Job: Treatment Operator

Title Treatment Operator
Employer The District Municipality of Muskoka
Application Close Date Friday, June 21, 2019
Location Muskoka
Date Posted June 11, 2019
Job Information

Are you an experience professional in Water & Wastewater Operations?

The District Municipality of Muskoka is currently recruiting for a Treatment Operator

The District of Muskoka is responsible for operating and maintaining all municipal water and wastewater systems within its six Area Municipalities – this includes nine drinking water systems and nine sewage systems plus lagoons.  The primary roles of our Water & Wastewater Teams are to supply safe drinking water and to protect the environment and, by association, protect source water for drinking water and the integrity of the surface water within Muskoka.

To join our team, you will have a keen interest in maintaining safe drinking water systems for our communities.

Our systems are broken into three (3) regions – North (Huntsville, Port Sydney & Baysville), Central (Bracebridge & Gravenhurst) and West (Port Severn, Bala, Port Carling & MacTier).

At the present time, we have the following Treatment Operator vacancy:

  • Temporary, Full-time – North – 1 vacancy

As a Treatment Operator, you will assist the Chief Operator in the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of Muskoka’s water and/or wastewater treatment facilities.  The Treatment Operator’s main responsibilities include:

  • Performs general maintenance and repairs both inside and outside assigned facilities, arranging for contracted services as necessary.
  • Monitors and records all charts, meters, gauges etc. as required.
  • Acts as “Operator In Charge” (OIC) as defined in provincial statutes.
  • Supervises assigned personnel.
  • Performs or directs laboratory testing associated with the processes in the assigned facilities, including the testing of raw and treated water, sewage influents and effluents, raw and treated bio-solids.
  • Analyses test results, diagnoses problems and makes adjustments necessary to meet quality standards and ensure continuous compliance with approved procedures and legislated targets.
  • Orders all necessary chemicals, equipment, parts etc. as required.
  • Completes daily logging of facility performance
  • Other related duties, as assigned

Our Treatment Operators work Monday to Friday (40 hour work week), with mandatory participation in a rotating on-call schedule (which does include evening, weekend & Stat holiday schedule).  These jobs are governed by the CUPE Outside Collective Agreement.

What you will bring to us:

On the practical side, you will have a minimum of a Grade 12 diploma coupled with 4 years of experience in water & wastewater operations.  Your skill set will also include an aptitude for electrical and/ or mechanical work.  Licensing requirements vary by Region/ Facility to which you are assigned.  For the North Treatment Operators, we require a minimum of the following licenses:

Region Water Treatment Water Distribution Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Collection
North (Treatment) 2 2 2


All of our Operators are expected to have solid computer skills and strong interpersonal and communications skills, enabling you to effectively interact with the public and your colleagues.  As these jobs require driving District vehicles, you are required to hold a valid Ontario driver’s license.

Our expectation is that all Operators Work safely and in compliance with relevant statutes and regulations and within the safe work procedures and directives as established by the District.

Why the District of Muskoka?

Muskoka is a great place to live and play!  We are a four-season municipality that offers a balance between family life and work.  We are built around supportive and caring communities that are always growing, with wonderful schools and facilities.  Watch our video to learn more!

What We Offer:

The probationary hourly rate for a licensed Treatment Operator is $29.69 plus applicable license premiums.  This rate increases to $32.36 per hour per the pay grid.

Current Licensing Premiums for this vacancy will be $1.16 per hour (Treatment), provided you hold all of the required licenses. Should you hold higher level licenses than the required for this job, additional premiums will be applied.

We foster a professional, friendly and supportive team atmosphere and continuously strive to provide a working environment where the best people want to work.  We have a strong focus on health & wellness, as well as community involvement – the people who work at the District are passionate about the community that they live in!  The District is committed to creating and promoting diversity, accessibility and inclusion in the workplace.

How to Apply:

If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualifications, please review the “How to Apply” instructions on our website and then submit your application:

POSTING CLOSING DATE: Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 12:00 NOON

The District Municipality of Muskoka is committed to meeting its obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  If you require disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please advise the Human Resources department as soon as possible.  Accommodation may be provided in all steps of the hiring process.

Any questions regarding this posting should be directed to the Human Resources Department.

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