BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Notice of Employment Opportunity

Water Services
Temporary Full Time Position                                                             
External Posting 
Competition 2019-29

Utilities Technician Trainee

The Regional District of Nanaimo has a temporary full time employment opportunity for a Utilities Technician Trainee with Water Services, in the Regional and Community Utilities Department.

Reporting to the Chief Operator, the Trainee will assist in a variety of tasks including the installation and reading of water meters and related appurtenances; installation and maintenance of water and sewer lines; water pumping stations, fire hydrant and grounds maintenance; routine checks on water, sewer and street lighting utilities; operation of light equipment; traffic control; collection of water samples and other related duties, as required.  This position will require moderate physical effort and agility as well as good mechanical aptitude.  The Trainee must be willing to work in all weather conditions, as this position is predominantly an outdoor position.

Applicants must be certified as an Operator-In-Training (OIT) in water distribution with the BC Environmental Operators Certification Program or currently eligible to write the OIT exam in water distribution.  The incumbent must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and a Level 1 First Aid Course.  Knowledge of safe work procedures and WHMIS, an ability to read engineering drawings and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with the public are also required.

This is a temporary full time union position (40 hours per week) for four (4) months from May 6, 2019 to August 30, 2019. The (2019) rate of pay is $26.81 to $28.22 per hour plus 9% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining their education, experience and qualifications as it relates to this position.

Please quote Competition 2019-29 and submit via email to or fax to 250-390-4163. Applications can also be sent to the attention of Human Resources at Main Reception Administrative Building, Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm, on March 28, 2019.

Thank you for your interest in this position - only those under consideration will be contacted.

Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Water Services
Posted: March 7, 2019, 9:18 am
Expires: March 28, 2019, 4:00 pm