Maintenance Technician Lead Hand (Water)


Maintenance Technician Lead Hand (Water)

(full-time position)

Under the direction of the Manager of Environmental Services, the Maintenance Technician Lead Hand assists in the coordination of daily maintenance and operation of the drinking water systems of the ACRD to ensure safe and reliable compliance with industry standards and operating certificates. This position works collectively with all employees of the ACRD to ensure the delivery of efficient, quality services at an affordable price.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (full job details attached)
The following are examples of the types of work associated with this position; other duties may be assigned.

Water System Duties

  • Plan, organize, schedule, assign and oversee the day to day work related to construction, repair and maintenance of the water and related infrastructure.
  • Order materials, supplies and equipment for maintenance repairs and construction projects and ensures appropriate levels of parts inventory are available for the system.
  • Provide ongoing records for monitoring and testing, responses to incidents.
  • Carry a pager on a rotational basis, responding to after hour’s emergency calls, alarms, and automated system malfunctions. Coordinate pager relief for coverage as required for system integrity.
  • Monitor and maintain i.e. chlorine residual levels throughout distribution system for established treatment and disinfection systems; Adjust and maintain water quality analyzers;
  • Monitors, operates, calibrates and make adjustments to instrumentation systems i.e. SCADA.
  • Assist public with inquiries, requests for service and complaints, taking action to plan, resolve and record.
  • Coordinate and perform system replacement, preventative maintenance and repairs
  • Monitor and record status of key components of the waterworks systems, including the pump stations, reservoirs, and distribution systems.

General duties

  • Coordinate contractor’s schedules and monitor work performance.
  • Conduct or oversee testing of water as required
  • Provide background materials for correspondence and reports as required; prepares paperwork and operating statistics
  • Operate vehicles, operate and maintain small engine equipment and hands tools
  • Ensure compliance with ACRD bylaws, policies, procedures, construction and maintenance standards, Work Safe BC and all other applicable regulatory standards
  • Inspect worksites to ensure that engineering standards are being met and proper construction practices are being used
  • Assist with emergency response plans for water systems
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Supplemented by courses in water systems, repair techniques, construction and utilities OR
  • A diploma from a recognized training institute in Water/Wastewater Management


  • 5 to 7 years of experience and training in waterworks systems including operations, construction and maintenance
  • 1 to 2 years of experience as a supervisor, OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous, general experience working in local government would be an asset
  • Experience with working around excavators and directing excavations in a safe manner.

Occupational Certificates, Licenses, Professional Designations or Registrations

  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License
  • Level II Water Distribution Operator Certificate, issued by the BC Environmental Operators Certification Program, (or Provincial equivalent), in water distribution systems
  • Water Treatment Level 1 preferred
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods certificate
  • Confined Space training
  • Workplace and Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) Certificate
  • First Aid Level 1 with CPR

The successful candidate will be required to be a member of CUPE Local 118 (Alberni-Clayoquot Unit). The rate of pay will be $35.26 per hour based on a 40 hour work week and the ability to carry a pager and respond to after hour emergencies. Benefits are outlined in the CUPE Collective Agreement.

Andrew McGifford, Manager of Environmental Services
Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
3008 Fifth Avenue
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 2E3 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4:30 pm, Friday, September 8, 2017

4:30 pm, Friday, September 8, 2017

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