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Trades Improver 1 - Water Operations (Meters)
Municipality: City of Surrey This posting closed on

July 10, 2019
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 3001 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Engineering
Job Description: The City of Surrey’s Engineering Department has a regular full-time opportunity for a Trades Improver 1 Water Meters in the Water Operations Section. The Engineering Department is a fast-paced environment serving a rapidly growing city of over 575,000 residents. This is an excellent opportunity where you are able to gain valuable experience in a challenging and dynamic work environment.

Reporting to the Water Operations Manager, the Trades Improver 1 position involves manual and skilled tasks involving considerable physical effort in performing a variety of civil and utility construction and operations and maintenance related to water meter systems.
Duties: • Investigates water meter enquiries and perform repairs when required
• Diagnose problems with commercial and residential water meters and determine the most cost-effective and efficient means of repair
• Uses meter testing equipment and software to diagnose water meter related issues
• Programs meters in the field to City of Surrey’s specifications
• Works with map books, construction as built drawings
• Inspects and maintains meter chambers
• Cleans and secures work area by shoveling and sweeping
• Deals with various chemicals relating to water system
• Responds to trouble calls and enquiries from the public
• Assists crew members in performing their duties
• Uses various software which include Cityworks, GIS, Excel, Amanda and metering software
• Installs radios on meters; troubleshoot, read and record data
• Operates and maintains property shutoff valves
• Operates water main valves to trouble shoot meter problems
• Other job related duties as assigned.
Educational Requirements: • Completion of Grade 12
• Experience and training in civil and utility construction and engineering operations and maintenance and water meters
• Valid B.C. Driver's License with safe driving record as per the City’s policy
Additional Information: Please apply online to
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Opening Date: June 24, 2019 08:30 AM
Closing Date: July 10, 2019 04:30 PM