Assistant Utility Operator

Competition Number: 22351


Job Title: Assistant Utility Operator

Department: Engineering - Public Works - Waterworks

Position Type: 3 Temporary Full Time Positions - Approximately 18 months (CUPE Local 2011)

Salary: $29.90/hr and an excellent benefits package

Posted Date: November 3, 2022

Closing Date: November 20, 2022

Last Modified: November 3, 2022, 3:30 pm

Status: Closed


The District of Saanich is seeking multiple Assistant Utility Operators for hands on physical work assisting the Utility Operators with the installation and repair of the Water systems.  The successful candidates will assist with live tapping of watermains as well as assist with work on the potable water systems.  Assistant Utility Operators understand and follow best management practices to maintain water quality.  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 and 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; versatility and manual dexterity are required; and 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 work Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and must be able to work outside in all types of weather.

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.