Engineering Services
Position Type: 
CUPE 556
Number of Positions: 
$32.49 per hour
Employment Type: 
Regular Full-Time
Competition Type: 
Internal/External Posting
Date posted: 
June 1, 2020
Closing date: 
July 24, 2020 - 11:45am

We are currently seeking a Waterworks Operator II to join our Engineering Services team. The Waterworks Operator is responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair and upkeep of the water supply systems, equipment and related facilities of the regional district and other specified local water service areas. Reporting to the Manager of Water Services, the primary responsibilities of this role include:

  • Installing, maintaining, monitoring, testing and cleaning waterworks equipment, water mains, hydraulic controls, facilities and other appurtenances required for the operation of the water systems.
  • Interpreting data from instrumentation and alarms, analyzing, troubleshooting and resolving problems.
  • Changing chlorine cylinders and repairing leaks. Performing basic water tests, including chlorine residuals, and analyzing data.
  • Reading and maintaining water meters and recording readings. Inspecting connections to the water system and advising senior staff of any problems.
  • Maintaining and repairing diesel and other equipment utilized in the repair and maintenance of water facilities.
  • Responding to enquiries and complaints from the general public regarding water quality and quantity.
  • Periodically providing instruction to contractors and junior level operators
  • Keeping accurate records such as maintenance, inventory, water tests, as-built, etc

Our ideal candidate is:

  • Mechanically inclined
  • Safety-conscious with a demonstrated commitment to safe work practices
  • Team oriented with strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented with the ability to keep accurate and complete records
  • Experienced in the operation, maintenance and repair of water systems with over three up to four years of related experience, including knowledge of related procedures, bylaws, methods, tools and equipment
  • Certified with EOCP (Water Distribution Level 2 and Chlorine Handling) or eligible for certification within six months of hire, Level 1 First Aid with a Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license
  • Other preferred certifications include: EOCP Water Treatment (Level 1), BCWWA CCC and Backflow Prevention tester, up to six months of post-secondary education in a related field (science)
  • Flexible in working extra hours on standby and emergency call-out on a rotational basis

Applications for available positions with the CVRD must be received prior to the indicated closing date and time and shall include a resume and cover letter. We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Comox Valley Regional District is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals.