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City of Surrey

Trades Improver 1 EOCP – Wastewater Distribution

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Reporting to the Wastewater, Stormwater & Construction Operations Manager, the Trades Improver 1 (EOCP) position involves manual and skilled tasks with considerable physical effort in performing a variety of civil and utility construction, operations and maintenance activities related to sewer, drainage and water systems.

  • Installing, operating and maintaining sanitary, storm, and water mains, services connections and related infrastructure.
  • Assembling pipes together, ensuring that tees, bends, crosses, valves and services or related fittings and components are properly installed.
  • Installing water services using open trench, trench-less methods or a combination of both.
  • Operating and repairing water valves on water mains and on water services and appurtenances.
  • Adhering to applicable safety regulations.
  • Adhering to Surrey’s policies, procedures and standards.
  • Maintaining records, log books and activity sheets, as required.
  • Working with map books and construction drawings.
  • Inspecting and maintains inspection chambers.
  • Cleaning and securing work area by shoveling and sweeping.
  • Dealing with various chemicals relating to sanitary sewers and / or water systems.
  • Using a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Responding to trouble calls and inquiries from the public.
  • Assisting crew members in performing their duties.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Completion of Grade 12.
  • Experience and training in civil and utility construction and engineering operations and maintenance.
  • Valid B.C. Driver's License with safe driving record as per the City’s policy.
  • EOCP Level 1 certification in good standing

This Posting Closes on August 19, 2022

Organization: City of Surrey
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Sewer & Wastewater Services
Posted: August 5, 2022, 4:34 pm
Expires: August 19, 2022, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset