Job Details:

Storm Sewer Maintainer

Job Details
Open Date Oct 02 2019 - 01:35:00 PM Close Date Oct 20 2019 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Storm Sewer Maintainer Posting Type Full-time
Posting Status Active Position Length Permanent
Department Group Roads & Traffic Hours per Week 40
Department Public Works Openings 1
Education College Diploma Experience 2 years
Competition 19-F015-158
Salary Range $26.11 - $32.64 per hour


Storm Sewer Maintainer

Whitby combines a small town atmosphere with the sophistication and amenities of a larger urban centre.  Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Whitby boasts two beautiful heritage downtowns, one of the finest recreational harbours with two marinas, year round sports and recreation activities, parks, trails, beaches and a robust arts and culture scene, all of which are part of the extraordinary amenities that Whitby residents enjoy every day.  With a population projected to grow to 200,000 people within the next 15 years, Whitby has an exciting and aspiring future.

Reporting to the Assistant Superintendent(s) of Operations (Roads/Traffic), and under the direction of the Working Foreperson (Roads & Storm Water Management), the Storm Sewer Maintainer is required to perform and document a variety of daily inspections related to storm water, as well as routine and preventative maintenance and repairs on storm water systems.

The Storm Sewer Maintainer responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • responding to, and taking appropriate action for, spill containment and control in emergency situations;
  • repairing storm water systems related to roadway sink holes and other failures;
  • routine compliance inspections of various Town infrastructures such as storm water ponds, drain leads and/or other related assets;
  • performing semi-skilled trades related to road maintenance such as asphalt and concrete work, brick/block and pipe laying and/or rough carpentry;
  • inspecting and maintaining storm water systems such as storm water ponds, inlets/outlets, storm mains, maintenance holes, and the use of storm sewer system camera.
  • proactively monitoring and performing required maintenance of pumping stations, storm water ponds, storm water systems and/or applicable equipment;
  • accurately collecting relevant data and assisting in job estimates and/or reports;
  • involvement in winter control operations including snow removal, sanding/salting and/or ploughing of roads and sidewalks;
  • operating all vehicles and/or equipment skilfully and safely;
  • performing other duties as assigned.

As the successful applicant, you must possess:

  • two (2) year post-secondary diploma in civil engineering, municipal construction and/or maintenance discipline(s);
  • successful completion of relevant technical school courses offered by Ontario Good Roads Association, Mahony Road School and/or Anderson Road School (preferred);
  • a minimum of two (2) years experience in the placement of asphalt and concrete for storm water systems and maintenance of storm water systems;
  • a valid Class "DZ" Driver's Licence, maintained in good standing;
  • successful completion of Defensive Driving training;
  • recent training in Confined Spaces or willingness to obtain;
  • valid CPR and First Aid certification;
  • a demonstrated ability to adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • the ability to operate various tools and equipment in a safe manner;
  • strong researching and numerical skills to correctly calculate and gather required data during the inspection and maintenance of storm water systems;
  • a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form;
  • well‑developed interpersonal and public relations skills to appropriately respond to resident concerns and establish positive working relationships with all staff;
  • strong reasoning, technical and analytical skills to ensure work is completed safely and accurately;
  • a demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision; and,
  • physically fit and capable of performing strenuous physical labour with heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.) in varying weather conditions.

Salary:  $26.11 - $32.64 per hour

Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m; total of forty (40) hours per week.   Flexible hours are required during winter control and emergency situations.

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