bales Park – Community Centre, 4169 Bathurst St, Esther Shiner Stadium, 5720 Bathurst St

Job Type & Duration: Full-time Permanent Vacancy

Hourly Rate: $37.74 per hour

Hours & Shift Information: 40 hours per week, see below

Affiliation: L416 Outside

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 12-OCT-2021 to 12-NOV-2021

Location and Shift Information: Season Location Shift Early November to end of March Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St Thursday to Monday, 2:00pm-10:00 pm. Tuesdays & Wednesdays off. End of March to early November Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St / Esther Shiner Stadium, 5700 Bathurst St Monday to Friday 6:00 am – 2:00 pm

Major Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and directs the day to day activities of staff and performs tasks required for the operation and maintenance of a ski centre, including the inspection, repair and maintenance of passenger ropeways, chair lifts, and associated equipment
  • Organizes/multi-tasks work as required, and directs the day to day activities of the turf crew under the incumbent’s jurisdiction including arranging the necessary materials and equipment to ensure that it is completed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Directs and performs skilled and semi-skilled tasks involved in the maintenance, development and operation of City parks, including landscaping, turf cultural practices, general maintenance, repairs, snowploughing/salting and snow removal in connection with duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
  • Organizes and directs the day-to-day activities of staff and performs tasks required for the maintenance and operation of City parks
  • Operates, and performs daily inspections of ski centre passenger ropeway systems, and chair lifts, including the drive terminal, return terminal, tensioning equipment, loading/ unloading areas, line equipment, passenger carriers, detachable carriers and safety systems. Performs periodic tests of all passenger ropeway systems, and chair lifts to diagnose their performance and to ensure all legislative requirements are met
  • Performing various tasks at heights, especially related to the ski hill.
  • Determines and takes corrective measures to ensure a high quality and safe skiing surface
  • Assigns work, establishes maintenance schedules to meet prescribed standards, instructs and trains staff in all aspects of ski centre maintenance and park maintenance and provides feedback on performance
  • Operates various types of motor vehicles, snow grooming machines, mechanized snowmaking equipment, snowplows and salters, ski lifts; and mechanized grounds maintenance, grass cutting, or other specialized equipment. Provides practical training, audits performance and signs skills passports for Ski Lift Mechanics – in – Training (Ski Centre Servicers)
  • Performs annual set-up and dismantling of the Ski Centre and the maintenance and repairs to the snowmaking system, grooming equipment and ski lifts.
  • Oversees the work of contractors
  • Operates and performs minor maintenance on various types of motor vehicles and equipment relevant to the duties of the position including crew cabs with trailers, tractors with attachments, mechanized grounds/grass cutting equipment, dump trucks, front end loaders, snowploughs, ice resurfacing equipment and other specialized equipment, including operating power equipment and specialized tools
  • Completes written reports, daily logbook and forms as required, including providing statistical information concerning tasks completed, staff issues, accident/incident reports, time sheets and facility use and complaints
  • Provides general supervision of the facility including maintenance and cleaning of indoor areas (staff and public washrooms, common areas of ski chalet) and ensures the terms of permits are upheld
  • Will be required to work with, oversee and transport crews to and from work sites.
  • Performs other related work as assigned

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

Key Qualifications:

1. Must possess and be able to maintain a current Certificate of Qualification as a Ski Lift Mechanic, Class B (an “SLM-B certificate”) in accordance with the regulations enforced in the Province of Ontario.

2. Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and must qualify for the City’s equipment operating permits and requirements, and may be required to possess or obtain a Province of Ontario Class “DZ” Driver’s License.

3. Several years experience in operating a snowmaking system and snow grooming machines, and ability to perform routine maintenance and minor repairs to snow making equipment

You must also have:

  • Ability to provide work direction and training to others.
  • Must be physically capable of performing all of the required duties, and must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work shifts / weekends / overtime / holidays / on-call duty
  • Ability to work at heights, and be able to successfully complete “Working at Heights” training
  • Working knowledge of Parks operations and maintenance including relevant equipment, materials, procedures and preventative maintenance programs.
  • Ability to operate motorized vehicles related to the position, including specialized snow grooming machines.
  • Ability to use hand tools, power tools, mechanical equipment and to make minor mechanical repairs associated with park operations.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills, including the ability to prepare accurate and concise operation reports.
  • Ability to deal courteously with the public and staff and solve problem situations, taking appropriate action.
  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Legislative

Standards and the regulations that apply to this work.

  • Must be familiar with Parks By-laws and relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain Standard First Aid certification.


  • Priority consideration will be given to applicants with Local 416 seniority or aggregate service as of the job posting closing and job offer dates
  • Applicants are required to demonstrate in their resume that their qualifications match those specified in the job posting
  • Assessment may include an interview, written and/or practical test. Location of assessment to be determined
  • This posting will be used to fill the vacancy(ies) identified in this job posting. Should an existing permanent employee in the same classification and within the same Division be successful in securing a permanent vacancy, any resulting permanent vacancy will also be filled
  • The Employees who are interested in applying for permanent position in the Division must apply to be considered in the event a vacancy becomes available for any resulting permanent vacancy as a result of a permanent employee moving through this job posting
  • An employee’s reporting relationship and/or work location may change due to operational reasons and in accordance with the Local 416 Collective Agreement
  • Information in preparing for City job competitions is available on the Job Opportunities website. If you do not have a computer, you may use the computers in the learning kiosks located at Scarborough Civic Centre or Toronto Public Libraries

How to Apply for this Opportunity

Interested candidates must apply using one of the following methods:

  • Online (recommended). You will only receive confirmation of your application if you apply online. If you are viewing a hardcopy posting, apply at www.jobs.toronto.ca, select “Internal Jobs” below the City of Toronto logo.
  • Fax your application, resume and cover letter, quoting the job ID #15179 to 416-696-3764.

Please Note

  • Your updated resume and cover letter must be received before midnight on the posting period end date noted above.
  • Please include your employee number, name and address on your resume and cover letter when faxing your application.
  • Ensure your contact information is up to date on the City’s payroll system. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.


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