Position: Equipment Operator VI- Sewer 

Division: Utilities and Environment 

Department: Water and Waste Operations

Term: 1  Temp Full Time position(s) available for approximately 12 months.

Closing Date: 03/22/2023 

Labour Group: CUPE 859 

Posting:  2007 

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Supervisor VI (Sewer Operations), this position operates the sewer cleaner truck and the harben truck to conduct required sewer maintenance. This is a safety sensitive position.

Duties & Responsibilities

1.    Operates sewer cleaning machines and other equipment related to sewer maintenance.
2.    Directs and trains staff assigned to assist in the operation of sewer cleaner truck and harben truck. 
3.    Performs routine safety checks and servicing of equipment such as fluid levels, greasing and other minor maintenance adjustments.
4.    Transports machine and equipment to and from work sites.
5.    Inspects and cleans manholes, chambers, sewer mains, superpipes manually, or otherwise, as required.
6.    Operates pumps and miscellaneous equipment as required.
7.    Installs road warning signs and barricades in accordance with approved standards.
8.    Responds to enquiries and concerns from the public and contractors.
9.    Performs repairs to sewer and water equipment as required.
10.    Maintains accurate and detailed records of work performed 
11.    Performs the duties of an Equipment Operator VIII as required.
12.    Performs other related duties as assigned.


•    Grade 12 education or equivalent.
•    One Year related experience in the operation of similar water and sewer equipment or a certificate from an approved course in sewer operations. 
•    Level 1  Water Distribution Operator Certification from the Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board would be considered an asset.
•    Level 2 Waste Water Collection Operator Certification from the Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board would be considered an asset.
•    Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 3A Driver's Licence.
•    Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record. 
•    Successful completion of a recognized skid-steer loader operator safety training certification program.
•    Must comply with all safety related requirements. 
•    Considerable knowledge of the principles of equipment operation and maintenance.
•    Considerable knowledge of the operating procedures and practices for all equipment and tools of the sewer main maintenance trade, including industrial vacuum and high pressure water jetting equipment.
•    Demonstrated ability to operate sewer cleaner truck and harben equipment.
•    Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
•    Demonstrated ability to read and understand engineering drawings.
•    Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including recording data.
•    Ability to perform confined entries complete with necessary fall protection equipment and air quality monitoring equipment. 
•    Physical ability to perform the assigned duties, including outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

Weekly Hours: 40 

Salary Range: $29.07 to $29.83 CAD per hour (2022 rates)


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