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  • 19 Jan 2022 11:30 AM | Association Manager (Administrator)

    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 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

    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 $26.13 to $35.60 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:          Website:

    The selection committee intends to review applications as early as Monday February 14, 2022; however, applications may continue to be accepted until the right candidate is found.

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

  • 13 Jan 2022 3:16 PM | Association Manager (Administrator)


    Journeyperson - ICI
    (Up to a 12 Month Term)

    To perform a variety of duties related to the Millwright trade as part of a journeyperson team that performs skilled maintenance work within the water and wastewater treatment facilities, lift and booster stations, lagoons, and groundwater wells of Development Services.


    • Grade 12, G.E.D., or Mature High School Diploma;
    • Inter-provincial (Red Seal) Journeyperson Millwright certification;
    • Valid and subsisting Class 5 Province of Manitoba driver’s licence;
    • Must possess the ability to work in heights, confined spaces, and lift up to 50lbs.


    • Minimum three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in the Millwright trade;
    • Previous experience in the Millwright trade working in an industrial setting;
    • Previous experience operating forklifts, telehandlers, skid steers, and other motorized equipment.

    Competition # 220006

    Please apply with a cover letter and resume on-line at:

    Posted on: January 12, 2022

    Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on January 26, 2022.

    This opportunity is open to all applicants, however first consideration will be given to current City of Brandon CUPE employees.

    The selection process for this competition will include testing and an interview.

    The City of Brandon reserves the right to underfill this position.

    Rate of Pay:

    $37.02 per hour - 2022 rates.

    Position Conditions: This is a full-time, permanent position of 40 hours per week. Should the incumbent not return to the position, this term may become permanent. It will be offered in accordance with conditions identified in the Collective Agreement between the City of Brandon and CUPE Local 69.

    For complete position details and requirements see the Job Description on the City of Brandon website.

    The City of Brandon 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.

    Serving and Building Community.

  • 20 Dec 2021 11:00 AM | Association Manager (Administrator)

    The Town of Minnedosa

     invites applications for a permanent position for a

    Water Treatment Plant Operator

    The Town of Minnedosa maintains and operates two Water Treatment Plants and a continuous discharge Lagoon Waste Water Treatment System. Water Treatment Plant I is a Class 1 Water Treatment Facility and Water Treatment Plant II is a Class 2 Facility. The Water Distribution System is a Class II. The Wastewater Collection System is a Class II and the Waste Water Treatment is a Class I.

    The successful candidate will:

    •  possess a Grade 12 education or equivalent,
    • either be a graduate of, enrolled in or be willing to enroll in the Manitoba Water & Wastewater Association's Certificate Courses in Potable Water and Waste Water Treatment; if not enrolled the successful applicant will do so within 30 days of commencement of duties; the courses must be successfully passed
    • be willing to participate in any other additional training related to the position that the Town directs;
    • possess electrical and mechanical working aptitudes;
    • possess at least a current valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License;
    • as part of the Utilities Team you must be able to work evenings and weekends as required on an on-call rotation and for any call out emergencies that may arise from time to time; including being able to do hard physical labor in all weather conditions
    • be knowledgeable and willing to learn and work with related computer programs and be able to maintain accurate operating reports;
    • be a team player, maintain high standards of conduct, be respectful to the public we serve, be able to demonstrate sound work ethics;

    Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Town offers an attractive benefits package.

    NOTE:  The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of vaccination in accordance with the Town of Minnedosa’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

    To view the full job description please visit

    Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

    Stacy Andrews, Municipal Clerk
    Town of Minnedosa
    Box 426, Minnedosa, MB    R0J 1E0

    Resumes will be accepted until 4:00pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2021.

    Thank you to all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

  • 17 Dec 2021 9:30 AM | Association Manager (Administrator)

    Competition No:

    2021-31 REPOST



    Close Date:

    Until Filled

    Probation/Trial Rate:


    Position Title:

    Utility Operator

    Regular Rate:




    Hours of Work:

    40 hrs/week inclusive of Saturday & Sunday

    Under the general direction of the Manager of Utilities, the Utility Operator is responsible for performing duties related to the operation, monitoring, repair and maintenance of all water and wastewater treatment facilities for the Corporation.

