Operator 2 - Regional District of Nanaimo

Regional District of Nanaimo

Notice of Employment Opportunity

Operator 2

Nanaimo, BC

Permanent Full-Time
Wastewater Services
Competition No.: 2021-001E

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Operator 2 in the Wastewater Services department at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre.

Reporting to the Chief Operator, the successful candidates will be responsible for a variety of duties including the inspection of all systems to ensure proper operation; sampling and laboratory analysis on a rotational basis; operation and maintenance of the centrifuge and polymer systems; operation of the forklift and loader; maintenance of laboratory and operational records and log books; handling and transfer of chemicals to plant and pump stations, and for performing emergency systems tests; and other related duties. Duties also include Operator on-call duties and responding to call outs.

Applicants must possess a post-secondary diploma in Water and Wastewater Technology, supplemented with an Environmental Operators Certification Program Class 2 certificate in Wastewater Treatment, which includes three (3) years of acceptable operating experience at a Class I or higher facility or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A thorough knowledge of treatment process, laboratory procedures, a knowledge of electrical, instrumentation, pipe fitting, welding, SCADA systems and computer skills are required. A knowledge of safe work procedures, WHMIS, Emergency First Aid for Industry, and the transportation of dangerous goods is also required. The incumbents must also possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and have a good mechanical aptitude. This position also includes carrying a pager on a rotational basis and responding to call outs. It is expected that the successful candidates will reside within 20 minutes of the facility they work at.

These are permanent full-time (40 hours per week) Union Positions. The (2020) rate of pay is $32.31 to $34.01 per hour. The position offers an attractive benefits package as provided within the collective agreement between the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401.


  • Post-secondary diploma in Water and Wastewater Technology
  • Environmental Operators Certification Program Class 2 certificate in Wastewater Treatment
  • Three (3) years of acceptable operating experience at a Class 1 or higher facility

Please quote competition 2021-001E and submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining your education, experience, and qualifications as they relate to this position and submit via email to rdncareers@rdn.bc.ca. Please submit via .pdf or MS Word format. You can also create a profile and submit online at:

Internal Candidates
External Candidates

Applications will be accepted until:
4:00 pm, on March 10, 2021

Visit the RDN website at www.rdn.bc.ca for more information on the Regional District of Nanaimo.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

Job Description

Organization: Regional District of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Sewer & Wastewater Services, Water Services
Posted: February 23, 2021, 8:28 am
Expires: March 10, 2021, 4:00 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Rate: $32.31 Hour

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