BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II

CUPE, Full-time
Posting #J0424-0459

At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities, and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.

The City of Abbotsford’s Operations Department is seeking an experienced professional to join their dynamic team as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II at the J.A.M.E.S Plant.

In this challenging yet rewarding role, you will be responsible for the technical and skilled work pertaining to the operations and maintenance of the J.A.M.E.S Wastewater Treatment Plant while assisting your team in the overall achievement of efficient operation of the wastewater treatment facility. As part of your role you will operate and monitor all equipment throughout the plant while maintaining accurate operational and maintenance data in station and equipment logbooks. Additional responsibilities include preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, data analysis and training of junior staff. 

To be successful in this position you will have thorough knowledge of secondary wastewater treatment, chlorination and dechlorination principles and practices, wastewater analysis procedures and the ability to interpret laboratory data and test results for efficient plant operations. Your technical skill and your ability to work effectively in a team or independently will make you an asset to the team.

To be considered for this position, you must have: 

  • Completion of Grade 12 
  • B.C. Environmental Operators Certification Program, Wastewater Treatment Class II Certification
  • B.C. Environmental Operators Certification Program Chlorine Handler Certificate
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the operations and maintenance of a secondary wastewater treatment facility
  • Occupational First Aid Level I, and the ability to obtain Level II certificate within six (6) months as required
  • Class 5 Driver’s Licence, with the ability to obtain a Class 3 Driver’s Licence.

Qualified candidates will be asked to submit a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract. 

This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $32.99 to $38.79 per hour. In addition, the City of Abbotsford offers a comprehensive benefits package.

The City of Abbotsford is committed to creating a workplace that fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion by attracting, retaining and developing a talented and diverse workforce which broadly reflects the community and citizens we serve. As such, we encourage applications from individuals from all genders, backgrounds and underrepresented groups. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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Closing date: June 14, 2024.

Organization: City of Abbotsford
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Sewer & Wastewater Services
Posted: May 23, 2024, 4:24 pm
Expires: June 14, 2024, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Rate: $32.99 to $38.79 Hour