Lead Hand/Working Foreman

Position: Lead Hand/Working Foreman
Starting Range: $24.03 – $27.02 (Pending Education & Experience)
Location: Public Works
Duration: Full Time Permanent

Reporting to the Public Works Manager, The Lead Hand/Working Foreman is responsible in leading the Garden River
First Nation Public Works staff; including labourers and heavy equipment operators by coordinating activities, tasks and
special projects.

• Promote safe work environment
• Liaise with manager to provide direction and support to workers to achieve set goals and maximize efficiency.
• Assist with coordination, management and scheduling of specific activities to ensure that equipment and resources are
efficiently utilized to meet department outcomes
• Assist in the delivery of special programs such as the Elder’s Snow Removal Program
• Provide support in the development of new departmental policies and procedures
• Monitor inventory flow and identify tool requirements within the department
• Track materials that employees use, computer applications such as spreadsheets or inventory management software.
• Record equipment rental and activities that adhere to Funding Reporting Requirements
• Responsible for the team’s overall safety and provide motivation for the team members to meet their goals
• Conduct daily pre-shift meeting
• Identify needs for safety training
• Complete safety and hazard assessments and participating in safety investigations
• Assist roads and labour crew with maintenance, as necessary
• Perform other duties as may be required or assigned

• Highschool and/or G.E.D. preferred
• Minimum two years in a supervisory role
• Required “DZ” License and clear drivers abstract to operate heavy equipment
• Ability to work outdoors in All conditions
• Demonstrated sensitivity and knowledge to the First Nation cultural values and traditions
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member
• Ability to use good judgement in assessing difficult situations
• Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
• Excellent organizational skills, time management skills, interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
• Computer skills, efficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.) as well as internet and email
• Heavy equipment operator certification considered a plus
• Must undergo a criminal record check prior to employment (At Applicant Expense)

*For a copy of the full job description please email employment@gardenriver.org and one can be forwarded*
Interested applicants can email or drop off their cover letter, detailed resume, three work related references by:
. Please address the envelope and/or email “ Lead Hand/Working Foreman – 2023-19 ” and submit to:
Human Resources
Garden River First Nation
7 Shingwauk Street, Garden River, ON P6A 6Z8
Email: employment@gardenriver.org

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