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Trades Improver 1 EOCP - Water Operations

Surrey, BC
Full Time
7 days ago

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Employment Status

Union - CUPE Local 402 - Regular Full-Time


Are you looking for a job opportunity that has tremendous opportunity for growth and will make a direct impact in the community? The Engineering Department is looking for Water Distribution Operator 1's to join their team! Reporting to the Water Operations Manager, the Water Distribution Operator 1 (Trades Improver 1 EOCP) positions involve manual and skilled tasks involving considerable physical effort in performing a variety of civil and utility construction and operations and maintenance related to water systems.


  • Installs water mains, services and connections.
  • Assembles pipes together ensuring that tees, bends, crosses, valves and services or related fittings are properly installed.
  • Installs water services using open trench, trench-less methods or a combination of both.
  • Operates (open/close/flush/repair) water valves on water mains and on water services and appurtenances.
  • Maintains records, log books and activity sheets, as required.
  • Works with map books and construction drawings.
  • Inspects and maintains fire hydrants.
  • Evaluates water quality.
  • Cleans and secures work area by shoveling and sweeping.
  • Deals with various chemicals relating to water systems.
  • Assists crew members in performing their duties.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.


  • Completion of Grade 12.
  • Water Distribution 1 course.
  • Experience and training in Engineering Operations maintenance and construction.
  • Valid B.C. Driver's License with safe driving record as per the City's policy.
  • EOCP Level 1 Water Distribution certification in good standing.

The successful applicant must have the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Understands and effectively carries out oral and written instructions.
  • Exercises independence of judgment and initiative in performing the duties of the position.
  • Understands figures and numbers, reads construction drawings and maps of underground services, utilities, etc.
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, hand/power tools, and equipment used in Operations construction and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of current Water Regulations.

Conditions of Employment

This position requires completion of a Police Information Check.

Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Closing Date

This job will be posted until September 12, 2019.

Our Values

Integrity - Service - Teamwork - Innovation - Community

Engineering Maintenance and Technicians