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  • 18 May 2023 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Job Title: Senior Technologist, Special Services (Relief Operations)
    Organizational Unit: Special Services
    Division: Operations & Engineering
    Location: Wakaw
    Salary: $32.03 to $40.03 per hour (Pay Grade 8)

    Short Description

    SaskWater is looking for an experienced and certified water professional to join the Special Services team within the Operations division. This position requires significant travel, where you will be working approximately 70% of the time in SaskWater facilities around the province.

    Working a set 8 days on, 6 days off shift, you will work in SaskWater owned and operated water treatment plants, distribution systems and wastewater facilities across the province. In addition, you will deliver the corporate meter program, and perform backflow prevention testing, underwater inspections using a remote operated vehicle, and leak detections services as well as undertaking other technology support activities.

    Job Duties

    Undertake operational duties including performing optimization, diagnosis and evaluation of the processes associated with the applicable water and/or waste water treatment facility; participate in commissioning of new facilities; perform required laboratory and field testing and water and wastewater sampling throughout an assigned cluster of water and wastewater systems; collect and record applicable data including data compilation and generating reports; perform calibration, operation and maintenance of on-line analyzing equipment; install system works, service connections and related equipment; perform backflow testing; perform flow control, pressure control and maintenance on existing connections; perform line locates for contractors by examining and identifying system locations from blueprints and technical documents; undertake manhole, pipeline and valve maintenance including leak repair; remove and install pumps and motors of various sizes for repair and maintenance; assist in operating site specific maintenance equipment as required; perform operational duties within the SCADA control center and provide remote monitoring support to Operations field personnel during regular and after hours activities ensuring compliance with established corporate and occupational health and safety procedures.

    Deliver the corporate meter program to ensure all systems have access and are provided with the necessary data and assets to provide accurate pressure and flow records, including compiling and verifying water consumption, and use data collected manually or electronically in accordance with established procedures ensuring accuracy and security of the information collected; provide water consumption and use data to the appropriate corporate billing unit in approved formats as per established corporate procedures; identify and report data discrepancies and issues to the unit managers; purchase, install and monitor water use metering equipment including performing necessary operational tests, ensuring needed equipment repairs are undertaken and inventory supplies are maintained; and perform EAM Asset Management work order entry.

    Respond to operational issues as requested by customer service to ensure necessary work is completed and undertake follow-up as requested; conduct field inspections of works to monitor performance and identify maintenance requirements; hire and oversee contractors and/or trades people to perform operation and maintenance work; assist in preparing required operational, maintenance, regulatory and status reports and related technical documents; perform relevant technical calculations in both the field and office and prepare the applicable reports, technical documentation and drawings; and assist in investigating system enhancements and/or improvements to enhance operational efficiency.

    Participate in coordination of water quality monitoring schedules within all districts in accordance with established corporate protocols to meet provincial and corporate regulations; compile and verify water quality data in accordance with established procedures ensuring the accuracy and security of the information collected; prepare written and graphical reports and related documentation monthly, quarterly and annually or as requested; submit reports to the District Supervisor and District Manager identifying issues and, as requested, undertaking any needed follow-up; undertake the quarterly collection of water quality samples in accordance with established legislative and corporate procedures and compile, verify and report on data findings and train other employees in the use of related software applications; and perform inspections of corporate underwater infrastructure.

    Perform site-specific pressure and flow tests in accordance with established corporate and industry standards; prepare written and graphical reports and related documentation for use by Engineering and Operations employees; purchase, install and monitor related testing equipment including performing necessary operational tests, ensuring needed equipment repairs are undertaken and inventory supplies are maintained; perform leak detection on distribution systems and prepare reports for communities, as required; provide engineering technology services in support of corporate construction and maintenance activities; and provide other technical assignments, as required.

    To qualify, you will have a two-year technical diploma; preference will be given to candidates with a Water Resources Engineering Technology diploma. Certification as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.) or Certified Technician (C.Tech.) is required to be obtained. In accordance with the Operator Certification Board requirements, or existing industry reciprocity agreements, certification at the appropriate levels in Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment are required to be obtained. A Valid Class 5 Driver’s License is required.

    In addition to the above qualifications, the job requires 4 years of progressively more responsible experience in the following areas:

    •  Working knowledge of water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment processes; and regional system operation and maintenance procedures including pipeline, pump and valve repair.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, outside agencies and the public and develop and maintain a positive corporate climate.

