Posted Mar 28, 2024Facility Operator



Business: City of Merritt
Phone: 2503784224
Address: 2185 Voght St, Merritt, BC




Facility Operator

Casual Position - $29.93 an hour

We are looking for a Facility Operator to join our team. Operators carry out various tasks to maintain buildings, facilities and other City of Merritt assets, such as the Arena, Civic Centre, Aquatic Center, and City Parks.

You would perform repair work such as painting and drywall repairs, ceiling tile replacements, window and gutter cleaning, moss removal, and more. You would assist in maintaining the aquatic center by performing standard tests on water and ensuring the safe handling and storage of pool chemicals. You would consult and collaborate with the team and facilitate a safe and welcoming environment by providing exceptional customer service to the public as well as internal and external customers.

Duties may also include but are not limited to conducting inspections for maintenance and safety, cleaning and sanitizing buildings and facilities, providing support for special events such as setting up and taking down tables and chairs, locking up buildings, and preparing and troubleshooting audio-visual equipment.

Assigned work may be physically demanding and take place in all weather conditions in a safety-sensitive environment. Labourers take pride in their work and comply with safety standards and safe work procedures, follow policies and protocols, and ensure the confidentiality of information. As a Labourer, you may also be tasked with lifting and carrying heavy objects (50 lbs+) such as furniture, emptying and transporting garbage, recycling, and compost.

Casual employees are scheduled on an as-needed basis to relieve employees on leaves, vacation, or during peak work periods for overload situations; there are no regularly scheduled hours or guarantee of hours.


  • A Building Service Worker Certificate.
  • Pool Operations 1 and/ or 2 certificates or willingness to obtain certifications.
  • A valid Class 5 Driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and amicably in a team environment with a safety-first attitude.
  • Working knowledge and training in safe work practices applicable to the work.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Knowledge and skill in methods, tools and equipment, techniques and materials used in general construction, landscaping and maintenance work.
  • Ability to exercise independent action and complete tasks efficiently, report back on outcomes and communicate any unexpected issues and resolutions.
  • Effective interpersonal communication when dealing with others, including the public.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of this position.

For new hires and those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, employment is conditional on a satisfactory police information check.

This position is open to applicants who have their primary residence located within 50 kms, by road of the Merritt City Hall building, to be regularly and reliably available on an ongoing basis for casual work.

Additional Information

It is an exciting time to be a part of our team! At the City of Merritt, you will find a diverse and forward-thinking team committed to inclusive, collaborative, and innovative approaches to meet challenges, achieve our mission, and make a difference in the community. This position is within the bargaining unit with a pay rate of $29.93 per hour (2024 rates) plus an amount in lieu of benefits. Casual employees are scheduled on an as-needed basis to provide relief for leaves, vacation, and peak periods; there are no guaranteed hours or schedules.

If you are a safety-minded individual with a strong work ethic and customer service orientation who takes pride in contributing to a team's success, we invite you to apply.

The City of Merritt is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting an inclusive workforce that reflects the community we serve; we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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