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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.

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

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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Water & Wastewater Operator

Water & Wastewater Operator

 

The Town of Lafleche is seeking applications for the permanent, full-time position of Water Treatment, Distribution and Wastewater Operator. This operator will ensure that all water and wastewater treatment and distribution complies with the Permits to Operate and Drinking Water Quality Management guidelines. This operator will also responsible for submitting all required reports in accordance with the provincial regulations and acts as a direct liaison with the Water Security Agency.

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate must possess a Class 3 Water Treatment, Class 1 Water Distribution and Class 1 Wastewater Collection and Treatment. An applicant with a Class 2 Water Treatment, working towards a Class 3 may be accepted. The candidate should also be able to perform heavy manual labor.

The applicant should have experience in the functions and operations of a water treatment plant and wastewater collection and discharge. A minimum of 5 years experience as an operator in a treatment plant is an asset. Any operational experience in RO and UF filtration would also be an asset.

Duties & Responsibilities

Regular operations include all points of water production, treatment, storage, instrumentation and control operations of a Class 3 water treatment and Class 1 water distribution, in a newly upgraded facility. In addition, this operator will be required to schedule and oversee the casual, weekend operators; be responsible for all chemical and parts inventory and ordering, monitoring expenditures and assisting with the annual budget; and be responsible for all maintenance, repairs and cleanliness of the plant. Continuously reviewing and creating policies and procedures for the upgrade will be required.

Compensation

The Town of Lafleche offers competitive wages and benefits. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience, however the starting wage for a certified Class 3 begins at $40.00 per hour. This position is full time, 40 hours per week. The applicant should also be willing to work a casual weekend rotation where necessary. The Town will assist in training costs associated with the applicant maintaining the required continuing education units and certification renewals.

Résumés can be submitted to:

Town of Lafleche

35-2nd Ave. E./PO Box 250

Lafleche, SK S0H 2K0

town.of.lafleche@sasktel.net

For more information, please contact the municipal office at 306-472-5292. This position will be posted until it is filled.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

*The Town of Lafleche is located in southern Saskatchewan, in the center of the RM of Wood River No. 74, with a combined population of about 700. Various amenities are offered including a Pre K – Grade 12 school, licensed daycare, recreational opportunities for all ages and a short drive away from Thomson Lake Regional Park.

Certified Utility Operator 2

The Opportunity.

Not much is more important than clean water. The Town of Ladysmith maintains high water standards with its new, state-of-the-art treatment facilities and commitment to employee training and development.   The Certified Utility Operator II is responsible for the efficient daily operation and maintenance of the Town’s water systems and compost facility to meet or exceed all compliance obligations.  If working with the best technology and some of the best operators in the industry is appealing, we’d like to hear from you.

 

Why Work at the Town of Ladysmith?

Our team, across the entire organization, works for purpose, balance and community.  We are all engaged to create a safe, caring, and well-managed work environment that reflects the quality of its people.

 

As your employer, we want to be an important part of your life, but we also want you to have a life.  The Town of Ladysmith supports its employees with competitive total compensation including vacation, health & dental benefits and wellness programs including employee family assistance and the ability to deal with personal and family life.

 

We also recognize you need to enjoy your work and the people you work with.  At the Town of Ladysmith, we are growing and evolving. This creates a motivating environment and work community, and will keep you excited about your job day after day. We are colleagues, mentors and friends.

 

The Location.

Nestled on the eastern shores of spectacular Vancouver Island the Town of Ladysmith has a population of approximately 9,000 people, provides an inviting small town atmosphere and yet, is only a short commute to all the amenities of a major urban centre. Residents enjoy excellent community and recreational facilities and year-round opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

 

The Position.

No two days will be alike. As a utility operator, you’ll be performing laboratory tests, operating our modern equipment, completing regular inspection and operation checks, assisting with the bio-solid composting process, and responding to emergency maintenance and repair work.

 

The Requirements.

To ensure success, the incumbent will have a minimum three years’ recent and relevant, experience in Municipal water and sewer treatment and will hold Water Distribution Level I, Wastewater Collection Level I, Water Treatment Level II and Wastewater Treatment Level II Certification of Qualification or Competency from Environmental Operators Certification Program.

 

How to Apply.

Interested in joining our team? If your background mirrors our requirements, we’d love to hear from you.  Please submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to hr@ladysmith.ca referencing competition #2021-36.  This competition will remain open until filled.

