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Water Treatment Plant Operator II Employer: Town of Lac Du Bonnet Location: Lac Du Bonnet, MB Application Deadline: August 26, 2022

Job Description:

Water Treatment Plant Operator II (Part-time) 

Reports To
Public Works & Utilities Manager

The Water Treatment Plant Operator II is responsible for operation of the water treatment plant 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.
As part of the Utilities Team, you must be able to work evenings and weekends as required on an on-call rotation and for any call out emergencies that may arise from time to time; including being able to do hard physical labour in all weather conditions.

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.
• Maintain and operate the filtering and chemical treatment processes
• Inspect, service and repair, if possible, 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
• Inspect the treatment plant systems daily to ensure effective operations
• Establish and maintain a preventative maintenance program
• Conduct inspections of mechanical, generators, electrical and other building components, and systems
• Conduct inspections of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
• Keep an accurate daily log
• Familiar with SCADA systems
• Recommend the purchase of goods and equipment
• Maintain inventories and reports
• Provide reports to government agencies, departments and other organizations as required
• Responsible for shutting the water off or turning it back on for repairs to service lines of mains.
• Ensure all records are maintained accurately
• Travel in and out of Lac du Bonnet is required on an on-call basis and to address Town water plant business, meetings, and ongoing training sessions. With pre-approval from the Public Works & Utilities Manager or the CAO, the WTPO II may seek reimbursement for mileage if using a personal vehicle.
• Other related duties as assigned

• High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent
• Water Treatment Plant Certificate – Level II
• Must have at least two thousand hours operating at a Level II water treatment facility
• Must be proficient in calculating chemical flow rates and making appropriate adjustments
• Mechanically inclined to repair pumps and various pieces of water plant equipment
• Proficient in preparing documentation required for operating a Level II facility
• 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
• Ability to operate and maintain water equipment and systems
• Knowledge of relative federal, provincial, and municipal legislation
• Must have a valid Class 5 Manitoba drivers’ license
• Must be able to respond to emergency calls within 20 minutes

Work Conditions
• 24/7 availability may be required.
• Physical ability to lift 50 lbs.
• 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, etc.
• Overtime as required.
• Hazards associated with the trade.
• Noisy with fumes.
• Long hours which may entail 12 hours or more per working day.
• 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