Plumber - #94646


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Vancouver, BC
Contract type: Full time
Job Summary:

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. 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.


1.Liaises with the Plumbing Supervisor and receives direction concerning general maintenance and construction requirements relating to upcoming plumbing activities.
2.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
3.Prepares for work project by arranging work schedule with user departments and assembling supplies, tools and equipment
4.Repairs and/or replaces items such as pipes, valves and fixtures by methods such as cutting, bending, threading and assembly
5.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
6.Installs, tests, maintains and repairs natural gas lines, appliances, equipment and accessories in accordance with BC Gas Safety Code
7.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
8.Assigns work tasks to designated staff and provides related training and orientation
9.Maintains an inventory of supplies, equipment and tools; completes related reports and records; recommends purchase of related equipment and supplies
10.Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience
•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
Skills and Abilities
•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

Privacy Policy

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) respects your right to privacy and takes seriously its responsibilities regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of BC, section 26 (c). The personal information that we collect from you or about you when applying for a job with PHSA will be used to assess your qualifications and suitability as a potential employee of PHSA, as well as for the purposes of recruitment and onboarding. We may also collect and use additional personal information provided by you or your references in the course of the evaluation and hiring process that will become part of your employment file if you are a successful candidate

Your contact information, education and experience, desired job location and pay information, eligibility and availability, core skills, job functions, getting to know you responses, resumes, cover letters, references, pre-screening questionnaire responses and job application history is recorded in PHSA’s third-party applicant tracking system (“Brainhunter”)in Canada indefinitely and will be shared with our staff on a “need to know” basis. If you require access to your data, PHSA can provide a printout of your data and job application history. We do not sell or rent the information you provide to us to third parties. However, we do contract with a service provider to assist us in maintaining and managing our databases and to communicate with job applicants. We do not authorize this third party to make any other use of your information.

The service provider (“Brainhunter”) allows the option for you to delete your account after signing into the system. Before deletion you are advised with a warning. Your record is permanently purged / deleted from the respective site and the record will not be available in any searches. The job will have only the respective application information that you made previously

To view the third party vendor privacy policy please refer

Your information is protected using technical and administrative security measures to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards used are firewalls, intrusion detection, physical access controls to our data centres, and information access authorization controls

Personal information will be used by authorized staff only to fulfil the purpose for which it was originally collected or for a use consistent with that purpose. We do not disclose your personal information to other public bodies, third parties or individuals except as required or authorized by law or with your consent. View our PHSA Privacy Policy for more information

If you have any questions about the management of your personal information during the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at 604-875-7251, toll free 1-866-744-7363 or #260 – 1770 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6J 4Y6. You may also contact External Recruitment at *******

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