 

For a complete job description, please visit our website at https://www.ladysmith.ca/city-hall/careers-volunteering/current-vacancies and for further information, contact:

 

Len Thew, Manager of Operations

(e) hr@ladysmith.ca

(p) 250.245.6447

Product Development Specialist - Deadline Oct. 4

Job Title:                      Product Development Specialist    

Organizational Unit:   Customer Growth & Engagement

Division:                        Corporate & Customer Service

Location:                       The position is based in Moose Jaw; however, SaskWater would

                                       consider locating it in Regina or Saskatoon for the right candidate.

Salary:                           $6,603 to $8,584 per month (Management Level 5)

 

Short Description

 

As the Product Development Specialist, you will evaluate the potential to develop in house services currently utilized by SaskWater including; AMI and the intelligence gathered through data collected, leak detection, air and water drone services, metering and billing, into viable new service offerings..  You will undertake research to understand market opportunities and challenges, industry best practices, new technologies and existing operating practices to formulate new products and services.  You will use data and trends to help quantify and qualify new opportunities including pricing, staffing, market development and service level requirements.

 

You will collaborate with Customer Growth and Engagement, Finance, Engineering and Operations to ensure products contribute to company operations and achieve corporate goals.  Working in a multi-functional team environment, you will develop business cases and implement marketing plans and strategies to position new products and services to grow new market segments.  You will have a clear understanding of the industry and its challenges. 

 

Job Duties

 

Establishes, implements and administers the new product development framework and related processes for SaskWater.  Works collaboratively with the innovation committee to identify and evaluate potential new products and services from the ideas submitted by SaskWater employees.

 

Identifies opportunities to expand the water and wastewater services and technologies SaskWater currently uses for its own benefit, or to enhance the value of the services provided to existing customers, positioning SaskWater as a full service provider.  These include, but are not limited to; AMI, WAVE analytics, wood lot/irrigated effluent, leak detection, asset management, drone information gathering, collection metering and billing.

 

Prioritizes potential new products and services according to market potential, contribution margin and marketability.   Develops business cases and obtains approval to implement new product lines, services and/or enhancements to existing lines of business.  Develops marketing and pricing strategies to effectively commercialize and grow the new product line, service or enhanced line of business.  Supports the account managers in the implementation and sale of new products by educating and coaching them to ensure the marketing and sales strategies are successful.

 

Level 2 Water Treatment Plant Operator Level 1 Wastewater Operator

About Us
The Town of Whitewood is located 175 km east of Regina at the crossroads of the Trans-Canada Highway #1 and Saskatchewan Highway #9. With an in-town population of 900 with a K-12 School. Whitewood has excellent recreation facilities including a 55,000 square foot skating arena/curling rink, outdoor swimming pool, splash park, 20 site serviced campground, ball diamonds, horseshoe pits, tennis court, basketball court, many parks/green spaces and 9-hole golf course.


Job Type: Full-time Permanent (Salary); 40 hours/week
Specific responsibilities:
 Responsible for the operation of Water Treatment Plant and perform all duties related to treatment of water
including regular testing.
 Take samples of drinking water and submit to provincial laboratories every week or as otherwise required by
governing legislation.
 Ensure the proper operation of the sewer, of the water and sewer utility, including compliance as set out by
senior levels of government.
 Maintain sewage lift station and monitor discharging to lagoon.
 Oversee maintenance of sewage lagoon and take part where necessary in performing work i.e. Acty-zyme treatments, weed control, monitor levels, maintenance of values, regular inspections for seepage, etc.
 Present budgetary priorities for Water Treatment Plant, Lift Station, Lagoon and distribution system of water and
sewer systems to Foreman.


Qualifications:
 A minimum of 2 years of experience is preferred but not mandatory in Level 2 Water Treatment &
Distribution and Level 1 in Wastewater
 Experience working with a Delco RO water system would be an asset.
 Experience in public works department would be an asset.
 Valid driver’s license of Class 5
 Knowledge of SK OH&S
 Mechanical skills, skilled operation of equipment/machinery
 Other skills/background related to the duties outlined.
 Knowledge of computers and various software.
 Able to provide a clear Criminal Record Check.

To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to cao@townofwhitewood.ca.

Please indicate your salary expectations in your application.
Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is found.

