Labourer, Water Services
City of Whitehorse
Whitehorse, YT
Job Description:
Job posting closes: June 26, 2019 at 11:00 p.m. PST
An Eligibility List may be established from this
competition – the duration of the eligibility list may
be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to
fill future temporary full-time, temporary part-time,
term or casual vacancies within the same department and
classification based on the organizational needs by
going to the next highest ranked candidate until the
eligibility list expires.
The City wishes to thank all applicants for their
interest but only those candidates selected to advance
in the recruitment will be contacted. Note that only
those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will
be considered.
Job Code: 258
Department: Water & Waste Services

Job Summary:
The incumbent provides general labouring duties for
Water Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provide general labourer duties including to assist
in the installation, maintenance and repair of water
distribution wastewater stations and systems
including but not limited to: laying and
back-filling of pipes and culverts, clearing plugged
or frozen pipes, shoveling, clearing brush,
custodial duties, landscaping, etc.
2. Picks up and delivers materials and tools as needed
between sites or from point of supply to site as
3. Cleans work area during and following completion of
tasks, cleans and organizes shop as directed.
4. Observes and reports issues to appropriate staff.
5. Prepares and maintains accurate records.
6. Performs flagging and traffic control duties.
7. Follows, so far as is reasonably practicable,
established safety procedures and standards.
8. Acts in other Water Services positions, including
Warehouse, as assigned.
9. Other related duties.
This description contains elements necessary for
identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent
may be required to perform other related duties.

Job Requirements:Working Conditions:
Exposure to dust/dirt, fumes/odours, bodily
fluids/waste, temperature extreme, inclement weather,
noise requiring hearing protection when performing
labouring duties. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:
  • Grade 10.
  • Class 5 driver’s license. Class 3 with air
endorsement is an asset.
  • 1 year related experience.
  • Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR Level C.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with the
public and providing assistance in a variety of
  • WHMIS.
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG).
  • Traffic Control Course.
  • Confined Space and Electrical Safety Course
  • Fall Arrest Course
  • Chainsaw Course
​An equivalent combination of education, training and
experience may be considered.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:
Pickup truck, 1 ton truck, hand tools, cut-offf saw,
chainsaw, tamper, pull broom, cement mixer, service van,
1 ton flat bed truck, dewatering pumps, generators, hand
and power tools, electric winch crane, manual sewer
tapes, fork lift, diesel compressors, diesel and gas
vibratory compactors, bobcat and attachments, tree
chipper, trailers, water service grease gun, rental
equipment, pneumatic valve exerciser, hot water thaw
pumps, metal detectors, and gas detectors, winch/tripod
harness, communications equipment, Computer software
such as Outlook and Payroll software.
For questions regarding this position, please contact
Crystal Sawatsky at