Maintenance Person 1, Water Meter Job at City of Whitehorse – in Whitehorse, YT

Job Description

Job Description:
Job Description

Job posting closes: August 19, 2022 at 05:00 p.m. Yukon Standard Time

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term or casual vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going to the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

This position is covered by a collective agreement between the City of Whitehorse and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Yukon Employees Union.

The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted. Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.

Maintenance Person 1, Water Meter

Job Code: 137

Department: Water and Waste Services

Job Summary:
The incumbent supplies water meter services including installing, reading, inspection, and maintenance, provides cross connection, backflow prevention and basic plumbing services and assists in the installation, operation and maintenance of the water distribution, and wastewater and storm water collection systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Inspects, installs, maintains and recommends the size and type of water meters and freeze control devices and assists in the installation, maintenance and repair of water distribution and wastewater and storm water collection systems.

Reads water meters and records and monitors water usage.

Inspects plumbing for metering and cross connection/backflow prevention infractions, authorizes water meter systems for water turn on and completes inspection reports.

Carries out annual testing of City owned backflow prevention devices and for external contractors as purchased.

Answers enquiries with regards to water metering and cross connection/backflow protection and answers or distributes other public enquiries and complaints. Conducts tours of bulk water station and explains operation to students in Bulk Water certificate courses.

Maintains the bulk water loader dispending stations and provides input into that section of the Sewer and Water Bylaw.

Maintains and repairs fire hydrants and valves and maintains records.

Performs thawing of water and sewer services and mains and sets up pumps for dewatering.

Provides input to and monitors the water metering/cross connection/backflow section of the departmental budget.

Moves equipment and material to and from job sites and performs labouring functions.

Reads and interprets maps, blue prints and service records.

Follows, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.

Acts as SMP 2 and Warehouse Person as assigned.

Follows, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards

Other related duties.

This description contains the elements necessary for identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Job Requirements:
Working Conditions:
Regularly exposed to dust/dirt, fumes/odours, inclement weather and temperature extremes, confined spaces, and bodily waste/fluids, including sewage, in the course of daily work activities.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Completion Grade 12 or GED

Water Meter Selection, Operation and Maintenance

EOCP Level 1 Certificate in both Water Distribution and Waste Water Collection

Steamer Operators Ticket

Confined Space Entry certificate and Breathing Apparatus Operation

Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention Certificate

Yukon Electrical Safety Course

Rigging and Hoisting


Standard First Aid, CPR Level C

Trench Safety, Fall Arrest & Traffic Control

Class 3 Driver’s License with Air Endorsement

Previous experience – 3 years’ water and sewer systems municipal experience including 1 year experience related to water metering and basic plumbing

Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and ability to work without direct supervision.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Examples of Required Equipment To Operate:
Sanding, blasting, paint spray booth, meter data collecting equipment, tools required to inspect and maintain water meters, bleeders and backflow prevention devices, service vehicle, van truck, rodder/educator truck, ride-on compactors, skid steer, truck/van steamer, hand tapping tools, leak and metal detectors, dewatering pumps, various generators, service line tracer, electric rota-router, jack hammer, electric winch/crane, hot water thaw pumps, manual sewer tapes, tampers, power and hand tools, breathing apparatus, gas detectors, winch/tripod/harness, fork lift, heaters, and computer with applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, ERP, and Maintenance Management System.

Other Details:
Covid-19 Note: The City of Whitehorse recently lifted requirements for all new hires be fully vaccinated from Covid-19 before their start date. The Covid-19 situation continues to evolve and the previous vaccination requirements for all current City employees and new hires may be re-instated, should the prevailing status change. The City of Whitehorse continues to follow the direction and recommendations from Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) and public health authorities.

Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through the City’s online Applicant system via www.whitehorse.ca/careers. Instructions on applications are provided at https://www.whitehorse.ca/departments/human-resources/how-to-apply. If you have any further questions regarding this posting, please contact the recruiter at [email protected]

To apply for this position, you are required to submit your resume.

Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the recruiting process.

At the time this posting closes, candidates must have valid and current licenses/certifications/education that match the position requirements. Candidates who are selected to continue with the recruiting process will be required to provide proof of qualifications during their interview.

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