Irrigation Trades Assistant

Brentwood Bay, BC

The Butchart Gardens is looking for an individual to fill the following position:



POSITION: Irrigation Trades Assistant



Working under the direction of the Plumbing, and Water Delivery Specialists:

·      Assist with maintaining extensive irrigation water systems.

·      Assist with maintaining The Gardens storm water and sewer system.

·      Assist Gardening department with irrigation/sprinkler repairs and modifications with the irrigation system  

·      Maintain fountains/ponds large and small and associated equipment.

·      Ensure compliance of CRD Cross Connection Control Program and maintenance/testing of related equipment.

·      Maintain safe work practices.

·      Work with other departments and staff in non-plumbing related activities as required to ensure the smooth operation of The Gardens.



·      Understanding of and adherence to WHMIS and WorkSafe BC Regulations.

·      Valid driver’s license with clean drivers abstract

·      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

·      Possess analytical/problem solving skills.

·      Valid cross connection control tester certificate would be an asset, or willing to become certified

·      Experience in irrigation or other pipe trades would be an asset

·      Experience with pools, ponds and fountains would be an asset

·      Knowledge of irrigation systems would be an asset

·      Ability to work unsupervised.

·      Must be capable of physical work in inclement weather. (Physical assessment required).

·      Follow company policies and procedures and support the management team.


This is a seasonal position beginning in mid-August and ending November 30, 2024, with the possibility of continued seasonal employment for the winter season. Shifts will be primarily Monday to Friday although evening/weekend work and some overtime may be expected. Starting from $27.34 per hour. Remuneration will commensurate with the level of responsibility and qualifications of the successful candidate.


Please submit a resume and cover letter to the The Butchart Gardens, Human Resources department, 800 Benvenuto Ave, V8M 1J8, email [email protected] or fax 250-544-4455. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


We sincerely thank all those who apply, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.

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