Wastewater Operator

Resort Municipality of Whistler

Wastewater Operator

CUPE Regular Full Time
Posting No. 96-19 
September 10, 2019

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is a one-of-a-kind community and is often recognized as the number one mountain and ski resort destination in North America. It has a thriving four-season events calendar, and arts and culture sector. Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Financially sound and responsive to an engaged mayor and council, this is a high performance municipal organization serving a community of almost 12,000 people and three million annual visitors. As an economic generator of over $1.53 billion annually, Whistler is key to British Columbia’s tourism economy.

The Utilities Group Department of the Infrastructure Services division has an opportunity for qualified individuals to apply for the position of Wastewater Operator. Reporting to Chief Operator Wastewater, this position offers 76.5 hours bi-weekly starting as soon as possible.

Wastewater operators are responsible for the wastewater collection system and the wastewater treatment process, as well as directing Level I and Operator Trainee’s in the operations of the systems and in accordance with Ministry of Environment regulations and municipal standards. This position may be required to respond in an on-call capacity.

Qualified candidates possess a grade 12 diploma and completion of a post-secondary Environmental Monitoring (EM) or Water and Wastewater Technology (WWT) program or may have trades certifications in plumbing, electrical, millwright, pipe fitting or power engineering supplemented by approximately 2-4 years of progressive related work experience. Qualified candidates shall possess the abilities to read and interpret drawings; operate and maintain a variety of equipment; assist with the maintenance and repairs of mechanical equipment such as pumps, valves, and instrumentation when needed; update, maintain, and review daily logged data; and oversee outside contractors in the absence of supervisory staff. As well must have knowledge of WorkSafeBC regulations and occupational hazards related to the work and the strength, stamina and coordination to permit the performance of outdoor work in all weather conditions.

The successful candidate demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, proven success in training and development of staff and the ability to plan, assign, and review the work of operators and other subordinates with economy and efficiency with respect to time, equipment, and materials. The successful candidate also has a strong initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision and will work well with others and contribute to a positive teamwork environment.

It is preferred that candidates possess the EOCP Wastewater certifications in either Collections or Treatment Levels 1 - 4 however, candidates with work experience eligible towards the completion of the EOCP Wastewater certifications may be considered. Additionally, all candidates must possess a valid BC Class 5 driver’s license and must provide a satisfactory drivers abstract prior to beginning employment.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application online at www.whistler.ca/careers

Posting No. 96-19 | Deadline for applications is Sunday, September 29, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is committed to being an equal opportunity employer who embraces and respects diversity.

Organization: Resort Municipality of Whistler
Location: Whistler, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Sewer & Wastewater
Posted: September 11, 2019, 11:55 am
Expires: September 29, 2019, 4:59 pm

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