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Employment Opportunity – Water and Wastewater Operator

The deadline to apply is November 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm.
November 7, 2022

The Corporation of the Town of Cochrane

Employment Opportunity - Water & Wastewater Operator
Posting Details
Job Title
Water & Wastewater Operator
Infrastructure Services
Cochrane, Ontario
Immediate Supervisor
Infrastructure Supervisor
Rate of Pay
As per the Collective Agreement
As per the Collective Agreement
Hours of Work
40 hours/week
Position Status
Full Time – Permanent
Application Deadline
November 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Job Description

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

Education/Qualification/Experience/ Skills:

  • 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
  • Knowledge and experience with SCADA systems
  • 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 with Vulnerable Sector Check is required for this position before commencement.
Requirements & Responsibilities


  • Maintaining the safe operations and integrity of the water and wastewater plant
  • Daily Rounds of Facilities
  • Testing and sampling for the systems and the plants
  • Perform appropriate adjustments to chemical feed rates and mixing of chemicals
  • Maintenance at the plants
  • Maintaining the safe operations and integrity of the distribution and collection system
  • Hydrant flushing, leak detection, valve exercising, Manhole inspections, Sanitary Sewer Flushing
  • Water Main repairs and Wastewater main repairs
  • Flush Blocked Sewers
  • Interaction with public and ability to handle their concerns (after hour’s calls)
  • Perform lead hand duties
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
Additional Details

The above represents only a brief description of the general requirements.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please email a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications to:

Subject line: “Water & Wastewater Operator”

Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, November 28, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. EST.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for further screening, or an interview will be contacted.


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