Utility Services Operator - City of Kamloops

City of Kamloops

Utility Services Operator #370

Closing Date: May 12, 2021

At the City of Kamloops, we believe in progressive and barrier free recruitment for everybody everyday. This means employment opportunities for all in a safe, inclusive and diverse workplace. We know our city is stronger when we hire qualified individuals from different backgrounds with diverse experiences, cultures and perspectives.

All applicants are considered, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, family status, marital status, physical and mental disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political belief or conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

Persons with a disability or in need of assistance with the application process are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Department at 250.828.3439 or hr@kamloops.ca.

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Job Description
An exciting and challenging opportunity exists for a Permanent, Full-Time position in the Utilities Division with the City of Kamloops! We are currently seeking a Utility Services Operator who will be exposed to a variety of tasks within the Utilities Maintenance and Construction sections. This opportunity will broaden your work experience with utility infrastructure installation and maintenance including drainage water and wastewater. You will be learning how to maintain, install and develop the City’s utilities in all aspects.

Typical duties of this position include:

  • Performs or assists in the repair, installation, and maintenance of water, wastewater, and drainage systems including, but not limited to:
    • water valve exercising
    • hydrant flow testing
    • hydrant maintenance
    • infrastructure inspection
    • assisting Pipefitter/Layers
    • assisting Equipment Operator IVs in the operation of maintenance and construction equipment
  • Operates mobile equipment on public streets including tandem-axle dump trucks.
  • Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Operates front-end loader to fill trucks as required.

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

  1. Completion of secondary school or equivalent.

  2. Completion of BC EOCP OIT (Operator in Training) certificate (or higher level) in Water Distribution or Wastewater Collection.

One year’s previous experience performing water, sewer, or drainage installation, repair, or maintenance with the ability to obtain BC EOCP level I certification.

  1. Valid BC Driver's Licence - Class 3 with air brake endorsement or equivalent.

For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes a police information check. A comprehensive benefits package is included with this position.

Pay Grade
CUPE Outside 9

Hourly Rate
$ 30.40
Hours & Days of Work
Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (summer) 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (winter)
Hours per Week
City of Kamloops -> Civic Operations -> Utility Services
Position Type
Permanent Full-Time

Reports To
Utilities Services Supervisor - Maintenance
Close Date
May 12, 2021
External job postings are open to everyone. We accept applications online only; be sure to carefully read the application instructions for each job you apply to.

We are an equal opportunity employer and thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that persons with disabilities who require assistance with the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (250) 828-3439.


Organization: City of Kamloops
Location: Kamloops, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Category(s): Public Works & Operations, Sewer & Wastewater Services, Water Services
Posted: May 4, 2021, 2:15 pm
Expires: May 12, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $30.40 Hour

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