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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

This position will include work activities associated with the operation of a class II wastewater treatment plant with anaerobic digestion and a chlorination/de-chlorination.  This treatment plan is a continuous operation, treating wastewater from the Town of Yarmouth and surrounding community.


  • Completion of a 2 year technical program related to Water Treatment
  • Completion of Operator - in - Training Water Treatment Certificate
  • Demonstrated mechanical ability
  • Must be physically fit in order to open and close valves, climb and descent ladder, lift heavy loads
  • Possess a valid driver's license

*Consideration may be given to those applicants who have at least 2 years practical experience as a Power Engineer, Plumber, or a trade/technical training considered directly related to the activities of the position, or are a recent graduate of a recognized program but lacking years of experience and certification


  • Operation, monitoring, maintenance and repairs of all related mechanical, electrical, HVAC, SCADA, chemical feed systems, and associated lift stations
  • Utilizing and employing standard best practices of waste water treatment theory and technology during daily operations
  • Conduct daily operational activities as required to ensure waste water effluent quality meets municipal and regulatory requirements
  • Conduct a daily complete plant inspection, including all Supervisory control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) information
  • Record information during plant inspection from flow meters, chemical metering equipment, gauges, status monitors, equipment status, etc., on standard check lists
  • Report problems found, or areas needing attention, to the Chief Operator
  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment according to best standards of practice, and using manufacturer's manuals for recommended procedures as required, when problems are found
  • Conduct daily quality analyses on wastewater influent/effluent as per the operating permit and as necessary to monitor treatment status, and adjust operations as required
  • Conduct regular calibrations of chemical feed equipment to verify feed rates are at target set points
  • Conduct regular calibrations of all inline instrumentation to verify accuracy of key quality indicating parameters
  • Adjust chemical dosages as require to attain treatment targets
  • Determine and maintain proper wet well levels and associated pump flow rates to meet target detention times
  • Daily operational requirements will include conducting troubleshooting activities as necessary to ensure proper efficient equipment function
  • Collect representative waste water samples both in plant and at various key points including final effluent to monitor treatment efficiency
  • Check the associated lift stations daily and report problems found to the Chief Operator
  • Ensure daily treatment activities are conducted to meet operational targets and that treated waste water is meeting quality targets as set by the Chief Operator
  • Maintain all required records and logs such as influent/effluent flow rates, operational activities, monitoring and adjustment, equipment maintenance and lift station status
  • Conduct routine preventative maintenance on plant equipment including mechanical and electrical work, cleaning, lubricating and replacing equipment parts
  • Regularly conduct routine building and grounds maintenance as needed, including snow plowing, building cleaning, etc.
  • Meet with outside contractors as necessary to allow supervised access and to provide information when required
  • Regularly ascertain and report, required repair parts and tools as needed
  • Must be available for and will to worker overtime as required
  • Regularly make proper and effective decisions following plant protocols and standard practices of waste water treatment
  • Operate computer control systems effectively to conduct necessary daily operational activities, adjustments, and monitoring as required
  • Conduct maintenance and/or repair activities in confined spaces as required and directed
  • Conduct maintenance and/or repairs as required on various hazardous chemicals delivery/storage systems while using facility personal safety equipment and protocols
  • Comply with all Occupational Health and Safety Program, legislation and regulations.

Salary and benefits as per collective agreement with CUPE 2530.

To apply please forward your resume, coverletter and copies of certificatons to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications must be recieved by 4:30pm on May 22rd, 2019.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood


Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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