Utility Worker - Department of Facilities Management

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department of Facilities Management
Utility Worker
Full-time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week (Tuesdays to Fridays 1 pm to 9 pm, Saturdays 8 am to 4 pm)

$50,378 per annum, as per IBEW 1928


ASAP - September 1, 2024

Employees in this class perform tasks related to the maintenance of grounds, equipment and buildings. Assignments are varied and are completed under the supervision of a senior maintenance employee according to approved procedures. Most tasks require a limited amount of training or previous experience.


According to department requirements and priorities, duties may include:

  • Moving of heavy furnishings, supplies and equipment
  • Operation of snow removal and other automotive equipment
  • Gardening; care and cleaning of grounds
  • Waste disposal
  • General maintenance and operation of equipment required to carry out assignments
  • Must be available for on call work during winter months for snow removal. Will result in overtime
  • Other related duties as may reasonably be considered as coming within the duties of this class


  • Grade 12 plus sufficient physical and manual capabilities to perform the work
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Minimum of three years’ experience preferred with various types of machinery, e.g., snow blowers, lawn mowers, lawn tractors, trucks with a plow blade
  • Valid driver’s license. (License to operate heavy equipment an asset)
  • Physical ability to do the essential duties of the position
  • May be required to obtain Federal Government security clearance


Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link below.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number 902-894-2895.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. If you require accommodation in any part of the process, please direct your inquiries, in confidence, to our HR Officer, hrofficer@upei.ca. Applications will not be accepted via email.

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