Utility Operator II


Grow your career in one of the best places on earth. Forget the long commute. Kayak or walk on the waterfront at sunrise, put in an honest day’s work, and still have plenty of time for a bike ride or round of golf before sunset. Fill your weekends with wine tours, hiking, mountain biking, downhill or cross country skiing, or boating. Or enjoy one of the many campgrounds within less than an hour’s drive from home.

The City of West Kelowna is a vibrant, growing city located on the west shores of beautiful Okanagan Lake. Our employees consistently achieve remarkable results in a fast paced and innovative environment. The City of West Kelowna’s Public Works - Utilities Department is seeking certified operators to join the team.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

The Utility Operators work alongside other Operators to promote the safe, efficient and effective operation and maintenance of the City’s water and wastewater systems. Duties involve operating and maintaining the CWK’s utility systems, including raw water storage and supply, pressure reducing stations, booster stations, water meters, chlorination systems, reservoirs, collection network, lift stations, performing water quality sampling and analysis and maintain accurate records. In addition, the Operators will perform routine inspections of CWK systems and maintain documentation of all inspections, malfunctions and corrective actions as well as perform construction, maintenance and repair of utilities systems. The successful candidates will be required to take part in the utilities standby rotation for after-hour call outs and emergency call outs.

Required qualifications:

  • Grade 12 education, plus Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) Level II in Water Distribution, Wastewater Collections or Water Treatment;
  • 4 years operating experience in a Class III or higher system/facility;
  • Water Engineering Technology Diploma or similar preferred;
  • BCWWA Tester or Inspector Certification in Cross Connection Control preferred;
  • Confined Space Entry training;
  • Chlorine Handling certificate;
  • Occupational First Aid Level I;
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.
For more information, please visit Please apply online at We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are the right person, you’ll definitely hear from us. If not, please keep working at your career; we’re growing so fast, we might very well meet in the future.

COMPETITION 18-54E | CLOSES SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 | PAY $32.04/40HR/WK​​

Location: West Kelowna, BC
Region: Okanagan Valley / Similkameen
Professional Categories: Water Services
Posted: August 9, 2018, 12:09 pm
Expires: September 3, 2018, 4:30 pm