BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Notice of Employment Opportunity

Wastewater Services
Temporary Full Time Position
External Posting
Competition 2019-14

Operator Trainees

The Regional District of Nanaimo has a temporary employment opportunity for one (1) Operator Trainee at the French Creek Pollution Control Centre and one (1) Operator Trainee at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Operator, the Trainees will perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks. These positions will require moderate physical effort and agility as well as an above average mechanical aptitude. In addition to assisting their supervisor, the Trainees duties will consist of operations, maintenance and routine housekeeping of the facilities.

Applicants must be certified as an Operator-In-Training (OIT) in Wastewater Treatment with the BC Environmental Operators Certification Program or eligible to write the OIT exam.  The incumbents must possess knowledge of safe work procedures, WHMIS, Emergency First Aid for Industry, and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods as well as basic laboratory, electrical, instrumentation, pipe fitting, welding and computer skills.

These are temporary full time Union positions (40 hours per week), up to eight (8) months with the possibility of ending early or of extension, based on the operational needs of the department. The (2019) rate of pay is $26.81 to $28.22 per hour, plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits. Visit our website at  for more information on the Regional District of Nanaimo.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining their education, experience and qualifications as it relates to this position.

Please quote Competition 2019-14 and submit via email to or fax to 250-390-4163. Applications can also be sent to the attention of Human Resources at Main Reception, Administration Building, Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm, on February 25, 2019.

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Date Posted:  February 11, 2019

Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Sewer & Wastewater
Posted: February 11, 2019, 12:42 pm
Expires: February 25, 2019, 4:00 pm