Operates and troubleshoots all water system components to de-energize, re-energize, inspect and maintain the water distribution system.
Inspects, and performs minor maintenance of, valves, hydrants, service connections and appurtenances.
Performs field sampling and testing of basic water quality parameters.
Responds to customer service enquiries regarding water pressure, quality and quantity.
Installs, removes and maintains various temporary water services.
Monitors and maintains system instrumentation for water loss management, including flow meters and pressure monitors and uses leak listening equipment as required.
Performs hydraulic evaluation of the system, including fire flow and c-value testing.
Monitors cathodic protection system continuity and performs minor repairs.
Conducts pipe cleaning programs, including conventional flushing, unidirectional flushing and swabbing to maintain water quality.
Responds to, and resolves, water contamination events, including water main chlorination and de-chlorination procedures.
Provides direction and support to staff assigned to assist in the operation, inspection and maintenance of the water distribution system.
Maintains comprehensive records of all field activities and prepares required reports, including inspection and test results and recommendations for repair.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Grade 12 or equivalent
Three years’ related water system operation and/or maintenance experience, including one year’s experience in the operation of the machinery and power tools used in Water & Sewer construction.
Possession of Level 2 Water Distribution Operator Certification from the Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board.
Possession of Level 3 Water Distribution Operator Certification from the Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board would be considered an asset.
Must comply with all safety related requirements
Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver's Licence.
Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record.
Knowledge of the methods, techniques, equipment, tools, materials and terminology used in operating, inspecting and maintaining water distribution systems.
Ability to troubleshoot various water distribution system problems and customer concerns, operate all valves, hydrants and other water distribution system appurtenances.
Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
Ability to perform basic field sampling and testing for water quality, using approved techniques and procedures.
Ability to make mathematic calculations rapidly and accurately.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, contractors and civic employees.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to perform confined entries complete with necessary fall protection equipment and air quality monitoring equipment.
Physical ability to perform the assigned duties in varying weather conditions and extremes of temperature.
Skill in the use and care of computer hardware and related software.
Shift and weekend work may be required.
$27.17 to $29.35 per hour (2020 rates)