Utilities Operator – Water

As part of our ‘One Town, One Team’ approach, InnServices Utilities Inc. is the exciting and progressive company created by the Town of Innisfil to deliver water and wastewater services to Innisfil and other municipalities. InnServices owns and operates two water pollution control plants, one surface water treatment plant, municipal wells, and the associated collection and distribution systems.


As a member of our cross-functional and engaging team, you will work in an environment that focuses on service excellence and environmental stewardship. You will be part of the team responsible for the general operation and maintenance of the Water Treatment sites and Distribution Systems and metering, as well as ensuring compliance with Provincial Legislation and Town policies for the protection of public health and safety. With a focus on team and customer relationships, you will also build/maintain relationships with InnServices, Town of Innisfil and associated organizations and respond to resident inquires.


We are seeking a dedicated and goal-oriented team player who thrives working in a collaborative environment, understands the merits of high safety standards, and a strong sense of community. Your community college diploma in a related field such as Civil Engineering, Water, Wastewater or Environmental Studies, or equivalent related experience is required and is complimented by a minimum of five years of demonstrated work experience in water distribution and water treatment, and strong computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite, SCADA, GIS mapping and programmable logic controls. MECP Class I Certification in Water Treatment and MECP Class I Water Distribution and Supply Subsystem are all required, and a water meter’s installer’s license or equivalent plumber’s license is preferred.  A Valid Class G driver’s license is required, as is mandatory participation in overtime and on-call after hours, weekend work and statutory holidays as required.


Closing date is October 23, 2020.


To apply to this position, submit your application online though our applicant tracking system at www.innisfil.ca. In the event you require an alternate method of submitting your application, please contact the InnServices People & Talent team by calling 705-436-3710.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information will be used to determine eligibility for potential employment and is pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided, on request, to support candidate participation in all aspects of the recruitment process. To request accommodation, please contact People & Talent





 The Township of Centre Wellington is a thriving and growing community of 28,000 residents with diverse urban and rural settings. Its close proximity to Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo, diverse economy, active arts community and renowned natural features are among its many lifestyle advantages. 

Reporting to the Supervisor of Wastewater Services, this position is responsible for operational and maintenance of the Township’s wastewater and sewage systems including maintenance, monitoring, and emergency repairs. This position is responsible for all technical aspects of wastewater and stormwater systems including, wastewater treatment plants, sewage pumping stations, low pressure sewer systems, forcemains, mains, storm water management ponds and conveyance channels. 

Provided the Operator meets the requirements under the Ontario Water Resources Act, the Wastewater Operator acts as Operator in Charge and / or Overall Responsible Operator. The Wastewater Operator is responsible for onsite operations, directs contractors and summer students as needed, participates in the on-call and call-out rotations and must be available to periodically work weekends and outside normal working hours. 


Major Duties & Responsibilities: 

Operations and Maintenance :

• Maintain, inspect and operate all aspects of the sanitary, storm and LPS systems. 

• Maintenance of all related equipment for the proper operation of the wastewater and stormwater systems including vactor, small engines, camera truck, pumps, chemical pumps, centrifuges, shredders, valves and appurtenances etc. 

• Daily plant and SCADA (computer) checks, including all equipment and processes. 

• Making assessments on the performance of the equipment and plants as a whole and adjusting duties/procedures/treatment processes as a result. 

• Purchasing day-to-day supplies and ordering materials for repairs as needed. 

• Consultation with internal and external resources as needed. 

Assessment and Repairs 

• Inspection and review of sewer and storm mains via CCTV and push camera. 

• Storm water pond assessments. 

• Utility locates as needed. 

• Assess and repair infrastructure including manhole/catch basin structures. 

• Assist contractors in repairs and construction. 


Records and Plant Administration:

• Maintain and complete mandatory record keeping, data entry, journals and filing for all aspects of operations and maintenance, including forms development, digital files and forms and liaising with other departments to assist them with their data needs. 

• Routine and special study samples and laboratory analyses. 

• Customer Service and Public Relations 

• Responds and provides support to internal and external concerns and questions regarding wastewater and stormwater. 

• Work with public to provide guidance on dealing with lateral service blockages in accordance with Township policies and procedures. 

• Conduct tours and public education. 



• Must comply with OWRA, SDWA and applicable legislation. 

• Continuous and successive progression to achieve a level 3 Wastewater Collection license and a level 4 Wastewater Treatment license. 

• Applicable training as required and for professional development. 


Minimum Qualifications and Requirements: 

• Secondary School Diploma. 

• Post-secondary diploma in Environmental Sciences or a related field is considered an asset. 

• Wastewater Treatment and Wastewater Collection Operator-in-Training license. 

• Higher levels of wastewater licensing is considered an asset. 

• Minimum three (3) years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of water or wastewater operations, including wastewater treatment and collection systems. 

• Knowledge and understanding of the operation and maintenance of SCADA/PLC control systems. 

