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Water Operator - Distribution
Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

September 28, 2021
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: J0821-0460 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Engineering and Regional Utilities
Job Description: At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

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The City of Abbotsford’s Utility Operations division is seeking an experienced, self-motivated individual to join our Water Distribution team as a full time Water Operator.

In this busy role, you will work as part of a team responsible for technical and skilled work pertaining to the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the water distribution infrastructure; this includes pump stations, PRV stations, reservoirs, valves, hydrants, water mains, meters and services. You may work alone or work with, coordinate and supervise the work of staff engaged in waterworks duties. Directs and oversees contractors work as required.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of the principles of waterworks infrastructure repair, maintenance, construction and water quality analysis and results interpretation as well as demonstrated ability to exercise considerable independence of judgement in quickly and accurately performing a variety of skilled and semi-skilled manual tasks in repairing, maintaining and constructing waterworks infrastructure.

In order to be considered for this position you must have:

• Grade 12 diploma or equivalent;
• Completion of post-secondary courses in waterworks
• Environmental Operators Certification Program, Water Distribution III;
• A minimum of four years’ operating experience plus two years supervisory experience in a Class 2 or higher municipal waterworks.
• Workers Compensation Board Occupational First Aid Level 1 Certificate

This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $31.35 to $36.86 per hour in additional to our comprehensive, competitive benefits package.

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, please visit us online at

Closing Date: September 28, 2021

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Opening Date: September 15, 2021 08:30 AM
Closing Date: September 28, 2021 04:30 PM