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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.

Depending on how busy the SWWA office is the posting may take up to 48 hours to post!

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

Public Works Foreman Assistant

Village of Montmartre seeks full-time

Public Works Foreman Assistant

The Foreman Assistant will work under the supervision of the Foreman. 

Expected duties include but not limited to: work with the Foreman to manage the water and wastewater treatment facilities, solid waste management site, maintenance and operation of the municipality’s infrastructure, vehicles and equipment. Operation of equipment such as: grader, tractor, mowers, street sweeper, etc.

Qualifications and Expectations:

  • Grade 12 or GED equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License, Class 5 minimum (driver’s abstract required)
  • Good work ethic and excellent public relations and communication skills.
  • Ability to record test results of facilities.
  • Self-motivated and be able to work independently
  • Willingness to obtain water and wastewater operator certification and any other training and certificates as needed.

The Village of Montmartre offers a benefit package and a wage that is negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications.

Closing Date: The position will remain open until filled.

Submit resume with references to:

Village of Montmartre
Box 146
Montmartre, SK   S0G 3M0

Email: rm126@sasktel.net

*Posted Sept. 23/2022*

Technologist 2, Regional Systems

Job Title: Technologist 2, Regional Systems
Organizational Unit: District Operations
Division: Operations and Engineering
Location: Meota/Cochin
Salary: Pay Grade 7 ($28.87 to $36.08 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 a 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 Technology Professionals Saskatchewan (TPSK) as an Associate member. Certification 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 Drug and Alcohol 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 may be considered.

A valid Saskatchewan driver’s license is required. You must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Application Deadline

 October 7, 2022

 To Apply

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

SaskWater
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.

*Posted Sept. 23, 2022*

PUBLIC WORKS FOREMAN

Village of Montmartre seeks full-time PUBLIC WORKS FOREMAN

This is both a management and working foreman position with on-call required. Is responsible for the overall supervision, organization, and coordination of Public Works and Utility Systems.  Working with the Village Administrator, the Foreman is expected to operate within approved policies, programs, and budgets.

Qualifications:

  • Level 1 Water Treatment & Distribution and Wastewater certification or willingness to achieve.
  • Experience in public works department an asset.
  • Valid Driver’s License, Class 5 minimum.
  • Knowledge of OH&S regulations.
  • Willingness to obtain Power Mobile Equipment Operator Certification and safety courses.
  • Experience running heavy equipment and mechanical skills to repair and maintain equipment.
  • Management, planning, supervising, evaluating and coaching skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive public relations.
  • Grade 12 or GED equivalent.
  • Knowledge of computers and various software.
  • Provide a clear Criminal Record Check. 

Specific Responsibilities:

Duties include but are not limited to the coordination and overall operations of:

  • Water and Wastewater operations with compliance and reporting as set out by senior levels of government.
  • Water Treatment Plant and duties related to treatment of water including regular testing.
  • Maintenance and operation of the municipality’s infrastructure, buildings and equipment.
  • Road maintenance and drainage issues.
  • Supervising and directing staff.

The Village of Montmartre offers a benefit package and a wage that is negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications.

Closing Date: The position will remain open until filled.

Submit resume with references to:

Village of Montmartre
Box 146
Montmartre, SK   S0G 3M0

Email: rm126@sasktel.net

*POSTED SEPT. 23, 2022*

Water Treatment Plant Foreman

Water Treatment Plant Foreman

 With a population of approximately 15 800, Cold Lake is a city that offers a wealth of excitement, adventure and entertainment for all in any season. Hugging the southern shores of Alberta’s seventh largest lake, this recreational paradise can be accessed in summer and winter through western Canada’s largest inland marina. New housing, excellent educational facilities, a multipurpose recreational facility and a college are just a few of the highlights that truly make Cold Lake a community of choice.

 Job Purpose & Responsibilities

The City of Cold Lake is seeking a qualified individual to fill the permanent, full-time position of Water Treatment Plant Foreman with the Infrastructure Department.

