Water Distribution Operator 1


Water Distribution Operator 1


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Reporting to the Water Operations Manager, the Water Distribution Operator 1 (Trades Improver 1 EOCP) positions involve manual and skilled tasks involving considerable physical effort in performing a variety of civil and utility construction and operations and maintenance related to water systems.


  • Installs water mains, services and connections
  • Assembles pipes together ensuring that tees, bends, crosses, valves and services or related fittings are properly installed
  • Installs water services using open trench, trench-less methods or a combination of both Operates (open/close/flush/repair) water valves on water mains and on water services and appurtenances
  • Maintains records, log books and activity sheets, as required
  • Works with map books and construction drawings
  • Inspects and maintains inspection chambers
  • Cleans and secures work area by shoveling and sweeping
  • Deals with various chemicals relating to water systems
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools
  • Responds to trouble calls and inquiries from the public
  • Assists crew members in performing their duties
  • Other job related duties as assigned.


  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
  • Understands and effectively carries out oral and written instructions
  • Exercises independence of judgment and initiative in performing the duties of the position
  • Understands figures and numbers, reads construction drawings and maps of underground services, utilities, etc.
  • Maintains records. Knowledge of methods, techniques, hand/power tools, and equipment used in Operations construction and maintenance
  • Knowledge of Surrey's road system
  • Knowledge of Surrey's policies, procedures and standards
  • Knowledge of applicable safety regulations
  • Knowledge of current Water Regulations.


  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Experience and training in civil and utility construction and engineering operations and maintenance
  • Valid B.C. Driver's License with safe driving record as per the City’s policy
  • EOCP Level 1 certification in good standing (if uncertified, must obtain certification within 1 year of start date – condition of employment).
  • This position requires completion of a Police Information Check.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply at Surrey.ca to Job ID 2087. Posting will remain open until April 26, 2018.


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