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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 (if none is provided it is posted for 30 days)
    • 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 8am 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: info@saskocb.ca, by phone (306)789-3430 or by visiting the OCB website

Water/Wastewater/Trades Supervisor

Water/Wastewater/Trades 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. 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. Proof of certification will be required at time of interview. 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 to:

Christine Hamilton

Asset Manager ll

Prince Albert National Park

Waskesiu Lake, Sk

Christine.hamilton@pc.gc.ca

306-663-4549

Posted: Jan. 23, 2023

Water/Wastewater Systems Operator II

Water/Wastewater Systems Operator II

Prince Albert National Park, Parks Canada – Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan

$57 924 annually 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;

Providing water/wastewater operator and plant/facility maintenance and repair services for the operation of water/wastewater facilities in Prince Albert National Park, including all of the townsite of Waskesiu Lake.

Collection and recording of water/wastewater samples, chlorine residuals, flow readings, turbidity, etc.

Use of software (SCADA), spreadsheets and other reporting tools to operate and monitor treatment processes.

Candidate will also be required to operate a steamer therefore certification from the Technical Authority of Saskatchewan will be required.

To qualify the candidate will have or be eligible to obtain certification in Water treatment Level 2, Water distribution Level 1, Wastewater treatment Level 1, Wastewater collection Level 2. Proof of certification will be required at time of interview. The ideal candidate will have recent experience in operation of a Class 1 or 2 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.

To apply please forward resume, cover letter and 2 work references to:

Christine Hamilton
Asset Manager ll
Prince Albert National Park
Waskesiu Lake, Sk
Christine.hamilton@pc.gc.ca
306-663-4549

Technologist 2, Regional Systems

Job Title:                      Technologist 2, Regional Systems

Organizational Unit:     District Operations

Division:                       Operations & Engineering

Location:                       Saskatoon

Salary:                           $29.44 to $36.81 (Pay Grade 7)

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. There are 2 vacancies for this position at this location.

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.

Qualifications
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 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
February 10, 2023

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.

Posted Jan. 30, 2023

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

                                   

Class 4 Water Pollution Control Facility Operator

City of Portage La Prairie

Class 4 Water Pollution Control Facility Operator

Posting # 2021-12

 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 https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/eal/certification/info_cert.pdf

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

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.

 

Posted Feb. 6/2023