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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.

If you wish to cancel a posting that was sent in that has not yet been posted - Please put CANCEL POSTING in the subject, 

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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

Remote Wastewater Treatment Operator – Full-Time

Remote Wastewater Treatment Operator – Full-Time

Three Positions

Location:  Jasper, Alberta

Department:  Treatment Operations

Reports to: Water and Wastewater Operations Manager            with day-to-day reporting to the Treatment Operations Supervisor

Aquatera provides high quality, environmentally sustainable utility services and optimized value to customers and shareholders. As an exemplary employer, we look for people who can live our values, and are committed to high quality work and great customer service.

We are currently recruiting for Wastewater Treatment Operators for a Class IV Wastewater Treatment plant located in Jasper, Alberta.

Summary:

 

Job Responsibilities

This challenging position involves:

  • Shift work, working alone and participation in the stand-by schedule
  • Operation of a Level IV BNR WWTP as required including chemical top up, mixing and off loading
  • Performing facility operation and maintenance tasks related to process monitoring and optimization
  • Coordination of externally contracted maintenance, as required
  • Laboratory and field analysis
  • Reporting and detailed record keeping
  • Observation, preventative maintenance and checks of all WWTP areas and discharge of lagoons
  • Operation of heavy equipment such as skid steers
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Travel and overnight stays at remote worksites may be required

 

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada and, will:

  • Be based out of Jasper
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Be self-motivated, organized and safety conscious
  • Be able to work as part of a team or independently without direct supervision
  • Have a proven mechanical aptitude, good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Have a basic knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, biology, and computers
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
  • Consistently model Aquatera’s Values and Principles and incorporate continuous improvement initiatives
  • Have prior education/experience in the Wastewater Treatment field
  • Have a minimum Level 1 Wastewater Treatment AEP certification
  • Have a valid Class five Drivers’ license
  • Class 3 Drivers’ license would be an asset
  • Have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent

 

The successful candidate will require a valid Class 5 driver’s license, will be required to provide a driver’s abstract satisfactory to the Employer and pass a 50lb fitness test.

 

The wage range is dependent on level of certification as outlined in the current C.U.P.E. collective agreement. We offer a full benefit package and extensive opportunities for personal and professional growth.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please apply to: hr@aquatera.ca. Posting is active until position is filled.

 

 

Waterworks Manager Environmental Services Department Competition Number 2021-16

Are you looking for a great place to work that offers a manageable work-life balance?

Then the City of Yorkton is the place for you!

Yorkton is a growing, vibrant, and progressive community serving as a main-centre hub for numerous surrounding communities. Yorkton is located in the beautiful Parkland Region, and its close proximity to many lakes, golf courses, ski hills, snowmobile trails etc. make it an ideal year round location to reside. Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many large city amenities and yet provides the quality of life of a smaller community.

As a key member of the City of Yorkton’s Environmental Services team, the Waterworks Manager will directly report to the Assistant Director of Environmental Services. This position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the City of Yorkton’s Class IV Wastewater and Class III Water Treatment Plant. On an as needed basis this position will also provide coverage for the operations of the solid waste and landfill operations.

    Monitoring landfill, water and wastewater plants

- equipment operations

- supervise analytical laboratory work and data for operations and quality control

- participate in negotiating permits to operate and approvals with government departments

- work with government officials on collection and reporting of data

- participate in collecting and computing data for other agencies

    Knowledge of plant operations including SCADA system processes and equipment maintenance.

    Experience in managing complex environmental projects related to Water and Wastewater.

    Coordinating and directing all communications with regulatory agencies, businesses, contractors, consultants, private and public groups as it relates to Water, Wastewater and Landfill regulations.

    Coordinating with federal, provincial and municipal governments, rural municipalities, profit and non-profit organizational groups as it relates to Water and Wastewater operations.

    Identifying and directing appropriate actions to respond to environmental requirements or incidents and creating

programs to minimize environmental liabilities and ensure compliance.

