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2013-35 - Utility I - Mechanical/Electrical

2013-35 - Utility I - Mechanical/Electrical

Status: Position Filled


Posting #: 2013-35
Title: Utility I - Mechanical/Electrical
Department: Public Works
Duties: The incumbent will assist senior staff in the inspection, maintenance and operation of all water, sewer and drainage facilities and equipment, receiving oral and written assignments and will be responsible for equipment and materials assigned to him; ensuring that work is carried out within the time allocated; assisting in organizing the labour, materials and equipment to ensure they are available at the time and location required; assisting in maintaining control of work orders and expenditures, reporting circumstances of deviation from plans, maintaining a daily record of production quantities, changes in design and increases in the scope of work; ensuring that all acceptable and safety measures are taken to protect personnel, equipment, material and public from injury or damage. The incumbent will be required to perform other related tasks as assigned. Assignments and responsibilities are performed under general supervision and performance is subject to review, inspection and evaluation by the Foreman III - Mechanical/Electrical.

The incumbent shall at all times give priority to ensuring that the water supply to all customers is maintained and ensuring that public health is not endangered. The incumbent shall also give priority to the prevention and control of private property damage due to water escapement or sewer backup occurring in the City's utility system.
Education: Must have a minimum of grade 12 education supplemented by courses and/or experience in a variety of skills and trades such as pipe fitting/laying, plumbing, welding, minor electrical repairs, - OR - an equivalent combination of training and experience;
Skills: -Must have a minimum of two (2) years experience working in water and sewer operations

-Must be in possession of a valid B.C. Driver's Licence;

-It is desirable that the incumbent have or be able to obtain Level I Operator Certificate in Water Distribution as per E.O.C.P. Certification Program for Utility Operators;

-Must have a sound knowledge of chlorination practices, including safety and repair, the transportation of materials classified as dangerous goods.

-Sound knowledge of the operational, construction and/or maintenance methods, materials, equipment, procedures and practices used in the City's sewer collection and water distribution operation such as testing of underground piping, disinfecting procedures and flushing;

-Able to work with computers and various software such as Microsoft Office applications and maintenance management software and data management software for the SCADA system;

-Able to understand verbal and written instructions in English, complete required forms and perform all facets of related mathematics including a basic understanding of hydraulics of utilities systems such as head losses through pipes and fittings, water hammer, pump characteristics, balancing storages, conversion calculations of flow pressure and head;

-Able to recognize and rectify and/or report on actual or potential safety hazards;

-Able to lift and carry heavy objects;

-Be familiar with pertinent legislation, regulations and bylaws as provided by the employer;

-Able to read and understand working drawings as they relate to work requirements;

-Able to maintain records and prepare and present reports both in oral and written format;

-Able to work with a minimum of supervision;

-Able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with department officials and other members of staff;

-Able to exhibit courtesy, tact and diplomacy in dealing with the public;

-Able to ensure that a high standard of housekeeping of the City facilities and work areas, equipment and supplies is maintained;

-Able to work in wet, humid and dirty conditions while subjected to odours, fumes, and gases underground in manholes and pump stations;

-The incumbent may be required, at the discretion and expense of the employer, to attend courses, seminars, etc., for the purpose of staying current with changing technology

Salary: $24.24 to $28.52 per hour (2013 rates)
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Closed: 2013-05-08 04:30 PM
Posted: 2013-05-01
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