Vancouver Coastal Health

Lead Hand Plumber

Job ID 2023-93978
City Squamish
Work Location
Squamish Hospital
Home Worksite
18 - Squamish
Additional Sites
Whistler Health Care Centre, Pemberton Health Care Centre
Labour Agreement
Facilities Subsector
100 - Facilities HEU
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Trades & Maintenance
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $41.08/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $41.08/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Saturday, Stats, Sunday
Work Schedule Details
Required to take one on-call shift per week.
Position Start Date
As soon as possible


The salary range for this position is CAD $41.08/Hr. - CAD $41.08/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Lead Hand Plumber with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Lead Hand Plumber to join the Plant Maintenance team at Squamish Hospital in Squamish, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a Lead Hand Plumber with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Be responsible for supporting and coordinating the operational activities of the trade area by effectively coordinating and scheduling work orders, and supervising designated staff.
  • Identify resource requirements and proactively coordinate all upcoming work to be performed.
  • Spend the majority of the time performing skilled Journeyman work as a Plumber.
  • Hold the Gas Contractor Registration Certificate for the designated site according to Provincial Regulation

Preference will be given to applicants that live within 20 minutes of site, as on-call shifts are required.


Education & Experience

  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Trades Qualification Certificate as a journeyman Plumber.
  • Class B level Gas fitters license with an electrical endorsement recognized by the Province of BC.
  • Valid Certificate of Competency as a Cross Connection Control Specialist issued by the American Water Works Association, British Columbia Section.
  • Four years' recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

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

Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and 'going first' when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

• Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
• Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
• Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
• Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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