Water Treatment Plant Operator

Department: Public Works

Closing Date: Jun 03, 2022 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 22-77

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Water Treatment Plant Operator.
Under the direction of the Manager, Water Resources, the incumbent performs highly skilled operational and maintenance work in a complex ultra filtration membrane plant. Work involves making operational 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 a diploma from a recognized technical institute in Water Quality Technology, a valid and in good standing level III EOCP Water Treatment Certificate or equivalent provincial certification with a provincial sharing certification reciprocity, plus 1 year of experience in operating at Level III water treatment plant operations, possession of a valid Chlorine Handler Certification, and a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a unionized position. $39.81 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2022 Rate), based on a 12 hour 4 days on, 4 days off rotation. The Water Treatment Plant has an approved DRC plan, which can provide the successful candidate with up to 1,253 Direct Responsible Charge hours per year. Relocation assistance may be provided to the successful applicant.


Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials.
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 22-77 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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