BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Position: Lead Hand – Utilities Maintenance (Permanent, Full-Time)

Closing Date: June 20, 2019

About Us
At the City of Kamloops, we are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates the employees who make it all happen. We offer many advantages including ongoing training and professional development opportunities, coupled with exceptional benefits, all in the beautiful natural setting of the BC Interior.

Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital, a family and business-friendly community committed to providing great customer service, enhancing community partnerships, and supporting economic growth. Our 700 employees provide customer services and programs to a local and regional population of 125,000 people. Kamloops provides abundant recreational possibilities for residents and visitors alike, as well as education and culture opportunities and activities.

Lead Hand - Utilities Maintenance (Permanent, Full-Time)

Job ID
1600 (External)

Days of Work
Monday to Friday

Hours of Work
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Winter Hours)
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Summer Hours)

Position Overview
Performs skilled heavy-duty equipment operation work of a relatively complex nature requiring the safe operation, routine maintenance, and lubrication of large equipment, such as the sewer/flusher truck, septic truck, power rodder, and closed-circuit television unit (including changing attachments) used in the construction and maintenance of wastewater, drainage, and water systems. Tasks may also include leak detection, hydrant maintenance, infrastructure inspection, and other related utilities tasks under the limited supervision of a Crew Leader or Supervisor. The incumbent is at times responsible for supervising and/or directing the work of designated crews engaged in utilities maintenance tasks as the Lead Hand on site. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for assisting the Utility Services Supervisor - Maintenance and Crew Leader with a variety of tasks, including planning and scheduling work, investigating public complaints, inputting and reporting of information into various systems, preparing basic reports such as CCTV and leak detection reports, and orientating and training staff. The job involves sustained, moderately heavy exertion; outside work under dirty conditions in the presence of unpleasant odours and fumes; and the possibility of incapacitating accidents. The incumbent is required to exercise constant care and attention to ensure the safety of others and to exercise courtesy, tact, diplomacy, and persuasion in answering and investigating inquiries from the public. Close care and attention are required to avoid major loss or damage to equipment and public or private property.

  1. Performs all duties of the Equipment Operator IV - Sewer Maintenance.
  2. Assigns, supervises, and participates in utility maintenance activities, including, but not limited to, main flushing, lift station cleaning, infrastructure inspection, leak detection, hydrant maintenance, and CCTV work.
  3. Assists the Utility Services Supervisor - Maintenance and Crew Leader with investigating, planning, and scheduling work. Assists in orientating/training staff as required.
  4. Receives and investigates calls for service and details required action through providing direction to crews or by providing information to the Utility Services Supervisor - Maintenance and Crew Leader for further consideration/scheduling.
  5. Prepares records and reports, including CCTV reports, Cityworks, and GIS.
  6. Provides crew talks.
  7. Performs related work as required.

  1. Considerable knowledge of the safe operating and maintenance practices and procedures related to the equipment used in utilities maintenance.
  2. Considerable knowledge of the correct methods and procedures in and about utility construction/maintenance projects, including the hazards, conditions, and limitations of equipment.
  3. Skill in accomplishing a variety of equipment operation and maintenance tasks requiring a level of coordination and dexterity that requires a minimum of one year of experience to acquire.
  4. Considerable knowledge of wastewater, drainage, and water systems.
  5. Ability to exercise considerable independence of judgment and action in the operation of the equipment.
  6. Ability to effectively communicate and interact with co-workers, the public, and other agencies with courtesy and tact.
  7. Ability to lead, supervise, and coordinate work efforts of other staff members in the section.
  8. Ability to execute written and oral instructions under limited supervision.
  9. In good physical condition to perform sustained manual labour.

  1. Previous supervision experience with a demonstrated ability to lead.
  2. Completion of formal leadership training.
  3. Completion of EOCP Level 2 Certification in water distribution and Level 2 Certification in Wastewater Collection.

  1. Completion of secondary school or its equivalent.
  2. Completion of Pipe Assessment and Certification Program (PACP) - Canadian Edition or equivalent pipeline inspection and recording certification.
  3. Proficient in basic Word and basic Excel as demonstrated through testing. A 60% pass rate is required.
  4. Valid BC EOCP Level 1 certification in Wastewater Collection and Level 1 Certification in Water Distribution.
  5. Valid BC Driver’s Licence - Class 3 with air brake endorsement.
  6. Minimum one year’s previous experience within the last five years’ operating large mobile equipment, including sewer/flusher truck, septic truck, power rodder, and closedcircuit television unit.
  7. Minimum six months’ recent supervisory experience, within the last four years, with demonstrated leadership qualities.

For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes and passes a criminal record check.

Civic Operations

Position Type
Permanent full-time

Reports To
Utilities Maintenance Supervisor


British Columbia [BC]

Canada [CA]

Hourly Wage

Closing Date

Compensation & Benefits Overview
Comprehensive benefits package available.

Please note that persons with disabilities who require accommodation with the application process may contact the Human Resources Department for assistance at (250) 828-3439.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at opportunities.

Location: Kamloops, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Categories: Sewer & Wastewater,Water Services,Equipment Maintenance
Posted: June 13, 2019, 3:23 pm
Expires: June 20, 2019, 4:30 pm