As a Pumping Station Service Person Apprentice you will:
Perform scheduled and emergency repair and maintenance of sewage pumping stations and related infrastructure. You will operate a variety of equipment and tools in a safe manner. You will work in all weather conditions, inside and outside and in noisy spaces, confined spaces, etc. You will be subject to emergency call ins after working hours.
- Perform and develop schedules and preventative mechanical maintenance on pumps, valves, piping and standby engines.
- Clean stations, wet wells, valve chambers, and holding tanks.
- Load and unloads equipment and materials as required.
- General care, maintenance and safe operation of assigned equipment and tools.
- Order supplies and materials as required.
- Provide written and verbal reports concerning daily work activities.
- Must be willing to work overtime for emergency call-outs
- Perform related duties as required including all the general duties of a labourer.
Reports to: Works Supervisor
To do this job you need to have:
- Grade 12 or equivalent
- Completion of a minimum one-year technical diploma (ie: Industrial Mechanical, Power Engineering, Marine Engineering, Auto Mechanical)
- A valid Class 5 Nova Scotia Drivers’ license
- Two years of experience working in a similar environment, working with pumps/motors/controls and with similar equipment and tools.
- You will be required to obtain certification through Nova Scotia Environment within 6 months of hire as an Operator-in-Training. We arrange for the exam and pay the fee to write it.
To Progress in this role to the next level (and higher pay) you will require the following:
Pumping Station Service Person Level I
- One year of experience working for Halifax Water in the wastewater collection system (equivalent experience with another municipal owned utility may be considered)
- Nova Scotia Environment Wastewater Collection Level I certification
- Demonstration of your ability to perform the various tasks within the Pumping Station Service Person role such as: pump troubleshooting and testing, using diagnostic tools, repairing and maintaining pumps and motors, generators, odor control units and ventilation systems, etc. which will be verified by a completed checklist
Pumping Station Service Person Level 2
- 3 years of experience working for Halifax Water and completing activities in the Pumping Station Service Person Level 1 checklist.
- Nova Scotia Environment Wastewater Collection Level II certification
Certificates / Licenses / Registrations:
- Must have valid NS Driver’s License with good driving record. Must provide a current driver’s abstract.
- Must be familiar with related Occupational Health and Safety practices.
- Must be willing to undertake and maintain the following safety training:
- Emergency First Aid/CPR
- Globally Harmonized System (GHS) (Formerly WHMIS)
- Signage and Traffic Control
- Lifting Devices and Classification Related Training
Required Knowledge, Skill & Abilities:
- A good working knowledge of pumps and motors, mechanical systems and motor.
- Good knowledge of hydraulic pumping systems and standby generators.
- Basic knowledge of computers, PLC’S, radios, and related devices.
- Must have training in Entry into Confined Spaces.
- Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be able to work with a minimum of supervision.
- Must have a good attendance and work record.
- Must meet and maintain essential physical requirements of the position.
Completed cover letters and application forms [PDF] or resumes, stating Competition #HW22-116ER must be received by 4:30pm on December 23, 2022. Please forward to:
- Halifax Water
P.O. Box 8388, RPO CSC
Conditional Items Required for Employment:
- Satisfactory background check
- Satisfactory pre-employment testing
Halifax Water is an equal opportunity employer.
Halifax Water’s goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the community we serve, at all job levels. Halifax Water believes a diverse workforce positively contributes to its success, and the success of our community. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, LGBTQ+ community, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons. Halifax Water encourages applicants to self-identify in the cover letter.