Job: Waterworks Operator

Title Waterworks Operator
Employer City of Markham
Application Close Date Thursday, November 30, 2017
Location Markham, ON
Date Posted November 1, 2017
Job Information

Waterworks Operator, Regular Full-Time, Outside Union GR 6B
Markham, ON, CA

Salary Range : 33.4300 To 33.8800 (CAD) Hourly
Worker Category: Regular Full Time
Job Class: Technical

The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The
recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability
and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000
residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment,
vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life.

Job Description
Applications are now being accepted for a regular full-time Waterworks Operator in our
Environmental Services Department – Waterworks, Operations & Maintenance Section, Community & Fire
Services Commission. While all applications will be received, members of CUPE Local 905
(Outside Workers) will be given first consideration. To apply for this position, please submit
your cover letter, resume, and a copy of your driver’s abstract on-line
lang=en_CA&source=CC3 by November 30, 2017.
Job Summary
Reporting to the Waterworks Supervisor, you will operate and maintain the City of Markham Water
Distribution System (class 2), Wastewater Collection System (class 2), and appurtenances in
accordance with departmental policies, procedures, and provincial regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Inspect all new water and wastewater system appurtenances to ensure infrastructure meets City
standards and specifications.
• Respond to customer inquiries and complaints, resolving concerns for system integrity; check and
monitor system conditions and performance
• Perform stake outs to provide water and sewer location and information in accordance with
departmental policies and procedures

• Conduct water and wastewater quality sampling as required
• Provide emergency service involving the water and sewer system s during regular or after
hours, conducting assessments and immediate repairs and/or protection measures to ensure public
health & safety, as well as system integrity.
• Go on rotational standby schedule throughout the year to provide after hours response and other
overtime associated works
• Maintain valid Operator Certificates and Licences required by the Ministry of the Environment and
Climate Change as required by the Corporation based upon the current system classes
• Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Class II Water Distribution Certificate and Class
II Waste Water Collection Licence. Candidates who hold Class I WD and Class I WWC will be
considered providing they are able to write and pass Class II examinations within the probationary
period. Candidates must hold both WD certificate and WWC license in order to be qualified
• Minimum high school diploma or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates with a
minimum two year community college diploma in engineering or science related fields.
• Demonstrated experience in municipal waterworks and wastewater operations.
• Knowledge with Hansen or other computer based maintenance management system, SCADA and
operational experience with heavy machinery would be considered an asset.
• Excellent interpersonal, time/project management, organizational, analytical, recordkeeping,
problem-solving, and leadership skills.
• Strong team player with the ability to work alone when required.
• Thorough working knowledge of the OSDWA, OWRA, OHSA, DWQMS and associated regulations is
• Computer literacy using mobile tablet PC, word-processing, spreadsheets, and database software.
• Minimum Class G driver’s licence; DZ preferred. Must have a clean driver’s abstract as approved
by the City of Markham and be able to upgrade to a DZ licence. As a condition of employment you
will required to provide a satisfactory drivers abstract.
• Must be available to participate in shared on-call (24/7) standby rotation and environmental
emergency response.
• As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit medical documentation of physical
ability to perform the duties of the position, along with a satisfactory police records check as
approved by the City of Markham.

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you
require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all those applicants
who have applied however only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.
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