New Job Public Works Operator/Labourer2 Position - Term Position May Turn Full Time In Nova Scotia

Public Works Operator/Labourer2 Position - term position may turn Full Time
Public Works Operator/Labourer2 Position - term position may turn Full Time

Public Works Operator/Labourer2 Position - term position may turn Full Time

Company : Town of Oxford
Salary : $18.54–$22.27 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Job Description

Position Title: Operator / Labourer 2

Purpose: To perform duties related to the operation and maintenance of the Town’s Utility systems. Training may be required prior to undertaking some tasks listed.


  • To undertake repair, maintenance and operation activities related to the Town’s water distribution system, wastewater collection and treatment systems.
  • Performs operation and maintenance work as required including changing chlorine cylinders and maintenance of pumps, motors, and valves.
  • Performs water quality tests
  • Performs repairs to sewer and watermain breaks by entering excavations, locating the main and undertaking the necessary repairs
  • Performs locates for water and sewer infrastructure
  • Performs water and sewer service installations including undertaking the service lateral connection tapping as required
  • Performs maintenance and repair on fire hydrants including pumping and snow removal
  • Regularly operates all water distribution valves and inspects sewer manholes to ensure proper operation of utility system
  • Participates in the development of Preventative Maintenance Standards and undertakes record keeping as required
  • Regularly inspects sewage pumping stations, including pumps, motors, valves, and standby power to ensure that they are functioning properly
  • Maintains sewage pumping stations in a good, clean condition, including any painting required
  • Undertakes water meter maintenance and repair
  • Responds to emerging situations after normal working hours
  • Operating the backhoe for snow removal around fire hydrants (when trained to do so)
  • Undertaking watermain flushing activities on and as required basis
  • Assists in snow removal activities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Certified or capable of being certified in the areas of Water Distribution, Sewage Treatment and Collection
  • Capable of working in confined spaces, under both normal and emergency conditions involving trenches, manholes, etc.
  • Capable of working with potentially hazardous gases such as chlorine
  • Must have a mechanical ability for repair and maintenance of water and sewer infrastructure
  • Must be capable of working with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other employees and the general public
  • Ability to understand and apply written and oral instructions

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $18.54-$22.27 per hour


  • Company pension
  • Extended health care
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

COVID-19 considerations:
We follow all COVID 19 protocols as set by the Province of NS.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Oxford, NS: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 2023-01-04