Technologist, Regional Systems

Job Title:                      Technologist, Regional Systems

Organizational Unit:   District Operations

Division:                        Operations & Engineering

Location:                       Meadow Lake

Salary:                           $25.85 to $32.31 per hour (Pay Grade 6)

 

Short Description

 

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

 

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. and monitors equipment such as pumps, pipes and clarifiers.

 

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 and maintains and customizes 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.  Operates site specific maintenance equipment as required within the regional system and 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

 

  • Diploma in Water Resources Engineering Technology or a similar technical discipline.
  • Registration with Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT) as an Associate member. Certification with SASTT 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.
  • 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 licence is required.

 

Application Deadline

 

October 14, 2021

 

To Apply

 

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

 

SaskWater

Human Resources

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.

                                                           

UTILITIES SUPERINTENDENT Columbia Valley/Invermere

Nestled within the beautiful Rocky and Purcell Mountains, in the southeast corner of British Columbia, the East Kootenay region is a four-season destination.  The region boasts unlimited year-round outdoor recreation including skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, golfing, boating, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, mountaineering, white-water rafting and snowmobiling.  The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) serves over 60,000 permanent residents and about 25,000 to 30,000 seasonal residents.  The region is home to several diverse communities, including several unincorporated communities; eight municipalities and four First Nations communities.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Engineering Services Manager, the Utilities Superintendent’s main focus is to enhance operational efficiencies and the management of day-to-day operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems. The Superintendent is responsible for leading a team of Operators; including, hiring, performance management, discipline, support, training and development. The position is responsible for delivering various capital works projects; establishing work schedules and procedures; building relationships with various stakeholders to improve service levels; ensuring compliance with safety, environmental and quality standards; reviewing various reports, invoices, permits; and monitoring and managing budgets. This position plays a key role in the assessment of new and existing utility requirements to service the public, in a region with a high level of development and requires exceptional interpersonal and public relations skills.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Two-year Water and Wastewater Technology Diploma or Civil Engineering Diploma with certification as a Technologist in BC and/or EOCP Level II Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Certificates.
  • Seven years’ experience in the operation of utility systems with five years’ experience supervising and leading a team.
  • A current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Adapt to adjusting priorities dictated by changes in field conditions, while upholding prescribed deadlines and routines.
  • Computer literate with knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and SCADA Systems.
  • Engage with fellow employees, the public and outside agencies in a courteous manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems.
  • Knowledge of the Drinking Water Protection Act, Drinking Water Protection Regulations, Municipal Wastewater Regulation, and WorkSafe BC regulations.
  • Maintain composure and find solutions when dealing with difficult customers.
  • Develop goals and objectives in area of responsibilities and contribute to development of department goals and objectives.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Prepare financial plans, agreements, and policies.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Build staff engagement and performance through departmental initiatives, coaching, mentoring, training, and consistent performance management.
  • Models and promotes adherence to equipment safety.
  • Occasional on call rotation work and/or irregular hours will be required.

 

The RDEK offers a great work environment and an attractive total compensation package, which includes a competitive salary, excellent benefits and learning opportunities.  This is a permanent, full-time (35 hours per week) management position with an annual salary range of $81,976.28 to $102,062.10, with up to an additional 180 hours of compensation annually. This position is based out of our Columbia Valley office in Invermere, B.C.

If you are interested in joining an organization with a reputation of being a great place to work, and you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, we invite you to submit a resume and cover letter, with references, no later than Monday, October 25, 2021 at 12:30 PM to:

Ashley Venturato, Human Resources Manager

Email:  hr@rdek.bc.ca [MS Word format or PDF]

Please quote:  ENG-31

Visit our website (www.rdek.bc.ca/careers) for the complete job description and information about the RDEK.  Thank you for your interest in this position; however only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.  

 

Class 4 Water Pollution Control Facility Operator

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 a Class 4 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment is required, in addition to a Class 2 Certificate in Wastewater Collections.  Each level of certification requires a specific exam, level of education, operating experience and DRC time. 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 may be considered on an under-fill basis.  Required Certifications 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 $25.11 to $34.22 per hour dependant on education, experience and qualifications. 

Please forward applications 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 Wednesday October 27th, 2021; however, applications may continue to be accepted until the right candidate is found.

Employees will be required to adhere to future Vaccination Policy. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.