Job: Operator 2, Utility Stations

Title Operator 2, Utility Stations
Employer City of Whitehorse
Application Close Date Monday, August 20, 2018
Location City of Whitehorse
Date Posted July 31, 2018
Job Information

Operator 2, Utility Stations – 405
Position Title
Operator 2, Utility Stations
Status of Position
Permanent Full Time
Position Description
Job posting closes: August 20, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

The City of Whitehorse has an exciting opportunity for a Utility Station Operator. We are looking
for a range of applicants from Utility Station Operator-in-Training to Level 2 Operators wanting to
build a career with our Utility Stations team. Preference will be given to those who hold Level 2
Operators Certification; however those with lower levels of certification may be considered for a

Work in a safety-conscious environment and take your career to the next level with this dynamic
role. The successful candidate will receive an extensive list of benefits including bonuses, 4
weeks of vacation, extended health/dental, and RRSPs.

An Eligibility List may be established from this job posting – The duration of the eligibility list
will be 6 months. Future vacancies will be filled by going to the next highest ranked candidate
until the eligibility list expires. The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest but
only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted. Note that only
those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.
Operator 2, Utility Stations
Job Code:199
Department: Water & Waste Services Job Summary:
This incumbent operates, and adjusts treatment processes, conducts sampling and testing of water
and wastewater quality, troubleshoots equipment and performs preventative and emergency maintenance
to ensure quality, public health and safety of water and wastewater facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Operate, monitor, inspect and maintain all water and sewage treatment, collection, and
distribution systems and facilities.
2. Manage operational and control methodology to ensure system wide integrity. Assist with the
programming, testing and maintenance of the alarm and monitoring systems including SCADA system
controls and related alarm systems.
3. Identify and take corrective actions for moderate to advanced treatment plant operations to
ensure compliance with all
statutory, regulatory and internal procedures and processes.

4. Operate, calibrate, maintain and repair all water and sewage systems including pumping,
circulation and pressure regulating stations, groundwater wells, water reservoirs, sewage treatment
facilities, sanitary and storm sewer lift stations.
5. Conduct chemical, physical and bacteriological sampling of potable water, record results and
implement adjustments as required. Operate, test and calibrate analyzers and chemical dosage
control and measuring equipment
6. Develop and maintain standard operating procedures, maintenance and asset management systems.
7. Take daily readings, log irregularities, compile statistics and prepare and maintain accurate
8. Maintain an inventory of supplies, order and purchase replacements in a timely fashion, in
accordance with City procurement processes.
9. Maintain a tidy sanitary appearance of the water and wastewater treatment plants.
10. Act as Utility Stations Operator 3 and Supervisor Utility Systems, as assigned.
11. Follow, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.
12. Other related duties.

This description contains elements necessary for identification and evaluation of the job. The
incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.
Trades, Transport, Operators & Labourers, Science & Related Occupation
Position Requirements
Working Conditions:
Continuous exposure to disagreeable conditions such as dust/dirt, fumes/odours, inclement weather,
temperature extremes bodily wastes/fluids, human waste, fats, oils, rancid food grease, raw sewage,
hazardous chemicals and work in confined spaces. Works four 10 hour days per week. Provides on-call
coverage as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

3 years’ operating experience at a Class 1 or higher facility in each of the three different
fields: Wastewater Treatment, Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection or Level II
certification in each field.
6 months supervisory experience and 1 year on the job training.
Water Quality and Sampling for Water & Wastewater, WHMIS & TDG Certificate; Standard First Aid,
Level C CPR; Confined Space Entrant/Attendant; Fall Arrest Course; Chlorine Handling Certificate;
Hazard Assessment and Control Course; Plant High Voltage Safety; Self Contained Breathing
Apparatus; Pumps, Theory, Operation & Maintenance Knowledge of SCADA systems and process controls,
operating and repairing systems including valves, pumps and systems are considered is an asset.
Lab experience with chemicals and sampling, testing and interpretation is preferred.
Proven ability to concentrate, pay attention to detail, organize, priority set and be a team
player. Ability to work with little supervision and function in a multidiscipline environment.
Class 5 Driver’s License

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:

Motorized vehicles and equipment including: service trucks, skidoo, boat/motor, ATV, chlorine
dosage feed systems & monitoring equipment, electrolysis chlorine generation equipment, sodium
hypochlorite chemical feed &monitoring equipment, pumps, truck mounted hoist equipment, safety
harness, generators, chain falls & slings, hand and power tools, self- contained breathing
apparatus, gas detectors and computers including software for SCADA, computerized maintenance
systems and computer with applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Work Tech.
Employment Contract
$35.17 to $41.38 per hour
Hours Per Week
4 X 10 Hours
Guaranteed Minimum Hours
Start Date of Position
Number of Hires Needed

Additional Application Instructions
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