Utilities Operator 2 – Water – Resort Municipality of Whistler (Whistler, BC)

Utilities Operator 2 – Water

CUPE Regular Full Time
Posting No. 12-21
January 20, 2021

The  Resort Municipality of Whistler is a one-of-a-kind community and is often recognized as the number one mountain and ski resort destination in North America. It has a thriving four-season events calendar, and arts and culture sector. Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Financially sound and responsive to an engaged mayor and council, this is a high performance municipal organization serving a community of almost 12,000 people and three million annual visitors. As an economic generator of over $1.53 billion annually, Whistler is key to British Columbia’s tourism economy.

The Utilities Group department of the Infrastructure Services division has an opportunity for qualified individuals to apply for the position of Utilities Operator 2. Reporting to the Superintendent – Utilities, this position offers 76.5 hours bi-weekly starting as soon as possible.

This is semi-skilled and skilled mechanical work below journeyman level involving the installation, adjustment, inspection, repair and maintenance of the water distribution, water treatment and wastewater collection systems with emphasis on water supply components. The incumbent maintains water intakes and associated chlorination equipment and conducts water quality testing. The incumbent leads work related to the water main unidirectional flushing, weekly water sampling, and water loss prevention programs. A Utilities Operator II normally works without close supervision and solves the majority of field problems independently, while difficult problems or policy matters are referred to a supervisor. Oral and written assignments received from a supervisor may be accompanied by blueprints or sketches which the Operator II usually interprets without assistance. Work performance is reviewed in terms of adherence to desired standards and the attainment of desired objectives.

Qualified candidates will have completion of the twelfth school grade supplemented by technical courses related to the work plus considerable related experience in water distribution, water treatment and wastewater collection or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Qualified candidates will possess skill in the use and care of tools and equipment used in the repair, installation and maintenance of water distribution, water treatment and wastewater collection system components, and have considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, tools and equipment used in maintaining and operating these systems; sound knowledge of the occupational hazards, proper safety precautions and procedures, and environmental regulations applicable to the work. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to read standard blueprints and sketches; ability to prepare and maintain records, and the ability to train, assign and supervise the work of a helper engaged in routine maintenance tasks. Candidates must be physically able to perform moderate to heavy indoor and outdoor work in all weather conditions. The successful candidate demonstrates commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace within their team and will create and maintain effective working relationships with others while contributing to a positive team work environment.

EOCP Water Distribution Level 2, and a BC Class 5 driver’s license with a satisfactory driver’s abstract are requirements of the position. EOCP Water Treatment and EOCP Wastewater Collection certifications would be an asset.

This position works 76.5 hours biweekly at a rate of $36.93 per hour. Employees in the Utilities department shall normally work a schedule consisting of nine days of work in a fourteen day period. Each day of work shall be 8.5 hours exclusive of a one-half (1/2) hour lunch period.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter online at www.whistler.ca/careers

Posting No. 12-21 | Deadline for applications is Thursday, February 11, 2021

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is committed to being an equal opportunity employer who embraces and respects diversity.

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