Water Distribution Inspector/Locator
Posted 3 months ago

Closing Date: September 25, 2020 – 4:30 pm
Department: Environmental Services
File Number: SV20-43(2)
Hours: 40 hours per week; evenings, nights, weekend and Statutory Holiday work as required.
Salary: $23.56 – $35.92 per hour based on experience (Benefits/Pension/Vacation)


Reporting to the Supervisor, Water Distribution, the position involves the operation of a Level III Water Distribution System, Capital Project inspection (water main replacements, relining, site plans, subdivisions), provision of Locates and rotating on-call responsibilities.



Essential (minimum) Qualifications:

General (i.e. inspection and operations)

  • Successful completion of a minimum two (2) year post-secondary program in Civil or Construction Engineering.
  • Minimum valid Level I Water Distribution Subsystem MECP Certification, consideration will be given to candidates that are capable to achieve Level I certification within 14 months of start date.
  • Ability to: complete tasks involving heavy pushing, pulling, and lifting on a regular basis (at least 50 lbs); work in uncontrolled environment/conditions; work in a construction environment (i.e. traffic, uneven ground); recognize hazards and to assist in mitigating and controlling hazards.



  • Demonstrated working knowledge of underground infrastructure construction practices including a general understanding of survey principles.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of municipal infrastructure construction drawings and documents with the ability to interpret and comment.
  • Effective communicator possessing demonstrated skills in dealing with other staff, contractors, and the public in matters arising from construction projects.


Asset (preferred) Qualifications:

  • Certified Engineering Technologist diploma.
  • MECP Water Distribution Subsystem Certification.
  • Working knowledge of provincial Safe Drinking Water Act and associated Regulations.
  • Working knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act with emphasis on trenching, shoring, and confined space entry.
  • Basic computer skills including email, MS Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Valid Class DZ Driver’s license with safe driving record, to be held and maintained.
  • Excavating experience.
  • Working knowledge of standard locating methods.
  • Working knowledge of standard leak detection methods.



Essential (minimum) Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience inspecting watermain construction in a municipal environment.

Asset (preferred) Qualifications:

  • Operational experience, performing a variety of operational duties in a Large Municipal Residential Water Distribution System (as defined in O. Reg. 170 under the SDWA).
  • General sampling experience for colour, turbidity, chlorine, and bacteriological.
  • Experience providing locates of municipal infrastructure.
  • Experience providing leak detection services.
  • Hand and power tool use.


Job Description Available Upon Request


How to Apply:


Personal information and any supporting material will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). We thank all applicants who apply but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Belleville is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

Applicants will be required to provide at their own expense a satisfactory criminal reference check dated within the past six (6) months and if deemed a requirement of the position, a driver’s abstract to the Human Resources Department on or before the date of the interview but no later than the commencement of employment if selected.

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