Underground Services Lead Hand

Competition No.: 2018-132
Duration: Regular Full Time
Salary: $29.69/hour
Last Updated: 6/8/18 8:53 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 Superintendent Water, this is skilled manual labour maintenance and construction work. The USLH will lay out, assist in the supervision and work of several subordinates engaged in water construction, maintenance, and repair tasks such as installing water mains to grade; installing house connections and risers; building manholes; and utilising shoring as required. Utilises a variety of equipment and repair processes such as an M-Scope to locate utilities; air compressors; and cathodic protection.  Guides equipment operators involved in lowering materials into trenches or trenching work for underground operations; assists in the safe operation of the equipment by watching for overhead wires and other obstructions, workers or the general public.  May respond to water calls and complaints and may supervise one or more semi-skilled or unskilled assistants engaged in the work. Drives a work truck and performs related work as required.

Qualifications include completion of Grade 12 and sound experience in water or sewer construction and maintenance tasks or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Considerable knowledge of methods, practices, tools and equipment used in water system construction, repair and maintenance tasks related to the work performed. Sound knowledge of the applicable hazards and safety precautions and standards. Ability to lay out work, and assist in the supervision of several subordinates performing semi-skilled water system construction and maintenance tasks; to stay current with advances in maintenance, repair and construction techniques; to understand and carry out oral and written instructions which may be accompanied by sketches and/or plans; to drive a work truck safely. Skill in the use and care of a wide variety of related tools and equipment.  Sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to permit performance of heavy manual work outdoors in all weather conditions. Class 5 Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia and EOCP Water Distribution Level I Certification are required.

Three positions are available.                 

Applications are invited for the following positions as of June 8, 2018 and must be received by 4:45 PM on Monday, June 18, 2018.                  

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

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

If you would like to include a cover letter along with your application, please ensure to include it in the text area for a cover letter section of the application.

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Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Public Works & Operations,Water Services
Posted: June 8, 2018, 1:10 pm
Expires: June 18, 2018, 4:45 pm