Water Treatment Operator (Shift)

Full-Time Regular
Location: Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant
Join us as we help shape the place people want to be – Metro Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable regions. The services and solutions we provide are the foundation of our region’s economic, ecological and social health.  This includes the areas of regional growth planning, air quality, water, liquid and solid waste management, regional parks, affordable housing and community engagement to over 2.5 million residents.  We don’t stop, we don’t close and we do what is right, for now and for future generations. 

We invite you to bring your skills, passion, and expertise to help us in our commitment to sustain and enhance our region’s livability. We offer competitive salaries; exceptional benefit packages with valuable pension plan; employee wellness and recognition programs; and many diverse opportunities for professional growth and development.

We deliver the exceptional services and solutions that have helped make this one of the most special, livable communities in the world, and we want you to join us.  Help us shape the future of the Metro Vancouver region, and shape the place people want to be. 
Our Water Services Department is seeking a Water Treatment Operator (Shift) who will possess excellent troubleshooting skills.  You will be able to adapt quickly to new processes and will bring a wealth of knowledge from previous operations experience. 

You are: enthusiastic with a ‘can do’ attitude, you work very well with others in a team environment.  You are a self-starter and have a strong work ethic, always striving to do the best job possible.  You take pride in working in a world class facility and enjoy learning new skills and information.  Safety is of utmost importance to you.

In this role, you will: (The duties described hereunder are intended to be representative of the position and are not to be considered all-inclusive)
  • Control Water Treatment Plant operations, take samples, analyze results, and determine flows and chemical feed rates as required.
  • Operate and troubleshoot chemical feed systems such as Coagulants, Sodium Hypochlorite, Lime, and Polymers.
  • Monitor and perform routine maintenance and cleaning of chlorine analyzers, chlorination equipment, turbidity meters, pH analyzers, streaming current detectors, UV reactors, and various other water treatment equipment.
  • Perform visual checks and monitor the operation of treatment plant equipment such as filters, mixing tanks, lime system, sludge thickening and dewatering, and other chemical feed systems.
  • Operate treatment facility process computer systems (SCADA and CDACS).
  • Maintain daily operating records including analysis, flows, water quality and chemical usage.
  • Conduct tours of the Water Treatment facilities as required.
  • Assist with the unloading of chemicals and complete required documentation.
  • Coordinate equipment shut-downs and assist other work groups with maintenance tasks as required.
  • Perform disinfection and de-chlorination of new or repaired water mains or facilities.
  • Respond to chemical spills and treated water discharges to the environment.
  • Attend to alarm calls during and after normal working hours.
  • Assist Foreman with the production of operations, maintenance, and safety procedures.
  • Work in compliance with all Metro Vancouver Corporate safety policies and procedures and WorkSafe BC regulations.
  • Assist in the training of junior operations staff.
  • Maintain treatment facility buildings and performs housekeeping duties as required.
  • Perform related work as required.
To be successful, you have:
  • Graduation from a two year Water Engineering Technology education program or related discipline (i.e. environmental sciences, environmental or chemical technology).
  • British Columbia EOCP Level II Water Treatment Operator Certification or equivalent Provincial certification.The highest EOCP Water Treatment Certificate achieved shall be maintained in good standing and a copy of the Certificate shall be filed in the employee file in Human Resources as proof of eligibility.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge and experience in operating, troubleshooting, and repairing water treatment system equipment; demonstrated mechanical ability and experience performing maintenance duties in a water treatment field.
  • Sound knowledge of basic process control system and operating systems as it relates to water treatment.
  • Ability to use a variety of software applications for reporting, analyzing, and record keeping.
  • Ability to perform laboratory tests on water supplies and plant processes to optimize water quality and plant performance.
  • Sound knowledge of safety practices, procedures, and occupational hazards in the water treatment environment and the ability to react promptly and effectively in emergencies.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public.
  • Physically capable of performing the duties of the position; willingness and ability to work on a variable shift.
  • Valid Level 5 BC driver’s license.
Note:  At the discretion of the Employer, hours of work during an initial orientation period not exceeding four months will be consistent with Clause 2.01 of the Collective Agreement.
Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver seeks to achieve what humanity aspires to on a global basis – the highest quality of life embracing cultural vitality, economic prosperity, social justice and compassion, all nurtured in and by a beautiful and healthy natural environment. 

Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by July 27, 2018.

Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Water Services
Posted: July 13, 2018, 9:13 am
Expires: July 27, 2018, 4:30 pm