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  • 15 Jan 2021 3:46 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    Chargehand Level 4

    Water Treatment Plant

    The Chargehand will participate in the activities of the Water Treatment Facility and to coordinate the employees working in the Section in delivering of services provided by the Division. This position is capped at Level 4 Chargehand.


    • Grade 12, G.E.D., or Mature High School Diploma;
    • Class IV Operator’s certificate in Water Treatment as issued by Manitoba Conservation;
    • Class 4 Power Engineer certification issued under the Power Engineer’s Act and regulation, must be obtained within twelve (12) months of appointment.
    • Three (3) years experience in the Water Treatment Facility.


    • Two (2) years experience in a progressive leadership role;
    • Five (5) years experience in the Water Treatment Facility or similar operations;
    • Experience working with collective agreements or corporate policies an asset.

    Competition # 210007

    Please apply with a cover letter and resume on-line at:
    Posted on: January 15, 2021
    Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on January 29, 2021.
    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: $30.27 – 39.27 per hour - 2018 rates.

    Position Conditions: This is a full-time, permanent position of 40 hours per week.  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.

  • 13 Jan 2021 4:43 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    Employment Opportunity – Director of Public Works & Operations

    The Opportunity

    Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Public Works & Operations is responsible for  managing the public works and utility operations of the City of Dauphin, including but not limited to transportation, solid waste and recycling, water, wastewater and stormwater operations, planning and building inspection services, and facility management. This role also includes supervision of all employees reporting from these departments.

    The Ideal Candidate

    The City of Dauphin is looking for a highly motivated and professional manager with the following education, skillsets, and qualities: 

    • Graduation from two-year college program in Civil Engineering Technology or similar.
    • Registration as a Certified Engineering Technologist in Manitoba (a member in good standing with CTTAM).
    • Minimum of five years’ professional experience in civil works; municipal work environment experience considered an asset; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Must possess a valid Class 5 Manitoba driver’s license.
    • Must provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
    • Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.
    • Familiarity with materials and methods as applied to construction of municipal structures and projects as well as a general understanding of physical sciences, mathematics, hydraulics, municipal engineering, and surveying.
    • Project management experience.
    • A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
    • A working knowledge of computer-aided-design drafting software, GIS software, surveying equipment, motor vehicle, phone, mobile radio.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing, including the ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with employees, external contacts, stakeholders, and the public in accordance with the City’s Respectful Workplace Policy.
    • Thorough knowledge of applicable City’s policies, bylaws, and regulations affecting City activities within one year of hire.

    The Compensation

    Applicants are requested to include salary expectations in your cover letter. The City of Dauphin offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes extended medical and dental coverage, out-of-country medical insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and participation in a very attractive defined-benefit pension plan, administered by the Manitoba Employee Benefits Program (MEBP).

    Please apply IN CONFIDENCE, including your cover letter, resume, and three references, by Monday, February 1, 2021 to:

    Sharla Griffiths, BSc CE, CMMA
    City Manager
    100 Main Street South
    Dauphin, MB   R7N 1K3 

  • 03 Dec 2020 2:25 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    La Ville de Powerview-Pine Falls accepte actuellement les demandes d’emploi pour le poste d’opérateur occasionnel du service d’eau et des eaux usées. Ce poste implique l’assistance avec l’exploitation d’une installation de traitement de l’eau d’un niveau classe III, d’une capacité de 22,5 litres à la seconde, et du système de distribution communautaire du niveau classe II. L’opérateur sera aussi tenu responsable de l’opération de deux systèmes de collection des eaux usées et des bassins d’épuration associés. L’opérateur occasionnel du service d’eau et des eaux usées devra se soumettre à un programme de formation surveillé qui le mènera à la capacité d’effectuer l’entretien et la gestion, incluant le réapprovisionnement des fournitures et des produits chimiques, et toutes les fonctions associées à l’exploitation de l’usine de traitement de l’eau de Powerview-Pine Falls.    


    QUALIFICATIONS : (l’utilisation du masculin implique également le féminin.)


    • Avoir achevé au minimum le niveau secondaire de la douzième année et aussi avoir obtenu la certification en traitement de l’eau du niveau Classe II du Manitoba ; Il doit consentir à obtenir les certifications suivantes durant sa première année au poste :

    -          Distribution de l’eau – classe I

    -          Collecte des eaux usées – classe I

    -          Distribution des eaux usées – classe I.

