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.

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Class 4 Water Pollution Control Facility Operator
Position Type:
Location: Saskatchewan
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Under the direction of the Water Pollution Control Facility Supervisor, the operator ensures the safe and effective monitoring and operation of the wastewater treatment processes and equipment and acts as Operator in Charge as required. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  The City of Portage la Prairie is a Class IV facility and Class 4 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment is required, as well as Class 2 Certificate in Wastewater Collections.  The successful candidate must hold and maintain a Class 5 Province of Manitoba driver’s license.  This position requires operators to work at heights and in confined spaces.

Criteria needed to obtain a Class 4 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment:

* Grade 12

* 4 years post-secondary education in a science related field

* 4 years operating experience with 2 year of DRC time (Direct responsible charge)

* Passed all certification exams (Class 1 to Class 4)

Applicants with a minimum 2 years post-secondary education or 90 CEU in a related field, or those with 2 or more years of Level 3 WWT DRC experience may be considered on an under-fill basis.  Under-fills must clearly indicate on their resume the total number of years for operating experience, any DRC time, and total number of CEUs obtained to properly evaluate application. Each level of certification requires a specific exam, level of education, operating experience and DRC time.  Certification to be obtained within specific time frame as per the guidelines outlined in the collective agreement. 

For more information on the requirements needed to achieve a Province of MB Class 4 Certification please visit

HOURS OF WORK: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, 1 hour for lunch, Monday to Friday.  Required to work one weekend per month and be on standby one week a month. (Shifts may be changed due to operational requirements). Employees on standby duties are required to carry a pager must be able to report to work within thirty minutes period.

SALARY: The rate of pay for this position ranges from $26.65 to $36.31 per hour dependant on education, experience and qualifications. 

Please forward resumes attention to the Human Resources Office, City of Portage la Prairie, 97 Saskatchewan Ave East, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0L8, FAX (204) 239-1532.  

Email Address:           Website:

The selection committee intends to review applications as early as Friday March 3rd, 2023; however, applications may continue to be accepted until the right candidate is found.

The City of Portage la Prairie is committed to an inclusive, barrier free environment and will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  We thank all applicants for their interest; only those advancing in the competition will be contacted.  If contacted to participate in the process, please advise if you require an accommodation.

We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Water/Wastewater/Trades Supervisor
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Location: Saskatchewan
Closing: 03/31/23
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Prince Albert National Park, Parks Canada – Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan

$70,088 starting to $85 272 (currently under review)

Parks Canada Agency is looking for an experienced and certified water professional. This position is also responsible for supervising the trades (electrical/plumbing/carpentry).

Schedule is Monday to Friday 7.5hrs per day, but must be prepared to work weekends, overtime and statutory holidays as required/scheduled.

Duties not limited to; but include planning, supervising, overseeing water/wastewater operations and technical services for the safe and reliable operation of water/wastewater treatment and distribution/collection facilities.

Coordination the delivery of asset maintenance services and multiple capital re-capitalization projects at the park level.

Leads multi-disciplinary work teams, manages contracts and budgets.

To qualify the candidate will have or be eligible to obtain certification in Water Treatment Level 3, Water distribution Level 2, Wastewater treatment Level 1, Wastewater collection Level 2. The ideal candidate will have recent experience in operation of a Class 2 or 3 water treatment facility. As well as personally connecting with people, strives for excellence, and exercises sound judgement.

This position is open to persons who work or reside in Canada and are legally entitled to work in Canada. This position requires a Parks Canada reliability security screening including a criminal record check and a valid class 5 drivers license or equivalent.

A more detailed description can be made available, upon request.

To apply please forward resume, cover letter and 2 work references by March 31, 2023 to:

Christine Hamilton

Asset Manager ll

Prince Albert National Park

Waskesiu Lake, Sk



Assistant Director of Public Works & Utilities
Position Type:
Location: Saskatchewan
Closing: 04/03/23
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Career Opportunity

Assistant Director of Public Works & Utilities

The Assistant Director of Public Works & Utilities, under the direction of the Director of Public Works & Utilities, will provide support for all aspects of Municipal day-to-day operations of the Town of Lanigan including:

  • Operation of equipment including grader, tractor, mower, loader and mini-loader
  • Assist in repair, construction and maintenance work with respect to roads, streets, lanes, buildings, sewer, drains, water utility, culverts and other Public Works
  • Assist in sewer treatment and disposal system daily operation
  • Assist in waterworks system daily operation
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of Recreation facilities
  • Available to respond to urgent calls and be part of an on-call rotation
  • Physical labour and ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Willingness to obtain certification in Water Treatment and Wastewater Collection

This position will be filled once a suitable candidate is retained but would request applications be received by April 3, 2023.

Kelli Timmerman, CAO
Town of Lanigan
Box 280
Lanigan, SK    S0K 2M0


Posted Mar. 5, 2023

Water and Wastewater Treatment Operator
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Saskatchewan
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Please use the following information for application process (not email listed in field req't above): Interested applicants are invited to apply online at

Equipment Operator
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Saskatchewan
Closing: 04/06/23
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Job Title:                     Equipment Operator (2 positions available)

Organizational Unit:    District Operations

Division:                      Operations & Engineering

Location:                      Hanley

Salary:                          $26.77 to $32.21 per hour

Short Description

As the Equipment Operator, you will undertake the operation and maintenance of heavy construction equipment used within an assigned regional water works system and perform operational duties as required.

Job Duties

Undertakes operational duties including operating a variety of heavy equipment required to maintain and repair system works.  Performs regular equipment maintenance and minor mechanical repairs.  Prepares equipment for safety inspections and operates welding equipment required to maintain equipment.  Maintains equipment repair logs and identifies safety issues and maintenance requirements related to construction equipment.

Performs scheduled field tests; collects, compiles and records applicable data; applies herbicide for aquatic weed control and monitors the residual; undertakes regular canal system inspections; provides monthly water level reports; and conducts field inspections of works to monitor performance and identify maintenance requirements.

Assists with the installation of system works, service connections and related equipment.  Performs backflow testing, flow control, pressure control and maintenance on existing connection.  Performs line locates for contractors by examining and identifying system locations from drawings and technical documents.  Undertakes manhole, pipeline and valve maintenance including leak repair; removes and installs pumps and motors of various sizes for repair and maintenance; and performs monthly and quarterly meter readings.

Responds to and follows-up on inquiries from SaskWater Customer Service and operational issues as directed by the Supervisor Regional Systems.  Monitors operational and maintenance work performed by contractors and/or trades people and reports on the work being done.  Undertakes other work as assigned.


To qualify, you will have a grade 12 diploma or GED and a valid 1A driver’s license. You will have 1 year of progressively more responsible experience in equipment operation.

Special Requirements:  The position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Record Check and Drug and Alcohol test. You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. A valid Saskatchewan driver’s license is required.

Application Deadline

April 4, 2023

To Apply

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


Human Resources


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.