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  • 02 Mar 2023 11:39 AM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    The Rural Municipality of Macdonald

    Water Facility Operator

    The Rural Municipality of Macdonald is currently recruiting a full-time Water Facility Operator.  The Macdonald Regional Water Facility is located in Sanford, Manitoba, approximately 20 km southwest of Winnipeg and serves approximately 8,000 rural and urban customers.

    Reporting to the Water Treatment Facility Manager, the Water Facility Operator is responsible for performing duties related to the operation, monitoring, repair and maintenance of all water and wastewater systems within the Municipality.

    In this role you will assist with the operation and maintenance of a Class 4 Ultrafiltration/Reverse Osmosis membrane treatment process, a Class 2 water distribution system and five rural reservoirs. Conduct regularly scheduled water analysis to ensure Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines are met.  Collect, record, and analyze data daily, performing necessary adjustments to optimize system performance.  Monitor and control operations in part using a SCADA system.  Participate in regular inspections and maintenance of the primary treatment facility, rural reservoirs and distribution system. 

    In order to meet compliance with Provincial Legislation, the Water Facility Operator is required to assume the role of Operator in Charge on a rotational basis, or as directed by the Facility Manager.

    The preferred candidate will have:

    • A grade 12 education, GED, or equivalent,
    •  A minimum 2 years post secondary education in the Sciences, Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Studies or related fields,
    •  Valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License,
    • Experience in the plumbing, electrical, instrumentation and mechanical fields would be considered an asset,
    •  Provincial certification in Water Treatment or Distribution would be considered an asset.

    The ideal candidate will be a strong team player, with the ability work effectively independently and with minimal supervision.  Have proven time management, organization, leadership, and communication skills.  Be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with employees at all organizational levels, external contacts, and the public.  Adept at troubleshooting and creatively problem solving in, at times, challenging and stressful circumstances.  Possess strong computer skills and familiarity with SCADA control, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.  Comfortable working with tools, chemical handling and able to lift up to 50 pounds.  Participate in the rotational schedule which involves some weekend and holiday work.  Able and willing to perform standby duties and handle emergency call-out situations after hours, as required.

    This is a permanent, full-time (40 hour per week) position with a starting salary hourly rate of $ 28.44 to $41.68 per hour dependent upon qualifications, certification and experience.  The Municipality offers a comprehensive benefits package.

    Please submit your cover letter and resume with references by April 10, 2023 at 4:00pm to:

    Moriah Gross
    Water Treatment Facility Manager
    Box 100
    Sanford, MB
    R0G 2J0

    We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

  • 07 Feb 2023 1:30 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    City of Portage La Prairie
    Class 4 Water Pollution Control Facility Operator
    Posting # 2021-12

    Under the direction of the Water Pollution Control Facility Supervisor, the operator ensures the safe and effective monitoring and operation of the wastewater treatment processes and equipment and acts as Operator in Charge as required. 

    QUALIFICATIONS:  The City of Portage la Prairie is a Class IV facility and Class 4 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment is required, as well as Class 2 Certificate in Wastewater Collections. The successful candidate must hold and maintain a Class 5 Province of Manitoba driver’s license. This position requires operators to work at heights and in confined spaces.

    Criteria needed to obtain a Class 4 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment:

    * Grade 12
    * 4 years post-secondary education in a science related field
    * 4 years operating experience with 2 year of DRC time (Direct responsible charge)

    * Passed all certification exams (Class 1 to Class 4)

    Applicants with a minimum 2 years post-secondary education or 90 CEU in a related field, or those with 2 or more years of Level 3 WWT DRC experience may be considered on an under-fill basis.  Under-fills must clearly indicate on their resume the total number of years for operating experience, any DRC time, and total number of CEUs obtained to properly evaluate application. Each level of certification requires a specific exam, level of education, operating experience and DRC time.  Certification to be obtained within specific time frame as per the guidelines outlined in the collective agreement. 

    For more information on the requirements needed to achieve a Province of MB Class 4 Certification please visit

    HOURS OF WORK: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, 1 hour for lunch, Monday to Friday.  Required to work one weekend per month and be on standby one week a month. (Shifts may be changed due to operational requirements). Employees on standby duties are required to carry a pager must be able to report to work within thirty minutes period.

    SALARY: The rate of pay for this position ranges from $26.65 to $36.31 per hour dependant on education, experience and qualifications. 

    Please forward applications attention to the Human Resources Office, City of Portage la Prairie, 97 Saskatchewan Ave East, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0L8, FAX (204) 239-1532.

    Email Address:          Website:

    The selection committee intends to review applications as early as Friday March 3, 2023; however, applications may continue to be accepted until the right candidate is found.

    The City of Portage la Prairie 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 applying; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

  • 10 Jan 2023 2:00 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)


    The Town of Virden has an immediate opening for a Utilities Foreman to be part of a working team that ensures the safe and effective monitoring and operation of the Town’s Utilities Department. This position reports directly to the Utilities Manager or in their absence, the Chief Administrative Officer.


    • High school diploma or equivalent combination of training and experience.
    • Must have a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s License.
    • A Level II certificate in Water Treatment and Level III in Wastewater Treatment, Level II Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection or the ability to obtain in a timely manner.


    • Minimum 5 years experience in the operation of a Water or Wastewater Treatment facility.
    • Experience in the operation and maintenance of a Wastewater Collection and a Water Distribution system.
    • Experience in scheduling and supervising staff.
    • Ability to deal with the general public in a polite and courteous manner.
    • Capable of producing and maintaining accurate records, reports and related paperwork.


    8:00 am to 5:00 pm with one hour for lunch, Monday to Friday. This position is required to work weekends on a rotating basis and carry an on-call phone during their week of standby duties.

    Employees on Standby duties must be able to report to work within a fifteen-minute period.


    Starting rate of pay for this position ranges from 28.57 to 29.95 per hour dependent on education, experience, levels of certification held and qualifications.

    Please send resumes with a cover letter to:

    Rhonda Stewart, CMMA
    Chief Administrative Officer
    236 Wellington Street West
    Box 310
    Virden, MB R0M 2C0

    Phone: (204) 748-2440
    Fax: (204) 748-2501

    This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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