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Utility Systems Operator (USO) Trainee - Liquid Waste

Position Status: Full-Time Temporary (This position is to last not later than December 31, 2024)
Department: Liquid Waste Services
Employee Group: GVRDEU
Location: Production Way Operations Centre, Burnaby
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: $2,627.20 bi-weekly plus 6.25% compensation

Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking a USO Trainee Liquid Waste who will demonstrate a team-first approach, is eager to learn, is safety-minded, and enjoys working in a diverse environment. We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with Metro Vancouver’s sewer and drainage system and who will bring positive energy to our workgroup.

You are: A team player who is excited to learn and work hard and will bring a positive, respectful attitude while working in a team. You have Grade 12 education, a mechanical aptitude with various tools and equipment, experience in construction or trades, and computer experience.
This role: (The duties described hereunder are intended to be representative of the position and are not to be considered as all inclusive.)

  • Works in the operation, inspecting and maintaining of wastewater collection and drainage system facilities.
  • Assists in inspection and maintenance of equipment.
  • Assists in performing system facility inspections and cleaning.
  • Performs general repairs, housekeeping, painting, etc.
  • Performs maintenance tasks including gravel, debris and windfall removal, brush cutting, vegetation management, slope and bank stability, beaver dam removal etc.
  • Operates power tools, mowers, chain saws, jackhammers, and vehicles and equipment to fulfill the needs of the position.
  • Performs construction duties such as sanitary/storm sewer repairs, raising and rebuilding of manholes, sanitary/storm sewer connections, road building and watercourse rehabilitation works.
  • Ensures all work carried out adheres to and is in compliance with policies/procedures, including all WorkSafe BC and MV safety policies/procedures. Advises superiors of situations requiring review. 
  • Maintains operating records, submits work progress reports and timecards, etc.

To be successful, you have:

  • Grade 12 education or equivalent (Preference will be given if supplemented with courses in civil and mechanical technology, computers, electrical, instrumentation etc.).
  • Preference will be given to those with utility and/or construction experience.
  • Mechanical proficiency and construction aptitude.
  • Ability to operate power and pneumatic tools.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to demonstrate safety awareness.
  • Physically capable of performing the duties of the position and willingness and ability to work shift work as required.
  • Willingness to undertake additional training relating to the duties of the position.
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License.

The Trainee will, within 24 months of commencement of regular full-time employment, obtain EOCP Wastewater Collections Level 1 certification through the “B.C. Environmental Operators Certification Program” (EOCP). Upon obtaining WWC Level 1 certification, the incumbent will be reclassified to USO I.

Our Vision:
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.
At Metro Vancouver, we are committed to cultivating a diverse, safe, equitable, and inclusive work environment for all. We strive to attract and retain a talented, diverse workforce that is reflective of the region we serve. If an accommodation is required during the recruitment and selection process, please contact [email protected] for support. Learn more about our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion here.
Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application. This position is open until filled.

Organization: Metro Vancouver
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Sewer & Wastewater Services
Posted: April 5, 2024, 2:53 pm
Expires: June 28, 2024, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Temporary
Education Requirement: Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $2,627.20 Bi-Weekly