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Job Description

Position: Winter Patroller/Operator

Division: Owen Sound Highway Maintenance

Location: Flesherton, Elsinore, Meaford, Shelburne, Mitchell, Kincardine, Clavering, Chatsworth ON

Reporting to: Area Supervisor

Start Date: To be determined


Summary: Miller Maintenance proudly provides maintenance services on Area Maintenance Contracts for the Ministry of Transportation throughout the province of Ontario. Our leadership in the Ontario road and highway maintenance industry is based on our commitment to continuous improvement through education, innovation, safety, and training.

Owen Sound Highway Maintenance has immediate openings for Winter Patrollers. The winter maintenance season runs yearly from October until April, weather dependent. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. At our core, we are our people. Following the winter season, we provide all employees equal opportunity to job vacancies.

The Patroller will work with the day to day field maintenance operations on all highway infrastructures within the Maintenance Contract. The incumbent will also patrol for deficiencies throughout the highways that fall under our maintenance contract.

As a Winter Patroller/Operator, You Will:

  • Perform designated maintenance duties on all highway infrastructures as outlined in the contract performance measures, while adhering to company policies and procedures
  • Assist in investigations and respond to inquiries from the general public, external agencies, and liaise with Area Foreperson to resolve problems
  • Assist with the identification of potential work order opportunities, and deficiencies within the maintenance contract, reporting them to the Area Foreperson
  • Maintain and conduct quality and environmental control measures
  • Facilitate a safe and healthy work environment
  • Maintain/clean equipment and conduct routine maintenance and minor repairs as required
  • When required participate in the winter works operations by filling in for Emergency Response during storm events
  • Patrol the highways for any maintenance needs during the winter season and instruct the operators accordingly
  • Maintain accurate documentation including but not limited to, driver log books for any CVOR vehicles on a daily basis, hours of service, safety reports, etc
  • Follow the weekly on call rotation for emergency situations and calls
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned



  • Valid DZ License with a clean Driver’s Abstract
  • Experience in highway maintenance and emergency response is considered an asset
  • Previous experience in winter works operations is considered an asset
  • Available to respond to call-ins within thirty minutes
  • Ability to work assigned shifts, and extended hours (evenings, weekends, nights, and holidays) as winter events require
  • Mechanical knowledge, ability to perform routine maintenance and minor repairs to equipment as required
  • Ability to perform manual labour and lift up to 50lbs
  • Understanding of MTO standards and contract performance requirements
  • Knowledge of OTM Book 7 traffic control is considered an asset
  • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Team player with strong work ethic
  • Effective communication (written and verbal)
  • Willingness to work and drive in extreme weather conditions
  • Willingness to learn and appreciate company values – Safety, Quality, and Integrity so we can continue “Building Greatness”

How to Apply

By Email: sydney.ardiel@millergroup.ca

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