Public works and maintenance labourers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Load and unload trucks with supplies and equipment
B. Collect money from coin boxes of parking meters along established route
C. Collect and load refuse on garbage trucks
D. Assist equipment operators to secure attachments to equipment or trucks
E. Assist in routine maintenance and repair of equipment
F. Assist skilled tradespersons such as carpenters, plumbers and mechanics
G. May operate mobile sidewalk-cleaning equipment.
1. Public administration - 40.0%
2. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 21.0%
3. Construction - 11.0%
4. Transportation and warehousing - 11.0%
5. Utilities - 10.0%
The average hourly wages for Public Works and Maintenance Labourers is $16.69/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and above average for all labouring and elemental occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.