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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 careers@metrovancouver.org for support. Learn more about our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion here.
 
Please follow this link https://metrovancouver.org/about-us/careers to our Careers page where you can submit your application. This position is open until filled.