Utilityperson – Sewers & Drainage

Great City, Great Work, Great Future!

DEPARTMENT: Engineering Operations
STATUS: Fulltime
UNION: CUPE, Local 387
HOURS OF WORK: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm*
SALARY: $29.98 per hour
Reporting to the Supervisor, Sewer & Drainage Branch, you will perform manual maintenance, repair and installation work in the Sewer & Drainage Branch. Your duties include: locating and repairing broken or blocked sewer services and mains; installing inspection chambers and sewer services to the main; repairing and installing of catch basins; handling customer request calls; performing maintenance on sewer equipment such as pumps, Spartan Electric Rod’s and other related tools in the Sewer & Drainage Branch; conducting T.V inspection sewer services and following up with a full and complete report on all sewer related issues; responding independently to emergency and after hour calls, and other related duties as required.

If many of the following characteristics and skills describe you, we want to meet you!
  • You have a positive, energetic “can-do” approach to work
  • You have completed Grade 12
  • You have considerable experience in the maintenance of municipal sewer & drainage services and facilities, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • It would be a bonus if you have BCWW Wastewater Collection Level 1
  • You have considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance, installation and repair of municipal sewer & drainage services and facilities
  • You have sound knowledge of the City’s sewer & drainage system
  • You have considerable knowledge of the safety precautions and hazards applicable to the work
  • You have the ability to effectively perform tasks with minimum supervision and to exercise good judgment and independence when responding to emergency calls, after hours calls or other situations
  • You have the ability to supervise the work of employees engaged in sewer & drainage maintenance, installation and repair operations
  • You have the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • You have the ability to read and work from blueprints, plans, layouts and sketches, and prepare and maintain records related to the work
  • You have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and other contacts
  • You have the ability to employ contemporary services excellence principles at work
  • You have the skill in the use and care of tools and equipment used in the work
  • You must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License
  • You must be able to pass and maintain a clear Police Information Check
*This position participates in a Compressed Work Week program.
Apply by sending your resume quoting competition #18-67, by May 16, 2018 to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, Fax: (604) 527-4619 or e-mail to
We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The City of New Westminster is committed to employment equity.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals

Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Public Works & Operations,Sewer & Wastewater
Posted: May 2, 2018, 10:20 am
Expires: June 16, 2018, 4:30 pm