Pipefitter - District of West Vancouver

PIPEFITTER

(Permanent Full-Time)
Extended Closing Date

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that enhance the well-being of our community. We are seeking employees with a passion for public service who share our commitment to creating a complete, inclusive and livable community.

The West Vancouver Engineering Construction Department is looking for a motivated and committed Pipefitter to join our team on a permanent, full-time basis. Reporting to one of the Utilities Construction Foreman, the key responsibilities for this position includes:

  • Skilled manual work in the performance of specialized pipe laying as applied to mainline and service connections for water, storm sewer and sanitary sewer
  • Setting thrust blocks, installing hydrants and valves
  • Ensuring proper installation of fittings, and wet and dry pipe tapping
  • Experience in GIS map reading, reading and understanding of design drawings, using utility locating equipment, and completing record drawings
  • Assigning and checking the work of junior positions engaged in related but less skilled tasks
  • Taking charge of the crew in the absence of the Foreman
  • Performing other duties as required
  • General knowledge and use of a laptop



The preferred candidate will possess considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in pipe laying and fitting operations; the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing; the ability to understand and fulfill oral and written instructions and work from plans and layouts; knowledge of the safety precautions entailed in utilities construction, pipe laying and fitting operations; and the ability to work effectively and efficiently both alone and in a team environment.

The successful candidate has considerable experience in utilities construction related works especially relating to pipe fitting in water, sewer and drainage applications.  Experience as a foreman / supervisor is considered an asset to these positions.  EOCP Water Distribution 1 certified or in the process of certification

Possession and retention of a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence for BC is mandatory. The successful candidate will be required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials. The successful candidate is also required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire.

This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licenses and certificates required of candidates. For details please refer to the class specification which is available for inspection in the Human Resources Department and on WestNet.

Position Status:
WVMEA – Permanent Full-Time

Hours of Work:
40 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)

Rate of Pay:
$32.39 per hour

Closing Date:
11:59 p.m. on September 25, 2022

To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at westvancouver.ca/careers to apply for this position.

We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted


Organization: District of West Vancouver
Location: West Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Plumbing/Pipefitting/Gas/Steam
Posted: September 21, 2022, 2:57 pm
Expires: October 21, 2022, 11:59 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $32.39 Hour

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