Position: Water and Sewer Labourer 

Division: Utilities and Environment 

Department: Water and Waste Operations

Term: 2  Temp Full Time position(s) available for approximately 12 months.

Closing Date: 03/23/2023 

Labour Group: CUPE 859 

Posting:  2023 

Job Summary

Under supervision of the Supervisor, this position performs a variety of manual and technical labour duties for the Water and Sewer Section.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Performs a variety of manual labouring duties, including repairing water mains, sanitary and storm sewer mains, primary water mains and all appurtenances, such as hydrants, valves, manholes, catch basins and leads.
  2. Cleans and maintains the crew shack.
  3. Cleans and disinfects tools.
  4. Deals with the public regarding service interruptions.
  5. Assists with turning valves on and off.
  6. Ensures work activities are performed in accordance with corporate safety policies, regulations and procedures.
  7. Performs hand work and spotting duties, as required.
  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Grade 12 education or must obtain GED within 12 months of hire.
  • One year experience in Water and Sewer Construction including maintenance, repair, operation and inspection on Water Distribution, Sanitary Collection and Storm Water Collections Systems OR certificate of completion from an approved Water & Wastewater program.
  • Possession of, or must obtain Level 1 Water Distribution Certification and Level 1 Waste Water Collection certification as required by Saskatchewan Water Security Agency within 12 months of hire.
  • Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver's Licence.
  • Current driver’s abstract, from SGI, demonstrating a safe driving record.
  • Possession of a valid, recognized first aid certificate.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with the public and civic employees.
  • Ability to perform the assigned duties which included physically demanding work for extended periods outdoors under a variety of weather conditions
  • Skill in the operation of small water and sewer maintenance equipment, hand and power tools in an efficient, responsible manner and in accordance with recognized procedures.
  • Knowledge of Water Distribution, Sanitary Collection and Storm Water Collection Systems.

Additional Requirements

Shift work and weekend work may be involved.

Weekly Hours: 40 

Salary Range: $28.51 to $29.25 CAD per hour (2022 rates)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Saskatoon offers an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds. As an equity partner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the City commits to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplaces. By having our workforce reflect the community we serve, we support the realization of miyo-pimatisiwin, (me-o-pi-ma-ti-si-win) “the good life”, for all residents. To learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the City, please visit Saskatoon.ca/diversity 


The City of Saskatoon strives to provide an accessible and inclusive workplace for all, including throughout the application and selection process through reasonable access and accommodations. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please email talentacquisition@saskatoon.ca.