    Construction experience, reviewing construction drawings and the ability to work with consultants, is a definite asset

    Supervise, train and mentor staff on the operations and maintenance of the waste water treatment plant lift stations, water treatment plants, wells and well fields, water tower, reservoirs, landfill and associated works

    Knowledge and ability to develop and implement health and safety programs that comply with OH&S safety standards.

    Fostering positive communication with staff, other city departments, contractors, and citizens.

 

Qualifications

 

   A degree or diploma in Civil or Environmental Engineering/technology or related post–secondary education in

Environmental Sciences, or equivalent.

   At least Five (5) years’ experience with at least three (3) years at the management level.

   Extensive knowledge of water and wastewater treatment operations and processes related to water and wastewater treatment.

   Saskatchewan Class 4 in Wastewater Treatment certification and Class 3 in Water Treatment certification is preferred

   Proficient with Safe Drinking Water Act, The Waterworks and Sewage Works Regulations, Health and Safety, and other related legislation.

   Possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver’s license and RCMP security clearance

 

Salary: The City of Yorkton offers a competitive compensation package, which includes Benefits and Pension

Interested applicants are invited to apply online at www.yorkton.ca. This competition closes July 30, 2021

Town of LaFleche - Application due date Aug. 13, 2021

Town of Lafleche

Job Description: Water Treatment & Distribution Operator

Qualifications

  • level =/<2: water treatment & distribution

Duties (including, but not limited to)

  • maintain & repair all equipment involved with water intake, treatment & distribution
  • maintain cleanliness & make repairs as necessary & capable at the water treatment plant building
  • assist in all water line breaks, as necessary
  • water sampling, testing, & routine readings at water treatment plant
  • ensure membrane filtration is operating & adequate chemical levels are maintained at the water treatment plant, based on the water & wastewater manager’s advice

 Responsibilities

  • make sure all equipment is in good, safe working condition
  • ensure all aspects of the permit to operate the water treatment plant, intake & distribution lines issued by the ministry of environment are complied with
  • keep accurate records of all water tests
  • examine & monitor the water treatment plant building & report any maintenance required by the town to the water & wastewater manager

 Expectations

  • to know & understand the permit to operate
  • fulfill & maintain all water certification continuing education credits
  • 3 hour minimum shift per day; to include daily sampling, routine maintenance, janitorial tasks as posted at the water treatment plant
  • on call for any after-hours emergency
  • execute safe work habits
  • maintain a safe & clean work environment(see posted janitorial checklist)
  • effective communication with the water & wastewater manager
  • possession, use or distribution of drugs and/or alcohol is prohibited

City of Portage la Prairie Water Treatment Plant Manager 

City of Portage la Prairie

Water Treatment Plant Manager

 

 

The City of Portage la Prairie is seeking a Water Treatment Plant Manager.  Reporting to the Director of Utility, the Water Treatment Plant Manager is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Class IV water treatment plant, reservoirs and pump stations, and participates in the long-term strategic planning of infrastructure requirements related to the water treatment, storage and distribution facilities. 

 

Qualifications

  • Province of Manitoba Class 4 Certification in Water Treatment.
  • Four (4) years management experience in municipal water treatment.
  • Experience managing financial resources, including development of operating and capital budgets using Asset Management practices.
  • Ability to interpret and apply Federal, Provincial and Municipal statutes, regulations, and programs.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience managing in a unionized environment.

 

This position offers a salary range of $87,370 - $102,788 and a benefit package.

 

The selection committee intends to review applications as early as August 6th, 2021; however, applications may continue to be accepted until the right candidate is found.

 

Please forward resumes to:

Human Resources Office, City of Portage la Prairie

97 Saskatchewan Ave East

Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0L8

FAX (204) 239-1532

Email Address: hr@city-plap.com. Website: www.city-plap.com

 

 

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

 

AQUATECH CANADIAN WATER SERVICES WATER AND WASTEWATER OPERATORS -

 

 Aquatech Canadian Water Services is a privately held Canadian corporation established in 2004, specialising in management, operations, and maintenance services for both Water and Wastewater facilities. Aquatech Canadian Water Services is one of the largest private Canadian operators of Water and Wastewater treatment plants. 

