Deadline to apply is Friday, November 3rd, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.
October 13, 2023

The Corporation of the Town of Cochrane

Employment Opportunity - Water and Wastewater Operator
Posting Details
Job Title
Water and Wastewater Operator
Water Department
Immediate Supervisor
Environmental Services and Compliance Supervisor
Rate of Pay
$35.95 per hour
Benefits and Defined Benefit Pension
Hours of Work
40 hours per week, Monday to Friday (On-call as required)
Position Status
Permanent Full-time
Application Deadline
Friday, November 3rd, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.
Job Summary

The Town of Cochrane is currently seeking highly skilled individuals for a Water and Wastewater Operator, within our Infrastructure Services Department, to join the team in Cochrane, Ontario. The successful individual will be responsible for the safe and compliant delivery of water and wastewater services for the Town of Cochrane. The Water and Wastewater Operator will operate a water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant, maintenance of a distribution system and collection system on a rotation.  They will display their best collaboration and communication skills while safely and competently carrying out the position’s duties.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Valid Water Treatment Class 3, Water Distribution Class 1, Wastewater Treatment Class 2 and Wastewater Collection Class 2.
  • Valid Water Treatment Class 2 or 1 may be considered.
  • Must possess a valid Chlorine handling certificate.
  • Working knowledge and application of Systems Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Alarm Dialer systems.
  • Must be available to work overtime and on-call assignments 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, as required consistent with the provisions of the collective agreement.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills to prioritize workload and perform tasks without direct supervision.
  • A valid Class “D” license with “Z” endorsement or the ability to obtain Class “D” license with “Z” endorsement within 6 months of hire with a valid Class G driver’s license.
  • Required to be on-call 24 hours a day on a weekly rotation.
  • Ability to read and understand current legislation as it pertains to the Hours of Work legislation, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act, Minimum Maintenance Standards, Municipal policies, Operational Guidelines, and other legislation and laws as applicable.
  • Ability to operate small hand tools and equipment, i.e., chainsaw, weed eater.
  • First Aid/CPR Certification, WHMIS training.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to deal with members of the public, council, and all levels of staff.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative consistently with a commitment to quality improvement, sharing process improvement initiatives with management.
  • Demonstrated time-management skills with the ability to prioritize assigned workloads and meet deadlines.
  • Basic skill level with Computer and digital devices and related software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills to prioritize workload and perform tasks without direct supervision.
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required for this position before commencement.
Requirements & Responsibilities

Please see the Water and Wastewater Operator Job Description for the complete requirements and responsibilities for this position.

Additional Details

Thank you for your interest.  We encourage qualified candidates to email their resume and cover letter to HR@cochraneontario.com on or before November 3rd, 2023, at 3:00 PM.  Please write “Water and Wastewater Operator” in the subject line.

The Town of Cochrane is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process.  We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  If you need accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please call (705) 272-4361.

Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act.

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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