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Utilities Operator

Job Type: 
City of Cold Lake
Job Description : 

With a population of approximately 15 800, Cold Lake is a city that offers a wealth of excitement, adventure and entertainment for all in any season. Hugging the southern shores of Alberta’s seventh largest lake, this recreational paradise can be accessed in summer and winter through western Canada’s largest inland marina. New housing, excellent educational facilities, a college, state-of-the-art recreation and sport facilities, urban and rural trail systems, pristine lakes, and beautiful natural settings are just a few of the highlights that truly make Cold Lake a community of choice.  

The City of Cold Lake is seeking a qualified individual to fill the permanent, full-time position of Utilities Operator within the Department of Infrastructure.

Reporting to the Utilities Foreman, the Utilities Operator is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of water plant functions, water and sewer utilities; as well as ensuring safe distribution, treatment, disinfection and transmission of potable water to City of Cold Lake residences and customers. This position is responsible for the repair and maintenance of water mains, sanitary and storm sewers, fire hydrants, water and wastewater systems, pump houses, lift stations and treatment facility. The operator oversees the safe disinfection of potable water and uninterrupted transmission to customers, obtaining field samples, lab testing, organizing data and record management, monitoring bacteriological levels, and reporting data to Alberta Environment for analysis. The City of Cold Lake is experiencing an exciting period of growth in its Environmental Services Department, and as such, the incumbent will have the opportunity to be part of major projects such as significant upgrades to our water distribution and collection systems, as well as our wastewater treatment facilities and technology.

The preferred qualifications for this position include a High School diploma and Operator’s class 3 license with Q endorsement. Level II Water Distribution and Level II Wastewater Collection are required, and Level II Water Treatment and Level I Wastewater Treatment are preferred. Standard First Aid, CPR, Confined Space Entry, H2S, Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Heavy Equipment Operator certifications are required. The Operator will have strong time management, computer, communication, organizational, and customer service skills. Preference will be given to applicants who have minimum 2-3 years’ experience in utilities and infrastructure maintenance, preferably in a municipal or other government setting.   

The City of Cold Lake provides a competitive compensation package to successful candidates, including an exceptional benefits plan, pension plan, and a variety of developmental opportunities.   

Interested candidates, submit a detailed resume including qualifications and past and present work experience. Please include a cover letter describing your experience and abilities with respect to the above listed qualifications and copies of any relevant certifications. The City of Cold Lake appreciates receiving applications from all qualified individuals; however only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted. This competition will remain open until April 25, 2021.

Closing Date: 
April 25, 2021
Application Return: 

Submit resumes with cover letter to:

City of Cold Lake
Human Resources
5513 – 48 Avenue
Cold Lake, AB T9M 1A1

Facsimile: (780) 594-4041
Email: humanresources@coldlake.com

Or, apply online at: www.coldlake.com