    In order to meet compliance with Provincial Legislation, the Utility Operator is required to assume the role of Operator In Charge on a rotational basis with fellow Utility Operator staff or as directed by the Manager of Utilities.


    1. Utilities Operation and Maintenance
      • Operation of main equipment at the Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and Raw and Treated Water Pumping Systems.
      • Operation of main equipment at the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), U.V. Disinfection System, Decant Lagoon and Pumping Stations.
      • Operation of the Domestic Drinking Water Wells that are utilized for the supply of raw water to the City.
      • Sewage Lift Stations that are utilized for collection of wastewater in the City.
      • Operation of Retention Ponds including pumping stations.
    2. Treatment Process
      • Perform required tests, checks and sampling for monitoring of treatment processes. Such tests as, but not limited to:
        • Daily Free and Total Chlorine Tests
        • Daily Turbidity Tests
        • Daily pH tests
        • Daily Maintenance Management Reports and Notes
        • Daily Calcium Carbonate and Calcium Bicarbonate Tests
        • Bi-weekly Bacteriological Sampling
    3. Administrative
      • Maintain and update as required daily records of operation of treatment facilities, Such records as, but not limited to:
        •  Daily Testing Logs
        •  Daily Equipment Logs
        • Daily RW Intake and TW Production
        • Daily Maintenance Management Reports and Notes
        • Bi-weekly microbiological sampling and testing
        • Weekly Time and Equipment Sheets
    4. Building and Equipment Operation and Maintenance
      • Operate small equipment and a variety of hand tools as related to treatment facilities.
      • Carry out general building and grounds maintenance at all water and wastewater facilities.
      • Assist outside contractors when performing repairs at treatment facilities.
      •  Perform routine checks, minor servicing, cleaning and basic maintenance of the equipment they are operating.
      •  Inform the Manager and/or Mechanic of any required maintenance or safety problems with equipment they are operating, and to complete or assist in completion of repair/installation of City owned equipment/property.
      • Assist in shutdowns and cleaning of lime clarifiers.
    5.  On Call Rotation
      • Respond within 15 minutes to Alarm from the SCADA system at the WTP. Monitoring Station when on call and be on rotating shift emergency call from 5:00 p.m. – 8: a.m. during weekdays and 24 hours on weekends. To assist on call personnel in an emergency situation if required.
    6. Provide support and training to other employees within the department as required; to provide training and assistance to other municipal staff as required.
    7.  Perform other related duties as may be assigned.


    1. Education, Knowledge and Experience Minimum Requirements
      • Grade 12 Education with courses in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Theory.
      • Possess Certification in Level III Water Treatment Plant Operator License - Province of Manitoba (time requirement and pass exam)
      • Possess Certification in Level II Water Distribution Facility Operator - Province of Manitoba (time requirement and pass exam)
      • Possess Certification in Level II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License - Province of Manitoba (time requirement and pass exam)
      • Possess Certification in Level II Wastewater Collection Facility Operator – Province of Manitoba (time requirement and pass exam)
      • Must be capable of assuming the position of Operator in Charge as required under Provincial Legislation Mandatory Certification Process on an on going rotational basis with fellow Utility Operators or as directed by the Manager of Water/Wastewater Treatment Facilities
      • minimum of four (4) years experience within a similar Water/Wastewater Treatment Facility operation in a municipal corporation, or comparable education and trainin
      • Possession of a Valid Class 5 Manitoba Drivers License
      • Computer proficient and able to operate a desktop PC with a Windows environment. Experience and proficiency with the following software is required: Word and Excel
      • Experience in the use of SCADA and PLC programs and equipment that the operator will have to utilize in the day-to-day running of the various facilities within the City of Selkirk
      • Ability to maintain records in written and computer based format, as well as good attention to detail
      • Experience in techniques of plumbing, mechanical, minor electrical and other generally accepted maintenance techniques
      • Experience in the operation of designated equipment and power tools.
      • Possess valid CPR/First Aid Certification
      • Must be able to work in confined spaces and possess certification in Confined Space Entry Training
      • Must be able to work at heights which may include ladders, scaffolding and to be able to climb the water tower when required
      • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. This includes the ability to understand written and verbal instructions
      • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization, external contact, and the public in accordance with the Respectful Workplace Policy.
      • Knowledge and understanding of the occupational hazards, safety precautions, regulations and procedures that are applicable to the area of work
      • Demonstrated competence in safe work practices
      • Must be physical able to perform all the laboring aspects or other duties associated with the position


