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Water Treatment Plant 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 Water Treatment Plant Operator within the Infrastructure Department.

Reporting to the Water Treatment Plant Foreman, the Operator, in compliance with environmental standards, ensures safe distribution, treatment, disinfection and transmission of potable water to City of Cold Lake residences and customers. The Water Treatment Plant Operator, in compliance with all federal and provincial regulatory bodies, ensures the safe operation of the City’s water and sewage systems. This position will oversee safe disinfection of potable water and uninterrupted transmission to customers, monitor bacteriological levels, and report data to Alberta Environment for analysis. The Operator is responsible for obtaining field samples, lab testing, organizing data and record management. This position will be responsible for maintenance and repair of the water and wastewater systems, pump houses, lift stations and treatment facility. The incumbent will be working at a newly renovated Water Treatment Plant that features a new membrane train, new pumps, and has been expanded to service the greater Cold Lake region.   

The preferred qualifications for this position include a High School diploma and a Class 3 Driver’s license with Q endorsement. Alberta Environment Certification – Level II Water Treatment and Water Distribution, Level I Waste Water Treatment, and Level II Waste Water Collection certificates are required with a preference given to those with Level II certification for all. Standard First Aid, CPR, Confined Space Entry, H2S, Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Heavy Equipment Operator certifications are preferred. 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, water treatment or a related field.

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