Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator

EPCOR Utilities - Canmore, AB (30+ days ago)

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With over 100 years of experience, EPCOR Water Canada works with industry, municipalities and communities to design, build, finance and operate water and wastewater treatment plants, distribution and collection systems. We serve more than 85 communities and industrial sites in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan, making sure that the water exceeds public health, environmental and industrial requirements.

Brief Description
EPCOR Water Canada has an opportunity for a Water/Wastewater Operator who has a strong service orientation, excellent work ethic, and can work cooperatively in a team environment.

Reporting to the Lead Hand Operators, Canmore Operations, the Operator ensures results are achieved through the coordination and execution of all aspects of water and wastewater for the Canmore Water and Wastewater facilities.

EPCOR has up to one (1) full-time permanent position available in Canmore, Alberta!

Detailed Description
Reporting to the Lead Hand Operators, Canmore Operations, the Operator is accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Controlling the processes and systems that affect the quality and quantity of water and wastewater
  • Maintaining, inspecting, and repairing facilities and infrastructure pertaining to wastewater collection systems and water distributions systems
  • Communicating with operators and supervisors regarding events and issues that occur in the plant
  • Monitoring and meeting internal quality standards (i.e. Safety & Environmental)
  • Collecting data for monthly, regulatory, and operational reporting as required
  • Generating and analyzing reports as required (i.e. monthly/annual reports, safety reports, and financial reports)
  • Participating in the operations’ on-call rotation
  • Troubleshooting day-to-day operational issues and customer complaints and developing solutions to rectify these issues
  • Developing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures
  • Reading and updating record system drawings
  • Monitoring or facilitating processes and making the necessary adjustments to optimize water quality, quantity, and reliability
  • Monitoring processes that affect the quality of wastewater effluent
  • Performing laboratory sampling and making adjustments to process controls by making calculations to determine chemical feeds, detention times, and hydraulic loading as required for plant operation
  • Fulfilling all requirements for the facilities Alberta Environment Approval to Operate, including keeping records and preparing reports as related to the approval and operation guidelines
  • Installing, operating, repairing and maintaining the water and wastewater to ensure reliable and efficient operation
  • Performing routine maintenance tasks such as:
o Lubricating, completing operational adjustments, and cleaning equipment

o Flushing and cleaning of mains

o Maintaining daily logs

  • Making calculations to determine chemical feeds, detention times, and hydraulic loading
  • Managing the treatment and disposal of sludge
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Demonstrate a high performance, high discipline, safe, accountable, focused, innovative and achievement-oriented, easy to do business with manner of working
Job Requirements
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent
  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess a NAIT Water & Wastewater Technician Certificate/Diploma or certificate from an equivalent training program recognized by EPCOR
  • Possession of Level 3 Certification in Wastewater Treatment is required
o level 2 certification in other disciplines is desirable

o candidates not possessing the necessary certifications may be considered at a developmental level

  • Must be willing to maintain and upgrade certification in the disciplines of Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection and Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater operations, regulatory standards/guidelines, and both safety and workplace health requirements
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and an affinity to learn other software systems as required.
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator’s License (with 6 demerits or less).
o A Driver Abstract will be required

o The successful candidate must qualify for and maintain an EPCOR driver’s permit

  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position
  • Pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing will be required by the successful applicant
  • The successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in Canada
For success in this role, the successful applicant's track record must demonstrate a strong results orientation, a commitment to service and excellence, and the ability to work effectively in a team and independently. Our best candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrate strong initiative. In addition, our best candidate must possess the analytical thinking/decision making skills and mechanical aptitude required to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
Additional Details
Location: Canmore, AB
Jurisdiction: OHS

Hours of work: 40 hours per week; overtime, weekend and out of town work may be required.

The successful candidate must also participate in the on-call rotation system.

Wage: $39.79 - $41.14
Wage placement is determined based on level of certification, education, and experience.

Commencing with your first day of employment as a permanent EPCOR employee you will enjoy a variety of benefits, such as:

Competitive salary
Annual incentive (bonus) pay program
Paid vacation
Flexible benefits plan
Five paid personal days off each year
Access to internal and external career development programs
Financial support for personal development
Pension Plan
Financial support for employee wellness
Career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines and operational areas
Financial support for charitable organizations that employees contribute to

About EPCOR:
Clean water and reliable energy are at the heart of what we do. We proudly keep the lights on and the water flowing in over 100 communities across North America. With a rich 125-year history, EPCOR has ambitions to be one of North America’s premier providers of essential services, and we have the top employer and sustainability awards to prove it. If you’re looking for new opportunities, people who care and work that matters, apply today to find a career where you matter more. Check out epcor.com/careers to find out more.

Please note the following information:
A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)
If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which may include criminal, identity, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required. Some EPCOR positions require an enhanced level of background assessment, which is dictated by law. These positions require advanced criminal record checks that must also be conducted from time to time after commencement of employment.
A technical/practical assessment may be administered during the selection process and this exercise will be used as a part of the selection criterion.
To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required.