Water Treatment Plant Operator


Closing Date: Feb 22, 2019 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 19-14

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Water Treatment Plant Operator. Under the direction of the Water Resources Manager, the incumbent performs highly skilled operational and maintenance work in a complex ultra filtration membrane plant. Work involves making independent decisions and performing operational and maintenance duties in order to maintain water quality that meets or exceeds all compliance criteria outlined in the City's Operating Permit and Provincial and/or Canadian Drinking Water Legislation. The position is responsible and accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the City's water treatment system ensuring the production and delivery of safe, potable drinking water. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see the attached PDF job description below.


Applicants must have completed Grade 12 and have a diploma from a recognized technical institute in Water Quality Technology. Possession of a Level III EOCP Water Treatment Certificate or eligibility in British Columbia for the same is required, plus 1 year of experience in operating at Level III water treatment plant operations. Applicants must have a Chlorine Handler Certificate and a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a unionized position.  $36.77 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2018 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 to employment.opportunities@nanaimo.ca referencing the specific competition 19-14 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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