BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Instrument Mechanic/ Technologist IV

Full-Time Temporary - This position to last not later than December 31, 2019
Location: Annacis WWTP

Join us as we help shape the place people want to be – Metro Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable regions. The services and solutions we provide are the foundation of our region’s economic, ecological and social health.  This includes the areas of regional growth planning, air quality, water, liquid and solid waste management, regional parks, affordable housing and community engagement to over 2.5 million residents.  We don’t stop, we don’t close and we do what is right, for now and for future generations. 

We invite you to bring your skills, passion, and expertise to help us in our commitment to sustain and enhance our region’s livability. We offer competitive salaries; exceptional benefit packages with valuable pension plan; employee wellness and recognition programs; and many diverse opportunities for professional growth and development.

We deliver the exceptional services and solutions that have helped make this one of the most special, livable communities in the world, and we want you to join us.  Help us shape the future of the Metro Vancouver region, and shape the place people want to be.   

We need leadership, dynamism, and expertise to guide and protect the livability of our region.  We need you. 

Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking an Instrument Mechanic/Technologist IV who will join our maintenance team at Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant providing maintenance, calibration and repair of a wide variety of analytical equipment. 

You are: A dedicated Tradesperson who is comfortable working within a team to provide excellent maintenance. Annacis is at the beginning of a large expansion so you will also enjoy a challenge of commissioning new equipment and systems.

This role: (The duties described hereunder are intended to be representative of the position and are not to be considered all inclusive.)

  • Maintenance, installation and repair of industrial analytical process control equipment used throughout water and wastewater facilities.  Equipment maintained typically include electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic instrumentation for measuring, transmitting, recording and controlling process variables, rain gauges, data loggers, chlorination, dechlorination, portable and stationary gas detection systems, industrial analytical, and instrumentation hardware interfaces associated with the District’s SCADA, CDAC and PLC control systems.
  • Primarily engaged in predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance activities as well as participation in work with other department and trades to complete modification improvements to existing process control systems.  This work to include calibration of analytical equipment, trouble shooting and resolution, maintenance of records drawings, instrument and CMMS record data.
  • Works in compliance with all District safety policies, procedures and WCB regulations.
  • Trains and directs Instrumentation apprentices.
  • Maintains technical currency related to the trade.
  • Develops documentation for work-related procedures.
  • May act for supervisor as required.

To be successful, you have:
  • Grade 12, plus graduation from a recognized technical school in the field of instrumentation (BCIT Technologist Diploma or equivalent) and 3 years working experience in the instrumentation field, or Trade Qualification Certificate as a Journeyman Instrumentation Mechanic.
  • Thorough knowledge of process controls, collection and water flow measurement, and the Canadian Electrical Code as adopted by the Province of British Columbia as it relates to instrumentation work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and visually distinguish colours used in wire and instrument process line colour-coding.  Must be able to read instrumentation loop, schematic and P&ID drawings, write reports and participate in developing safe work procedures.
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to work with minimal supervision as part of an integrated maintenance team. 
  • Must be computer literate and able to use applications such as Word and Excel, including an ability to understand and work with a computerized managed maintenance system (CMMS).
  • Work experience and programming knowledge of control loops that utilize “Smart” instruments, PLC’s and/or distributed control systems would be an asset.
  • Must participate in and develop Safe Work Procedures.
  • Must provide own basic hand tools.
  • Must be available to work shift-work, standby and participate in crew rotations as required.
  • Must possess a valid BC driver’s license.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver seeks to achieve what humanity aspires to on a global basis – the highest quality of life embracing cultural vitality, economic prosperity, social justice and compassion, all nurtured in and by a beautiful and healthy natural environment. 

Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by January 25, 2019.

Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Building Technology/Inspection,Sewer & Wastewater
Posted: January 11, 2019, 10:42 am
Expires: January 25, 2019, 4:30 pm