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Trades II - Plumber

Requisition ID: 12684 


The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

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


Main Purpose & Function

This position involves skilled plumbing work at a journeyman level which includes maintenance, repair, alteration and installation of plumbing equipment and systems in major recreational facilities, buildings, structures, marinas, concessions, golf course facilities and sewage lift stations.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate must be able to effectively direct subordinates and work with minimal supervision on a variety of equipment and systems including, but not limited to domestic water, sanitary, gas, fire protection, heating, brine and water cooled condensers, water parks, decorative and drinking fountains, indoor and outdoor pool circulation and interior and site drainage services. The incumbent must be able to use innovative techniques, best practices and materials to improve quality and workmanship, reduce costs, improve productivity and recommend ways to aggressively conserve water, minimize life cycle costs and provide estimates of work. This position performs other related work as required.



Completion of Grade Twelve preferably supplemented by technical courses related to the work. Completion and certification of a recognized apprenticeship in the plumbing trade, and a trade qualification certificate recognized in British Columbia with considerable journeyman experience is essential. In addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities implied above, the incumbent will possess considerable knowledge of the standard methods, best practices, regulatory requirements (WCB, WHIMS, BC Plumbing Code as amended by the City of Vancouver), drawings, specifications, materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance, installation and construction of plumbing components and systems and sound knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills and ability to follow written and verbal directions. A current Class A or B Gas Fitter Certificate issued by the Province of British Columbia. An AWWA cross connection control tester certificate is required and an ASST fire protection certificate or the willingness to obtain such certification would be considered an asset.


A valid B.C. driver's license is required. The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the department.


An Enhanced Reliability Check is required.


Business Unit/Department: Real Estate & Facilities Mgmt (1100) 

Affiliation: CUPE 1004 Parks  

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: March 2019

Position End Date: December 2020

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-375: $39.53 per hour


Application Close: Feb 27, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

Job Segment: HVAC, Operations

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