Trades Improver 1 - Water Operations (Meters)

City of Surrey

City of Surrey

Trades Improver 1 - Water Operations (Meters) (Full-Time)

The City of Surrey’s Engineering Department has a regular full time opportunity for a Trades Improver 1 Water Meters in the Water Operations Section. The Engineering Department is a fast paced environment serving a rapidly growing city of over 475,000 residents. This is an excellent opportunity where you are able to gain valuable experience in a challenging and dynamic work environment.

Reporting to the Water Operations Manager, the Trades Improver 1 positions involve manual and skilled tasks involving considerable physical effort in performing a variety of civil and utility construction and operations and maintenance related to water systems. 

  • Investigates water meter enquiries and perform repairs when required
  • Diagnose problems with commercial and residential water meters and determine the most cost-effective and efficient means of repair
  • Uses meter testing equipment and software to diagnose water meter related issues
  • Programs meters in the field to City of Surrey’s specifications
  • Works with map books, construction as built drawings
  • Inspects and maintains meter chambers
  • Cleans and secures work area by shoveling and sweeping
  • Deals with various chemicals relating to water system
  • Responds to trouble calls and inquiries from the public
  • Assists crew members in performing their duties
  • Uses various software which include Cityworks, GIS, Excel, Amanda and metering software
  • Installs radios on meters; troubleshoot, read and record data
  • Operates and maintains property shutoff valves
  • Operates water main valves to trouble shoot meter problems
  • Other job related duties as assigned.

Applicants under considerations will meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Experience and training in civil and utility construction and engineering operations and maintenance
  • Valid B.C. Driver's License with safe driving record as per the City’s policy

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
  • Understands and effectively carries out oral and written instructions
  • Exercises independence of judgment and initiative in performing the duties of the position
  • Understands figures and numbers, reads construction drawings and maps of underground services, utilities, etc.
  • Knowledge of Surrey's road system
  • Knowledge of applicable safety regulations

This position requires completion of a Police Information Check.

This job posting closes October 22, 2018.

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Organization: City of Surrey
Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Water Services
Posted: October 9, 2018, 12:26 pm
Expires: October 22, 2018, 4:30 pm

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