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Employment Opportunity – Water & Wastewater Operator

The deadline to apply is August 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm.
August 4, 2022

The Corporation of the Town of Cochrane

Employment Opportunity - Water and Wastewater Operator Class 1
Posting Details
Job Title
Water and Wastewater Operator Class 1
Infrastructure Services
Cochrane, Ontario
Immediate Supervisor
Infrastructure Supervisor/ORO
Rate of Pay
As per the Collective Agreement
As per the Collective Agreement
Hours of Work
40 hours, varies based on operational requirements
Position Status
Full-Time Permanent
Application Deadline
August 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Job Description

The Corporation of the Town of Cochrane is engaging in a new initiative to enhance service level to its communities. We pride ourselves on fostering an environment of collaboration and respect and are looking for dedicated qualified candidate to join us.

The Town of Cochrane is looking for water and wastewater operator to join their team to in Cochrane, Ontario

Reporting to the Infrastructure Supervisor, and ORO, the Water and Wastewater Operator is responsible for ensuring 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. The Water and Wastewater Operator will also be on call on a rotation basis.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Valid Water Treatment Class 1, Water Distribution Class 1, Wastewater Treatment Class 1 and Wastewater Collection Class
  • Valid Operator In Training (O.I.T.) or the ability to obtain 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
  • Training in WHMIS, CPR, First Aid or related courses is an asset.
  • A Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check is required for this position prior to the commencement date.
Requirements & Responsibilities

Duties Include:

  • 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
Additional Details

The above represents only a brief description of the general requirements. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by emailing their resumes to hr@cochraneontario.com with subject line “Water and Wastewater Operator” before 12:00 P.M. on August 18th, 2022.

What’s next
Once you apply, we’ll review your resume to determine if your skills and experience match the qualifications for the role and only qualified candidates will be contacted for next steps. If you move forward, the process may include an interview, written/practical test, and reference check.

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