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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Position Type
Water/ Wastewater Plant Supervisor
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Saskatchewan
Closing: 10/05/23
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Job Description: Water/Wastewater Plant Supervisor
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.

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 October 5, 2023 to:

Christine Hamilton
Asset Manager ll
Prince Albert National Park
Waskesiu Lake, Sk

Town Foreman
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Saskatchewan
Closing: 10/14/23
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PO Box 190
100 Jura St
Colonsay SK
S0K 0Z0
Ph (306)255-2313
Fax (306)255-2280
Email: __________________________________________________________________________ TOWN FOREMAN The Town of Colonsay is taking applications for the position of Town Foreman. The Foreman is responsible for coordinating the overall operations of the Colonsay Public Works Department including water and sewer operations, street and sidewalk repair and maintenance as well as town property and equipment in co-ordination with Council and administration.

Good communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, written and electronic record keeping are required of the candidate.

Minimum requirements:
Valid Class 5 Drivers License High school diploma or equivalent
Experience operating powered mobile equipment
Criminal record check and driving abstract

Preference will be given to applicants with: Certification in Water Distribution and Treatment Certification in Wastewater Collection and Treatment Supervisor Experience Mechanical Skills

Competitive salary is based on skills and experience, with a generous group insurance package and pension plan.

This position will be filled once a suitable candidate is retained. Only qualified applicants will be notified. Submit applications by Sept 18th to: Town of Colonsay 100 Jura St, Colonsay SK or

Water Utility Operator
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Alberta
Closing: 10/20/23
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Utility Operator – Full Time – Permanent

Competition #UO2023 | until suitable candidate

The Municipal District of Lesser Slave River (MD) is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Water Utility Operator to assist with daily operation and maintenance activities within the MD’s boundaries. Under the guidance of the Utility Foreman, the Utility Operator is responsible for the skilled technical activities involved in the operation and maintenance of the MD’s water, water distribution, wastewater collection and treatment systems. The schedule is 8-on / 6-off, 10-hour workdays.

This position includes monitoring and reporting per Alberta Environment Codes and Regulations. The MD has three water treatment facilities, seven water distribution facilities, and three wastewater collection and treatment facilities.

Position Responsibilities:

  •   Responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of water treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection and treatment systems

  •   Perform and record daily laboratory tests, routine water analysis, monitor analytical reports and adjust treatment processes as required

  •   Ensure operations are carried out according to Alberta Environment Approvals, Code of Practice, Alberta Health, and Standard Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. Accurate records are to be maintained as per the conditions listed within the specific Approval or Code of Practice

  •   Understand various software systems, SCADA, and PLCs

  •   Locate underground municipal services for requesting parties (i.e.: Alberta One-Call, ratepayers)

  •   Assist with internal and contracted repairs and installations

  •   Respond to grinder pump alarms and service requests and assist with repairs

  •   Record water meter readings on the last day of each month for submission for water billing

  •   Ensure all safety policies and procedures are being followed. Check safety devices in all

    facilities and keep necessary records. Report all incidents and unsafe conditions.

  •   Perform other duties and willing to work overtime when required


  •   Level I Water Treatment, Level I Wastewater Treatment, Level I Water Distribution, Level I Wastewater Collection – Required, or equal or better experience can be accommodated

  •   Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License – Required

  •   Minimum two years’ experience in Water treatment plants - Required

    Salary Range: $26.76 – 38.80/hour ($55,668 - $80,709 per year), dependent on qualifications/license and experience. Level 3 are encouraged to apply, and compensation would be higher.

    Please submit your application to referencing “Competition # UO2023” in the subject line. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Municipal District of Lesser Slave River no.124

    Box 722 Slave Lake, Alberta T0G 2A0

Utility/Public Works Operator
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Saskatchewan
Closing: 10/21/23
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Employment Opportunity

Utility/ Public Works Operator Permanent Full-Time

Where Lifestyle Counts, the Town of Rosthern is a thriving and welcoming community! Located halfway between the cities of Saskatoon and Prince Albert on Highway 2, our community caters to every demographic with steady economic growth with local employment, recreation and leisure programs, tourism, arts, culture, new school and medical services, and a reason for longevity!

We invite applications from qualified persons for the position of a permanent full-time Utility/Public Works Operator. Reporting to the Public Works Lead Hand, the Utility/Public Works Operator will be responsible for completing duties associated with the operation of the water & sewer systems, road networks, and other operations of the Town. Rotational on-call shifts are required.

Primary Duties:
1) Performs water treatment plant tasks including but not limited to:

  • monitoring, sampling, testing, and recording;

  • equipment, valve and pump inspections and regular maintenance;

  • filter backwashing;

  • water reservoir cleaning.

