Water Treatment Plant Operator
Posted 2 weeks ago


Closing Date: September 29th, 2021 at 4:30 pm
Department: Environmental Services
File Number: SV21-32(2)
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 rotating shift schedule (24/7/365) as Operator in Charge as specified by O.Reg. 128 of the SDWA.
  • Monitor and adjust operational parameters both manually and by SCADA operations.
  • Install, maintain and calibrate instrumentation and equipment as per industry standards and standard operating procedures.
  • Make and implement operational changes to ensure that water quality and quantity meets the legislative requirements as per the SDWA and associated Regulations.
  • Clear and effective communication of information at shift changes.
  • Handle and decant chemicals.
  • Repair and replace equipment as required.
  • Analytical sampling and lab work for plant and distribution operations.
  • Confined space entries.
  • ORO responsibilities when suitably certified and experienced.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of a hygienic work environment.
  • Troubleshoot and assist with plant optimization.
  • Assist in the ordering and receiving of required bulk chemicals.
  • Maintain proper and legible records and logs of operations.
  • Prepare reports and summary data.
  • Perform On-call duties (24/7) in a weekly rotation.
  • Handling of customer complaints as per SOP.
  • One Call after hours emergency call handling.
  • Participate in JH&SC and QMS audits and inspections.
  • Property maintenance as required.
  • Ability to lift and move heavy object (at least 50 lbs).



Essential (minimum) Qualifications:

  • Completion of a minimum two (2) year post-secondary program in Environmental and/or suitable equivalent, as per MOECC Guideline 3.10 group 1, 2, or 3.
  • Minimum valid level I Water Treatment Subsystem Certification.
  • Valid Class G Driver’s license with safe driving record.


Asset (preferred) Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • SCADA, PLC knowledge and/or Network systems.
  • Knowledge of OHSA.
  • Knowledge of DWQMS.
  • Level IV Water Treatment Subsystem Certification.
  • Training on Hach analytical equipment.
  • General troubleshooting and analytical skills.



Essential (minimum) Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year operational experience as an OIC in a Large Municipal Residential System as per O.Reg. 170 of the SDWA.
  • SCADA environment exposure.
  • General maintenance and troubleshooting experience.
  • Independent working experience.
  • General lab experience for turbidity, chlorine, fluoride and Bacteriological sampling and testing.


Asset (preferred) Qualifications:

  • Experience with generator operation.
  • Hand and power tool knowledge.
  • Instrument calibration and maintenance.
  • Shift and on-call experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Knowledge of MOECC legislation regarding SDWA.


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 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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