Cowichan Valley Regional District, Duncan, BC
DATE POSTED: February 9 - March 1, 2017
The Engineering Services Department has an immediate opening for a motivated person to join the team as either a Utilities Operator I or Utilities Operator II in a regular full time capacity. The CVRD’s Utilities Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and routine maintenance of the water, waste water, drainage and street lighting systems.
Utilities Operator I
The Successful Applicant must be a Grade 12 graduate, who has supplemented their education with either: a minimum of Class I Certificate of Competency, issued by the BC Environmental Operators Certification Program, (or Provincial equivalent), in at least one of the following: Water distribution systems - Wastewater collection systems - Wastewater treatment - Water treatment OR has graduated from a recognized training institute with a diploma in Water/Wastewater Management. The successful applicant will have a minimum of one year related experience in a municipal setting, or an equivalent combination of training and work experience. They must have a valid Level I First Aid and a Class 5 BC Drivers' Licence. This unionized position (USW Local 1-1937) is a regular full time position, and is compensated at $26.48 - $28.08 per hour (2016 rates) plus $0.30/hr Level I - $0.55/hr Level II for current water and wastewater certificates.
Utilities Operator II
The Successful Applicant must have graduated from a recognized training institute with a diploma in Water/Wastewater Management and/or Grade 12 graduation with an equivalent combination of academic training and work experience. They will have a minimum of Class I Certificate of Competency, issued by the BC Environmental Operators Certification Program, for the following: Water distribution systems - Wastewater collection systems - Wastewater treatment - Water treatment and a minimum of five (5) years progressive related experience in a municipal setting. Backhoe experience would be an asset. Required Occupational Certification includes: Confined Space Entry; Level I First Aid; Class 5 BC Drivers' Licence; and Chlorine Handling. Must have the ability to provide leadership to more junior employees and to understand Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and troubleshoot control systems. This unionized position (USW Local 1-1937) is a regular full time position, and is compensated at $31.08 - $32.96 per hour (2016 rates) plus $0.30/hr Level I - $0.55/hr Level II for current water and wastewater certificates.
To be considered as either a Utilities Operator I or Utilities Operator II applicants must have:
Knowledge of: water supply and distribution, and wastewater collection, treatment and disposal systems; maintenance practices as they pertain to water supply, treatment and distribution systems, wastewater collection systems and wastewater treatment plants; and WorkSafe B.C. regulations, job hazards and safe work practices. Ability to: communicate effectively and to deal courteously, tactfully and diplomatically with the public; work independently and as a team member; understand and apply the Regional District’s bylaws policies and procedures as they pertain to the Utilities: utilize a computer and Microsoft office software programs; Must be physically fit; have the ability to use hand tools, power tools and operate equipment; and able to work in all types of weather and occasionally work in confined spaces.
Hours of Work: This position works 40 hours per week. Flex time and a comprehensive benefits package is offered with this position.