    2) Performs inspections and maintenance of the distribution system including but not limited to:

  • hydrant flushing;

  • valve maintenance

  • water fill station maintenance; and

  • scheduled or emergency repairs.
    3) Performs inspections of the water wells and assists with well maintenance and repair.
    4) Assists with the reading of water meters and changing or installation of water meters as assigned.
    5) Performs inspections and maintenance of the lagoon and all sewage pumping stations and assists with any necessary repairs.
    6) Operates heavy equipment including but not limited to dump or tandem truck, backhoe, grader, and street sweeper in a careful and efficient manner.
    7) Performs general labour, maintenance and repair activities on all roads, walkways, sidewalks, ditches or other areas as assigned including but not limited to:

  • painting of curbs and street crosswalks;

  • repair and maintenance of Town property such as signs, buildings, cemetery and other

    infrastructure as required;

  • boulevard landscaping and street maintenance;

  • construction and maintenance of curbs and sidewalks;

  • garbage collection and general cleanups as required.

    8) Performs cleanup of shop buildings, yard and equipment as required.
    9) Maintains daily vehicle and equipment inspection and usage records.
    10) Performs general and routine maintenance and repair activities on vehicles and equipment.

11) Assists with the set-up and clean-up of special functions.
12) Promotes and requires safe working practices and conducts on-site safety inspections.
13) Maintains effective, professional, courteous, and respectful communications with supervisors, other staff, and the general public.
14) Attends and participates in scheduled meetings (departmental or other) and all safety training, orientations, and ongoing training.
15) Ensure all standards of Occupational Safety and Health are followed.
16) Ensures compliance with and perform all duties in accordance with Provincial Legislation and related Regulations as well as municipal policies, procedures, and guidelines; established operational work plans; and directives provided by supervisor or designate.
17) Ensures proper working condition of equipment and buildings and makes recommendations to the Lead Hand with reference to such work.
18) Provide recommendations to the Lead Hand with reference to planned and scheduled maintenance, repair, renovation, and construction projects.
19) Performs other duties as may be assigned including those related to parks and recreation.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Grade 12 or equivalent.

  • Must maintain a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Drivers License.

  • Water Treatment Certification 2.

  • Water Distribution Certification 2.

  • Wastewater Collection Certification 2.

  • Wastewater Treatment Certification 2.

  • Knowledge of water related maintenance and basic care of water treatment plant lift stations,

    lagoon, and distributions system.

  • Experience with operation and maintenance of equipment.

  • Knowledge of basic care and maintenance of vehicles and equipment would be an asset.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate small tools/equipment and light duty vehicles in a proficient


  • Standard First Aid, CPR, AED, and WHMIS training.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in English, both written and verbal.

  • Punctual, energetic & self-motivated individual.

  • Able to work unsupervised.

  • Knowledge of the municipality would be considered an asset.

  • Criminal records check, and a child abuse registry check are required.

    The wage range for this position is $28.34 to $33.35 per hour. The Town of Rosthern is an equal opportunity employer and offers a very comprehensive benefits package. It is expected that the successful incumbent be willing to reside in or close to the community. For a detailed job description visit:

    Qualified applicants should submit their resume detailing qualifications, experience, and education, along with three references to:

    Cortney Larsen, CAO Town of Rosthern
    PO Box 416
    Rosthern, SK S0K 3R0 Phone: 306 232 4826 Email:

We thank all applicants, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Technologist 2, Regional Systems, District Operations, Operations & Engineering Division, Kindersley
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Saskatchewan
Closing: 10/10/23
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Job Title:Technologist 2, Regional Systems
Job Competition:SW-39-2023
Organizational Unit:Division:District Operations
Location:Operations & Engineering Kindersley
Salary:Pay Grade 7 ($29.44 to $36.81)

Short Description

As the Technologist 2, Regional Systems, you will perform operation and maintenance work, laboratory and field testing, meter reading and prepares 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.

Job Duties

Performs 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. Performs regular plant inspections including checking electronic level sensors, online turbidimeters, chlorine analyzers, etc. Monitors equipment such as pumps, pipes and clarifiers and performs meter reading with RF meter reading equipment.

Performs 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. Collects and records applicable data including data compilation, EAM asset management work order entry and maintaining and customizing on-line database for use in data logging. Performs calibration, operation and maintenance of on-line analyzing, chemical feed, and laboratory equipment.

Prepares required operational, maintenance, regulatory and status reports, and related technical documents for review by senior staff. Performs 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.

Assists with the installation of system works, service connections and related equipment. Performs backflow testing, flow control, pressure control and maintenance on existing connections. Completes manhole, pipeline and valve maintenance including leak repair. Removes and installs pumps and motors of various sizes for repair and maintenance. Repairs and installs system components as required and operates site specific maintenance equipment, as required within the regional system. Conducts field inspections of works to monitor performance and identify maintenance, repair, and installation of system components, as required.

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


To qualify, you will have a two-year technical diploma; a Water Resources Engineering Technology diploma is preferred. Eligibility for certification as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.) or Certified Technician (C.Tech) is required. A Valid Class 5 Driver’s License is required.

Certification at the appropriate levels in Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment is required to be obtained in accordance with the Operator Certification Board requirements or existing industry reciprocity agreements.

In addition to the above qualifications, the job requires 1.5 years of progressively more responsible experience in the following areas:

• Working knowledge of water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment operation, maintenance and troubleshooting processes and procedures.

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 October 10, 2023

To Apply

Please indicate the job competition number and where you learned of this opportunity, and send a resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources Consultant
200 - 111 Fairford Street East Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 1C8 Email:

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.