Under direct supervision of the Utilities Manager, this entry-level position performs routine tasks to assist in the installation, repair, service and maintenance of water and wastewater system components to ensure optimum performance of the Infrastructure Operations water supply, treatment and distribution systems; and wastewater treatment and collection.
Duties and responsiblities:
Performs basic water sampling and analysis, and records results in accordance with established procedures.
Generates preventative and corrective maintenance work orders in accordance with established procedures.
Records and enters data into a database and/or other computer generated file.
Provides support in major repair or maintenance work.
Monitors chlorine use and changes chlorine tanks in accordance with established procedures.
Required to be on standby when assigned, responds to call outs and takes corrective action as required.
Operates the SCADA system terminal, identifies irregularities and takes corrective action.
Assists in the operation and maintenance of small equipment and vehicles, including the safe transportation of materials.
Operates and maintains routine equipment and vehicles, including assisting with basic trouble-shooting and routine problem solving.
Reads and understands routine design drawings and/or sketches
Cleans, conducts basic repairs and maintains equipment as directed.
Completes required documentation and data for the maintenance management system.
Obtains equipment parts and supplies, as required, to complete assigned tasks.
Maintains cooperative and effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and customers.
Performs building and ground maintenance, and cleaning in and around facilities.
Assists with the response to emergencies as directed.
Follows all policies, procedures and standards of Big White Utilities.
Performs other related duties as required.
Assists with testing, cleaning, repairing, exchanging, installing and maintaining water mains, water services, fittings, hydrants, flushes, valves, water meters, and other related equipment.
Assists with the maintenance and cleaning of wastewater facilities, collection systems and related assets.
Assists in the inspection, installation, repair, service and maintenance of equipment, such as: reservoir controls, pumping equipment, pressure reducing valves, pressure regulators, altitude valves, pump control valves, pressure and level recorders, intake screens and related equipment.
Minimum grade 12 education, plus 1 year related experience in construction or in a recognized utility environment.
BC EOCP Level 1 Certification (water distribution or wastewater collection)
Basic mechanical aptitude to perform the work, and must have experience using hand-tools, power-tools, and other equipment as would be used in a utility environment.
Basic experience operating motor vehicles and construction equipment.
Basic understanding and knowledge of the type of equipment used in a water and wastewater utility environment.
Basic ability to read, understand and follow routine design drawings, sketches, plans, specifications, work instructions and procedures.
Ability to accurately follow and carry out verbal and written instruction.
Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, and customer service skills are required.
Maintains cooperative and effective working relationships.
Must be able to multi-task and balance changing workloads and priorities.
Knowledge and understanding of WorkSafeBC practices/protocols, Workers’ Compensation Act and OH&S Regulations and other relevant safety statutes.
Ability to understand and apply Big White Utility safety documents and procedures.
Must possess a valid BC Driver’s Licence.
Must be physically fit to perform physically demanding construction and maintenance work.
Able to work in all types of weather conditions and in a variety of environments, including confined spaces.