Reporting to the Environmental Services Manager, the Water Treatment Plant Foreman is responsible for leading and supervising the Water and Wastewater Treatment group for the City; overseeing the safe, efficient, effective delivery of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Program. This role assumes the regulatory role and all responsibilities according to the Alberta Environment Act and other Acts and regulations. This position oversees daily operations, including field samples, lab testing, organizing data and record management, as well as maintenance and repair of the water and wastewater systems, pump houses, lift stations, and treatment facilities. The Water Treatment Plant Foreman liaises with contractors, outside regulatory water agencies, and health and safety agencies. This position also assists the Environmental Services Manager with staffing and staff training.

Qualifications/Competencies:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Alberta Environment Certifications in Level II Water Treatment, Level III Water Distribution, Level II Wastewater Collection, and Level I Wastewater Treatment is required.
  • Minimum 5-8 years’ experience directly related to the operation and maintenance of a Water Treatment Plant facility.
  • High School Diploma or College degree in related field.
  • Experienced leader with knowledge of applicable maintenance and management theories, practices and trends in an operations environment, for the environment and Water/Wastewater related programs.
  • A current Class 3 Operator’s license with Q endorsement is preferred.
  • Ability to wear SCBA and lift 25 kilograms on a daily basis.
  • Must be well versed with SCADA system operations.
  • Superior communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are essential for this position.
  • Able to build relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization is essential, as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Proficiency with computers and MS office software.

The City of Cold Lake provides a competitive compensation package to successful candidates, including an exceptional benefits plan, pension plan, and a variety of developmental opportunities. Relocation support will be provided.  

Interested candidates, submit a detailed resume including qualifications and past and present work experience. Please include a cover letter describing your experience and abilities with respect to the above listed qualifications and copies of any relevant certifications. The City of Cold Lake appreciates receiving applications from all qualified individuals; however only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted. This competition will remain open until the right candidate is found.

Application Due/Job Closing Date: 11:59 pm (MT) October 23rd, 2022

Submit resumes with cover letter to:

City of Cold Lake

Human Resources

5513 – 48 Avenue

Cold Lake, AB T9M 1A1

Facsimile: (780) 594-4041

Email: humanresources@coldlake.com

Website: HR Application (coldlake.com)

*posted Sept. 23, 2022*

Water Treatment Plant Operator

POSITION SUMMARY

Whitecap Dakota First Nation is seeking a certified Water Treatment Plant Operator (WTPO). Reporting to the Director of Housing and Public Works, the WTPO will support the operation of a water treatment facility which includes the operation and maintenance of equipment.

 

DUTIES

  • Undertake routine inspections and testing as required by regulations and operational requirements and to keep current all daily, weekly, monthly, and annual checklists and testing records and of all inspections and testing for the Water Treatment and Sewage Disposal Plants
  • Ensure that the First Nation’s Water Treatment Plant operations meet and exceed regulatory and legally required guidelines for water quality and wastewater treatment
  • Respond to alarm calls and/or make minor repairs to all plant systems and mechanical distribution lines in the distribution systems
  • Share knowledge with the other WTPO and participate in training plans for junior WTPO:
  • Undertake and complete any other designated facilities maintenance of the Plants
  • Work together with the other WTPO on scheduled maintenance of infrastructure, facilities, etc.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and safety of the facility
  • Provide back up to the other WTPO when on days off
  • Manage supplies for each facility
  • Upkeep building and maintain grounds including sidewalk snow removal, sidewalk ice removal, and lawn maintenance if required
  • Maintain work areas and workspaces of WTP to ensure safety of workers, general tidiness, and maintain visual lines of sight to equipment and machinery
  • Undergo ongoing training as required; and
  • Any other related duties as assigned.

