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We are looking for an experienced Plumber who will provide routine preventative maintenance, as well as perform skilled plumbing work at the journeymen level in the installation. Knowledge with 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
- Liaise with the Plumbing Supervisor and receives direction concerning general maintenance and construction requirements relating to upcoming plumbing activities.
- Review 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.
- Prepare for work project by arranging work schedule with user departments and assembling supplies, tools and equipment.
- Repair and/or replace items such as pipes, valves and fixtures by methods such as cutting, bending, threading and assembly.
- Carry 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.
- Install, test, maintain and repair natural gas lines, appliances, equipment and accessories in accordance with BC Gas Safety Code.
- Inspect and test 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.
- Assign work tasks to designated staff and provides related training and orientation.
- Maintain an inventory of supplies, equipment and tools; completes related reports and records; recommends purchase of related equipment and supplies.
What you bring
- 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
- Certificate of Competency as a Cross Connection Control Specialist issued by the American Waterworks Association, British Columbia Section.
- Grade 10, plus two (2) years recent related experience, or an equivalent of education, training and experience. Relatable experience includes construction, residential and commercial, government and public sector experience is a bonus.
You can also
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Deal with others effectively.
- Physically carry out the duties of the position.
- Read and interpret blueprints and drawings.
- Organize work.
- Operate related equipment.
What’s in it for you
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 more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Job Type: Temporary Full Time until August 2021 or Return of Incumbent
Location: BC Children's and Women's Hospital
Reference number: 105207E
What we do
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: https://jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.