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Careers in Water & Wastewater

The handling of water and wastewater is an increasingly important profession in today's environment-conscious society. Water and Wastewater Operators serve their community by providing a safe drinking water supply and reliable sanitation services. It is a stable career, with positions available in communities of all sizes.

Each job posting is posted for 30 days unless otherwise specified. Posts can be renewed for $50.00 if done prior to the closing date by contacting the SWWA office.

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All job postings sent in to the SWWA office must include the following:

  • Email to send applications
  • Word document of job posting description including the following:
    • Application due date
    • Closing date
    • Contact name
    • Application form completed and ready for processing

Please note: The SWWA office does not send a proof of the job post prior to posting. All information sent in to the SWWA office with the job post should be checked for accuracy prior to submission. Payment is due prior to the job being posted and we only accept Visa or MasterCard payments. The SWWA office is open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm. Postings received outside of office hours will be posted during the next business day.

Job Posts

$75.00     $3.75GST            Total $78.75
(Cost is for one posting, does not include multiple postings within one job and is the cost for all groups in Saskatchewan who have current memberships, those without a SWWA member as part of their organization will be charged the $200.00 plus GST rate)

Job Posts Outside Saskatchewan Fee:

$200.00   $10.00 GST          Total $210.00
(Cost is for one posting, does not include multiple postings within one job and is the cost for all groups outside of Saskatchewan and is the cost for all postings that are outside of Saskatchewan.)

Operator Certification

Operator certification in Saskatchewan is handled by the Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board, for more information regarding operator certification contact the OCB office directly by email: saskocb@gmail.com, by phone (306)789-3430 or by visiting the OCB website

Technologist 2, Regional Systems - DEADLINE MARCH 4

Job Title:                      Technologist 2, Regional Systems

Organizational Unit:   District Operations

Division:                        Operations and Engineering

Location:                       Saskatoon

Salary Range:               $28.30 to $35.38 per hour

 

Short Description

 

As the Technologist 2, Regional Systems, you will perform operation and maintenance work, laboratory and field testing, meter reading and prepare required operational, maintenance, regulatory and status reports within an assigned regional water and wastewater system.  The regional water and wastewater system may include SaskWater or customer owned water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution/transmission and wastewater collection systems.  You will be required to work different shifts including on weekends and to provide emergency standby coverage 24 hours per day for the designated service area.

 

Job Duties

 

Perform operational duties including operating and monitoring the status of water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution/transmission and wastewater collection systems including computer monitoring of flows and pressure, booster and pump station status and setting chemical points; perform regular plant inspections including checking electronic level sensors, online turbidimeters, chlorine analyzers, etc. and monitor equipment such as pumps, pipes and clarifiers and perform meter reading with RF meter reading equipment.

 

Perform required laboratory and field testing, water and wastewater sampling, treatment process monitoring optimization and adjustments, facility inspections, and maintenance and equipment repairs throughout the regional water and wastewater system; collect and record applicable data including data compilation, EAM asset management work order entry and maintaining and customizing on-line database for use in data logging and perform calibration, operation and maintenance of on-line analyzing, chemical feed and laboratory equipment.

 

Prepare required operational, maintenance, regulatory and status reports and related technical documents for review by senior staff and perform relevant technical calculations to evaluate current and historical trends for analyzing and revising treatment processes as needed in compliance with federal and provincial regulations as directed.

 

Assist with the installation of system works, service connections and related equipment; perform backflow testing, flow control, pressure control and maintenance on existing connections; complete manhole, pipeline and valve maintenance including leak repair; remove and install pumps and motors of various sizes for repair and maintenance; repair and installation of system components as required and operate site specific maintenance equipment as required within the regional system and conduct field inspections of works to monitor performance and identify maintenance, repair and installation of system components, as required.

 

Perform custodial tasks and grounds maintenance in and around the shop, field office or water treatment plant on a daily, weekly and monthly, as needed basis in order to maintain an acceptable work environment and undertake other related work as assigned.

Qualifications

 

To qualify, you will have a Diploma in Water Resources Engineering Technology, or a similar technical discipline, and registration with Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT) as an Associate member.  Certification with SASTT as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.) is required to be obtained.  Certification in Water Treatment 1 and Water Distribution 1, Wastewater Collection 1 and Wastewater Treatment 1 is required to be obtained in accordance with the Operator Certification Board requirements or existing industry reciprocity agreements.  You have strong relationship building skills and approach your work with a high degree of responsibility.

 

Special Requirements:  The position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Record Check and Fit for Duty Test.  You must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

 

Where the minimum educational requirement is not met, an equivalent combination of training, knowledge and experience will be considered.

 

A valid Saskatchewan driver’s licence is required.

 

Application Deadline

 

March 4, 2021

 

To Apply

 

Please indicate where you learned of this opportunity and send a resume and cover letter to:

 

SaskWater

Senior Human Resources Consultant

200 – 111 Fairford Street East

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan  S6H 1C8

Email: hr@saskwater.com

 

SaskWater offers competitive wages and an attractive benefits package.  We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

SaskWater values workplace diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive and respectful workplace.

                                                           

Treatment Plants Operator – Water Services - Closes March 8

Term of Employment:

Full-Time, Continuing

Rate of Pay:

Water and Wastewater Salary Grid: $28.38 - $37.45

(Subject to CUPE 1015 Agreement)

Location:

Water Treatment Plant

Duties:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Water Treatment Plant Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Water Plant, River Intake, West End Reservoir and Husky pump house. Operators monitor all facilities through a SCADA system and complete routine inspections.  Any process issues or equipment failures are dealt with, and the necessary corrective action taken.  Operators ensure safe drinking water is provided to the residents of Lloydminster and that we comply with the “Permit to Operate a Waterworks” issued by the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

 

Operating, Monitoring and Inspecting

  • Fulfill all the requirements outlined in the “Permit to Operate a Waterworks”.
  • Observe and analyze operations through the SCADA and HMI systems.

