Assistant Utility Operator

Competition Number: 22132

Job Title: Assistant Utility Operator

Department: Engineering - Public Works - Storm & Wastewater

Position Type: Up to 6 Temporary Full Time Positions - Up to 9 months (CUPE Local 2011)

Salary: $29.25/hr plus 13% in lieu of benefits

Posted Date: April 6, 2022

Last Modified: April 6, 2022, 3:17 pm

Status: Open Until Filled


The Storm and Wastewater Section is seeking Assistant Utility Operators for hands on physical work assisting the Utility Operators with the installation and repair of the Wastewater and Storm Water systems. The Assistant Utility Operators will further assist in work in and around creeks/waterways and will thoroughly understand environmental protocols and best management practices while assisting in the overall sewer operations, drain equipment, and machinery. This work requires versatility, heavy lifting, and manual dexterity.

Requirements include: Grade 12 or equivalent; EOCP O.I.T. (Operator in Training) Certification for Wastewater Collection or Water Distribution is an asset; six months of pipefitting experience in creeks, waterways and wastewater systems; Traffic Control Certificate; Occupational First Aid Level I Certification; valid Class 3 BC Driver’s Licence with Air Brake Endorsement; annual renewal for Driver’s Abstract; must work in close proximity or in actual contact with raw sewage and have sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to permit performance of heavy manual work in all types of weather. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

The successful candidates will be required to work Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (40 hours per week).

*Testing will be conducted*

Important Information:

The District of Saanich has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. The requirement remains in effect until April 8, 2022 after which, the policy will be suspended. It is important to know that the requirement may be reinstated and unvaccinated employees may not be able to work. In order for the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we request that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us during your first week of employment.