Utilities Technician I
Utilities Technician I
We are the third largest regional district in BC delivering over 100 services to six municipalities and eight electoral areas. Our region covers more than 13,000 km2 stretching from Haztic Prairie to Boston Bar. If you enjoy the great outdoors and a job that offers a lot of variety and learning opportunities, you should check us out.
We manage thirteen water systems and three sewer systems, with more coming online every day. Our water and sewer systems use a wide range of different technologies from the more established to the newest and most innovative. With such a variety of systems to maintain, we need a Utilities Technician that can do everything “from soup to nuts” including: water quality monitoring and testing, equipment maintenance, routine system checks, storm drainage system maintenance, new service installs, meter reading, and hydrant maintenance. If you have a strong mechanical aptitude, a preference for practical field work then this could be the job for you.
We offer a positive, supportive, team-based work environment with an emphasis on collaboration. We believe in lifelong learning and are committed to providing and supporting training and professional development opportunities for our staff. If you have a positive, can-do attitude and a keen sense of humour, you will fit right in. Bring your positive energy, ambition and desire to learn, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by an accredited post-secondary program in Water and Wastewater Technology or an equivalent combination of education/experience;
- Small Water Systems certification from the British Columbia Environmental Operators Certification program;
- Eligibility to maintain certification in the Environmental Operator Certification Program and membership in the B.C. Water and Waste Association;
- Working knowledge of the Drinking Water Protection Legislation;
- Ability to quickly acquire an understanding of water systems, sewer systems and SCADA functions and maintenance;
- Good understanding of computer operations including data logging and instrumentation;
- Ability to work with minimal supervision and effectively handle conflicting priorities;
- Must possess a valid Driver’s Licence.
The wage rate for this bargaining unit position is $24.37 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits package. Upon successful completion of the required six month probationary period the wage rate will increase to $28.67 per hour.
If this opportunity excites you, and you want to contribute to a positive work environment, we want to hear from you. Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, indicating how you meet the qualifications. Please quote Competition #2018-47 and send, in confidence, by 4:30 p.m. on September 28, 2018, to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Human Resources Department
Fraser Valley Regional District
45950 Cheam Avenue
Chilliwack, BC V2P 1N6
or fax confidentially to: 604-702-5461
While we greatly appreciate all applicants for their interest, regretfully only those selected for an interview will be contacted.