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  • 03 Jun 2020 3:57 PM | Iva Last (Administrator)

    Located 20 minutes from Winnipeg, Selkirk is a vibrant small city with a hometown feel. Our close-knit community loves to celebrate, learn, and explore in the company of good neighbours. All through the year, there are many opportunities to enjoy local talent, learn about our past and seek out new interests. The City of Selkirk is currently in search of a Manager of Utilities to join our team of professionals. The qualified individual will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Water Treatment Facility, Wastewater Treatment facility, Water Distribution Network and Wastewater Collection Network.

    As Manager of Utilities some of your key responsibilities will be:

    ·  Leadership & Employee Development: supports an environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation; stimulates others to learn; and inspires others to perform to their highest potential.

    ·  Exceptional Citizen Service: provide maximum value from community resources, by being directly responsible for the current and future operation and maintenance of all City water treatment, wastewater treatment, wastewater collection and water distribution facilities and systems within the jurisdiction of the Division.

    ·  Financial Management: prepare and submit the Division’s annual operating budget.

    ·  Administrative Management: to direct, administer and monitor all work assignments, equipment, inventory supplies and facilities within the Division, including the maintenance of records of daily time, preparation of time for payroll and equipment charge outs, and to ensure the efficient and effective provision of services to other Departments and Divisions.

    ·  Capital Asset Management Program: support the development and delivery of the City’s Capital Asset Management Program by providing professional advice and undertaking related tasks as needed.

    Salary range is $90,103.17 to $101,411.91 that will be determined by qualifications and experience, plus the City offers a benefits package.


    Minimum qualifications shall include:

    ·        Grade 12 with preference for college or post secondary education

    ·        Successful completion of courses and/or experience in the following:

    ·        Water Treatment Plant Operations

    ·        Water Distribution Operations

    ·        Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations

    ·        Wastewater Collection Operations

    ·        Management and/or Supervisory of Personnel

    ·        Record Keeping and Budget Preparation

    ·        A minimum of 3 years progressive experience in a supervisory role preferably in a Municipal Water and Wastewater Setting

    ·        Possession of a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s License

    ·        Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite, email & internet, and the ability to learn new technology as required

    ·        Valid First Aid and CPR Certification

    ·        Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing. This includes the ability to understand and deliver written and verbal instructions

    ·        Experience providing exceptional customer service

    ·        Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization and external contacts


    ·        Manitoba Utility Operator Class III Certification for Water Treatment

    ·        Class II Certification for Wastewater Treatment

    Wastewater Collection and Water Distribution 

    Full job description available on the City’s website.

    If you would like more information about this position, please visit If you believe you can make a strong contribution to the City of Selkirk as the Manager of Utilities, please submit your resume in confidence to quoting position #2020-30. Resumes will be accepted until June 19th, 2020.

    The City of Selkirk is 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 at the email mentioned above.

  • 02 Jun 2020 12:39 PM | Iva Last (Administrator)

    Water Treatment Operator Level 3

    Class 2 Certification 

    To participate as part of a working team that operates a variety of equipment and machinery and performs the tasks required for the safe and efficient operations of the City’s water treatment operations. Assists the Class 4 and/or Class 3 Operators with operating the equipment that processes water to acceptable standards. Works towards achieving the certifications, qualifications and experience required to perform the tasks of the Class 4 Operator at the Water Treatment Facility.


    ·        Grade 12, G.E.D., or Mature High School Diploma;

    ·        Must hold and maintain a Class 5 Province of Manitoba driver’s licence;

    ·        A Class 2 Operator’s Certificate in Water Treatment as issued by Manitoba Conservation;

    ·        A Class 5 Power Engineering certification issued under the Power Engineer’s Act and regulation within twenty-four (24) months of appointment;

    ·        A Class 4 Power certification issued under the Power Engineer’s Act and regulation within forty-two (42) months of appointment;

    ·        Any additional certification required under Provincial guidelines and legislation;

    ·        Minimum three (3) years experience in a Water Treatment Facility;

    ·        Must possess the ability to work in heights, confined spaces, and lift up to 50 lbs. 


    ·        Two (2) years’ post-secondary education in a related field.

    NOTE: The City of Brandon reserves the right to underfill this position

    Competition # 200031

    Please apply with a cover letter and resume online at

    Posting Date:  May 29, 2020

    Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on June 12, 2020.

    First consideration will be given to current City of Brandon CUPE employees.

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

    Rate of Pay:

    $27.15 – $33.29 per hour - 2018 rates.

    Position Conditions: This permanent, full-time opportunity of 40 hours per week will include evening & weekend shifts.  This position is posted and 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 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!

