Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Class II

Quinte West
Posted 2 weeks ago

Reporting to the Manager of Water and Wastewater Services and/or the Overall Responsible Operator (ORO), the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 2 is responsible for operating and maintaining the process control equipment for the municipality’s wastewater treatment plants including any associated booster and pumping stations.  The Operator will perform mechanical and facility maintenance and operate and monitor the treatment processes.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The position will:

  • Inspect, operate and maintain all mechanical, electrical and chemical systems associated with the municipality’s wastewater treatment plants.
  • Record all data from booster and pumping stations, where they exist, including daily flows, chlorine feeds, fluoride feeds, power usage and chemical residuals.
  • Make operational changes necessary to maintain treatment based on process data collected; making and implementing operational changes as required.
  • Undertake all sampling as required by Provincial standards, rules and regulations.
  • Unplug blocked lines and pumps as required.
  • Perform basic laboratory tests on water and sewage samples including fluoride and chlorine residuals, alkalinity, pH, etc.
  • Carry out tasks related to systems preventative maintenance programs, reports repair requirements to the Manager, the ORO and/or Director of Public Works and Environmental Services as the case may be, including recommendations and assist with the repair of equipment as required.
  • Maintain, as directed, the wastewater plant grounds and buildings including the periodic cleaning of walls, floors and windows and the painting of buildings and equipment.
  • Use process interpretation skills and trouble shooting skills to alter plant operation to repair and maintain equipment and system as required.
  • Follow all guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, other applicable legislation, best practices, City policies and procedures where applicable.
  • Be available for on-call service as directed by the Manager of Water and Wastewater Services.
  • Be available for after-hour and weekend work as required.
  • Be courteous to the public and show respect for equipment, etc.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to learning and overall professional development.
  • Work in water facilities as assigned and as required.

Note:  Above duties are representative of a typical position and are not to be construed as all-inclusive.

Education/Specialized Training/Skills:

The position will require:

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid certification in Class II wastewater treatment.
  • Proficiently skilled and comfortable with the use of mobile devices and technology to include but not limited to Google Workspace, Dayforce (or other similar software programs) email and internet.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective problem solving skills and abilities.
  • Laboratory skills.
  • Working knowledge of instrumentation devices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Valid Class G Driver’s Licence and a clear driver’s abstract.


Work Experience:

A minimum of three (3) years of experience in the field of municipal wastewater treatment systems is required.



Applicants will be paid according to the class of wastewater certification they hold in accordance with the table below:

Wastewater Treatment Operator in Training (O.I.T.) 2022 CUPE salary grid grade 6 $27.69 – $28.83
Wastewater Treatment Class I 2022 CUPE salary grid grade 8 $32.90 – $34.25
Wastewater Treatment Class II 2022 CUPE salary grid grade 9 $35.84 – $37.32
Wastewater Treatment Class III 2022 CUPE salary grid grade 10 $39.08 – $40.69

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online with their resume by 11:59 pm on June 11, 2023. They may also visit the City of Quinte West website at www.quintewest.ca for more information.


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


In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the City of Quinte West is pleased to accommodate the individual needs of applicants with disabilities within the recruitment process. Please call 613-392-2841 x1106 or email hr@quintewest.ca if you require an accommodation to ensure your participation in the recruitment and selection process.

Applicants will be required to consent to the completion of a criminal reference check and the completion of a driver’s abstract, if deemed a requirement of the position.


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