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2023-29 - Utility IV - Mechanical/Electrical (Full Time)

2023-29 - Utility IV - Mechanical/Electrical (Full Time)

Status: Position Filled


Posting #: 2023-29
Title: Utility IV - Mechanical/Electrical (Full Time)
Department: Operations
Duties: The incumbent in this class is responsible for the inspection, maintenance and operation of all water, sewer and drainage facilities and equipment, receiving oral and written assignments which may be supplemented by interpretation of sketches and blueprints.

The incumbent shall be responsible for equipment and materials assigned to him; planning the work to ensure that site conditions are adequately shown on plans and specifications with work carried out within the time allocated; organizing the labour, materials and equipment to ensure they are available at the time and location required; 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 time 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 back-up occurring in the City's utility system.

The incumbent will carry out electrical work including alteration and maintenance of existing equipment and systems and will carry out annual inspections of facilities as required by the electrical safety branch.
Education: Must have a minimum of Grade 12 education supplemented by courses and five (5) years experience in a variety of skills and trades such as pipe fitting/laying, plumbing, welding, minor electrical repairs - OR equivalent combination of training and experience
Skills: -Must have a minimum of two (2) years experience as Utilityman III;

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

-Must be in possession of a Journeyman Electricians Certificate (unrestricted) and a Class A Contractors Licence issued by the BC Safety Authority;

-Must have superior knowledge of methods, practices, tools and equipment as they relate to the maintenance of mechanical, electrical equipment, controls, instrumentation, and SCADA system;

-Able to complete Motor Control I as offered by BCIT;

-Able to complete Programmable Controllers Level I and II as offered by BCIT;

-Able to work with computers and various software, such as Microsoft Office applications and the SCADA system;

-It is desirable that the incumbent have Level II in either Water Distribution and Sewer Collection as per E.O.C.P. Certification Program for Operators;

-Must have a superior knowledge of chlorination practices, including safety and repair, the transportation of materials classified as dangerous good and the use, maintenance, repair of back flow devices, and pressure reducing valves;
-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 required to familiarize himself 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 establish and maintain an effective working relationship with department officials and other members of staff;

-Able to plan, direct and coordinate the work of subordinates and supervise the work of semi-skilled and skilled workers;

-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: $40.06 (2023 rate)
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Closed: 2023-03-17 04:30 PM
Posted: 2023-03-03
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