• Experience in the functions and maintenance of storm water collection and storage systems. 

• Knowledge and understanding of the maintenance of storm water collection and storage systems. 

• Basic understanding of hydraulics, electricity, hydrology and chemistry. 

• Possess and maintain a valid Class G Driver’s License with a clean driver’s abstract. 

• Possess a valid Class D license with Z endorsement or be willing to obtain within 12 months of hire. 

• Laboratory, computer and accurate record keeping skills. 

• Possess, or be willing to obtain within 6 months, the following certifications: Confined Space Entry, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, First Aid/CPR, Working at heights, and OTM Book 7 Training. 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy. 

• Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others in a fast-paced team environment. 

• Regular and consistent attendance is a condition of employment. 

• Excellent organizational and time management skills to prioritize workload and meet deadlines. 

• Working knowledge of computer software programs such as Microsoft Office and related programs. 

• Demonstrated commitment to collaboration and co-operation with co-workers and management in the provision of excellent customer service to the public. 


Hourly Rate of Pay: $27.36 – $35.50 per hour [2020 Rates] 

(Individual hourly rate adjusted according to held certification) 


How to Apply: 

Township of Centre Wellington, 1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON N0B 1S0 via email: careers@centrewellington.ca 


Deadline to Apply: Monday, October 12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. 


To learn more about the Centre Wellington community and the requirements for this position, please visit the Township’s web site at www.centrewellington.ca and search the Job Opportunities link. Please submit your cover letter and resume in one document in .PDF format and indicate the position title in the subject line of email. The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of current and valid certificate(s) and/or educational qualifications. 

Information gathered relative to this position is done so in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for candidate selection. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance. We thank all those that apply; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Operator – Water and/or Wasterwater


DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services Department
BRANCH: Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring Branch
Salary: $29.90 to $32.50 per hour
LOCATION: 380 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket
STATUS: Casual/On-Call
SCHEDULED WEEKLY HOURS: As Required and Varied SCHEDULED SHIFTS: As Required and Varied
This is a Replacement Union position – CUPE Local 905 (York Region Unit)


Reporting to the Supervisor, Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring, and under the day-to-day work direction of the Senior Team Lead, performs operations and maintenance activities supporting the optimal operation of pumping stations, ground water systems, water/wastewater treatment plants, associated booster stations and the distribution system to meet Provincial Acts and Regulations and Regional standards. 



• Performs operations and maintenance activities supporting the optimal operation of ground water systems, water treatment plants, associated booster stations and the distribution system; performs confined space entries (chambers) for the purpose of performing maintenance. 

• Performs routine maintenance (related to CLAIR – Cleaning, Lubricating, Adjustment, Inspections and minor Repairs), at water treatment plants and associated pumping stations, and distribution system components. 

• Performs daily checks and analysis on the operation of equipment and makes adjustments to process controls to optimize effluent quality and ensure compliance with applicable Provincial regulations. 

• Participates in the design, installation, commission and handover of new equipment to ensure all equipment is installed correctly and functions efficiently as per relevant asset management standards. 

• Provides daily guidance and supervision of tasks appropriate to the level of certification for operators and co-op students enrolled in education programs, on-going certification or as required. 

• Maintains data logs and performs in-plant laboratory analysis including MOE regulatory compliance sampling and submission, in accordance with prescribed Certificates of Approval, Permits to take Water, water industry standards, policies and practices. 

• Ensures that documentation logs are completed legibly and accurately. 

• Participates on committees, task forces or work groups as assigned. 

• Responds to inquiries, complaints and concerns in a timely and professional manner to assure optimal service. 

• Participates in performance metrics planning activities as required. 

• Rotates to various water/wastewater locations (or Areas) as assigned. 



• Post-Secondary Diploma/Certificate in Environmental Sciences (2 or 3 years) or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

• MECP License for Wastewater Treatment and a License for Wastewater Collection, including experience as designated by Provincial Acts and Regulations and as it applies to Area 1, 5 or 6 Facilities. 

• MECP License for Water Treatment and a License for Water Distribution and Supply, including experience as designated by Provincial Acts and Regulations and as it applies to East, Central, and West Water facilities. License levels to be determine based on business and regulatory needs at time of posting. 

• Demonstrated field experience working directly in water/wastewater facilities with completion of training courses and certification(s) as designated by Provincial Acts and Regulations, and field experience and certification(s) Level to the legislated standard required at the assigned facility. 

• Demonstrated experience in mechanical electrical equipment and pump maintenance procedures. 

• A valid Class “G” drivers’ licence, clear of serious offences under the Highway Traffic Act. 


 Please apply online by September 16, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. As an alternative, you can apply via e-mail to careers@york.ca; fax to 905-895-4232; mail or walk-in to 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 6Z1. All job vacancies are recorded on a 24-Hour Career Line and may be accessed by calling 877-464-9675 ext. 75508. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.