City of Penticton
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • $18.68 - $22.07
  • Hourly
  • Full-time Temporary
  • CUPE

Additional 14.75% in lieu of benefits and vacation

The City of Penticton's Water Treatment Plant is in search of a highly motivated and energetic individual for the temporary (6 months) position of Water Treatment Plant Operator in Training. The City of Penticton's Water Treatment Division is a subsidiary of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the operation of the water treatment plant, water booster stations and water reservoirs.

Reporting to the Water Quality Supervisor, the Water Treatment Plant Operator in Training assists the Water Treatment Plant operations teams in performing operational and maintenance work. This involves performing operational and maintenance duties in order to maintain water quality that meets or exceeds all compliance criteria outlined in City's Permit and Provincial and/or Canadian Drinking Water Legislation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the observation of gauges, meters, and control panels and advises the WTP operator accordingly.
  • Assist in the operation of water treatment plant processes.
  • Performs maintenance of water treatment plant processes.
  • Take water quality and beach samples as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a Water Engineering Technology program or achieved EOCP Operator in Training.
  • Demonstrated Experience working at an intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Office based computer applications, including Word and Excel.
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's License.
  • Knowledge of British Columbia regulations, operating permits, and City policies.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks, establish priorities, and respond calmly and efficiently in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing and execute both oral and written instructions.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable safety regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Proficient in the use of computers including spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications.
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • Ability to exert moderate physical effort for prolonged periods of time.

If you are seeking a challenging opportunity and possess the above mentioned qualifications, we would love to hear from you! We welcome your cover letter and resume by January 24, 2021.  

Position type: Full-Time Temporary (6 month Assignment) (40 hours per week)
Wage: $18.68 - $22.07 per hour / The starting wage for this developmental opportunity will be based upon the qualified candidate's level of certification              
Premiums: Dependent on candidate's level of certification
Benefits: Additional 14.75% in lieu of benefits and vacation 
Note: At times, this position will be required to be on standby and work after hours/weekends


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