  • 29 May 2020 2:10 PM | Iva Last (Administrator)

    Employment Opportunity - Public Works Maintenance Person/Utilities

    Reporting to the Transportation and Utilities Manager, the key areas of responsibility will include maintaining the Town of Snow Lake Water and Wastewater Plant and equipment as well as other duties as assigned. This position is a unionized position with The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 2034 at the hourly wage of $32.19.

    The ideal candidate will be highly organized, innovative, and able to handle changing priorities. The ideal candidate will also have certification in Water and Wastewater Courses to be a certified operator under The Environment Act; however, the Town of Snow Lake is willing to offer training to the successful applicant if required.  

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    – Daily operations in the Town's Water Treatment Plant

    – Daily operations in the Town's Wastewater Treatment Plant

    – Preparation of various forms and applications as required

    – Respond to emergency call-outs and alarms

    – Water meter readings and water main shut off installation as required

    – Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Manitoba Workplace Safety & Health Act

    – Other duties as assigned


    – A minimum of a grade 12 highschool education or a grade 12 GED

    – Basic ability with Email, MS Word and MS Excel

    – Possession of a valid Class 3A Manitoba Drivers License

    – Hold or willing to obtain a Class II in Water Certification and a Class III in Wastewater Certification

    – Equivilancies will be considered, and the Town of Snow Lake would be willing to train the right candidate

    Please submit a cover letter and resume including three references to the following:           

    Town of Snow Lake

                            Box 40, Snow Lake, MB  R0B 1M0


                            Fax: 204-358-2112

    The position will remain open until filled.

  • 27 May 2020 9:27 AM | Iva Last (Administrator)

    The City of Winnipeg is a vibrant and dynamic organization with many opportunities!

    We offer a diverse and welcoming work environment that delivers quality services to our citizens.

    Wastewater Treatment Operator-In-Training

    (Up to 6 Permanent Positions)

    Wastewater Services Division

    Water and Waste Department

    Posting No:  119018 

    Closing Date:  June 9, 2020

    Job Profile

    This is an entry level position that is responsible for operating and maintaining equipment that treats wastewater for safe return to the Red & Assiniboine Rivers in Winnipeg.  Proper treatment of wastewater allows the City of Winnipeg to meet applicable environmental license requirements and achieves the mandate of the Wastewater Services Division.  Staff at this level assists in performing the work of the division and to receive skills training in preparation for assuming the higher levels of responsibility.  Employees advance from the Operator in Training to Level 1A & 1B, Level 2A & 2B, Level 3A & 3B, and Level 4.  Each level requires increasing skill, education and experience, and assumes increasing scopes of responsibility. 

    As the Wastewater Treatment Operator-in-Training you will:

    1.     Assist operating staff in the routine operation of the wastewater treatment facilities.

    2.     Perform routine plant functions, such as grit and screenings removal and the upkeep of associated equipment.

    3.     Clean, in a safe manner, the following: digester tanks, grit tanks, sedimentation tanks, aeration tanks, final settling tanks, boilers and other tanks for inspection by others.

    4.     Perform general housekeeping duties including the cleaning of buildings and equipment, painting of pipes and equipment.

    5.     Unplug and clean any pump, pipeline, heat exchanger, etc., as required.

    6.     Perform preventative and corrective maintenance duties on mechanical, electrical and instrumentation equipment, both independently and in conjunction with maintenance staff, as required.

    7.     Collect effluent samples, conduct tests, perform calculations, keep records, log information and prepare operational reports, as required.

    8.     Maintain and retrieve operating plant data using operating information systems.

    9.     Employees must successfully complete skill training and certification requirements within the required timeframes in order to maintain employment and progress.

    10.  Comply with all safety regulations and follows safe work practices.

    11.  Perform other related duties consistent with the classification, as assigned.

    Your education and qualifications include:

    1.     Minimum Grade 12 graduation, G.E.D Certificate or equivalent training/experience.

    2.     Minimum of two (2) years’ post-secondary education in a water or wastewater works operations, engineering, science, or a related field.  [Note: Post-secondary education must meet the required Continuing Education Unit (CEU) equivalency under the Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Regulation 77/2003.]

    3.     Immediate application for “Operator-in-Training” Class Certificate for a Class 4 Facility under the Environment Act within the first 30 days of employment.

    4.     Successful completion of the Sacramento State College Field Study training program for operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants Levels 1 and 2 within 18 months of the appointment.

    5.     Must obtain Manitoba Class 1 Wastewater System Operator Certification within 18 months of the appointment.

    6.     Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization, external contacts and the public, in accordance with the Respectful Workplace Standard.

