Water Damage Technician – Flood Damage Restoration Labourer Indeed

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On Side Restoration
May 8, 2024
Medicine Hat, Canada
Job Type
$20–$25 an hour
  • Medicine Hat


Ever felt like you're drowning in stress? Water damage in a home or business is one of the most stressful events our clients might ever experience. Water Damage Technicians at On Side do the work to evaporate water-related stress, bringing calm, order and dryness to all!

The Job – Water Damage Technician

At On Side, Water Damage Technicians (WDTs) go wherever a burst pipe, blocked drain, sewer backup (yes, sometimes it’s one of those situations) or other water-related disaster calls. Understanding the urgency of the situation and working with customers in a caring, calm and empathetic manner are paramount to the success of a WDTs day! Working as a team, WDTs mop up the mess to ensure everything is shipshape and ready to get back to the pre-disaster state.

What you bring:

A WDT brings a bunch of abilities to their work, the most important being a ‘get it done!’ attitude. Additional abilities include:

  • Mechanical aptitude— you can look at something and just know how it works
  • Detail oriented and curious
  • Organized with a good sense of time— you’re rarely late and know where all your tools are
  • Physically fit— water damage can, at times, include heavy lifting and getting into (and out of) tight places
  • Friendly and enjoys working in a team!
  • A safety-first mindset
  • Valid driver’s licence & clean drivers abstract
  • Able to successfully satisfy On Side’s criminal record check requirements
  • Ability to communicate in English or French (QC) at an intermediate level

Past industry experience (although not required) that can translate into success as a WDT includes: demolition work, carpenter, apprentice, construction labourer, plumber, farm hand, janitor, landscaper, vac truck operator, laborer, swamper, technician.

Other stuff that will contribute to your success but isn’t required:

  • IICRC Water Damage Technician Certification (if you don’t have this, we’ll help you get it!)

Of Note

Disasters can strike at any time so a rotating schedule of 24/7 after hours on-call work is a requirement.

What’s in it for you?

We’re an established company in a growing industry and we need awesome people! We WANT to start you off on a career path you’ll love, we WANT you to be fulfilled by your work and we WANT to provide you with a steady pay-cheque. We also love that we’re able to provide an employee assistance program, excellent health plan which includes extended medical (chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, vision, and more!) dental, long-term disability (LTD) and life insurance.

We provide on the job training with opportunity for development—promotions and national career movement are yours for the taking (well, with a few months under your belt). At On Side we work hard to embrace diversity and inclusion and encourage everyone to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Get on our side!

Both major weather disasters and minor accidents involving water, fire, and more happen every day, and in our industry this is how we keep busy, restoring properties 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Mother Nature usually doesn’t wait for an invitation, but we’re in the business of dealing with party crashers, and we’ve done it for over 40 years!

We have branches from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland and (almost) everywhere in between. Our fantastic team of over 1,800 employees stretches far and wide across Canada, and we’re growing—YOU could be the next great addition!

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $20.00-$25.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Application question(s):

  • Have you ever dealt with water damage from flooding in a home?
  • Do you have experience with drying tools (air movers, negative air machines, pressurized drying systems, floor drying systems, dehumidifiers)?
  • Are you physically fit and can be in tight spaces?
  • Are you capable of: Frequent lifting from 5-40 lbs, unassisted (from 35-65% of the time) • Occasional lifting from 41 lbs +, assisted (up to 50% of the time)
  • Are you a good communicator? This job requires in-depth discussions with homeowners and co-workers. Being patient and calm is a must. Please describe your capability and attitude when dealing with all people:
  • Restoration work can be dirty. Flooded basements and sewer backups are the norm. Are you able and willing to work in these conditions?
  • Cross training is required for this role. Successful candidates will be trained in Demolition, Rebuild and Contents. Are you able and willing to train and work in other roles?
  • Please list your in-home carpentry/home renovation skills (anything from patching drywall and painting to hanging doors):
  • Do you have any experience with demolition? If yes, please describe what you have demolished and tools you have used.
  • Are you able to work a Rotating On-Call Schedule? This is additional to scheduled daytime hours.
  • Do you have a valid (or expired) IICRC certificate?
  • Are you comfortable driving a full sized extended van/cargo truck around the city and parking in residential streets?


  • Construction: 1 year (preferred)
  • Demolition: 1 year (preferred)


  • Canadian Driver's License (required)

Work Location: In person

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