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Regional District of Central Okanagan

Treatment Plant Operator

Do you have a passion in wastewater operations and have completed your EOCP Wastewater Treatment Certificate? Do you have excellent problem solving, analysis and judgement skills? If so, we want you on our Development & Engineering Services Team!

As the successful candidate as the Treatment Plant Operator, you will be responsible for assisting with the daily operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in accordance with Ministry of Environment regulations.

You will:

  1. Provide required daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance to operate the plant, as identified in the various operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals. Duties include:
    • Operate biosolids dewatering equipment.
    • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs.
    • Troubleshoot process equipment and make records of all adjustments. 
    • Monitor, operate, and make adjustments to the SCADA and PLC systems.
  2. Perform rounds to monitor the operation and performance of the plant, report information and recommend maintenance changes to the Senior Treatment Plant Operator.
  3. Monitor and make necessary operational adjustments to the BNR process under the direction of the Senior Operator to meet the requirements of the Operating Certificate issued by the Province of BC, maintain compliance with environmental criteria, and minimize risks to public health.
  4. Assist other staff and the Senior Treatment Plant Operator. 
  5. Coordinate contractor’s schedules and monitor work performance.
  6. Respond to emergency or call out situations as a member of 24/7 standby rotation for continuous operation of the treatment plant.
  7. Recommend the purchase of materials, supplies, and equipment required for plant operation.
  8. Data collection, input, and reporting for various purposes.
  9. Research, plan, and seek approval to maintain and progress certification levels.
  10. Other related duties as assigned.

We are ideally looking for someone who has completed their Level 2 wastewater treatment certification, however applicants with Level 1 certification or an EOCP wastewater treatment operator in training certificate will be considered. We are looking for someone with at least 1 year of experience in a related position. You will have excellent communication, time management, and prioritization skills and be able to work both independently, unsupervised and within a team environment. Additionally, you will have strong technical proficiency in MS office. A valid BC Driver’s License is required.

This is a CUPE 338 position that works Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a wage range of $32.61 – $38.42 per hour.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan offers a variety of perks from dental, health and vision benefits, paid vacation, pension plan, training and development, opportunities for advancement, work-life balance, on-site parking, and the opportunity to contribute and make a change within the community.

View the full job description and apply at by Thursday, June 27th, 2024.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is an employer of choice made up of a dedicated team of people who care about the community we serve. We are located in one of the most desirable places to live in BC, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. The appeal of Okanagan Lake and the natural beauty of the surroundings continue to draw people to the valley. Our lifestyle is second to none especially for those who live to enjoy the outdoors