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It’s about providing the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of our patients first. At PHSA, you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect and, most importantly, a life-changing career. Find yours now.


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

In accordance with established policies, standards, procedures and regulatory codes, the Plumber provides routine preventative maintenance, as well as performs skilled plumbing work at the journeymen level in the installation, alteration and repair associated with the following plumbing systems; water distribution systems, domestic hot and cold water, hot water heating, sanitary and storm water, medical and natural gas distribution systems, appliances, equipment and accessories; and inspect and test cross connection and backflow prevention systems.

What you’ll do 

  • Liaises with the Plumbing Supervisor and receives direction concerning general maintenance and construction requirements relating to upcoming plumbing activities.
  • Reviews work requests and consults with user departments regarding specifications and other project requirements; interprets blueprints, drawings and specifications in order to determine the materials and equipment required; calculates materials and labour in estimating cost of projects and makes recommendations as required.
  • Prepares for work project by arranging work schedule with user departments and assembling supplies, tools and equipment.
  • Repairs and/or replaces items such as pipes, valves and fixtures by methods such as cutting, bending, threading and assembly.
  • Carries out the plumbing preventative maintenance program by inspecting piping systems and other plumbing fixtures for repair and maintenance needs, and for conformance to applicable codes and regulations.
  • Installs, tests, maintains and repairs natural gas lines, appliances, equipment and accessories in accordance with BC Gas Safety Code.
  • Inspects and tests a variety of cross connection control devices such as Reduced Pressure Backflow Assemblies, Double Check Valve Assemblies, and Pressure Vacuum Breaker Assemblies using equipment such as deadweight testers, water columns, mercury manometers and differential gauges.
  • Assigns work tasks to designated staff and provides related training and orientation.
  • Maintains an inventory of supplies, equipment and tools; completes related reports and records; recommends purchase of related equipment and supplies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What you bring

  • Grade 10, plus two (2) years recent related experience, or an equivalent of education, training and experience.
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Trades Qualification Certificate as a Journeymen Plumber recognized by the Province of B.C.; Class B level Gas fitter’s License recognized by the Province of B.C.; and Certificate of Competency as a Cross Connection Control Specialist issued by the American Waterworks Association, British Columbia Section.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.

What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Temporary Full-Time
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC V6H 2N9
Hours of Work: 
07:00-15:00 Monday-Friday
Requisition #: 


What we do


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.