    Contact Information:

    Human Resources, City of Selkirk, 200 Eaton Avenue, Selkirk, Manitoba R1A 0W6

    FAX #: 1-204-482-5448 Email:

    Thank you to all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    For a copy of the full job description please visit our website,

    The City of Selkirk is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an inclusive work environment. Applicants who require accommodation during the hiring process are encouraged to contact the City’s Human Resources Division via the information provided in the Contact Information section of this posting.

    NOTE: Employees will be required to adhere to the City’s Vaccination Policy.

  • 17 Dec 2021 9:30 AM | Association Manager (Administrator)


    The Municipality of Gimli invites written applications for the position of


    The Rural Municipality of Gimli is accepting applications for the full time position of Utility Technician, Water treatment and distribution class II, Wastewater collection II, Wastewater treatment III. This position is under the direct supervision of the Manager of Utility Services and is responsible for performing various tasks necessary for the maintenance and operation of the municipal sewer and water utilities within Provincial regulations.  Current systems include Sewage Treatment Plant (Class 3) and 1 Water plant (Class 1 and 2).Water Distribution  II . Wastewater Collection II.

    Applicants are required to have an unrestricted Provincial Certification for Water treatment and distribution class II, Wastewater collection II, Wastewater treatment III.  Preference will be given to those who either possess or have the ability to obtain a higher Provincial certification level than the required unrestricted Provincial Certifications and who have previous municipal experience in utility and public works services.

    The incumbent will be required to hold a valid class five Manitoba driver’s license, Class 3 preferred.  The incumbent will be required to work shift work, including weekends, and will be  available for any call out emergencies that may arise from time to time.  Salary in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

    Resumes complete with a minimum of three references and a copy of related education transcripts and Provincial Certifications will be received.

    Rural Municipality of Gimli
    PO Box 1246
    Gimli, MB.  R0C 1B0

    We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those individuals considered for an interview will be contacted. 
  • 22 Nov 2021 11:00 AM | Association Manager (Administrator)


    POSITION:                   Utility Operator – Permanent Full Time

    RATE OF PAY:             $21.57 to $28.77 per hour

    This is a unionized position and rate of pay is subject to change as a result of ongoing negotiations.

    POSTING DATE:          November 22, 2021

    CLOSING DATE:          open until filled


    • Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Utility Operator position will be required to perform a variety of tasks and duties related to the operation of the utility systems in the Municipality. 
    • The successful applicant will demonstrate skill, knowledge and experience in the functions and operations of water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.
    • The successful applicant must be a team player possessing effective communication skills and must be courteous and respectful to Council, supervisors, co-workers and the general public.


    • Operate and maintain equipment for the utility systems as well as performing the required tests, checks and sampling and maintaining and updating the daily records of operations.
    • Assist outside contractors when performing repairs, replacements or upgrades of utility infrastructure.
    • Assist in the maintenance and repair of utility and municipal infrastructure.
    • Operate, maintain and perform minor maintenance & servicing of utility facilities.
    • Follow safety protocols and ensure that work is completed in accordance to policies, procedures and other regulations or requirements.
    • Participate in training and upgrading of skills necessary to perform duties.
    • Perform routine duties and manual tasks.
    • Assist other personnel and other departments as required.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
    • On-call and overtime work will be required.


    • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
    • Valid Manitoba Class 5 drivers license.
    • Certification in Level II Water Treatment, Level I Water Distribution, Level I Wastewater Collection and Level I Wastewater Treatment.  Consideration may be given to applicants with partial certification who are willing to complete the necessary certifications.


    Jackie Clayton, Chief Administrative Officer
    Municipality of Norfolk Treherne
    215 Broadway Street, Box 30
    Treherne, Manitoba   R0G 2V0

  • 27 Oct 2021 9:18 AM | Association Manager (Administrator)

    Municipality of Pembina



    A full time Lead Hand Utility Operator/Public Works Employee is required to carry out utility duties throughout the Municipality of Pembina.