    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 license is required.

    Application Deadline

    June 1, 2023

    To Apply

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

    People & Culture

    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.


  • 17 May 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) is a strong, vibrant, and progressive Indigenous community that is a 90-minute drive from the heart of Toronto and a mere 30 minutes southwest of Peterborough.  Located adjacent to the rural community of Port Perry, MSIFN has the benefits of small-town life while and the proximal convenience of urban amenities.

    As part of the Anishinabek Nation and signatories to the Williams Treaties and other pre-confederation treaties, MSIFN is extremely proud of their Indigenous culture and long history of protecting Aboriginal and Treaty rights. As partners of the Great Blue Heron Casino and creators of the Noozhoo Nokiiyan Economic Development Limited Partnership, MSIFN has an entrepreneurial spirit and expectation of excellence that is both impressive and exciting.

    Water Wastewater Assistant Manager

    Reporting to the Water/Wastewater Manager, the Assistant Manager will provide oversight of the operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater treatment plants, water distribution and wastewater collection systems and associated facilities to ensure safe, effective and efficient operations in compliance with all applicable legislation, regulations, policies and certificates of approval. 

    Hallmarks of success will include a impressive track record of problem solving and innovation in a highly safety conscious environment; the ability to develop step-by-step processes from targeting a problem to developing a solution; ability to balance time constraints and a heavy workload while managing a complement of staff and projects; time and priority management skills that allow you to identify risk and urgency and to adjust projects and workloads with agility to ensure success.

    The likely candidate will possess:

    • Post-secondary education in likely domains of W/WW, Environmental or Civil Engineering disciplines, C.E.T. preferred.
    • Ontario Certifications:
      • Class 3 - Water Treatment;
      • Class 2 - Water Supply and Distribution;
      • Class 2 - Wastewater Treatment; and
      • Class 2 - Wastewater Collection.
    • 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.
    • Five (5) years’ experience in W/WW with at least three (3) years in a related supervisory role.

    This opportunity will resonate with professionals who hold the values and interests of Indigenous culture, customs, traditions, and issues in high regard, have a natural affinity for developing highly committed teams. 

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

    Lynda Schroeder, Senior Consultant

  • 15 May 2023 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    Water/Wastewater/Trades Supervisor
    Prince Albert National Park, Parks Canada – Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan

    $70,088 starting to $85 272 (currently under review)

    Parks Canada Agency is looking for an experienced and certified water professional. This position is also responsible for supervising the trades (electrical/plumbing/carpentry).

    Schedule is Monday to Friday 7.5hrs per day, but must be prepared to work weekends, overtime and statutory holidays as required/scheduled.

    Duties not limited to; but include planning, supervising, overseeing water/wastewater operations and technical services for the safe and reliable operation of water/wastewater treatment and distribution/collection facilities.

    Coordination the delivery of asset maintenance services and multiple capital re-capitalization projects at the park level.

    Leads multi-disciplinary work teams, manages contracts and budgets.

    To qualify the candidate will have or be eligible to obtain certification in Water Treatment Level 3, Water distribution Level 2, Wastewater treatment Level 1, Wastewater collection Level 2. The ideal candidate will have recent experience in operation of a Class 2 or 3 water treatment facility. As well as personally connecting with people, strives for excellence, and exercises sound judgement.

    This position is open to persons who work or reside in Canada and are legally entitled to work in Canada. This position requires a Parks Canada reliability security screening including a criminal record check and a valid class 5 drivers license or equivalent.

    A more detailed description can be made available, upon request.

    To apply please forward resume, cover letter and 2 work references by May 31, 2023 to:

    Christine Hamilton
    Asset Manager ll
    Prince Albert National Park
    Waskesiu Lake, Sk

  • 12 May 2023 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    Wastewater Treatment Operator-In-Training

    Department: Water and Waste Division: Wastewater Services
    Designated Work Location: Various Locations, on site
    Position Type: Up to 5 Permanent positions, and up to 3 Permanent on a Temporary Basis positions
    Salary: $1,972.76 bi-weekly as per the Wastewater Treatment Operator In Training classification

    Posting No: 123376
    Closing Date: May 25, 2023

    Providing a wide range of services to over half of all Manitobans, The City of Winnipeg is one of the largest employers in Manitoba. We provide a comprehensive range of benefits and career opportunities to our employees. These include competitive salaries, employer-paid benefits, dental and vision care, pension plans, and maternity/parental leave programs. Additionally, we offer education, training, and staff development opportunities to ensure that our employees are equipped with the necessary skills to advance in their careers.

