Waterworks Operator (Level I or Level II)

Comox Valley Regional District

Full-time Term – Up to 12 months

The Comox Valley is an attractive geographic location, rich in rural agriculture, vibrant urban, meandering coastline and dramatic mountains. There is unlimited possibilities of spectacular outdoor activities available through the region including the Gulf Islands.


At the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), we work collaboratively, continually look toward the future and strive to be the change we wish to see in our communities. Our values coupled with a commitment to leadership excellence and a resolute focus on serving the residents of the Comox Valley, help to create an organizational culture that’s second to none.
The CVRD is looking for a Level I or Level II Waterworks Operator. This position’s role is to operate, maintain and repair the CVRD water supply and distribution systems.
Duties include but not limited to:

  • Installing, maintaining, repairing, monitoring, and testing waterworks equipment, water mains and services, hydraulic controls, facilities and other appurtenances required for the operation of the water systems
  • Inspecting connections to the water system and advising the Senior Waterworks Operator or Manager of Water Services of water leaks.
  • Responding to enquiries and complaints from the general public regarding water quality and quantity.
  • Reviewing engineering drawings and plans of water systems and components; updating files as appropriate.
  • Keeping records such as maintenance, inventory, water tests, and as-builts.

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • The minimum education and experience requirements for a Level I or Level II Water Operator as outlined in the respective job descriptions.
  • Knowledge of standard practices, procedures, bylaws, codes, regulations, methods, tools and equipment used to operate, maintain, and repair the water systems and equipment.
  • The ability to analyze and troubleshoot various problems and implement solutions.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • The ability to foster sound professional relationships both internally and externally with contractors and the general public.
  • Note: The successful applicant must be able to work standby rotations and emergency call-out.

This is a CUPE Local 556 position with a wage rate of $27.72 – $30.62 depending on certification level. Employment terms and conditions are as per the current CUPE Local 556 collective agreement.

To review the complete job descriptions go to the CVRD website www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/jobs  To apply send a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The closing date for this posting is 3:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23, 2017.
We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



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