Operations Worker II (Streets Operations)

Requisition ID: 8141 

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and we are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose and Function
Engineering Services contributes to the overall City purpose by providing many services and public works facilities. These ranges from such fundamental services as water supply, sewerage, drainage, refuse removal, street access, and lighting, to regulatory functions such as traffic control, parking enforcement, transportation planning, and preservation of utility and communication corridors.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Streets, Traffic & Electrical Operations Workers maintain and construct City streets, lanes, sidewalks, traffic signals and streetlights. Operations workers perform general construction tasks such as concrete finishing, form setting, boulevard restoration, drain tile installation, asphalt raking and conduit installation. Operations workers also perform maintenance tasks such as pressure washing, bridge painting and pothole repair.
Street Operations functions 365 days per year. This position requires the flexibility to work shift work on weekdays and weekends. Shifts are currently Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm but applicants must be willing and able to work a variety of shifts which may include dayshift, afternoon, and graveyard.
Functional and or physical assessment related to the bona fide position requirements may be required. Candidates must attach the following to be considered:

  • Commercial Driving Records Abstract (N Print) for the past 5 years
  • Insurance & Claims History for the past 3 years

Education and Experience:

  • Up to completion of high school and some laboring experience in construction; and
  • Experience working in roles requiring learning new skills, procedures and processes; and
  • Experience working with asphalt and/or concrete is an asset; and/or
  • Experience with bridge maintenance activities and working from heights is an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of safe work procedures.
  • Sound knowledge of the tools, material and equipment used in the work.
  • Some knowledge of construction and maintenance tasks.
  • Some knowledge of the functions of the branch concerned and the established practices in carrying out the work.
  • Sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to perform heavy physical labour.
  • Ability to lift, push and pull heavy objects.
  • Ability to walk or stand continuously with frequent bending or twisting.
  • Ability to work close to moving machinery and in high traffic areas
  • Ability to work on ladders, elevated areas and/or confined spaces,
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions, and on uneven surfaces
  • Ability to use a variety of tools and equipment variety of tools and equipment.
  • Ability to exercise some independence of judgment and action in the routine or simple aspects of the work.
  • Ability to courteously answer questions and deal with the public.

Driver’s License and Record Checks

  • A current and valid BC Driver’s License and a safe driving record are required.
  • The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities.
  • Candidates must attach the following to be considered:
    • Commercial Driving Records Abstract for the past 5 years
    • Insurance & Claims History for the past 3 years

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 
Affiliation: CUPE 1004 N/Pks 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-310: $28.11 per hour
Number of Positions: 15

Application Close: February 25, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Public Works & Operations
Posted: February 9, 2018, 9:13 am
Expires: February 25, 2018, 11:45 pm