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Utility Lead Hand Employer: Town of Lac Du Bonnet Location: Lac Du Bonnet, MB Application Deadline: August 26, 2022

Job Description:

Utility Lead Hand

Reports To
Public Works & Utilities Manager

The Utility Lead Hand, is responsible for operation of the water treatment plant, pumping station, all water lines and ensuring that residents have safe, clean water in accordance with federal, provincial, and municipal legislation, policies, and standards.
The delivery of safe and clean water is vital to the safety and health of the community. Failure to provide adequate services will jeopardize the health of the community. Failure to adhere to federal, provincial, and municipal legislation and water quality standards will significantly jeopardize the health and well-being of residents and may result in liability for the municipality. Failure to deal with residents and the public in a courteous and respectful manner will lead to complaints concerning municipal services.
In addition, the Utility Lead Hand is responsible to operate, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot the wastewater treatment facility and the Town’s underground sewer system and its processes. Duties include the responsibility for the technical aspects of plant operations, compliance with Federal, Provincial and Municipal operating regulations.

As an employee of the Town of Lac du Bonnet, community services, safety, the environment, and constituency concerns must be a priority for the Utility Lead Hand.

Core Competencies
• Communication
• Adaptability
• Analytical Thinking
• Critical Thinking
• Energy and Stress
• Teamwork
• Quality Orientation
• Problem Solving
• Accountability and Dependability
• Operating Equipment
• Ethics and Integrity

Job Duties
• Maintain the treatment plant systems and conduct regular inspections as required by Sustainable Development and Manitoba Water Quality Standards
• Maintain and operate the filtering and chemical treatment processes
• Inspect, service and repair components of the water treatment plant including water intakes, pipes, water storage vessels, chemical treatment equipment controls, circulation pumps, boilers, heat exchangers and valves
• Ensure an adequate supply of water for human consumption and firefighting activities
• Prepare recommendations for servicing and repairs to water treatment plant and equipment
• On-call to respond to emergencies and breakdowns at the Water Treatment Pant and Distribution System
• Inspect the treatment plant systems daily to ensure effective operations
• Establish and maintain a preventative maintenance program for pumps, mixers, valves, etc.
• Conduct inspections of mechanical, generators, electrical and other building components, and systems
• Conduct inspections of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
• Maintain an accurate daily log as per Provincial licensing requirements
• Track water quality and chemical dose data using the SCADA computer software
• Recommend the purchase of goods and equipment
• Maintain and manage adequate inventory of water treatment, laboratory supplies and mechanical parts and equipment
• Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to Public Works & Utilities Manager, CAO, Town Council, government agencies, departments and other organizations as required
• Manage water meter readings and diagnosis of any readings falling outside of normal parameters
• Responsible for shutting the water off or turning it back on for repairs to service lines of mains.
• Location and mapping of all valves and curb stops
• Ensure all records are maintained accurately according to Manitoba Sustainable Development and Manitoba Water Quality

Standards and Regulation
• Assist in the performance of regular and unscheduled maintenance and repairs on all water treatment plant equipment and machinery
• On call to respond to emergencies and breakdowns at the Water Treatment Plant and water main breaks
• Other related duties as assigned

• Perform all aspects of sampling, monitoring, and testing required to maintain compliance with Federal, Provincial and Municipal regulations governing the wastewater treatment process and storm water and sludge management
• Ensure lagoons are maintained in acceptable condition according to regulations
• Assist with the installation and inspection of new and existing sewer lines and service hookups
• Perform maintenance and repair of the pump stations and all their components
• Maintain RV station, seasonal shutdowns and start ups
• Assist in the performance of regular and unscheduled maintenance of sewer lines and the lagoon
• On call to respond to emergencies and breakdowns in sewer main infrastructure Assist with lift station alarms and sewer main breaks
• Perform all work in conformance to Occupational Safety and Health Act regulations
• Other related duties as assigned

• High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent
• Water Treatment Plant Certificate – Level II
• Water Distribution – Level II
• Wastewater Collection – Level I
• Wastewater Treatment – Level I
• Strong working knowledge of water systems management
• Proficient in water sampling and testing techniques
• Knowledge in inspection procedures and building maintenance
• Basic knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, heating, and electrical systems
• Solid understanding of water plant operation and maintenance including pumps, valves, chemical treatment systems
• Excellent mechanical skills
• Minimum 3 years experience operating and maintaining water equipment and systems
• Knowledge of relative Federal, Provincial and Municipal legislation and regulations
• Must have a valid class 5 drivers’ license with clean drivers abstract
• Must be able to respond to emergency calls within 20 minutes
• Ability to work independently
• Community services, safety, the environment, and constituency concerns must be a priority for the Water Treatment Plant Operator and Wastewater Operator
• WHMIS/MSD Certificate
• First Aid
• Confined Space Certification
Work Conditions
• 24/7 emergency availability on call required
• Physical ability to lift to 50lb.
• Travel to the site, and off-site locations will be required.
• Safety equipment will be required, e.g., steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, hearing protection, etc.
• Overtime as required.
• Hazards associated with the trade
• Exposure to loud noises
• Safe handling of chemicals
• Prolonged standing, walking, lifting, squatting, and bending

Direct Applications To:

Darcey Wittig, CAO
Town of Lac du Bonnet
Box 339
Lac du Bonnet, MB R0E 1A0


Application Deadline: August 26, 2022