Water Treatment & Distribution Operator

environmental services utilities & trades
Posted On: Mar 24, 2021
Closing Date: Sep 24, 2021
The Village of Avonlea is currently seeking applications for the permanent position of Water Treatment & Distribution Operator. The Water Plant Operator will also be responsible for Village Maintenance for a population of 398 people. This is a full-time position with benefits.
Council is willing to consider contracting the Water Treatment Plant aspect of this position. 
Council is seeking someone who currently possesses the following: Class 2 Water Treatment and Class 1 Distribution and Class 1 Wastewater Treatment and Collection preferable; however, Council is willing to consider an individual with Water Treatment Level 1, if the individual is willing to training towards Level 2. The applicant should be willing to work a casual weekend rotation.
  Perform daily operation and maintenance of the Water Treatment Plant.
  Conduct treatment processes along with detailed sampling, monitoring and analysis of water in compliance with Saskatchewan Water Security Agency regulations.
  Submit all required reports in accordance with the regulations and acts.
  Ensure that all water and wastewater treatment and distribution comply with the Permits to Operate and Drinking Water Quality Management guidelines.
  Analyze test results and instrument readings.
  Complete and maintain plant logs and reports.
  Send samples to Provincial Lab weekly and samples as per permit.
  Monitor and inspect plant equipment and systems to detect possible equipment malfunctions and to ensure plant systems are operating normally.
  Make adjustments to optimize the water and wastewater treatment processes and record process and equipment performance.
  Maintain inventory of parts and materials to support perpetual operation and maintenance of the treatment plants and related infrastructure.
  Monitor, control, and respond to alarms for the water treatment plant.
  Monitor Wetland Lagoon levels, inspect facility on a semi-annual basis. Take samples as per Saskatchewan Water Security guidelines and maintain logs.
  Flush hydrants twice per year, more often if necessary.
  Meter readings every three months
  Maintain a good working relationship with fellow employees and Village council as well as public.
  Cut grass throughout designated areas of Village during spring and summer.
  Clear snow from all streets in the winter months.
  Perform repairs and routine maintenance to Municipal buildings.
  Road repairs, contact paving crew for quotes.
  Tree trimming, contact Trimmers for quote on large jobs.
  Assist with repairs to infrastructure such as water breaks.
  Business Garbage Collection & Landfill Maintenance.
  Other duties, as required.
  Class 2 Water Treatment and Class 1 Water Distribution, in addition to Class 1 Wastewater Treatment and Collection.
  Grade 12 or equivalent.
  Valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver’s License.
  Experience with operating commercial mowers, skid steer and street sweeper.
  Knowledge and experience managing a Water Treatment Facility.


Please submit application including Cover Letter and salary expectations to:
Village of Avonlea
Box 209
Avonlea, Saskatchewan
S0H 0C0
For more information, please contact the Municipal Office at 306-868-2221.
***This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found***
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.