Main Purpose and Function
Engineering Services contributes to the overall City purpose by providing many services and public works facilities. Waterworks Operations are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking individuals to provide labour assistance including operating a variety of small equipment / trucks and related construction duties, as well as emergency work, while following operational and safety procedures.
Waterworks Operations branch functions 365 days/year. This position requires the flexibility to work Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm and may change due to operational requirements.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Operations Workers are assigned to manual work entailing considerable physical effort and agility in the safe performance of a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled jobs to maintain and construct the City's water system. The Operations Worker will drive and operate a variety of equipment while performing tasks.
Functional and/or physical assessment related to the bona fide position requirements may be required. Successful candidates will need to be fit tested for respirators as operationally required.
Education and Experience:
- Up to completion of high school and some laboring experience in construction.
- Experience working in roles requiring learning new skills, procedures and processes.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (Hands on Training Available)
- Knowledge of safe work procedures.
- Sound knowledge of the tools, material and equipment used in the work.
- Some knowledge of construction and maintenance tasks.
- Some knowledge of the functions of the branch concerned and the established practices in carrying out the work.
- Sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform heavy physical labour.
- Ability to understand and follow safe work guidelines and procedures and to work in a safe manner.
- Ability to lift, push and pull heavy objects.
- Ability to walk or stand continuously with frequent bending or twisting.
- Ability to work close to moving machinery and in high traffic areas.
- Ability to work on ladders, elevated areas and/or confined spaces.
- Ability to work outside in all weather conditions, and on uneven surfaces.
- Ability to use a variety of tools and equipment.
- Ability to exercise some independence of judgment and action in the routine or simple aspects of the work.
- Ability to courteously answer questions and deal with the public.
- Skill in the use of a variety of tools and equipment.
Driver’s License and Record Checks
- A current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License or higher and a Satisfactory National Safety Code driving record
- 5 years accumulation of no more than 9 points, not in excess of 3 points per single year
- 3 years accumulation of no more than 1 preventable work related driving or equipment operating accident in any single year
- Employees who do not demonstrate a satisfactory driving record will have their application reviewed in more detail
- Candidates must attach the following to be considered:
- Commercial Driving Records Abstract (N Print) for the past 5 years (no more than 14 days prior to this posting).
- Insurance and Claims History for the past 5 years
As part of our recruitment process to determine the successful candidate, you will be screened and ranked based on the following:
- Job Application
- ICBC Documents
- Employee and Branch Records
- Attendance Report
- Supervisors Assessment