Fraser Health

Why Fraser Health?:

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

Facilities Maintenance and Operations provides hospital site-based stewardship of physical assets including structural, mechanical and electrical systems through programs of preventative, predictive and demand maintenance and long-term infrastructure renewal. Our goal is to provide a wide range of effective and sustainable services to support the delivery of health care.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Regular Full Time Plumber position to support our Plant Services and Construction team at Royal Columbian Hospital, located in New Westminster, British Columbia!

Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

Valued Benefits:

A career with Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team of providers in a dynamic and rewarding health care environment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

Are you ready to work with an experienced and dedicated team and join our commitment to provide quality care to our patients and clients? We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends and family as an outstanding place to work!

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Detailed Overview: Under the general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor or delegate, performs skilled plumbing work at the journey person level in the installation, alteration and repair of plumbing systems. Installs, alters and repairs medical gas, oxygen, vacuum, medical air systems; installs, tests, maintains and repairs natural gas lines, appliances, equipment and accessories; and inspects and tests cross connection and back flow prevention systems. Responsibilities:

  • Reviews work requests and consults with user departments to arrange work schedules and discuss specifications and other project requirements.
  • Interprets blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine material and equipment requirements.
  • Calculates materials and labour to provide cost estimation of project and makes recommendations as necessary.
  • Prepares for work project by confirming work schedule with user department and assembling supplies, tools and equipment.
  • Installs, alters and repairs plumbing, medical gas, oxygen, vacuum and medical air systems in accordance with applicable codes and regulations, by performing duties such as bolting, soldering and caulking.
  • Installs, test, maintain and repair natural gas lines, appliances, equipment and accessories in accordance with applicable codes.
  • Inspects and test a variety of cross connection control devices such as pressure reducers, back flow assemblies, double check valve assemblies and pressure vacuum breaker assemblies, using equipment such as; dead weight testers, water columns, mercury and manometers and differential gauges.
  • Repairs and/or replaces items such as pipes, valves and fixtures by cutting, bending, threading and assembling.
  • 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.
  • Assigns work tasks to designated staff, when required and provides related orientation and training, when necessary.
  • Maintains an inventory of supplies, equipment and tools; completes related records and reports; makes recommendations for purchase.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Education and Experience

Certificate of Apprenticeship or Trades Qualification Certificate as a Journeyman Plumber, Class B level Gas Fitter’s License with an electrical endorsement recognized by the Province of B.C. Valid Certificate of Competency as a Cross Connection Control Specialist issued by the American Water Works Association, British Columbia Section.

Two years’ recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to organize work.

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