BC Local Government Job Posting Service
Sub-Foreman (Meter and Valve Mechanic)
Competition No.: 2019-116
Duration: Regular Full Time
Salary: $39.88 per hour
Last Updated: 12/20/19 11:03 AM
The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!
Reporting to the Working Foreman Pumps and Controls, this is technical and mechanical hands-on work, of a supervisory role. It is responsible for the direction of a group of skilled and semiskilled subordinates engaged in the inspection, servicing, repair, testing and installation of water meters, control valves, and related equipment. Troubleshoots and performs and/or coordinates the repair of electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic instrumentation for water and wastewater facilities and assets throughout the City. Oversees the water meter reading and inventory program; audits readings; identifies operational and/or software problems and directs appropriate corrective action; liaises with Finance Department to resolve billing issues; maintains inventory of water meters; requisitions meter repairs and replacements within budget limits. The Sub-Foreman will interpret designs, drawings and plans related to meter and control valve application; respond to public inquiries regarding water consumption and meter billings. Performs related work as required.
Qualifications include high school graduation supplemented by a diploma in Industrial Instrumentation and Controls from a recognized technical or an equivalent combination of training and experience such as a Red Seal Certificate in Plumbing with extensive experience in mechanical plumbing applications, plus sound supervisory experience and experience in the instrumentation field and working with meters and control valves. The successful candidate will also have extensive experience working with meters and control valves and sound knowledge of plumbing principles, applications and municipal water distribution systems; the ability to read and interpret plans, blueprints, and diagrams; the ability to plan, assign, supervise, and check the work of crews; and advanced computer proficient in the use of various programs such as MS office, and the ability to understand a Computer Maintenance Management System. A thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, materials, tools, and equipment used in the work and considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions related to the work are also needed. The successful candidate will also have to obtain an E.O.C.P–Water Distribution Level II Certificate once appointed to the position. Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia is required.
The closing date for this competition has been extended and will remain open until filled.
New applications are welcome!
Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.
Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
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