Utility Systems Operator

Tsawwassen First Nation


Utility Systems Operator

Temp 18 Months

Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) has invested more than $100 million in new infrastructure, including a $27-million wastewater treatment plant, essential for the development taking place on its Treaty Lands. The TFN Wastewater Treatment Plant is a state of the art EOCP level III facility commissioned in January of 2016. It was designed to treat up to 8,000 M3 per day.  The final effluent is treated to re-use quality (purple pipe).  The process utilizes Xylem’s proprietary Intermittent Control Extended Aeration System with effluent filtration and UV disinfection.

This TFN facility and infrastructure is highly automated, with water and wastewater systems that will require ongoing maintenance and servicing. The Utility Systems Operator will provide the ongoing maintenance of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems and assist at the Wastewater Treatment plant as required

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely monitoring and maintenance of the sewage collection and water distribution systems
  • Participate in an “on call” system for after-hours and week-end system emergencies
  • Collect water quality samples
  • Respond to ratepayer complaints and queries
  • Work as part of a cooperative team effort, to maintain and repair as required, the “underground” sewage collection, 27 Lift stations, water distribution and stormwater drainage systems, including pump stations, hydrants, valves, meters and PRVs
  • Maintain EOCP certification by completing required training and coursework
  • Will be cross-trained to provide backup to the sewage treatment plant operators 
Duties may be re-assigned as required 

  • Current Level 1 or 2 Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) certification in water distribution and/or wastewater collection
  • Experience working safely and effectively in the wastewater collection and storm water collection systems, including hands on experience of installation, maintenance and repair of sewer main, storm mains, lift stations, pumps, pressure reducing valves (PRVs), manholes, and other related collection system components
  • Mechanical/Electrical educational Background
  • Work experience in a water/sewer treatment plant environment highly desirable
  • Experience in operation and maintenance of electrical and/or instrumentation systems
  • Knowledge of preventive, predictive maintenance and condition monitoring techniques
  • Excellent written and verbal communication. Able to communicate professionally with customers, engineers, owners and contractors
  • Valid class 5 driver's license with drivers abstract
  • Criminal background check required
  • Preferred: Current Work Safe BC “OFA level 1” certification
  • Preferred: Current confined space entry and rescue certification

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to hr@tsawwassenfirstnation.com

Wages:  Commensurate with qualifications with an excellent benefits plan including Municipal pension Plan

We wish to thank all interested applicants; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Pursuant to the Tsawwassen First Nation Government Employees Act, first priority in hiring among qualified applicants will be given to Tsawwassen Members, second priority to spouses (as defined in s. 3 (1) of the BC Family Law Act) of Tsawwassen Members, and third priority to members of other First Nations. If you fall within one of these categories and you wish to have this voluntary information considered as part of your application, please indicate the applicable category in your cover letter.

Organization: Tsawwassen First Nation
Location: Tsawwassen, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Public Works & Operations, Sewer & Wastewater Services
Posted: May 21, 2020, 4:12 pm
Expires: June 25, 2020, 4:30 pm

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