Maintenance Person 2, System - (2084)

City of Whitehorse
City of Whitehorse
2121 2nd Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Y1A 1C2, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
40 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Date posted:
Closing date:


Position Title

Maintenance Person 2, System

Hours Per Week
4 X 10 Hours

Guaranteed Minimum Hours

Start Date of Position

End Date (Temporary and Term)

Trades, Transport, Operators & Labourers

$40.89 - $48.11

Status of Position
Permanent Full Time

City of Whitehorse

Position Description
Job posting closes: March 14, 2024, at 05:00 p.m. (Yukon Standard Time)

At our core, the City of Whitehorse is committed to cultivating an inclusive employee community and workspace, confronting racism and biases for fairness and equity while advancing reconciliation and accessibility.

The City promotes work-life balance for its employees and offers flexible work arrangements, such as work-from-home and compressed work weeks, subject to applicable administrative directives.

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term, or casual vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going to the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

This position is covered by a collective agreement between the City of Whitehorse and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Yukon Employees Union. 

The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted.  Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.

System Maintenance Person 2

Job Code: 122
Department: Water and Waste Services

Job Summary:

The incumbents coordinate, install, operate, inspect, repair, and maintain the water distribution and waste/stormwater collection systems. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate, install, operate, inspect, maintain, and repair the water distribution and waste/stormwater collection systems, including but not limited to: 
    • laying and backfilling of pipes;
    • Adjusting, grouting, and benching manholes and catch basins;
    • Clearing plugged or frozen pipes and appurtenances; and
    • Locating water, sewer, and storm mains and appurtenances.
  2. Direct, assign, check, and maintain the flow of work of staff assigned to their crew and provide input to performance appraisals. 
  3. Maintain accurate records, including location and type of water/sewer breaks, manpower, equipment, as-builts, materials/supplies, etc. 
  4. Plan and implement an annual City-wide Uni-directional flushing program. 
  5. Prepare estimates for water/sewer installations and/or repairs. 
  6. Read and interpret maps, blueprints, and service records. 
  7. Transport equipment, materials, and supplies to work sites. 
  8. Ensure that adequate inventory levels are maintained. 
  9. Respond to public inquiries and report complaints. 
  10. Provide input into service standards, policies, and procedures. 
  11. Acts as Utility Systems Supervisor as assigned.
  12. Follows, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.
  13. Other related duties. 

This description contains elements necessary for the identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Number of Hires Needed

Position Requirements
Working Conditions:

Continuous exposure to disagreeable conditions such as dust/dirt, fumes/odors, inclement weather, temperature extremes, bodily waste/fluids, human waste, fats, oils, rancid food grease, raw sewage, hazardous chemicals, work in confined spaces, and noise requiring hearing protection. 

Required Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:

  • Completion Grade 12 or G.E.D.
  • Level 2 certificate in Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection 
  • 1 year on-the-job training
  • Class 3 driver's license with air endorsement
  • Confined Space Entry certificate and Breathing Apparatus Operation (17 hours)
  • Chlorine Handling (35 hours)
  • Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention (35 hours)
  • Yukon Electrical Safety Course (7 hours)
  • Rigging and Hoisting (14 hours)
  • TDG & WHMIS (10.5 hours)
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level C (14 hours)
  • Trench Safety and Fall Arrest (14 hours)
  • Traffic Control (16 hours)
  • Proven ability to concentrate, pay attention to detail, organize, priority set, and be a team player. 
  • Ability to work with little supervision and function in a multidisciplinary environment. 

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:

Service trucks and vans, trucks, ride-on compactors, skid steer, truck/van steamer, hand tapping tools, metal detectors, dewatering pumps, various generators, electric rota-router, jackhammer, electric winch/crane, hot water thaw pumps, manual sewer tapes, tampers, power and hand tools, breathing apparatus, gas detectors, winch/tripod/harness, forklift, heaters, and computer with applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, ERP and a maintenance management system.

Employment Contract: YEU Local Y046

Additional Information:
Other Details: Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through the City's online Applicant system via Instructions on applications are provided at If you have any further questions regarding this posting, please contact the recruiter at To apply for this position, you are required to submit your resume. Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the recruiting process. At the time this posting closes, candidates must have valid and current licenses/certifications/education that match the position requirements. Candidates who are selected to continue with the recruiting process will be required to provide proof of qualifications during their interview.
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