    7.     Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

    8.     Demonstrated ability to operate various hand and power tools.

    9.     Knowledge of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation equipment.

    10.  Able to work with a minimum of supervision.

    11.  Must have, or be able to acquire within 12 months of employment, First Aider Level 1 Certification.

    12.  Knowledge and understanding of the occupational hazards, safety precautions, regulations and procedures that are applicable to the area of work.

    13.  Must be willing to perform shift and/or standby duty on weekends and evenings on a rotation basis.

    Conditions of employment:

    1.   The successful applicant must maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada.  If the successful applicant possesses a work permit, it is their responsibility to ensure the permit remains valid.

    2.   A Police Information Check satisfactory to the employer will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense.

    3.   Must possess and maintain a valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

    4.   Must be physically capable of performing all the duties of this position, which may include, but are not limited to: working outdoors in potentially extreme weather conditions, ability to lift between 25 to 50 lbs., and the ability to perform work in confined space environments (SCBA).

    5.   Must successfully pass a respirator mask fit test (requires employee to be clean shaven at work) and complete confined space training.


    ·       Citizen & Customer Focus

    ·       Respecting Diversity

    ·       Ethics and Values

    ·       Integrity and Trust

    ·       Results Oriented

    How To Apply

    APPLY ONLINE, including all documentation listed below:

    1. Current resume AND Application Form (Required). 
    2. Documentation of completion of Grade 12 graduation or G.E.D. and copies of transcripts for post-secondary courses.
    3. Applications submitted without REQUIRED documentation will not be considered.

    IMPORTANT: Applicants who have been educated outside of Canada must have education which is comparable to the minimum qualification in Canada. Applicants submitting foreign credentials require an official academic assessment report issued by a recognized Canadian assessment service** at application.

    *Your application documents must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications of the position.*



    Online applications can be submitted at For instructions on how to apply and how to attach required documents please refer to our FAQ'sor contact 311.  The City of Winnipeg uses the Korn Ferry Leadership Architect Competency Model as part of the recruitment process.

    The salary range for this position is $1,864.24 bi-weekly, as per the Wastewater Treatment Operator in Training classification within the CUPE Collective Agreement.

    First consideration will be given to employees of the Water and Waste Department.

    The qualifications for this classification are in accordance with the certification requirements as outlined in the Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Regulations under the Environment Act.

    Applicants being considered will be required to undergo a medical assessment at the Occupational Health Branch.

    This is a training position in which the employee is required to become familiar with the operation of all components of the City’s wastewater treatment plants. 

    Training will be provided by the Department in accordance with the skills requirements of the Wastewater Treatment Operator classification series.  Willingness to apply for training in the performance of the responsibilities of the Wastewater Treatment Operator classification series must be demonstrated and application for training approved by the Department.

    Employees advance through various Levels (Level OIT/1, 2, 3, and 4) that require increasing skill, education and experience, and that assume increasing scope of responsibility.  Staff at this level is required to assist in performing the work of the division and to receive skills training in preparation for assuming the higher levels of responsibility. 

    The successful applicant may be required to work in confined areas and hazardous locations where the wearing of self-contained breathing equipment is necessary due to lack of oxygen and/or presence of harmful gases.

    Wastewater Treatment Plants are facilities that during the course of a normal working day may subject an employee to noxious odors, gas, dust, and occasional exposure to adverse weather.

    The successful applicant will be required to provide a Notice of Driver’s Licence In Force document upon request.

    The successful applicant will be required to complete job specific training required for this position as directed.

    We have great benefits and competitive salaries, and we are committed to ongoing learning and career development!


    Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  Requests for Reasonable Accommodation will be accepted during the hiring process.

  • 26 May 2020 8:49 AM | Iva Last (Administrator)

    Utility Treatment Technician Level III (Permanent)                              

    Environmental Services Department

    CUPE 1505



    Position Type/ Hours:

    This is a permanent full-time position working an eighty-four (84) hour biweekly (3 days, 3 nights, 6 off) rotational schedule within the Water Treatment Branch of the Environmental Services Department. This position is within the CUPE 1505 Bargaining Unit. This position is located in the community of Fort McMurray, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s urban centre


    Position Description:

    Operators perform daily activities primarily consisting of the control of the water treatment process, which impacts the quality of potable water. This may include performance of daily maintenance, laboratory, administration, special study, engineering work, or duties with respect to reservoirs, and pumping stations.

    Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    ·        Monitor and respond to waterworks and wastewater alarms 24 hrs/day, initiate all corrective action that is required.

