Current Postings

Town of Morinville

Utility Operator II


Permanent Full-Time

The Town of Morinville is a growing community on the doorstep of Metro Edmonton. Developed on a foundation of rich heritage and culture spanning 100+ years, it offers an excellent quality of life with convenient access to all nearby big city amenities while retaining the characteristics of a vibrant and flourishing centre for the surrounding rural community.

The Town of Morinville is currently seeking a permanent full-time Utility Operator II to join the Infrastructure Services team. Reporting to the Utilities Team Lead, the Utility Operator II is responsible for all aspects of the operation and maintenance of the water distribution system and wastewater collection system to meet the demand for continuous distribution of water and collection of wastewater. Work is performed with exposure to outdoor elements. This position offers the opportunity to work in a team environment and work on a variety of different tasks each week.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain water, sewer and storm facilities, pumps, valves, and back-up engines.
  • Follow “Alberta Environment Code of Practice” to provide safe and potable drinking.
  • Conduct pre/post trip vehicle inspections and report issues as required.
  • Perform sanitary and storm repairs.
  • Apply equipment specific operation skills, techniques and procedures while operating municipal equipment, hand tools and sundry equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Respond promptly and appropriately to alarms and extraordinary situations that may occur such as low/high pressure alarms, high flow alarms, reservoir level alarms, power failures, etc.
  • Analyze and interpret graphs and data from the SCADA (System control and data acquisition) system.
  • Complete tasks assigned daily on work orders generated by the administration/utility billing dept.
  • Monthly scheduled water meter reads, commercial, and residential.
  • Perform seasonal maintenance (i.e., hydrant flushing, winterization, line flushing, sewer flushing, valve exercising).
  • Performs daily random water sampling (grab) and recording of chlorine residual.
  • Participate in a rotating schedule for 24-hour emergency On Call response.


Requirements:

  • High School Diploma (equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered).
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in Utility Operations.
  • Valid Class 3 Drivers License with Q Endorsement (Air Brakes).
  • Provincial Certification in Water Distribution Level 2.
  • Provincial Certification in Wastewater Collection Level 2.
  • Knowledge of the S.C.A.D.A system (Supervisor. Control. And. Data. Acquisition) is an asset.
  • Experience in GIS operations and Asset ID software is an asset.
  • Physical capability and dexterity to perform various manual tasks, including heavy lifting, squatting, bending, twisting, and climbing.
  • Experience in operating various power and hand tools, and various heavy equipment.
  • Excellent customer service, communication, and organizational skills, with the ability to comprehend and communicate detailed instructions orally and in writing are essential.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Driver Abstract.


Compensation/Hours of Work: This position is included within the scope of the Town’s unionized setting (CUPE 2426) with a probationary wage of $32.77 per hour, upon completion of 480 hours the wage rate increases to $34.99 per hour, upon completion of 4160 hours the wage rate increases to $37.35 per hour. On-call duties are compensated with a daily allowance, and callouts receive overtime pay for after-hours responses. We provide employer-paid benefits, an annual wellness allowance, enrollment in the Local Authorities Pension Plan, three weeks vacation to start, workplace development opportunities, and great opportunities for employees to engage in the community. The standard working hours are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm (Monday to Friday), with occasional evening and weekend work as required.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 6, 2024, at 12pm (noon).

Submit resume and cover letter quoting
“Comp # 202427-UOII” to:
Human Resources, Town of Morinville 10125 100 Avenue, Morinville, AB T8R 1L6
Email: hr@morinville.ca | Fax: 780-939-5633 | Web: www.morinville.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The Town of Morinville values and supports diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. Accessibility accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.