Wastewater/Drainage Operator

Department: Public Works

Closing Date: Sep 24, 2021 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 21-103

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Wastewater/Drainage Operator. Under the direction of a supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day and emergency operation, maintenance, and construction of sanitary and storm sewer collection systems. The Operator will perform work functions that ensure compliance to established policies and procedures, OH&S, WSBC, and MOE regulations and requirements and provide for safe, efficient, and reliable collection and transportation of wastewater in the sanitary and storm sewer systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see attached PDF job description below.


Applicants must have a valid and in good standing EOCP Level II Certificate (Wastewater Collection) or equivalent Provincial Certification with a Provincial Sharing Certification Reciprocity. A minimum 3 years’ experience working in municipal utility installation and maintenance is required. Applicants must possess a valid BC Class 3 Driver’s Licence with Air Endorsement.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a unionized position. $36.28 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2021 Rate), based on a 40 hour work week.  A comprehensive benefit package is included.  


To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to employment.opportunities@nanaimo.ca referencing the specific competition 21-103 by the application deadline.

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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Resumes and cover letters must be submitted in either ".docx" or PDF format. File types ".doc" will not be accepted.


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