Irrigation Systems Worker

Competition No.: 2019-134
Duration: Temporary Full Time
Salary: $34.68/hour
Last Updated: 5/14/19 9:07 AM


The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

Reporting to the Foreman – Irrigation Systems, this is skilled work related to the maintenance of irrigation systems. The work involves checking the operation of and performing maintenance on a variety of irrigation systems, and performing repair and replacement tasks such as overhauling and rebuilding sprinkler heads and valves. The incumbent exercises considerable independence of judgement and action in the technical aspects of the work. Checks the operation of and performs routine maintenance on hydraulic, electric automatic and quick-coupling irrigation systems equipment such as pipes, connections, heads, hydraulic and electric valves, control units and back-flow valves; makes necessary adjustments to ensure effective and efficient operations and watering schedules; determines cause of system failure and takes appropriate action such as locating and repairing leaks, replacing old pipes and filters, cleaning blocked heads; winterizes systems. Performs a variety of mechanical repairs such as cleaning and routine overhauling of control units, testing motor and gear assembly operations and timer accuracy and rebuilding sprinkler heads and valves; assists in the maintenance of an inventory of field and workshop spare parts, materials and tools, orders parts as required. Performs maintenance tasks on parks outdoor water systems such as taps, fountains, spray pools, wading pools and fire hydrants. Drives assigned vehicles of up to one-ton capacity used to transport staff and supplies to and from work sites. As required, provides work direction to subordinates assisting in the maintenance or repair of irrigation systems.  Reads, applies and assists in maintaining a variety of records, maps, blueprints and manufacturers' maintenance manuals related to the work; assists in preparing related operational and costing records. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include up to high school graduation, supplemented by technical courses in irrigation systems maintenance plus considerable related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Considerable knowledge of the the standard methods, practices, materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of irrigation systems and controls.  Sound knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work performed. Ability to perform a variety of irrigation systems maintenance and repair tasks and to lay pipe and fittings at the required depth and grade; to provide work direction to subordinates assisting in the work; and to read, apply and maintain a variety of records, maps, blueprints and manufacturers' maintenance manuals related to the work. Skill in the use and care of tools, equipment and materials used in the work. Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia and A.W.W.A. Cross Connection Certification are required.

Please submit your application by Friday, May 24, 2019.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

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


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