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Water Utility Person - Development Program
Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

February 24, 2019
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 18-267 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Engineering & 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.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.

The City of Abbotsford’s Engineering and Regional Utilities Department is seeking a self-motivated, hard-working individual to participate in a full-time skill development program designed to prepare them to become a Water Utility Person. A Water Utility Person is responsible for the day to day operation of the City’s water systems including the repair, maintenance and construction of waterworks infrastructure. The position requires a considerable knowledge of waterworks distribution systems, including mechanical and control systems required to operate and maintain water pumping and storage facilities.

The successful candidate entering the Water Utility Person-Development Program will be required to complete the entire program to the final level; a maximum of 12 months.

During the course of the Water Utility Person Development Program, candidates will not be eligible
to apply to other positions in the City of Abbotsford. They must complete the Water Utility Person - Development Program, as well as 12 months in the end level (Water Utility Person) position.

To be eligible to take advantage of this exciting opportunity, candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

• Grade 12 or equivalent
• Eligible for Environmental Operator’s Certification Program OIT Certification by having:
o Three (3) months experience (minimum 500 hours) at a Class 1 or higher facility/system
o Completion of 90 hours (9.0 CEUs) in an approved basic operator training course.
• Ability to obtain Class 3 B.C. Driver’s Licence by completion of development program.

This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $24.98-$29.40. 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.

If you are looking for a challenge and an opportunity to make an impact in a fast growing municipality, we want to hear from you!
Opening Date: February 8, 2019 08:30 AM
Closing Date: February 24, 2019 04:30 PM