Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Toronto (CCFS) is currently looking for a full time Foreman to join our team. This position will be located at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Thornhill. This role will provide the incumbent with the opportunity to participate as part of the management team by contributing ideas that work towards increasing efficiencies of workplace practices while maintaining employee morale and enhance the experience of our families and visitors.
The Foreman reports directly to the Cemetery Manager and is responsible for leading cemetery labourers in the Catholic burial process and ensuring the maintenance of the cemetery property is carried out efficiently and in accordance with both CCFS standards, policies & procedures, Health and Safety protocols, and the Funeral Burial Cremations Services Act and Regulations. As Foreman, you will be expected to plan, lead, co-ordinate and supervise the cemetery operations, activities and Labourers to ensure that all burials are prepared, set up and completed as per CCFS burial policies and procedures. In addition, you will be expected to maintain all aspects of the cemetery operations which may include one or more of the following: mausoleums, satellite cemeteries and funeral home. You will be expected to manage various landscaping projects in and around buildings, structures, monuments, roadways and the general property as well as maintenance tasks such as the framing, pouring and installation of memorial foundations, the installation of bronze/granite markers, pictures, wreaths, and other memorialization items as required. You will work with CCFS to develop and update policies as needed, create modified workplans, ensure the proper training and development of employees, maintain an acceptable level of inventory for all cemetery supplies and materials while closely monitoring the use and maintenance of cemetery vehicles and equipment, ensure the co-ordination and execution of special events to CCFS standards, complete administrative tasks and assure regular communication with employees.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skill sets: strong communication, time management, interpersonal, customer service, problem solving, detail oriented, computer literate, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Previous bereavement experience, knowledge of cemetery operations as well as knowledge and/or experience of vehicles and equipment used in cemetery and mausoleum operations which may include, but not limited to: landscaping equipment, landscape trailers, backhoe, trucks requiring A License, utility vehicles, casket lifts, lowering devices, etc. is preferred. Mechanical orientation and/or general construction knowledge and/or experience coupled with a minimum of 5 years of previous supervisory experience in a unionized environment is required. A valid Ontario G Driver’s License in good standing, a clear Police Clearance Record and a minimum secondary school education is required. This position is scheduled for a five-day work week, with one scheduled day off, Monday to Saturday. We offer a competitive salary, on the job training and a great work environment.
We are committed to creating an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process for the purpose of hiring the most qualified applicants for all roles. We truly appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those whose skills and qualifications meet our requirements will be contacted. In compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), CCFS provides suitable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If contacted by our Human Resources department and you require accommodations, please inform them of the nature of the accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation. Please note that all resumes submitted will be kept on file for a six month period.