    • Il doit être consentant à entreprendre et réussir des cours pour sa formation et son entraînement continus.
    • Il doit posséder un permis de conduire valide du Manitoba.
    • Il doit pouvoir travailler seul ou avec un minimum de surveillance. 
    • Il doit être disponible pour le travail rotatif des weekends aussi bien que les appels en soirée. 
    • Il doit pouvoir utiliser les ordinateurs et les logiciels connexes. 
    • Il doit pouvoir respecter les directives écrites ou orales et posséder de bonnes habiletés lors des communications avec autres du personnel et aussi du public.
    • La capacité d’habiletés bilingues est considérée un avantage.


    La Ville de Powerview-Pine Falls offre un ensemble d’avantages sociaux complet et un salaire compétitif pour ce poste. Les intéressés à postuler sont priés de remettre leur curriculum vitae à l’agente administrative principale :  

    À l’attention de : Sharon Desiatnyk

    Case postale 220, 277 B rue Main

    Powerview, MB  R0E 1P0

    Télécopieur : 367-4747  Téléphone : 367-8483


    Les demandes d’emploi seront acceptées jusqu’au jour qu’un candidat qualifié soit trouvé. 


    Tous les postulants sont remerciés de leur intérêt, toutefois, seulement ceux invités à l’entrevue d’emploi  personnel seront contactés 

    Pour plus amples renseignements, veuillez vous adresser à Ken Peacock au 204-340-6347.

  • 25 Nov 2020 3:34 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)




    The Rural Municipality of Rockwood’s utility jurisdictions are Stony Mountain, Balmoral, Gunton and a portion of Grosse Isle.

    Under direction of the Utility Manager, the Full-Time Utility Operator will assist in the operation of modern Class II Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment system, Class II Water Distribution Systems, Class II Wastewater Treatment Facility, and Class II Wastewater Collection System.  The Full-Time Utility Operator is expected to conduct necessary daily water analysis to ensure Canadian drinking water quality guidelines are met, and to participate in the work schedule in effect as established by the Utility Manager.  The Full-time Operator will participate in a rotating shift which includes on call, call outs and weekends.

    The successful candidate must possess the following:

    ·         Directly related experience in operation of a Reverse Osmosis process would be an asset

    ·         Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of the principles and concepts of water treatment

    ·         Excellent computer skills and familiarity with SCADA control, Microsoft Word and Excel are a definite asset

    ·         Ability to work with a minimum of supervision or alone

    ·         Ability to work with the public, employees, office staff and external stakeholders

    ·         Class II in Water Treatment, or willing to obtain

    ·         Class II in Water Distribution, or willing to obtain

    ·         Class II in Wastewater Collection, or willing to obtain

    ·         Class II in Wastewater Treatment, or willing to obtain

    Duties to commence as soon as possible.

    Applicants who do not meet the above qualifications will be welcomed, providing they are willing to obtain certification in the future.

    Salary shall commensurate with experience.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a complete resume outlining education, experience, and three references, and should be submitted in a sealed envelope marked:

    Application Full-Time Utility Operator” on the outside and mailed or delivered to the Attention of Alan Schick, Utility Manager, The Rural Municipality of Rockwood, Box 902, 285 Main Street, Stonewall MB R0C 2Z0, or via Email: or Fax:  204-467-5329.

    The deadline for application submissions is open until filled.

    For further information on this position, please contact Alan Schick, Utility Manager 204-467-2272.

    The Rural Municipality of Rockwood would like to thank all the applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • 16 Nov 2020 5:13 PM | Bill Brenner (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.

  • 02 Nov 2020 1:33 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    The Opportunity.

    Not much is more important than clean water, that’s why we’ve recently commissioned state of the art water and waste water treatment facilities.   So, if you’re passionate about helping provide this precious resource to those within your community and get excited about the potential of fine-tuning our new plant, we’re looking for you to lead it.   The Town of Ladysmith is seeking a permanent full-time Level IV Chief Operator.

    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.

    As you’ve likely already experienced, commissioning a new water treatment plant can present a lot of unexpected issues.  As a result your days within the chief operator role will be diverse and varied while you lead a team of experienced operators towards the safe and efficient day-to-day maintenance and operation of the Towns’ new water treatment system.

    The Requirements.

    To ensure success, you will have a minimum seven years’ experience in Municipal water and waste water treatment as well as EOCP level IV water treatment, level II waste water treatment, level II water distribution, and level I water collection certifications.

    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 referencing competition #2020-26.  This competition will remain open until filled.

    For a complete opportunity profile, please visit our website at and for further information, contact:

    Kevin Goldfuss, Manager of Operations

    Public Works, 330 6th Avenue

    Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A2


    (p) 250.245.6447

  • 10 Sep 2020 9:32 AM | Iva Last


    Full-Time Utility Plant Operator

    This position is responsible for the routine operation of the Town of Churchill’s water / wastewater treatment and distribution systems.  This includes the CR30 Pump House, Lake Pump House, Water Pumping Station, Water Treatment Plant and Sewer Treatment Plant.

