Current Postings


Utility Systems Operator (USO) I - Liquid Waste

Position Status: Full-Time Regular
Department: Liquid Waste Services
Employee Group: GVRDEU
Location: Production Way Operations Centre
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: $2,692.80bi-weekly plus 6.25% deferred compensation
Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking a Utility Systems Operator (USO) I Liquid Waste who is a passionate and skilled professional to join our Liquid Waste Services Department. The ideal candidate should possess a strong work ethic and prioritize safety. In addition, the candidate should be self-motivated, enthusiastic about learning, and bring a positive attitude to the team. Experience working outdoors is a must. This role involves working with Metro Vancouver's Sanitary and Drainage Infrastructure.
You are a committed Certified Operator who can work efficiently, safely, and cooperatively within a team environment. This position presents a chance to apply your technical skills to meet operational needs. Please be aware that reliability is an absolute necessity for this job.
This role: (The duties described hereunder are intended to be representative of the position and are not to be considered as all inclusive.)

  • Works 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.
  • Performs inspection and system maintenance, sanitary/storm sewers cleaning, alterations, minor repairs, lubrications, etc. of equipment such as pumps, motors, valves, process control instruments.
  • Performs general repairs, housekeeping, painting, etc.
  • Performs 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.
  • Operates power tools, mowers, chain saws, jackhammers, and vehicles and equipment to fulfill the needs of the position.
  • Performs construction duties such as sanitary/storm sewer repairs, raising and rebuilding of manholes, sanitary/storm sewer connections, road building and watercourse rehabilitation works.
  • Ensures 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.
  • Prepares 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 embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.
At Metro Vancouver, we are committed to cultivating a diverse, safe, equitable, and inclusive work environment for all. We strive to attract and retain a talented, diverse workforce that is reflective of the region we serve. If an accommodation is required during the recruitment and selection process, please contact for support. Learn more about our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion here.
Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application. This position is open until filled.