Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
Posted 1 month ago

Closing Date: October 28th, 2021 at 4:30 pm
Department: Environmental Services
File Number: SV21-92
Union: CUPE
Hours: 40 hours per week; evenings, nights, weekend and Statutory Holiday work is required.
Salary: $23.00 – $35.08 per hour per hour based on certification level (Benefits/Pension/Vacation also included)


The City of Belleville, known as the ‘Friendly City’, is located at the mouth of the Moira River where it meets the picturesque Bay of Quinte. Experience world-class fishing, boating, cycling and walking along approximately 14 kilometers of waterfront trails. Situated between Toronto and Montreal, and less than one hour from the U.S. border, the City truly is at the center of it all. Approximately 51,000 people make Belleville their home and over 220,000 live within 30 minutes of the City. We are in close proximity to Prince Edward County where you can discover award winning wineries and numerous beaches including Sandbanks Provincial Park. We are home to Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology as well as Albert College, Canada’s oldest co-ed boarding independent private school. The historic downtown core provides numerous restaurants, shopping and live music and theater venues for an amazing cultural experience. Our inviting blend of small town warmth and big city amenities, quality of life and affordable housing make Belleville the perfect place to live, work and play. More information is available at www.belleville.ca.


Currently, the City of Belleville has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join the Environmental Services Department.  Reporting to the Supervisor of Water Treatment, this position involves the operation of a Level IV Water Treatment Plant and associated facilities, working alone during rotating shifts (24 hours, 7 days, on a year round-basis).



  • Independently operate a Level IV Water Treatment plant on a rotating shift schedule (24/7/365) as Operator-in-Charge as defined in O. Reg. 128 under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
  • Monitor and adjust operational parameters both manually and by SCADA operations.
  • Make and implement operational changes to ensure that water quality and quantity meets the legislative requirements as per the SDWA and associated Regulations as well as City requirements.
  • Install, maintain and calibrate instrumentation and facility equipment as per industry standards and standard operating procedures.
  • Repair and replace equipment as required.
  • Perform analytical sampling and laboratory work for plant and distribution operations.
  • Maintain proper and legible records and logs of operations.
  • Prepare reports and summary data.
  • Clearly and effectively communicate operational information at shift changes.
  • Handle, decant and receive chemicals.
  • Work in confined spaces and from heights.
  • Assume ORO responsibilities, if required, when suitably certified and experienced.
  • Clean and maintain work environment in a hygienic state.
  • Troubleshoot and assist with plant optimization.
  • Assist in the ordering and receiving of required bulk chemicals.
  • Perform On-call duties (24/7) as part of a weekly rotation.
  • Be available within 20 minutes response time when on-call.
  • Handle customer complaints as per applicable SOP’s.
  • Administer emergency after-hours calls from Ontario One Call.
  • Participate in JH&SC and QMS audits and inspections.
  • Maintain facility and facility grounds as required.



Essential (minimum) Qualifications:

Applicants must meet one of the following sets of criteria

  • Successful completion of a minimum two (2) year post-secondary program in Civil Engineering, Environmental, Electrical or Mechanical field or other suitable equivalent that would enable operator certification up to the level of the facility (in accordance with O. Reg. 128/04 as amended from time to time).
  • Minimum valid level OIT Water Treatment Subsystem MECP Certification, successfully completed the level 1 certification exam and with capability to reach level 1 within one year.
  • Valid Class G Driver’s license with safe driving record, to be held and maintained.



  • Certified tradesperson in the Mechanic or Millwright Trades
  • Valid Class G Driver’s license with safe driving record, to be held and maintained


Asset (preferred) Qualifications:

  • Level IV Water Treatment Subsystem MECP Certification
  • Ability to work alone in operational decision making situations and implement changes to treatment processes.
  • General troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Working knowledge of provincial Safe Drinking Water legislation.
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects (at least 50 lbs.)
  • Demonstrated record keeping, time management, organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Thorough knowledge of SCADA, PLC, and/or Network systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of DWQMS.
  • Training on Hach analytical equipment.




Essential (minimum) Qualifications:

  • Operational experience as an OIC in a Large Municipal Residential System (as defined in O. Reg. 170 under the SDWA) or 3 years of experience in the industrial, mechanical, or electrical maintenance.

Asset (preferred) Qualifications:

  • Greater than 3 years of experience in the industrial, mechanical, or electrical maintenance.
  • Exposure to SCADA environment.
  • General maintenance and troubleshooting experience.
  • Experience working independently.
  • General lab experience for turbidity, chlorine, fluoride and bacteriological sampling and testing.
  • Generator operation and maintenance.
  • Hand and power tool use.
  • Instrument calibration and maintenance.
  • Shift and on-call experience.

How to Apply:


Personal information and any supporting material will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). We thank all applicants who apply but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Belleville is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

Applicants will be required to provide at their own expense a satisfactory criminal reference check dated within the past six (6) months, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, and if deemed a requirement of the position, a driver’s abstract to the Human Resources Department on or before the date of the interview but no later than the commencement of employment if selected.


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