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 3 years or recent and relevant experience
  • Applicants must possess, as a minimum, Class II Certification in water treatment and Level I in all other fields of certification which include, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment.  Possession of Class III certifications in water treatment and Class II in water distribution and wastewater plant operations will be an asset
  • Knowledgeable in biological filter/Reverse Osmosis Water Plant operations and processes
  • Knowledgeable in Waste-Water Collection and Treatment processes
  • Be able to undertake the physical demands required with plant operations and maintenance
  • Computer literate with competencies in SCADA and windows-based software
  • Knowledge and understanding of lab testing procedures and protocols
  • Excellent mechanical knowledge and experience with pipe repairs, distribution systems and physical plant systems/assets

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS CONTINUED

  • Team player with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels within the organization
  • A commitment to excellence and understanding of the over-all responsibility which is encompassed within the role as a plant operator; and
  • Must possess a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

 

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:

  • Full-Time, Permanent

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  

  • Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.
  • Comprehensive group benefits and pension plan.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Submit cover letter and resume by email to:

mstdenys@whitecapdakota.com.

 

  • Submit cover letter and resume by mail to:

Whitecap Dakota First Nation

#182 Whitecap Trail

Whitecap, SK

S7K 2L2

 

APPLY BY:  SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

*Posted Sept. 23, 2022*

TOWN OF OXBOW – PUBLIC WORKS FOREMAN

TOWN OF OXBOW – PUBLIC WORKS FOREMAN

The Town of Oxbow is seeking a full-time Public Works Foreman. This position is hands on and is responsible for the planning, coordinating and overall supervision of the activities of the Town of Oxbow Utilities, Transportation and Infrastructure Departments, including budgeting, strategic planning and asset management.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate initiative, teamwork, problem-solving skills, and be results oriented while carrying out the work as head of the Public Works team.

Qualifications (minimum)

  • Level 2 Water Treatment and Distribution;
  • Level 2 Wastewater Collection and Treatment;
  • Experience: 8-10 years in municipal transportation, water, wastewater and solid waste facilities;
  • Experience: 5 years in a team leadership role;
  • Class 3A with air brake endorsement driver’s license;
  • Heavy equipment procurement, operation, and maintenance planning;
  • Extensive knowledge of modern technology and construction practices related to transportation, utilities, and solid waste management, and public facilities;
  • Development and management of emergency response and quality assurance policies and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal and provincial environmental legislation and regulations;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and perform successfully under pressure;
  • Excellent communication skills with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated recordkeeping, reporting, and professional development program functions.

Full benefit package included. Salary negotiable based on experience.

Application

All applications shall include a cover letter, resume, and three work related references. Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

For more information or to submit applications:

Lisa Pierce, Chief Administrative Officer
administrator@oxbow.ca
Town of Oxbow
P.O. Box 149
Oxbow, SK S0C 2B0

*posted Sept. 29, 2022*

TOWN OF OXBOW – PUBLIC WORKS ASSISTANT FOREMAN

TOWN OF OXBOW – PUBLIC WORKS ASSISTANT FOREMAN

The Town of Oxbow is seeking a full-time Public Works Assistant Foreman. This position is a combination of direct, hands-on activities streets, sidewalks, and associated equipment; water and sewer infrastructure including drainage; operation of the town landfill site, and other lands and facilities owned by the Town of Oxbow, as well as staff supervision of seasonal staff and direct communication with the public.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate initiative, teamwork, problem-solving skills, and be results oriented while carrying out the work as a member of the Public Works team.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Level 1 Water Treatment and Distribution (prepared to obtain Level 2 within 18 months);
  • Minimum Level 1 Wastewater Collection and Treatment (prepared to obtain Level 2 within 24 months);
  • Minimum Class 5, and willing to obtain 3A with air brake endorsement, driver’s license;
  • Heavy equipment operation and maintenance;
  • Experience with welding, plumbing, carpentry and mechanical repair;
  • Leadership experience coordinating and supervising staff;
  • Experience planning and coordinating projects;
  • Knowledge of OH & S program delivery and compliance;
  • Effective communication skills and ethical behavior.

Full benefit package included. Salary negotiable based on experience.

Application

All applications shall include a cover letter, resume, and three work related references. Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

For more information or to submit applications:

Lisa Pierce, Chief Administrative Officer
administrator@oxbow.ca
Town of Oxbow
P.O. Box 149
Oxbow, SK S0C 2B0

*Posted Sept. 29, 2022*