Public Works Water/Wastewater Operator

Ontario, Whitchurch-Stouffville
Posted 3 weeks ago

Public Works Water/Wastewater Operator 

 Department: Public Works 

Status: Full-time, Permanent, Union position (CUPE) 

Date Posted: June 11, 2020 

Date Closing: June 25, 2020, 4:30 p.m. 

Number of positions: 1 

Scheduled Hours/Shifts: 40 hours per week; core hours 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday 

Salary: $27.989 per hour (Certified Waterworks Operator 1) 


Position Purpose: 

Reporting to the Water/Wastewater Supervisor and/or Transportation Supervisor, the Public Works Operator is responsible to perform operations and maintenance functions related to the water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, small drinking water systems, roads system, sidewalks, parking lots and fleet maintenance. The Water/Wastewater Operator performs and assists with maintenance and inspections for the small drinking water systems; the water distribution system including watermains, services, valves, hydrants, valve chambers; and the wastewater collection system including main line sewers, laterals, manholes, storm sewers, catchbasins, oil grit separators. Main responsibilities include performing water quality sampling of the water distribution systems and small drinking water systems to ensure compliance with Provincial legislation and regulations; performing and assisting with utility locates; assisting the QMS Representative to meet and exceed compliance with the Drinking Water Quality Management Standards (DWQMS); and providing input on creating new and revising existing standard operating procedures. Duties also include Winter Road Maintenance including operation of combination snow plow and salter/sander trucks or grader; maintenance of parking lots, including winter maintenance with snow plow trucks, salter/sanding spreaders; road maintenance patrol duties; operating medium and heavy duty dump trucks and heavy duty construction equipment; among other duties as required. 


Qualifications and Requirements: The successful candidate will be flexible and comfortable in a variety of roles including working independently and as part of a team. Experienced with a wide variety of tools and equipment, able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, and committed to providing excellent customer service in all work activities while carrying out all duties in a safe and diligent matter. Other specific skills and qualifications are as follows: 

• Grade 12 Diploma including demonstrated written and verbal literacy (including mathematical literacy) 

• A minimum of two (2) years of related and diverse experience in a municipal public works environment 

• Minimum MECP Class 1 water distribution certification and MECP Operator in Training wastewater collection certification required 

• Working knowledge of the Safe Drinking Water Act and associated regulations; awareness of the Drinking Water Management Standard (DWQMS) 

• Ontario Class “DZ” Driver’s license in good standing (AZ Driver’s license is an asset) 

• Excellent customer service, verbal and written communication skills as well as effective organizational and problem-solving ability 

• Basic computer literacy (Microsoft Office) 

• The ability to work flexible hours and shift work including “on-call” on a rotating schedule 


How to apply: 

Please forward your resume in confidence by June 25, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., identifying Job # 2020-036-E in the subject line to 

Committed to diversity and a barrier-free environment: Whitchurch-Stouffville is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and as we grow, it’s important that our workforce reflect the citizens we serve. At the Town, we respect, encourage, and celebrate our diversity. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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