Operations Maintenance Worker (Temporary)

Competition Number: 23026

Job Title: Operations Maintenance Worker (Temporary)

Department: Public Works Services

Employment Type: Temporary Union Position

Salary: $34.15 per hour + 12.4% in lieu

Posted Date: February 17, 2023, 12:00 am

Closing Date: March 13, 2023, 11:30 pm

Last Modified: April 27, 2023, 2:43 pm

Posting: Closed

Status: Filled


The City of Courtenay invites applications for the position of temporary "Operations Maintenance Worker” in the Transportation & Fleet Maintenance Division.  This is a union position subject to the terms and conditions of the current collective agreement between the City and CUPE Local 556.

The Operations Maintenance Worker (OMW) participates in the construction and/or installation, maintenance and repair of Transportation and Utilities related infrastructure. OMW’s shall be involved in the day to day operations by performing a variety of semi-skilled tasks such as; concrete and asphalt work, digging trenches, laying pipes, traffic control, picking up litter, etc. and operating light trucks and equipment. May wash, clean and carry out minor repairs and painting of equipment and/or system appurtenances.

The City fosters a positive work environment for everyone on our team.  Our organization’s culture is demonstrated by our  Corporate Mission and Core Values

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of Introduction to Public Works Operations - BCIT – PUBW 1001 or;
  • Current Operator-In-Training (OIT) certification through Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP)
  • Valid BC Class 3 Drivers License with Air Endorsement
  • Current Membership with the Public Works Association of British Columbia or current membership with BCWWA
  • Sound (2-3 years) a minimum of 2 years’ experience within the last 5 years working directly in roads or utilities construction, maintenance and operations environment.
  • Sound knowledge of the standard practices, methods, materials and tools used in civil construction and or public works related municipal maintenance work.
  • Ability to understand and carry out job related instructions
  • Ability to safely operate light duty equipment and tools used in work performed relating to civil construction and municipal maintenance operations.
  • Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with staff and the general public

This is a full-time Temporary position.  The employment term for this position may be for up to four (4) Months with an opportunity for extensionup to two (2) additional months.  The current hourly wage rate based on a 40-hour workweek is $34.15.

If you have the qualifications please submit a resume outlining how you meet the qualifications with a covering letter clearly marked “Application – OMW”.  To submit your application, click on the “Apply” button below no later than March 13, 2022.  


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