We presently are hiring Water treatment level I or higher certified operators for full time positions. Candidates must possess a valid Level I or higher Certificate for Water Treatment and a valid class 5 driver’s license. This position will be in the Fort Saint John, B.C. area. 

For this specific position the team members will operate and execute the maintenance on Water Treatment and bulk loading distribution systems. The position will also involve rotations with the operation of a Wastewater Treatment Facility and Collection system. These sites will include Nanofiltration/R.O. water treatment plants, bulk truck fill stations, sewer lift station, septage receiving station, lagoons system and a Centrifuge. 

Duties, responsibilities and personal qualities; 

Operate and maintain 5 level I Water Treatment Plants and bulk loading distribution systems; 

Operate and maintain a level 2 Wastewater Treatment Plant and Collection system; 

Proficient in Microsoft office suite; 

Collecting and analysis of samples; 

Process Interpretation and adjustment according to results; 

Be able to complete regular maintenance on Chemical injection systems; 

Calibrate lab equipment and on-line instrumentation; 

Trouble shooting process alarms and respond; 

Assist Supervisor to compile all the required data, reports and documents for government authorities and clients; 

Be motivated, flexible and a team player; 

Respond and communicate efficiently to client inquiries and maintain good relations with public, office staff, co-workers, and contractors; 

Have effective organization skills; 

Drive a company 4x4 truck to complete rounds and callout duties; 

Promote a positive image of AQUATECH; 

Able to complete required on-call rotation. 

 

You will enjoy a compensative salary and benefit package plus many other intangible incentives from a company who regards “Our employees as our most important resource”. Please submit your resume to: 

Aquatech Canadian Water Services, Attention: Rod Schlachter &/or Gabriel Lebeuf 

Email: rschlachter@aquatechcanadian.com, glebeuf@aquatech-canadian.com 

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest but Aquatech Canadian Water Services will contact only those to be interviewed. 

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AQUATECH CANADIAN WATER SERVICES WATER AND WASTEWATER OPERATORS -

 

 Aquatech Canadian Water Services is a privately held Canadian corporation established in 2004, specializing in management, operations, and maintenance services for both Water and Wastewater facilities. Aquatech Canadian Water Services is one of the largest private Canadian operations teams of Water and Wastewater treatment plants. 

We presently are hiring a Certified Level III WT Operator for a full-time position. Candidates must possess valid Level III Certification for Water treatment. This position is for our Balzac area operations near Calgary. 

This specific position is to join a strong existing team of staff members, that will operate, repair and execute the daily maintenance on the Water Treatment systems. 

Duties, responsibilities and personal qualities required, but are not limited to: 

Operate and maintain a level 3 DAF Water Treatment system; 

❖ Proficient in Microsoft office; 

Collecting and analysis of samples; 

Process Interpretation and adjustment of process, according to the lab results; 

The ability to do minor maintenance on Chemical injection systems; 

Calibrate lab equipment and on-line instrumentation; 

The ability to trouble shoot process alarms and respond; 

Compile and complete the required reports and documents; 

Be motivated, flexible and a team player; 

Respond and communicate efficiently to client inquiries and maintain good relations with public, office staff, co-workers, and contractors. 

Have effective organizational skills; 

Promote a positive image of Aquatech Canadian Water Services. 

Be willing & competent to complete a regular, on-call rotation. 

 

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary and benefit package, plus many other incentives from a company who regards “Our employees as our most important resource”. Please submit your resume to: 

Aquatech Canadian Water Services Attention: Rod Schlachter Email: rschlachter@aquatech-canadian.com 

We thank all applicants in advance, but Aquatech Canadian Water Services will contact those selected for interviews. 

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