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Construction Labourer 2 (Labour Pool)

Job IDohYQsfwh-14461-8929
Date Posted2024-04-19
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryUtilities

Highlights of the job


EPCOR Water Services (EWS) is hiring up to five (5) Full Time Temporary Labourer 2s to join the Construction Services team for up to 24 months to join working out of the Aurum site near Edmonton, AB.


The Labourer 2 is primarily responsible to provide support, assist and perform construction work along with crew engaged in various open cut construction and rehabilitation construction projects. This will include the construction / repair of sanitary sewer lines, catch basins, manholes, water mains, ditches, swales, outfalls, structures, etc. Perform all work in accordance with federal and provincial legislation, applicable bylaws, and safety standards. An outstanding attitude to workplace safety to complete work and promote a safe workplace is necessary. 


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What you'd be responsible for


The key accountabilities of the Labourer 2 role includes, but are not limited to:


  • Striving to achieve a zero-injury culture by actively participating in ensuring the safety of the jobsite and all members of the crew.
  • Assist in installing new water, sanitary sewer and storm water service connections, including pipe fitting and service taps.
  • Assist in installing, replacing and rehabilitating the sanitary sewer and storm water sewer mains, including manholes, catch basins and catch basin leads.
  • Assist in placement of shoring, timbers, struts and cages as per defined regulations and procedures.
  • Assembling and disassembling of shoring equipment, Shaft liner plates, Trench Boxes etc.
  • Assist in the excavation and assembly of shaft construction projects as well as support chamber and manhole installation.
  • Hand exposure of various utilities conflicting with drainage construction activities
  • Set up and remove temporary traffic control barricades and Flag traffic in areas with high traffic volumes.
  • Deliver construction materials throughout the City of Edmonton in a hotshot delivery system.
  • Perform routine work using a variety of equipment / tools such as power saw, torque wrench, tubing cutter, flaring tool, picks and shovels, compressor and air tools etc.
  • Perform all work according to the safety and environmental standards with respect to Federal, Provincial, EPCOR and Departmental regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Able to work alone without supervision.


What's required to be successful


Qualifications, experience and behaviours you will possess are:


  • Grade 12 diploma (GED or equivalent level of secondary education).
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in construction / repair of storm and sanitary sewer systems and water distributions or relevant experience in construction will be considered an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operators License
    • Ability to qualify for and maintain an EPCOR driver's permit
    • A Driver Abstract (5yr. Commercial type) may be required
    • Limited to 6 demerits or less
  • Knowledge of the standard methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of sewer and water lines.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions and meet the physical demands of the position.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work performed.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions in English, and knowledge of reading work from plans and specifications.
  • You have a strong commitment to safety and have the ability to take an active role in tasks assigned and see them through to completion.
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete, maintain and be 100% proficient in our Construction Competency Passport Program.


The qualifications (skills and behaviours) listed above must be supplemented with a well-developed and effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to work well within a team environment. You have a strong commitment to safety and have the ability to take an active role in tasks assigned and see them through to completion.

Other important facts about this job


** Please note that due to the nature of this position you will be required to wear a ½-mask respirator for extended periods on a daily basis.


Jurisdiction: CUPE30

Class: 7702

Wage: Starting at $25.89 per hour

Hours of work: 80 hours bi-weekly


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Please note the following information:

  • A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age, successfully attained a high school diploma (GED, or equivalent level of secondary education) and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)
  • If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which may include criminal, identity, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required. Some EPCOR positions require an enhanced level of background assessment, which is dictated by law. These positions require advanced criminal record checks that must also be conducted from time to time after commencement of employment.
  • A technical/practical assessment may be administered during the selection process and this exercise will be used as a part of the selection criterion.
  • To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required.

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