Utility Systems Operator I - Liquid Waste

Metro Vancouver

Utility Systems Operator I - Liquid Waste

Full-Time Regular
Location: Newton Works Yard, Surrey


Join us as we help shape the place people want to be – Metro Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable regions. The services and solutions we provide are the foundation of our region’s economic, ecological and social health.  This includes the areas of regional growth planning, air quality, water, liquid and solid waste management, regional parks, affordable housing and community engagement to over 2.5 million residents.  We don’t stop, we don’t close and we do what is right, for now and for future generations. 

We invite you to bring your skills, passion, and expertise to help us in our commitment to sustain and enhance our region’s livability. We offer competitive salaries; exceptional benefit packages with valuable pension plan; employee wellness and recognition programs; and many diverse opportunities for professional growth and development.

We deliver the exceptional services and solutions that have helped make this one of the most special, livable communities in the world, and we want you to join us.  Help us shape the future of the Metro Vancouver region, and shape the place people want to be.   

Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking a Utility Systems Operator I - Liquid Waste who will help maintain and operate sewer and drainage operations infrastructure.

You are: An EOCP Level I operator certified in Wastewater Collections who has experience and knowledge in sewer and drainage systems. You are a team player who thrives on the responsibility and accountability of the role, and enjoys being coached to work at a high level.

In this role, you will: (The duties described hereunder are intended to be representative of the position and are not to be considered as all inclusive.)
  • Work in all phases of the operation, monitoring and maintaining of wastewater collection and drainage systems facilities including but not limited to pumping stations, dam(s), sanitary/storm sewers, culverts, watercourses, control chambers, manholes, grit chambers, debris catchers/grills, flow control devices, emergency generators, and odour control equipment.
  • Perform inspection and system maintenance, sanitary/storm sewers cleaning, alterations, minor repairs, lubrications, etc. of equipment such as pumps, motors, valves, process control instruments.
  • Perform general repairs, housekeeping, painting, etc.
  • Perform maintenance tasks including but not limited to: sanitary/storm sewer/watercourse inspection, gravel, debris and windfall removal, brush cutting/vegetation control, slope or bank stability enhancements, beaver dam removal, etc.
  • Operate power tools, mowers, chain saws, jackhammers, and vehicles and equipment to fulfill the needs of the position.
  • Perform construction duties such as sanitary/storm sewer repairs, raising and rebuilding of manholes, sanitary/storm sewer connections, road building and watercourse rehabilitation works.
  • Ensure all work carried out adheres to and is in compliance with all applicable policies/procedures, including all WorkSafe BC and MV safety policies/procedures.Advises superiors of situations requiring review.
  • Prepare written documentation on work performed, as required.

To be successful, you have:
  • Grade 12 education or equivalent (Preference will be given if supplemented with courses in civil and mechanical technology, computers, electrical, instrumentation etc.).
  • One or more years’ experience in wastewater system operations and maintenance.
  • BC EOCP Level I Wastewater Collections certificate or equivalent Provincial Certification.The highest EOCP Wastewater Collections Certificate shall be maintained in good standing
  • Ability to read simple drawing and engineering sketches.
  • Working knowledge of process and mechanical equipment, control systems, electrical and instrumentation equipment, sanitary/storm sewer repair and cleaning, and video inspection.
  • Mechanical proficiency and construction aptitude.
  • Ability to operate power and pneumatic tools.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Working knowledge of relevant safety policies and procedures.
  • Physically capable of performing the duties of the position and willingness and ability to work shift work as required.
  • Willingness to undertake additional training relating to the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Some knowledge of computer applications related to the position.
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver seeks to achieve what humanity aspires to on a global basis – the highest quality of life embracing cultural vitality, economic prosperity, social justice and compassion, all nurtured in and by a beautiful and healthy natural environment. 

Please follow this link http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/ to our Careers page where you can submit your application by December 18, 2018.

Organization: Metro Vancouver
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Sewer & Wastewater
Posted: December 4, 2018, 10:39 am
Expires: December 18, 2018, 4:30 pm

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