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Discover What’s Possible - The City of Nanaimo is a rapidly growing community with a population of approximately 90,000. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, we are centrally located, about 1½ hours from Victoria and 2 hours from Vancouver by ferry. With a university and well-developed parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities, Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary place to live.

Permanent Full-Time

Water Treatment Plant Operator

(Competition 19-14)

Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Water Treatment Plant Operator. Under the direction of the Water Resources Manager, the incumbent performs highly skilled operational and maintenance work in a complex ultra filtration membrane plant. Work involves making independent decisions and performing operational and maintenance duties in order to maintain water quality that meets or exceeds all compliance criteria outlined in the City's Operating Permit and Provincial and/or Canadian Drinking Water Legislation. The position is responsible and accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the City's water treatment system ensuring the production and delivery of safe, potable drinking water.   

Applicants must have completed Grade 12 and have a diploma from a recognized technical institute in Water Quality Technology. Possession of a Level III EOCP Water Treatment Certificate or eligibility in British Columbia for the same is required, plus 1 year of experience in operating at Level III water treatment plant operations. Applicants must have a Chlorine Handler Certificate and a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence. Additional Information  This is a unionized position.  $36.77 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2018 Rate), based on a 40 hour work week.  A comprehensive benefit package is included.  

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to referencing the specific competition 19-14 by the application deadline.

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Posting Date
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Application Deadline
Friday, February 22, 2019 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information
Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Water Services
Posted: February 5, 2019, 10:04 am
Expires: February 22, 2019, 4:30 pm