    An application package is available by contacting:

    Wes Unrau, CAO
    Municipality of Pembina
    360 Highway No. 3
    Manitou, MB
    R0G 1G0
    Phone: (204)242-2838
    Fax: (204) 242-2798

    The deadline for application submissions is open until filled.  Only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

  • 13 Oct 2021 5:00 PM | Association Manager (Administrator)

    Position Title: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III Shift
    Position Status: Full-Time Regular
    Department: Liquid Waste Services
    Employee Group: GVRDEU
    Location: Iona WWTP
    Salary Range/ Wage Rate: $3,256.07 bi-weekly plus 6.25% deferred compensation

    Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III Shift who will perform day-to-day Operations at the Iona Island WWTP. We are looking for individuals with in-depth facility knowledge, experience in a wide variety of process equipment, and the expertise to respond to highly variable plant process demands.

    You are an effective process operator in a diverse environment. You have excellent decision making skills and perform well in evolving, complex situations.

    This role: (The duties described hereunder are intended to be representative of the position and are not to be considered all inclusive.)

    • Operates, monitors and maintains the wastewater treatment facility and related support systems.  Operates process equipment such as pumps, valves, digital control systems, disinfection systems and performs or assists in the maintenance and repair of plant equipment.
    • Performs process sampling and designated laboratory testing.  Interprets lab results and evaluates plant operation and systems performance against performance objectives; investigates and undertakes corrective action where necessary.
    • Creates and maintains plant operating records; submits work progress, operations and investigative reports, assists in preparation of schedules, monitors levels of operating supplies.
    • Reviews and provides input to planned plant, process, and support system upgrades.
    • Assists and develops documentation for work-related procedures.
    • Lubricates and cleans machinery and equipment. Performs “housekeeping” and general maintenance work throughout the plant. Operates ancillary equipment such as trucks, small tractors, lawn mowers & pressure washers.
    • Trains and directs junior staff in operation and maintenance procedures.  Maintains technical currency relative to wastewater treatment and related ancillary systems.
    • Conducts tours of the facility and answers queries from the general public visiting the plant.
    • May act in the capacity of a senior Operator when required.
    • Works in compliance with all District safety policies, procedures and WCB regulations.

    To be successful, you have:

    • Grade 12 education or equivalent, and post-secondary training/education in the wastewater treatment field supplemented by courses in mechanics, electricity, supervisory, etc.
    • Progressive experience and responsibility in wastewater treatment operations and maintenance and related support systems with four (4) or more years’ experience.
    • British Columbia EOCP Class III MWWT Operators Certification. Demonstrated willingness and ability to undertake additional training relating to the duties of the position including progress towards MWWT IV Certification. The highest EOCP MWWT Certificate or recognized reciprocal equivalent achieved shall be maintained in good standing and a copy of the Certificate shall be filed in the employee file in Human Resources as proof of eligibility.
    • British Columbia Boiler Operator or higher level certification for Plants where certification of Operators is required for compliance with the Power Engineers and Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act of British Columbia.  If no Boiler Operator certification is held, a demonstrated willingness and ability to obtain it.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.  Ability to effectively use computer applications related to the position and duties.
    • Considerable working knowledge of process equipment, mechanical equipment, digital control systems, electrical and instrumentation equipment; ability to read and use engineering drawings.
    • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to work with minimal supervision. 
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively direct and supervise the work of others.
    • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards, WCB regulations, safety policies and procedures applicable to the position.
    • Physically capable of performing the duties of the position.
    • Willingness and ability to adapt to rotating shift work and/or be available for standby duty if required.
    • Valid B.C. driver’s license. 

    Our Vision: 

    Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

    We are committed to diversity and inclusion and being representative of the region we serve.  We invite all qualified candidates to apply including Indigenous People, visible minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ2S+, all genders and persons with disabilities.  Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by October 31, 2021.

  • 09 Aug 2021 12:00 PM | Association Manager (Administrator)

    Job Posting:
    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.


    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

    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.

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