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  • 21 Aug 2018 10:54 AM | Iva Last (Administrator)

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

    QUALIFICATIONS:  The City of Portage la Prairie is a Class IV facility and a Class 4 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment is required, in addition to a Class 2 Certificate in Wastewater Collections.  Each level of certification requires a specific exam, level of education, operating experience and DRC time. The successful candidate must hold and maintain a Class 5 Province of Manitoba driver’s license.  This position requires operators to work at heights and in confined spaces.

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

    * Grade 12

    * 4 years post-secondary education in a science related field

    * 4 years operating experience with 2 year of DRC time (Direct responsible charge)

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


    Applicants with a minimum 2 years post-secondary education in a related field may be considered on an under-fill basis.  Required Certifications to be obtained within specific time frame as per the guidelines outlined in the collective agreement.


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


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


    SALARY: The rate of pay for this position ranges from $23.50 to $32.89 per hour dependant on education, experience and qualifications.  


    This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please forward applications with the competition number 2018-12 to 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:


    We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

  • 05 Apr 2018 8:53 AM | Iva Last (Administrator)

    Entry Level Wastewater Operator – 12 Month Term

    Freezerco, a division of the HyLife organization, is seeking an Entry Level Wastewater Operator to join the team. This position is based at the R3 Innovations Industrial Wastewater treatment facility in the vibrant community of Neepawa, Manitoba which has a reputation for its beauty and high quality of life. To sustain its position as a premier supplier of quality food products HyLife strives to employ talented and motivated people who are capable of reaching the cutting edge of their discipline.


    This position will include the following responsibilities and day-to-day functions:

    ·       Report on plant performance

    ·       Assist in daily operations in accordance with provincial legislation

    ·       Complete lab testing and sampling

    ·       Light maintenance on pumps and equipment

    ·       Other duties as assigned


    The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:

    ·       Completion of Grade 12 Diploma; or GED

    • Preference will be given to: Related Post-Secondary education in Wastewater Treatment/Waste Water Collection, OIT, and Level 1 or greater
    • Valid driver license
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and orally
    • Proficient in MS Office and an ability to adapt to other software applications
    • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently as the need requires
    • Must be available for day or evening shifts
    • Strong focus on food safety and workplace safety

    Opportunities and training to obtain certification will be provided for the right candidate.


    HyLife has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies.

    If you have the qualifications and the passion to meet this challenge then we would like to explore your potential. Please apply online at


    Freezerco is a wholly owned subsidiary of HyLife

    Applicants who are not currently eligible to work in Canada will not be considered for this position.

    We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.



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