Leadhand, Utility Stations - City of Whitehorse

City of Whitehorse

Leadhand, Utility Stations - 1101

Status of Position
Permanent Full Time

Position Description
Job posting closes: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm (MST)

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part- time, term or casual vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going to the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted. Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.

This position is covered by a collective agreement between the City of Whitehorse and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Yukon Employees Union.

Leadhand, Utility Stations
Job Code:224

Department: Water & Waste Services Job Summary:

This incumbent ensures the effective and efficient use of resources to ensure quality, public health and safety of water and wastewater operations and facilities in compliance with all statutory and legislative requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee, coordinate, operate, monitor, adjust, inspect and maintain all water and sewage treatment, collection, and distribution systems and facilities.
  2. Assist in providing leadership in all human resource areas, including recruitment and performance management consistent with collective agreements and city policies. Establish work schedules, resolve work-related issues.
  3. Manage operational and control methodology to ensure system wide integrity. Program, test and maintain the alarm and monitoring systems including SCADA system controls and related alarm systems.
  4. Identify and take corrective actions for advanced to major treatment plant operations to ensure compliance with all statutory, regulatory and internal procedures and processes.
  5. Operate, calibrate, maintain and repair all water and sewage systems including pumping, circulation and pressure regulating stations, groundwater wells, water reservoirs, sewage treatment facilities, sanitary and storm sewer lift stations.
  6. Conduct chemical, physical and bacteriological sampling of potable water, record results and implement adjustments as required. Operate, test and calibrate analyzers and chemical dosage control and measuring equipment.
  7. Develop and maintain standard operating procedures, maintenance and asset management systems.
  8. Take daily readings, log irregularities, compile statistics and prepare and maintain accurate records.
  9. Maintain an inventory of supplies, order and purchase replacements in a timely fashion, in accordance with City procurement processes.
  10. Maintain a tidy sanitary appearance of the water and wastewater treatment plants.
  11. Act as Supervisor, Utility Stations, as assigned.
  12. Follow, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.
  13. Other related duties.

This description contains elements necessary for identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Position Requirements
Working Conditions:
Considerable exposure to disagreeable conditions such as dust/dirt, fumes/odours, inclement weather, temperature extremes bodily wastes/fluids, human waste, fats, oils, rancid food grease, raw sewage, hazardous chemicals and work in confined spaces. Works either four 10-hour shifts or five 8-hour shifts per week, anytime between 0700 - 0700 hours, Sunday to Saturday. Provides on-call coverage as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • 2 year diploma in a related field and 4 years’ operating experience at a Class 1 or higher facility in each of the three different fields: Wastewater Treatment, Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection or Level III certification in each field.
  • 1 year supervisory experience and 1 year on the job training (4 months in each field).
  • Water Quality and Sampling for Water & Wastewater (14 hrs.), WHMIS & TDG Certificate; Standard First Aid, Level C CPR; Confined Space Entrant/Attendant; Fall Arrest Course; Chlorine Handling Certificate; Hazard Assessment and Control Course; Plant High Voltage Safety; Self Contained Breathing Apparatus; Pumps, Theory, Operation & Maintenance (35 hrs)
  • Knowledge of SCADA systems and process controls, operating and repairing systems including valves, pumps and systems are considered is an asset.
  • Lab experience with chemicals and sampling, testing and interpretation is preferred.
  • Proven ability to concentrate, pay attention to detail, organize, priority set and be a team player. Ability to work with little supervision and function in a multidiscipline environment.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:
Motorized vehicles and equipment including: service trucks, skidoo, boat/motor, ATV, chlorine dosage feed systems & monitoring equipment, electrolysis chlorine generation equipment, sodium hypochlorite chemical feed &monitoring equipment, pumps, truck mounted hoist equipment, safety harness, generators, chain falls & slings, hand and power tools, self- contained breathing apparatus, gas detectors and computers including software for SCADA, computerized maintenance systems and computer applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Work Tech.

Other Details:
Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through the City's online Applicant system via www.whitehorse.ca/careers. Instructions on applications are provided at https://www.whitehorse.ca/departments/human-resources/how-to-apply. If you have any further questions regarding this posting, please contact the recruiter at HR@whitehorse.ca.

To apply for this position, you are required to submit your resume.

Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the recruiting process.

At the time this posting closes, candidates must have valid and current licenses/certifications/education that match the position requirements. Candidates who are selected to continue with the recruiting process will be required to provide proof of qualifications during their interview.

Employment Contract

$40.93 to $48.15 per hour

Hours Per Week
4 X 10 or 5 X 8 Hours

Guaranteed Minimum Hours

Start Date of Position

Number of Hires Needed

Organization: City of Whitehorse
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Region: Southern
Professional Category(s): Public Works & Operations, Sewer & Wastewater Services, Water Services
Posted: February 1, 2021, 11:14 am
Expires: March 1, 2021, 5:00 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years
Rate: $40.93 Hour

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