Sewage Treatment Plant Operator (Level I, II or III) - Comox Valley Regional District

Comox Valley Regional District

 




Sewage Treatment Plant Operator (Level I, II or III)
 

Term full-time (up to 12 months), 40 hours per week
 
We are currently accepting applications for a full-time Sewage Treatment Plant Operator to join our Wastewater Services team for a period of up to 12 months. The Sewage Treatment Plant Operator is responsible for assisting in the operation, maintenance, repair and upkeep of the Comox Valley Water Pollution Control Centre, pump stations and other related equipment and facilities including the landfill gas collection system located at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. Reporting to the Manager of Wastewater Services, the primary responsibilities of this role include:

  • Installing, operating and maintaining pumps, generators, motors, instrumentation, heavy equipment and other wastewater and landfill gas collection system equipment and structures;
  • Collecting and reporting data from instrumentation and alarms, diagnosing routine operational problems and taking appropriate remedial action and conducting repairs;
  • Assisting trades personnel in repair work as required;
  • Performing various laboratory tests, recording and maintaining information for process control, inventory control and plant maintenance;  
  • Assisting with the unloading, storage, transfer and closing of bulk and packaged chemicals;
  • Performing a variety of general housekeeping duties such as painting, cleaning and landscape maintenance;
  • Testing, calibrating, maintaining and repairing equipment utilized in the operation, repair and maintenance of wastewater and landfill gas collection facilities.


Our ideal candidate is:

  • Safety-conscious with a demonstrated commitment to safe work practices;
  • Team oriented with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Detail oriented with the ability to keep accurate and complete records;
  • Mechanically inclined;
  • Flexible in working extra hours on standby and emergency call-out on a rotational basis;
  • Experienced in the operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater systems (see detailed requirements below).


The minimum qualification requirement for this position is EOCP Municipal Wastewater Treatment Certification Class 1 or eligible for certification within six months of hire.
For Level I:

  • Over one up to and including two years of directly related experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater systems;
  • Certified with EOCP (Municipal Wastewater Treatment Certification Class 1) or eligible for certification within six months of hire and a valid BC Class 5 driver’s license.


For Level II:

  • Over three up to and including four years of directly related experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater systems;
  • Certified with EOCP (Municipal Wastewater Treatment Certification Class 2) or eligible for certification within six months of hire, First Aid Level 1 and Valid BC Class 3 Driver’s License with air brake endorsement.


For Level III:

  • Over four up to and including five years of directly related experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater systems, with at least two years direct responsible charge (DRC);
  • Educated at the post-secondary level equivalent to two years of study in a related field of sciences;
  • Certified with EOCP (Municipal Wastewater Treatment Certification Class 3) or eligible for certification within six months of hire, First Aid Level 1 and Valid BC Class 3 Driver’s license with air brake endorsement;
  • EOCP Wastewater Collection Certification (Class 1) is preferred.

 
These positions fall within the CUPE Local 556 bargaining unit, with an hourly rate of $31.60 (for Level I), $34.83 (for Level II) and $40.41 (for Level III). To review the complete job description(s) and to apply, go to the CVRD website www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/jobs.

The closing date for this position is July 27 at 3:00 pm. Applications for available positions with the CVRD must be received prior to the indicated closing date and time. We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Comox Valley Regional District is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals.


Organization: Comox Valley Regional District
Location: Courtenay, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Sewer & Wastewater Services
Posted: July 13, 2021, 3:49 pm
Expires: July 27, 2021, 3:00 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Temporary
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $31.60 to $40.41 Hour

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