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Utilities Support Person - RM of East St. Paul

13 Oct 2022 10:31 AM | Association Manager (Administrator)


Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Hours of Work – This is a seven-day a week operation.  Employees work eighty (80) hours within a two-week period (including rotating weekends) as per the Collective Agreement.  *The ability and willingness to accept Standby Time and/or respond to emergency call back or call out is also a requirement.  The ability to work weekends and holidays as required

Work Location – RM of East St. Paul, Utilities buildings & locations

Compensation: $20.82 – $32.00 (conditional upon qualifications/credentials) with pension & benefits upon successful completion of 6-months of employment

Opening – Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Closing – This job will remain open until a suitable candidate is located.  However, screening may begin as early as Friday, October 21, 2022.

Job Summary:  

Reporting to the Utilities Supervisor, the Utilities Support Staff person; supports the general operation of the department, monitors, and reports on department performance, performs basic equipment maintenance, conducts general building maintenance and performs other duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the general operations of the department by;
    • Providing routine inspections on equipment; motors, pumps, analyzers, wells and supply lines as required,
    • Investigating and correcting, and or seek support to correct operational issues,
    • Maintaining and updating procedural manuals,
    • Receiving transporting and managing chemicals,
    • Monitoring and responding to emergency alarms/calls,
    • Responding to resident/customer inquiries,
    • Adhering to Workplace Safety & Health Standards and operational policies, procedures and processes.
  • Monitor and report on department performance by;
    • Performing, or have performed by a third-party, lab tests on water and waste water samples,
    • Testing and recording daily chlorination residuals,
    • Ensuring test results and other pertinent data is recorded as per department procedures and protocols,
    • Creating reports (daily, weekly, monthly, annually, and/or as required).
  • Perform basic equipment maintenance by;
    • Conducting routine visual inspections prior to use,
    • Cleaning, lubricating, and replacing basic parts as required,
    • Ordering, or requesting the ordering of required replacement parts,
    • Performing basic equipment repairs,
    • Recommending to the supervisor the need to replace and or upgrade equipment.
  • Conducts general building maintenance by;
    • Conducting routine cleaning as per procedures,
    • Responding to building issues that arise in a timely manner and with a concern for safety,
    • Ordering, or ensuring the ordering of necessary cleaning supplies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Special Requirements

Ability and willingness to accept Standby Time as required and/or respond to emergency call back or call out as required. The ability to work weekend and holidays as required.

Core Skills Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge in the safe use, operation and preventative maintenance of  equipment associated with waste water, and water services,
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to Workplace Safety and Health legislation and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with residents/customers in a respectful manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team; establishing and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical diagrams and or building plans.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
Credentials and Experience:
  • Completed Grade 12, GED, or the equivalent.
  • One or more of the following certificates would be considered an asset;
    • Water Treatment I
    • Waste Treatment III
    • Waste Collection II
    • Water Distribution II
  • Post-secondary education in a mechanical, engineering, applied science or related field considered an asset.
  • Post-secondary education in a mechanical, engineering, applied science or related field considered an asset.
  • Valid Province of Manitoba driver’s class five (5) license,
  • Experience in basic maintenance of equipment (motors, pumps, analyzers and other technical instruments).
  • WHMIS Certification, or the ability to attain.
  • Experience in in sewer and water installation and maintenance, and or experience in municipal government considered an asset.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • Work requiring the exertion of up to 50 pounds of force constantly to move objects,
  • Work requires climbing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, and grasping,
  • Work in confined spaces, at depths of 25 feet,
  • Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word,
  • Hearing is required for operation of machines, and operation of motor vehicles or equipment,
  • Ability to work inside and outside regardless of environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, rain/snow and noise.

Submit resume and cover letter in confidence;

  • By email to:
  • Or, IF UNABLE TO EMAIL - By mail or in person in a sealed envelope marked APPLICATION – UTILITIES SUPPORT STAFF - OPERATIONS, Attention Human Resources, R.M. of East St. Paul, Unit #1 – 3021 Bird’s Hill Road, East St. Paul, Mb. R2E-1A7

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The R.M of East St. Paul wishes to thank all candidates for their interest in this position, however, only those individuals considered for an interview will be contacted.

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