Public Works Utility Maintenance Operator 2.

Closing Date: August 30, 2019
Location: HainesJunction, Yukon

Haines Junction lies on the edge the vast and spectacular wilderness of Kluane National Park including the largest internationally protected area on earth and the planet’s largest non-polar ice fields. It is a community that offers a high quality of living with unparalleled recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Located in the southwestern corner of the Yukon Territory, approximately 160 kilometers from Yukon’s capital city Whitehorse, Haines Junction and the surrounding area is home to roughly 900 residents, and we are looking for one more.

The Village of Haines Junction invites applications for the permanent full time position of Public Works Utility Maintenance Operator 2. We offer a competitive benefits package and a positive and highly diverse working environment. This is a bargaining unit position within the local of Y042 (Yukon Employees union)

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Testing and calibrating; water, wastewater, instruments and controls for compliance and operation
Monitoring the performance and control of water and wastewater systems.
Operate, service and inspect plant equipment, pumps, lift stations, hydrants, and associated infrastructure.
Operate maintenance tools and heavy equipment including backhoe, excavator, wheel loader, dump truck, sewer flusher and snow removal equipment
Perform preventative maintenance and ensure maintenance and plant records are accurate and up to date.
Develop and follow standard operating procedures for plant equipment and instrumentation.
Assist in routine and emergency repairs to water and wastewater distribution systems.
Complete water system certification training and continuing education requirements.
Play a key role in managing and completing large capital projects
Participate in rotational after hours and weekend on call/standby/overtime
Other duties may be assigned as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Grade 12 or equivalent (G.E.D.)
Minimum 3 years’ experience in municipal water utility or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Completion of recognized water and wastewater program, with a level two or higher certification in the discipline of water treatment.
Valid Class 3 Yukon Motor Vehicle Operators Licenceor equivalent, or wiliness to obtain. Must be able to provide drivers abstract.
Ability to understand and operate SCADA systems
Able to meet the physical demands of the position,including outdoor work in inclement weather conditions.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to effectively use computer applications related to the position and duties.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to work alone under minimal supervision.
Valid first aid certificate or willingness to obtain

Desired Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of the operation, maintenance and construction of water distribution systems.
Thorough knowledge of the operation, maintenance and construction of sewage collection systems.
Level two or higher qualification in water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment.
Ability to manage multiple tasks
Skilled trades experience and proven ability to troubleshoot considered a strong asset.
Experience in solid waste handling

Special Skills

Good mechanical aptitude.
Training in confined space entrant/attendant, WHIMIS, TDG, Aerial platform, safety in bear country, fire extinguisher, fall protection, lock out/tag out and traffic control considered an asset.
Project management training
Physically fit, with handling objects up to 30kgs required routinely
Proven ability to supervise staff

The starting wage for this position will be $32.74 – $35.90 per hour,
depending upon experience and certifications.

Please submit a cover letter, resumes and enquiries to:

Collin Kallio Public Works Lead Hand


Phone: 867-634-5322

Fax 867-634-2008

Village of Haines Junction

Box 5339 Haines Junction, Yukon, Y0B 1L0

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

This position will close:  August 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm (PST)

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