BC Local Government Job Posting Service

WWTP Co-op Student

The City of Penticton’s Waste Water Treatment Plant has a 4-month vacancy for a Co-op Student who is enrolled in a Water Engineering Technology program. This facility is considered one of the most technologically up-to-date advanced wastewater treatment facilities in North America. Our wastewater management re-use facility provides irrigation for parks, an 18-hole golf course, and generates compost for commercial sales. This is a unique opportunity where a student will have a chance to gain insight into an advanced Waste Water Treatment Plant facility while gaining work experience in their field of study.

The hourly wage for this position will be $16.88 per hour plus 14% in lieu of all benefits. The successful candidate will work 40 hours per week, typically from Monday to Friday and including some evenings. Primary duties will include:
  • Solids side operations including; centrifuge operation/optimization, DAF operation/optimization, data input and opening and closing rounds.
  • Liquids side operations including; SCADA monitoring, data input, daily laboratory analysis and opening and closing rounds.
  • Lift station weekly inspections.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Our ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Ability to follow proper safety rules and procedures, as well as communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel)
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s licence; Class N is also acceptable.
  • Mechanical aptitude.

This position will be open until filled. Qualified applicants who are interested in this challenge are invited to submit their resume to:


City of Penticton, Human Resources
171 Main St. Penticton B.C. V2A 5A9

Location: Penticton, BC
Region: Okanagan Valley / Similkameen
Professional Categories: Sewer & Wastewater
Posted: January 7, 2019, 4:15 pm
Expires: February 7, 2019, 4:30 pm