Water Operator (Temporary Full-Time)

Department: Public Works

Closing Date: Aug 23, 2019 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 19-85

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a temporary full-time Water Operator. Under the direction of the applicable supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day and emergency operation and maintenance of water systems, and construction and installation of water sanitary and storm sewer collection systems. Key accountabilities are to perform work functions that ensure compliance to established policies and procedures, OH&S, WSBC, and VIH regulations and requirements. The Water Operator provides for safe, efficient, and reliable water distribution and supply systems, and delivers proficient customer service.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see attached PDF job description below.


Applicants must have completed Grade 12 or equivalent, and have an EOCP Level II Certificate (Water Distribution) or equivalent, with a Province Sharing Certification Reciprocity, as well as a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in municipal utility installation and maintenance. Possession of a valid BC Class 3 Driver’s Licence with Air Endorsement is required.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a unionized position. $33.13 - $34.87 per hour (Jan 2019 Rate), based on a 40 hour work week. It is anticipated that this vacancy will be up to 8 months in duration. 


To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to employment.opportunities@nanaimo.ca referencing the specific competition 19-85 by the application deadline.

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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Resumes and cover letters must be submitted in either ".docx" or PDF format. File types ".doc" will not be accepted.


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