    Our Benefits web page provides detailed information about the benefits we offer, and we encourage you to visit it for further information at City of Winnipeg Benefits. We take pride in fostering a respectful, diverse, safe, and healthy workplace where our employees can thrive and achieve their full potential.

    The City is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse skilled workforce that is representative and reflective of the community we serve. Applications are encouraged from equity groups that have been and continue to be underrepresented at the City; Indigenous Peoples, Women, Racialized Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQQIA+ Peoples and Newcomers are encouraged to self-declare.

    Requests for Reasonable Accommodation will be accepted during the hiring process.

    Preference to internal applicants may be applied.

    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.

    *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.

    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.

    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.

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

    Hours of Work: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or as assigned/required Employee Group: C.U.P.E.

    Position Reports To: Wastewater Treatment Supervisor


    1. If and when the temporary position becomes permanent, the successful applicant to this bulletin will automatically receive this position and a further bulletin will not be necessary.
    2. 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.
    3. Applicants being considered will be required to undergo a medical assessment at the Occupational Health Branch.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. The successful applicant will 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.
    8. 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.
    9. The successful applicant will be required to provide a Notice of Driver’s Licence In Force document upon request.
    10. The successful applicant will be required to complete job specific training required for this position as directed.

    Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

  • 18 Apr 2023 12:55 PM | Anonymous

    Assistant Waterworks Manager

    The Town of Gillam, Manitoba, is seeking a driven, motivated individual to become the new Assistant Waterworks Manger who is willing to grow amongst their team and reinforce their values.

    The Town of Gillam, located in northern Manitoba 300km northeast of Thompson, is a vibrant, progressive, family friendly community with a proud history and exciting future. The community has an abundance of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast such as hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and more.  

    As the Assistant Waterworks Manager, you will work with a collaborative team to ensure that quality water is delivered to the community, and clean, treated wastewater is returned to the local environment. Reporting to the Waterworks Manager, you will contribute to the success of the operation by performing preventative maintenance, quality assurance, and providing effective solutions. A new $35M Water Treatment Plant is expected to be operational in the next 6 months, and at $10M upgrade to the Sewage Plant is on the near horizon.

    Some duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Directing operators on the crew and monitoring plant performance and equipment.
    • Implementing best operational practices within the operations team.
    • Performing operator duties and recording quality operational records.
    • Making decisions regarding plant isolations, plant operations, and performance to meet or exceed conditions of the Contract requirements and the Regulatory Requirements.
    • Performing field tests for troubleshooting and implementing process improvements.
    • Reviewing computerized operating and laboratory data.
    • Working with the Maintenance team to ensure that the Plant is maintained properly.

    for more information!

    • Possess a Level III or higher Water Treatment Operator License within the Province of Manitoba (or equivalent certification from other provinces) – preference will be given to those who hold a Class IIII   
    • Possess a Level II or higher Wastewater Treatment Operator License within the Province of Manitoba (or equivalent certification from other provinces)
    • Possess or willing to obtain Class I Water Distribution license
    • Possess or willing to obtain Class I Wastewater Collection license
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
    • Effective interpersonal and public relations skills
    • Decision making with a proactive approach
    • Time management
    • Computer skills
    • Facilitation and planning
    • Leadership skills to empower others

    If you would like more information about this position, please visit or contact Brehanna Lemon, Talent Acquisition Associate, Legacy Bowes at (204) 934-8836.

    If you believe you can make a strong contribution to the Town of Gillam in the role of Assistant Waterworks Manager, please submit your resume in confidence to quoting #223172.


      Suite 101 - 1075 - Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R8 204.947.5525 -

  • 17 Apr 2023 11:00 AM | Anonymous



    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.

