Utility Operator

City of Prince Rupert - Prince Rupert, BC (27 days ago)

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Posting Title: Utility Operator

Department: Operations Department

Closing: July 24, 2020

Union/Exempt: Unionized position in accordance with the CUPE Local 105 Collective Agreement.

Hours: 40 hours per week (Permanent full time – Monday to Friday)

Rate of Pay: $34.05 plus applicable premiums

In order to be considered for this position you must have mechanical or hydraulic experience such
as Pipefitting, Millwright, Plumbing or other related trades.

Reporting to Operations Management, the successful candidate will be responsible for the

maintenance, inspection and operations of the following:
  • A small waste water system treatment plant;
  • Various lift and grinder stations of the waste water collections systems;
  • Raw and treated water supply system; and
  • Landfill site treatment facility and lift station.
This position is very unique and has a high expectation of skills, ability and critical thinking. You must
be able to provide a high level of commitment to this rewarding position. The candidate will ensure
proper functioning of all treatment processes and conduct sampling for compliance results. Other
duties will include preventive maintenance on water and sewer pumps and the disinfection system,
controls and alarm systems, and chlorine handling. The successful applicant must meet the physical
demands of the position and comply with safe work practices. The ability to work in a team and
independently is required along with directing others on the jobsite. Required to work overtime and
weekend on call as operationally necessary to ensure the delivery of potable water to the
Community as per the Canadian Drinking Water Guideline. Additional training will be required as
new treatment options arise.

Primary Requirements:
 Grade 12 or GED;

 Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence (Driver’s Abstract required);

 EOCP Water Distribution Operator I (Certification and maintained in good standing);

 EOCP Wastewater Collection Operator I (Certification and maintained in good standing);

 California State University at Sacramento (CSU) Wastewater Collection System Operation &
Maintenance 1 and CSU Water Distribution System Operation & Maintenance 1;

 Must be able to obtain and hold a RCMP Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check. Results of
which will be reviewed by the City for employment;

 Emergency First Aid (Level 1); and

 WHMIS Certification.

Secondary Requirements:
 Chlorine Handlers’ Certification;

 EOCP Water Treatment Operator I (Certification and maintained in good standing);

 EOCP Water Distribution Operator II (Certification and maintained in good standing);

 EOCP Wastewater Collection Operator II (Certification and maintained in good standing);

 Small Waste Water System (Mechanical and Lagoon) Certification;

 Certified course in Confined Space Entry;

 Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Certificate (SVOP);

 Marine Emergency Duties A3; and,

 Marine First Aid.

 Complete understanding of the water and wastewater treatment process;

 Must respond to afterhours call-out for emergency maintenance and repair work at short notice;

 Required to participate in on call rotation;

 Good working knowledge of water distribution systems, sanitary sewer collection systems, and
treatment facilities;

 Must be able to obtain and hold SVOP Certificate in order to operate City owned marine vessel;

 Significant knowledge of controls and alarms along with the ability to analyze equipment
problems and take corrective action in a timely manner;

 Must have the ability to direct others while on the jobsite;

 Ability to ensure adherence to established procedures and to otherwise maintain a safe worksite;

 Must have a minimum of three (3) years “hands on” experience with tools and equipment
required for assigned tasks and be able to safely operate;

 Considerable knowledge of equipment, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance
and repair activities;

 Able to work with minimal supervision and have a high level of self-motivation;

 Ability to deal tactfully, courteously and accurately with the Public and co-workers;

 Shall be required to participate as a member of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
(SCADA) team;

 Well-developed interpersonal skills and communication ability, including strong verbal, writing,
and conflict resolution;

 Able to keep accurate records;

 Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting or alone and at a remote jobsite;

 Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities;

 Sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform heavy manual outdoor work in
all weather conditions;

 Must be willing to continually upgrade skills and knowledge as needed;

 Shall work within the safety guidelines as established by the City, WorkSafe BC and any other
regulatory agencies;

 Moderate knowledge of computer applications related to our system; and

 Other duties as required.

 Must be able to perform heavy manual labour in all weather conditions;

 Must be clean shaven to enable a respirator to be worn as per WorkSafe BC Regulations;

 This position is physically strenuous and demanding which requires the Operator to be in good
physical condition; and,

 Heavy lifting, pulling and managing equipment/objects are part of the assigned tasks. Employees
must be able to handle weight up to 100 lbs and able to lift 40 lb.