    Reporting directly to the Chief Engineer of Utilities, the successful candidate is a person who is committed to working in a team environment, have a very strong work ethic with the ability to identify analyze and propose solutions to water and wastewater issues.

    The successful candidates will possess:

    ·        5th Class Power Engineering Certificate

    ·        Water & Wastewater Treatment Level 2 Certificates

    ·        Wastewater Collection and Water Distribution Level 1 Certificates

    ·        A valid Manitoba Class 5 Drivers License

    ·        Ability to work independently with minimal supervision ensuring the safety of personal, building and equipment

    ·        Ability to understand and follow safety procedures

    ·        A positive attitude, with an eagerness to learn and develop skills

    Consideration will be given to applicants without full certification who have the ability to obtain the certifications within a prescribed timeframe.

    This position is represented by a labour union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the USWA Local 8660 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    A complete job description outlining the duties and responsibilities is available.

    Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


    The Town of Churchill

    Administration Services Office

    P.O Box 459

    Churchill, MB

    R0B 0E0

    Fax: 204.675.2934


    Open until filled
  • 03 Sep 2020 12:11 PM | Iva Last

    Nestled on the north shore of the Lake of the Woods, Kenora combines vibrant city life with a rich cultural history in a setting of abundant natural beauty. Located directly east of Winnipeg on the Ontario-Manitoba border, Kenora has a year-round population of 15,000+ that swells to over 30,000 during the summer months and is the district hub for over 50,000 people. 

    The City of Kenora is dedicated to providing a rich quality of life to both its seasonal and permanent residents.  Branded as North America's Premier Boating Destination, the Lake of the Woods and its 14,522 islands offer year-round recreational enjoyment including fishing, boating, snowmobiling, skating and skiing. The City of Kenora currently has an opening for a:

    Water and Wastewater Division Lead

    Are you a collaborator who wants to build a purposeful team? Whether it be off-the-cuff dialogue or brief updates to your manager, are you organized and to the point? Do you bring ownership and accountability to your team by creating a supportive and motivated work environment where staff are encouraged to stretch and grow their skillset?

    Reporting to the Manager of Operations & Infrastructure, the Water & Wastewater Division Lead is responsible for policy implementation and administering the operation and maintenance activities of the Water & Wastewater Division. Ideally, the successful candidate will bring:

    Ø  Post-secondary education in the likely domains of Water and Wastewater, Environmental or Civil Engineering disciplines.

    Ø  Class II certifications in Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment and Wastewater Collection, and Class III in Water Treatment Operations.

    Ø  Three (3) years progressive experience in a municipal drinking water environment, particularly with a large, municipal, residential drinking water treatment facility.

    Ø  Three (3) years’ related supervisory success in a unionized environment.

    Ø  Responsible Operator (ORO) as required under Ontario Regulation 128/04, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Guideline No. 5.1, and Drinking Water Operator/Water Quality Analyst Certification, as amended.

    Ø  Thorough understanding of the requirements of the applicable regulations that pertain to the operation and maintenance of water supply, water treatment and water distribution systems, including but not necessarily limited to: the Permit to Take Water, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act, and all applicable regulations pertinent to the role that may come into effect.

    Ø  Thorough working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all other applicable Federal, Provincial and Municipal legislation, regulations, bylaws and policies.

    Ø  Familiarity with various other fields related to water/wastewater treatment that include mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, PLC, and SCADA control systems. Familiarity with water quality requirements such as chemical analysis, chemical dosing, basic laboratory skills and requirements, monitoring equipment operations and maintenance.

    If you have established an impressive track record of problem solving and innovation in a highly safety conscious environment; have the ability to develop step-by-step processes from targeting a problem to developing a solution; have honed your ability to balance time constraints and a heavy workload while managing a complement of staff and projects; have time and priority management skills that allow you to identify risk and urgency and to adjust projects and workloads with agility to ensure success, we would like to hear from you.

    To discuss the position in confidence, please call or email. Resumes can be directed to:

    Lynda Schroeder, Senior Consultant

    Main: 306.543.1666

  • 18 Aug 2020 9:10 PM | Iva Last

    The Municipality of Pembina requires a full time Utility Operator to work under the direction of the Urban Public Works Manager.



    ·       Grade Twelve or G.E.D. equivalent.

    ·       Basic plumbing, piping and mechanical skills.

    ·       Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Province of Manitoba driver’s licence.