  • 05 Apr 2023 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    Wastewater Treatment Operator (Portage la Prairie, MB)

    Simplot Canada (II) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company. The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


    This position is responsible for daily operations of environmental protection equipment and maintaining the requirements of Simplot’s environmental license.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Ensures that all company and plant environmental policies are adhered to, and is directly responsible for maintaining compliance with the facility’s environmental license.
    • Ensures operation and monitoring requirements have been met for environmental protection systems.
    • Ensures that equipment is operated in a safe and efficient manner in order to maximize treatment efficiency and minimize treatment costs.
    • Maintains all equipment in good working order, or causes such maintenance as is required to be performed by competent people.
    • Dismantles, scrubs, and cleans equipment on a regular basis in order to maintain a clean work area, and ensures preventative maintenance of equipment is regularly occurring.
    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize and respond to all troubleshooting situations.
    • Must demonstrate understanding and the ability to discuss environmental systems, process, and equipment.
    • Ensures accuracy, completeness and timeliness of documents, testing, sampling, and recording.

    Typical Education

    • Wastewater Operator Certification or Bachelor of Science or Engineering

    Relevant Experience

    • 2+ years relevant experience

    Required Certifications

    • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record
    • Province of Manitoba Level 2 Wastewater Operator Certification or equivalent – Preferred
    • Province of Manitoba Level 3 Wastewater Operator Certification or equivalent – Preferred
    • Bachelor of Science in relevant field – Will be considered
    Job Requisition ID: 13299 
    Travel Required: None 
    Location(s): FG Plant - Portage la Prairie 
    Country: Canada 

    ** Simplot Canada (II) Limited is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

    If you require technical assistance, please email us at

  • 29 Mar 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    We are now accepting applications for:

    Journeyperson ICI
    **More than one position may be filled from this competition**

    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.

    Mandatory Qualifications & Experience

    • 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.

    Preferred Qualifications & Experience

    • 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.

    NOTE: The qualifications are not intended to limit the opportunities for interested candidates but provide the candidates with an understanding of the level of expertise required in this position.

    Competition # 230044

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

    Posted on: March 29, 2023  

    Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm on April 14, 2023.

    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:

    $37.58 per hour - 2023 rates.

    Position Conditions:

    This permanent, full-time opportunity of 40 hours per week. 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.

    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.

    If you are interested in finding out more about the City of Brandon job opportunities as soon as they are posted, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter!

  • 24 Mar 2023 3:32 PM | Anonymous

    Position Title:

    Utility Operator

    Competition No:




    Close Date:

    May 5th, 2023, at 4:00 p.m.

    Position Details:

    Probation Rate: $32.70
    2018-2021 CBA Rate
    Regular Rate: $34.42
    2018-2021 CBA Rate
    Hours of Work: 40 hours/week
    Employment Type: Permanent

    About Us:

    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 Opportunity:

    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.

    Job Duties:

    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 30 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.

    Qualifications and Minimum Requirements:

    Minimum Requirements shall include:

    • 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.
    • A minimum of four (4) years experience within a similar Water/Wastewater Treatment Facility operation in a municipal corporation, or comparable education and training.
    • 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.


    Visit our website to apply online via our Career Connecter website. Applicants will need to create a profile and submit an application for consideration.


    This permanent unionized position is open to all applicants. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on May 5th, 2023.

    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.

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

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

  • 07 Mar 2023 10:00 AM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    Northern Affairs Community Water Operator Positions:

    Manitoba Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations is looking for temporary back-up Operators, who can fill in for Northern Affairs Community Water and Wastewater Operators when they go on training, vacation or leave.  Positions would be located in small communities throughout Northern Manitoba.  They would report to the Northern Affairs Community Administrative Officer (CAO) under contract with the Community Council.  Salaries would range from $15.21 to $25.90 per hour depending on experience and certification, plus travel and expenses. Minimum call-out would be 3 hours, with some positions requiring the Operator to be on site for up to a week or more.  Some full-time positions are also available.

    Duties may include such things as:

    • Conducting daily checks and water quality tests as required by the Manitoba government and for proper system operation;
    • Collecting water samples and arranging transportation to an accredited laboratory for analysis;
    • Preparing chlorine solutions, adjusting chemical dosages, backwashing media filters or maintaining membrane filters;
    • Responding to adverse water quality tests, equipment failures or other emergencies as needed, including emergency reporting to the provincial Office of Drinking Water, and with remote support from IRNR staff;
    • Maintaining records or logbook of work done, problems reported and how the problem was corrected;
    • Maintaining the system in a clean, secure and orderly condition;
    • Notifying Council and the department in writing of any needed repairs;
    • Providing support and oversight when repairs are conducted; and
    • Taking all reasonable steps and precautions to ensure a safe water supply for the community.
    Please send resumes to or call 204-232-0022 for more information.
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