Operations Worker I (Waterworks Operations)

Requisition ID: 36422 


Company

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

 

Main Purpose and Function

Engineering Services contributes to the overall City purpose by providing many services and public works facilities. Waterworks Operations’ mandate is to provide high quality drinking water and firefighting sources in an equitable and cost-effective manner to the citizens of Vancouver.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Waterworks Operations Workers are assigned to construction crews installing water mains, hydrants and services or onto maintenance service crews working on hydrants, valves, water services, meters, or main flushing programs.

 

The Waterworks Operations Branch functions 365 days/year. This position requires the flexibility to work shift work on weekdays and weekends. Shifts are currently Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm but applicants must be willing and able to work shifts which may include dayshift, afternoon and nights.

 

Functional and/or physical assessment related to the bona fide position requirements may be required. Candidates must attach the following to be considered:

  • Commercial Driving Records Abstract (N Print) for the past 5 years
  • Insurance & Claims History for the past 5 years

 

Qualifications

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 BC Driver’s License and a safe driving record are required.
  • The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities.
  • Your driving record will be reviewed as part of the application process. Candidates must demonstrate a safe driving history, as assessed by the City of Vancouver.
  • Candidates must attach the following to be considered:
    • Commercial Driving Records Abstract (N Print) for the past 5 years
    • Insurance & Claims History for the past 5 years

 

The City of Vancouver has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.  All external applicants applying to the City of Vancouver are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and subject to this policy as a condition of ongoing employment.  Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process.

 

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: CUPE 1004 N/Pks 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Number of Positions: 10

Position Start Date: 08/04/2022 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-305: $29.22 per hour

 

Application Close: July 5, 2022

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

 

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Once you start your application you can save your work and leave the applications page, however please remember to submit your profile to the specific job requisition before the posting closing date.

In addition to uploading your cover letter and resume, part of the application process may include answering application questions related to the preferred requirements of the role which may take approx.. 5-10mins. Cover letters should express interest and highlight additional information relevant to the position and resumes should include a tailored summary of skills and experience related to the position.

 


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