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Utilities Senior Operator

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
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 for individuals and families.  

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

Reporting to the Utilities Foreman, the Senior Operator performs a wide range of activities involved in the maintenance of the water and sewer utilities, as well as other utilities functions. The Senior Operator is required to use independent judgments within the framework of established policies and objectives. This position operates heavy equipment in the repair and maintenance of water mains, sanitary and storm sewers, and fire hydrants, as well as sets up traffic control devices and equipment as it relates to asphalt, concrete, and gravel road and street repairs. Additionally, the Senior Operator may be required to assist with the annual planning and budgeting process. The Senior Operator requires substantial knowledge of the operation of heavy motorized maintenance equipment and vehicles, as well as power and hand tools associated with the work environment. The incumbent must be able to follow oral and written instructions and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public. 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 qualifications for this position include a High School diploma or equivalent, Class 3 Operator’s license with Q endorsement, and Alberta Environment Certification – Level III Water Distribution and Level II Wastewater Collection. Standard First Aid with CPR, Confined Space Entry, H2S, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, and Heavy Equipment Operator certifications are preferred qualifications. The Senior Operator will have strong time management, computer, communication, organizational, and customer service skills. The incumbent must be able to work independently, as well as within a team environment, while maintaining a high level of accuracy and confidentiality. Preference will be given to applicants who have a minimum 3-5 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, upload 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.

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Required Education and Training :


Preferred Education and Training :

  • none
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