Water/Wastewater Operator U479

Job title: Water/Wastewater Operator U479
Posted on: August 13, 2019
Job Description:
  • Monitor, control, and respond to alarms for the water treatment plants and the water distribution and wastewater collection system using SCADA
  • Conduct routine onsite security checks of the treatment plant and surrounding structures, operational review of the treatment processes, chemical feed systems, pumping systems; interpreting readouts on onsite meters, analysers and other monitoring devices. Make adjustments to optimize the water and wastewater treatment processes and record process and equipment performance
  • Conduct routine evaluation of treated water quality; ensure compliance with Ontario Regulation for safe drinking water. Conduct routine evaluation of wastewater effluent; ensure compliance with Ontario Regulation for wastewater effluent discharge
  • Carry out routine sampling and analyses programs for water and wastewater including localized analyses at plant laboratories; and shipped samples to external laboratories. Maintain daily onsite logs of quantities of water treated and distributed; quantities of wastewater treated and discharged; quantities of chemical used; calculate and record chemical dosages and feed rates
  • Carry out water and wastewater system maintenance in accordance with MSIFN-approved preventative maintenance program; conform to Standard Operating Procedures with special emphasis on compliance with good health and safety practices
  • Conduct calibration of online instruments for monitoring and control of the water and wastewater operation
  • Attend accredited job-related training and participate in daily water and wastewater operational practices to achieve and maintain MOE licenses
  • Maintain an inventory of parts and materials to support on-going operation and maintenance of the treatment plants and related infrastructure
  • Conduct/participate in community education and safety awareness workshops related to water supply and water conservation practices; and wastewater treatment and disposal
  • Participate in budget preparation and asset management for water and wastewater


  • Community college Diploma in an environmental science program or an engineering related program with a focus on the water and wastewater principles and technologies
  • Must have MOE Class 1 Licenses in Water Treatment and Water Distribution & Supply; and MOE Class 1 Licenses in Wastewater Treatment and Wastewater Collection. (Class 2 Licenses in both disciplines is preferred and will be considered an asset).
  • WHMIS and Health and Safety Certification, First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Must have 3 years of Water Treatment and/or water distribution experience at a Class 1 (minimum) facility or system.
  • 3 years of Wastewater Treatment and/or Wastewater Collection at a Class 1 (minimum) facility or
  • Knowledge and experience using SCADA, CMMS, and Water Quality databases will be an

Specialization required:

  • Valid driver’s license; a reliable vehicle with $1M liability insurance coverage
  • CPIC/VSS acceptable to position upon conditional offer
  • Understanding of Native culture, traditions, teachings, community dynamics
  • Understanding of legislation governing First Nations
  • Knowledge and experience working in a water and wastewater utility
  • Competence and Experience to work safely with tools
  • Knowledge and experience with water treatment concepts and technologies; knowledge and Experience with water distribution & Supply concepts and the infrastructure
  • Knowledge and experience with chemical handling including Sodium Hypochlorite as used for disinfection in water and wastewater treatment systems
  • Experience conducting water/wastewater testing in a laboratory
  • Initiative and ability to work independently to meet deadlines
  • Ability to analyze problems, recommend and implement solutions
  • Good interpersonal skills to deal with First Nation residents
  • Knowledge of Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act 2002 and its Regulations
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated computer experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Experience using E-Mail and Internet



For further information, please visit your closest Employment Centre.

Beaverton, 397 Simcoe St, Mondays 8:30-4:30pm

Port Perry, 84 Water St, Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30-4:30pm

Uxbridge, 29 Toronto St S, Monday-Wednesday and Fridays 8:30-4:30pm, Thursday 10-6

All sites are closed 12-1pm

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Field of Work: Other
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City: Port Perry
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