·       Daily plant start-up, filter backwashes, clarifier blowdown, and shut-down of the Water Treatment Plant (WTP).

  • Monitor plant processes, interpret lab test results and make the necessary adjustments to ensure optimum treatment.
  • Periodical checks of facilities and equipment to confirm proper operation and accuracy.

·       Establish and adjust flow rates, pressures, and chlorine residuals to varying circumstances throughout the day.

  • Make calculations to determine chemical feed rates, flow quantities, detention and contact times, as required for plant operation.
  •  Calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot on-line instruments
  • Load and unload chemicals, such as chlorine tonners, bulk liquids, powdered chemicals and bagged chemicals using chemical handling equipment such as pallet jacks, drum carriers and overhead cranes.

 

Maintenance

·       Carry out the preventative maintenance program at the WTP and facilities by completing the scheduled tasks and provide input on making changes to the program.

·       Perform corrective maintenance on mechanical equipment at the WTP and facilities.

  • Make or direct emergency repairs/adjustments to the facilities without compromising water quality.

·       Update/maintain a maintenance file for each piece of equipment.

·       Complete daily and monthly inspections to ensure proper operation of equipment.

·       Repair/overhaul pumps, motors, HVAC equipment, valves and chemical feeding equipment.

·       Trouble shoot/repair problems with PLCs, SCADA and computer system.

·       Ensure boilers and heating pumps are in good working order. Coordinate or perform maintenance as required.

·       Building maintenance - plumbing, painting, and minor electrical.

·       Lockout equipment and assist contractors when required.

 

 

Sample collection and Lab Testing

·       Collect water samples and perform laboratory tests on samples for turbidity, colour, chlorine residual, hardness, alkalinity, pH, manganese, phosphates, and nitrates.

·       Collect distribution samples for bacteriological testing.

·       Safely handle chemicals and wear proper PPE.

·       Follow established testing procedures.

·       Enter lab data correctly into a database.

 

 

Safety

·       Create, update and follow Standard Operating Procedures, Safe Work Practices, and Job Safety Analysis to ensure tasks are completed safely.

·       Participate in, and adhere to, the City of Lloydminster’s Safety Management system.

·       Complete monthly safety inspections on first aid kits, fire extinguishers, ladders, SCBA equipment, and eyewash stations.

·       Conduct facility inspections.

·       Report incidents, and near misses, and participate in hazard identification.

·       Perform safety and Emergency Response Plan drills.

·       Enroll and stay current in courses such as Confined Space Training, First Aid, Fall Arrest Training, and H2S Alive. 

 

Other

·       Contract services to the Alberta Central East Water Corporation (ACE), which includes Monitoring, Inspecting, Maintenance and Laboratory testing of the ACE Water Treatment Facility.

·       Maintain plant records, including operating logs, daily diaries, weekly, monthly and annual reports, chemical inventories, equipment inventories/operating records, and data logging duties.

·       Order parts, chemicals and supplies as required.

·       Understand and interpret blue prints. technical drawings, diagrams, schematics and construction documents.

·       Research new or existing equipment, products and materials to improve WTP efficiency and operations.

  • Discuss water quality with the public, conduct plant tours (e.g. school children), and participate in department/municipal public relations programs.

·       Attend training courses to maintain a valid Water Treatment   Operator’s Certification.

·       Janitorial duties.

·       Operating boats, including launching and returning to trailer, and pulling trailer.

·       Inspecting and operating overhead cranes.

·       Other related duties as required.

Schedule:

 

Determined by the department’s needs, the successful applicant will work one of the following two schedules:

1) Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  or

2) rotating day and night shift of 8 days on and 6 days off. 

The day shift runs from 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and the night shift runs from 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  This position involves on call shifts.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education from a recognized institution in the field of Water Treatment/ Environmental Technology, or an acceptable equivalent.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who;
    • have a valid Saskatchewan or Alberta Water Treatment Level 1 or higher Operator’s Certificate or
    • current operating experience in a Class I or higher water treatment plant.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently with commitment and focus.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors and operators on the appropriate technical level.
  • Positive attitude with great problem identification and resolution skills.
  • Basic mechanical and electrical knowledge.
  • Demonstrate computer competency in Microsoft Office and HMI Software (InduSoft and IFEX).
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Valid safety certification in confined space entry and rescue, fall arrest, H2S Alive, First Aid and Pleasure craft operating would be beneficial
  • Valid Class 5 Vehicle Operator’s License registered in Alberta or Saskatchewan with an acceptable Driver’s Abstract is required.  This position may be required to operate a municipal vehicle for business purposes.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Successful applicant must provide proof of qualifications.

Closing Date:

March 8, 2021

Posting Type:

Internal & External

Application Information:

The City of Lloydminster is an equal opportunity employer. If you have questions or require further information on this position, please contact us. All applications must be sent to the Employee Relations team and received by the closing date.

 

Megan Radke

HR Generalist, Employee Relations

City of Lloydminster

4420-50 Avenue

Lloydminster AB/SK  T9V 0W2

Phone:  780-875-6184

Internal Candidate Email:  employeerelations@lloydminster.ca

External Candidates Apply: www.lloydminster.ca/jobs

Posted By:

 

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Jazzelle Norman

Posting Date:  05 -Feb-2021