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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

Example 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 regulator

Gas utility operator

Hydrant and valve maintenance worker

Line locator – utilities

Maintenance utility worker

Pipe locator – utilities

Pipeline maintenance worker

Pipeline patrolman/woman

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 repairman/woman

Waterworks utility servicer

Main duties

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.

Employment requirements

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.

Additional information

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.


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Supervisors of waterworks and gas maintenance workers (in 9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities)

Water and waste treatment plant operators (9243)