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Labourer - Public Works


The Village of New Minas is currently hiring a temporary Labourer to assist in the daily activities of the Public Works Department. Under the direction of the Public Works Foreperson, the Labourer will be assisting in work that consists of day-to-day operations, regular maintenance, repairs, projects and other duties that are required for the Village owned and operated parks, playgrounds, sports fields, trails, sidewalks (including snow clearing), and buildings as well as assisting with Water and Waste Water projects as required. The successful candidate will possess the following required skills:

  • -Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance;
  • -Ability to receive constructive criticism;
  • -Ability to work in all environments including heat, cold, indoor, outdoor, etc. That are typical venues for our departments;
  • -Excellent verbal communication skills;
  • -First Aid/CPR certification or willingness to certify;
  • -General overall knowledge of maintenance skills (versatile skill set);
  • -High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • -Knowledge of Water & Waste Water procedures would be considered an asset;
  • -Operation and maintenance of various pieces of equipment requiring range of motion and strength;
  • -Strong safety background with respect to workplace environment;
  • -Strong work ethic and sound decision making abilities;
  • -To become familiar with the Village policies and procedures;
  • -Valid Nova Scotia Drivers Licence and a clean driving abstract;
  • -WHIMS designation or willingness to certify;
  • -Work well under pressure with strong time management skills;

Applications are due on or before January 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm addressed as follows:

Gerard Hamilton

Operations Manager

Village of New Minas


Fax: 902-681-2804

Alternatively, you can drop off an application off at the Village Offices. 9489 Commercial Street, New Minas NS, B4N 3G3 between 8:30AM-4:30PM. 

The Village of New Minas reserves the right not to fill this position.


The Village of New Minas values diversity and inclusiveness and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including Aboriginal/Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with disabilities, and women.

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