7442 – Waterworks and gas maintenance workers
Waterworks maintenance workers maintain and repair waterworks equipment and facilities. They are employed in water filtration and distribution plants and waste treatment plants. Gas maintenance workers check and perform routine maintenance and minor repairs to exterior and underground gas mains and distribution lines. They are employed by gas distribution companies.
Index of titles
Distribution and maintenance worker – utilities
Field measurement hand – utilities
Gas leak inspector
Gas leak locator
Gas leak surveyor
Gas main leak inspector
Gas main leak locator
Gas main leakage tester
Gas main maintenance and repairman/woman
Gas maintenance worker
Gas meter installer
Gas utility operator
Hydrant and valve maintenance worker
Line locator – utilities
Maintenance utility worker
Pipe locator – utilities
Pipeline maintenance worker
Pipeline rehabilitation worker
Troubleshooter – pipeline
Underground lines inspector – utilities
Utility maintenance worker
Utility plant maintenance worker
Water main maintenance man/woman
Water main maintenance worker
Water meter installer
Water supply maintenance worker
Water system maintenance worker
Water utilities plant maintenance man/woman
Waterworks maintenance worker
Waterworks utility servicer
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Waterworks maintenance workers
Check, clean and lubricate waterworks equipment, such as pumping equipment, chlorination equipment and compressors
Adjust and repair waterworks equipment under the direction of qualified tradesperson
Search and locate reported water leaks and repair water-mains, valves or outlets
Install water meters using hand and power tools.
Gas maintenance workers
Check and lubricate gas pipeline valves
Conduct routine survey of gas mains and distribution lines to detect and locate escaping gas using gas detecting devices
Investigate reports of gas leaks to determine the exact location and extent of leaks
Dig ground to expose gas lines and repair damaged pipes
Keep record of work performed and location and condition of pipelines
Provide information on underground gas distribution lines and observe excavation work to ensure that underground gas facilities are protected.
Completion of secondary school may be required.
Several years of experience as a labourer in the same company may be required.
On-the-job training is provided.
Drinking water certification is required in Quebec and Ontario for waterworks maintenance workers.
Mobility between jobs in this unit group normally occurs within the same area of work, such as within waste water treatment plants, within water filtration and distribution plants or within gas distribution plants.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
Gas fitters (7253)
Supervisors of waterworks and gas maintenance workers (in 9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities)
Water and waste treatment plant operators (9243)