    ·        Respond to emergency calls and alarms for regional waterworks systems.

    ·        Operate treatment facilities and pump houses as per provincial and federal guidelines and approvals.

    ·        Control, investigate and correct operational issues pertaining to Pump-House and Reservoir pressures, flows, demands, levels, quality, complaints and alarms.

    ·        Participate, distribute, and update contingency plans outlining procedures for rapid correction of emergencies, such as power outages, equipment failures, flooding, system contamination, etc.

    ·        Draft, develop, and review written documents pertaining to safety, operation procedures, treatment plant inspections, etc., which include reference to best practices.

    ·        Observe and report water treatment plant abnormalities (treatment appurtenances) and arrange for maintenance issues to be corrected by creating work orders.

    ·        Drawdown testing, and calibration of various chemical dosing pumps and equipment.

    ·        Daily lab testing of water (raw, post filter, treated) and chemical quality.

    ·        Perform jar testing to help determine proper dosing requirements, adjust chemical dosing as required to optimize treatment.

    ·        Monitor the operation and standby power source to assure continuous operation of the water treatment plant and distribution system.

    ·        Train and mentor junior operators and co-op students in the operation and maintenance of the water treatment plants and distribution systems.

    ·        Use, maintain, and calibrate lab equipment and online analyzers.

    ·        Receive, transport, manage inventory of chemicals.

    ·        Handle, transfer, and mix a variety of chemicals related to water treatment and lab testing.

    ·        Data recording and analysis.

    ·        Review monthly reports for preparation of the annual report.

    ·        Manage, and optimize filter backwashing, and de-sludge times.

    ·        Water sampling to meet licence requirements (bacti’s, schedule 4s, THMs. chlorine, turbidites, other parameters based on licenses).

    ·        General housekeeping of facilities (cleaning, painting, etc.).

    ·        Check and confirm the operation of distribution pump station during power outages and emergencies.

    ·        Analyze SCADA trends and set points for correct operation noting and reacting to abnormalities or irregularities with turbidity, mono-chloramines, chlorine etc.

    ·        Ensure distribution system bacteriological sampling is completed routinely and correctly for the entire distribution system.

    ·        Open and close valves in pump station to control direction of flow and pressures when required. Turn pumps on and off when required.

    ·        Operate and maintain plant waste management system, high rate gravity thickeners, and other waste processes.

    ·        Operate and maintain sewage lift stations and lagoons in consultation with Wastewater Treatment operators.

    ·        Respond to customer inquiries relating to water quality, quantity, treatment, or distribution.

    ·        Obtain training and sign off for the operation of other miscellaneous mobile equipment (such as Bobcat, Toolcat and Forklift) for water treatment operations as required.

    ·        Perform other related duties as required.


    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.
    • Level III Water Treatment Certification is required

    You will possess the following:

    • Valid Alberta Class Five (5) driver’s licence is required (clear driving record is an asset).
    • Valid First Aid Certificate must be obtained within six (6) months of hire.
    • Proven experience working in a computerized environment.
    • Ability to understand and execute verbal and written instructions, read blueprints, and interpret plans and specifications.
    • Ability to work around high voltage equipment in hazardous, unsanitary, and all-weather conditions (immunizations are strongly recommended).
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships.
    • Must be medically and physically able to perform all duties of this position on an ongoing basis.
    • Will be required to work in confined spaces and handle hazardous chemicals.
    • Ability to provide a criminal record check for review and acceptance.


    Salary Range:

    Level III – Pay Level 11

    Market Rate

    $46.91 (Start Rate)                                  

    $54.93 (Permanent Rate)

    Evaluated Rate

    $45.55 (Start Rate)

    $53.54 (Permanent Rate)

    *Permanent rate effective after twelve (12) months of employment. 

    **All CUPE Job rates are currently under review and are subject to change.

    ***Rate has been adjusted to reflect market conditions***

    In addition to the rate of pay, we offer other attractive incentives:


    -an extensive employer paid benefits plan

    -an additional annual payment of $12,480 which represents a cost of living allowance 


    Requisition Number:



    Closing Date:


    June 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM

    Posting Type:

    Internal and External (Repost: May 19, 2020)



    To apply:  Please visit our website at

    We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals
    selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Late applications will not be accepted.

  • 11 May 2020 3:48 PM | Iva Last (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 Part-Time Utility Operator will assist in the operation of modern Class II Reverse Osmosis treatment system, Class II Water Distribution Systems, and Class II Wastewater Collection.  The Part-Time Utility Operator is expected to conduct necessary weekend 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 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 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

    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 Part-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.

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