    ·       A working knowledge of applicable Workplace Safety and Health and WHMIS training.

    ·       Ability to work in confined spaces.

    ·       Ability to work with the public, employees and external stakeholders

    ·       Ability to work with a minimum of supervision or alone when needed.

    ·       Must be able to respond within 30 minutes of an emergency.


    ·       Class 1 Water Treatment, Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection & Treatment certifications.

    ·       Experience in operating light equipment and trucks with ability to learn heavy equipment operation.

    ·       Class 3A drivers licence.

    Job Duties:

    ·       Assisting in the operation, repair and maintenance of the utilities including but not limited to the water treatment plant, water distribution system, sewers, lift stations and lagoons.

    ·       Assisting in the general operation in the Public Works Departments involving general maintenance works within the Municipality of Pembina. 

    ·       The employee in this position will also be expected to work extended hours, weekends and in emergency situations as required.

    ·       Compliance with the Municipality of Pembina Human Resource Policy, Workplace Health and Safety Standards and the Municipality of Pembina Health and Safety Manual.  All training deemed necessary for the position will be provided by the municipality; travel and overnight stays may be required.

    The Municipality of Pembina offers a comprehensive benefits package and pension plan.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  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

    Applicants who do not meet the above qualifications will be welcomed, provided they are willing to obtain certification in the future.  The deadline of application submissions is open until filled.

  • 13 Aug 2020 3:51 PM | Iva Last

    Supervisor, Water Treatment Operations

    Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

    About Us

    The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (which includes Fort McMurray and nine other communities) is a key economic growth engine for both the province of Alberta and for Canada. Ranking among the largest municipalities in North America, by area, the Municipality is a vibrant, diverse and progressive community nestled amid the boreal forest and breathtaking northern lights.

    As an Employer, we value our people, working together, accountability and integrity. We thrive on innovative ideas that offer our employees exciting and unparalleled opportunities for professional development and growth. From new graduates to seasoned professionals, from adventure seekers to those seeking to raise their family, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is a dynamic place to work, live and play. 

    About the Opportunity

    The Supervisor, Water Treatment Operations is responsible for providing guidance and support in all areas of water treatment operations. Primary responsibilities of this position include:

    Employee Development:Performs supervisory tasks for assigned team members. Works with team to plan and balance workload. Ensures that the team is managed fairly and consistently and that work processes are followed and coordinated to guarantee service levels. Mentors, coaches, and provides support to staff. Assists in recruitment and training of staff.

    Research and Implementation: Participates in the continuous research, development, improvement, and implementation of effective departmental strategies, tools, and guidelines based on the Municipality’s best practices. Analyzes the effectiveness of departmental programs and makes suggestions for further improvement. Provides input on department business plans, initiatives, and budget to ensure continuous achievement of department goals.

    Operational Guidance: Maintains communication with external agencies involved in water treatment operations and prepares reports for submission to Federal and Provincial regulatory agencies, Health Centers, and First Nations. Identifies and recommends changes to

    communication strategies affecting water treatment. Ensures all required special reports are prepared and issued in a timely manner in accordance with applicable legislation. Responsible for the operations of all Water Treatment, truck fill and Pump house facilities. Maintains service levels, professional working environment, and written procedures. Administers resources within limits determined by Manager, Water Treatment. Procures services and consumables required by operations. Sets tone for operational unit. Interacts with and supports the maintenance team. Ensures plants are operated and maintained according to relevant legislation and standards. Ensures standards are strictly followed to guarantee compliance with environmental and public safety requirements.

    About You

    We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate:

    • The ability to empower people and inspire a team to work together in achieving departmental goals and priorities;
    • Proven and demonstrated commitment to safe work practices;
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that fosters a respectful and inclusive work environmental;
    • Practical organizational skills and the ability to maintain effective leadership in a dynamic and busy environment;
    • Proven customer focus with demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with internal customers, external providers, and industry contacts;
    • Thorough understanding of all legislation, standards, and best practices pertaining to water treatment operations;
    • Proficient in various software applications;
    • Sound, practical judgment using independent decision making; and
    • Knowledge of all equipment and processes used in water treatment operations.

    Required Education:

    Water Treatment Level III.  Water Treatment Level IV must be obtained within 18 months of filling the position.  Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment and collection certification is considered an asset.   Trades certificate is considered an asset.

    Required Experience:

    Seven (7) years of experience in a municipal water treatment environment with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in a supervisory role.  Experience working in a public sector environment with unionized and non-unionized employees considered an asset.

    For those interested in applying to this position, please forward your resume to the attention of JoAnn Beliveau, Senior Partner with the David Aplin Group at

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