New job wastewater treatment operator in Nova Scotia

wastewater treatment operator

Company : Town of Yarmouth
Salary : $23.22 - $27.91 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

  • Water Treatment Certificate (Levels I, II, III or IV)

Additional Skills

  • Wear and use Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) equipment
  • Perform security checks within plant and on grounds

Specific Skills

  • Operate and monitor computerized control systems and related equipment to regulate the treatment and distribution of water
  • Operate and monitor computerized control systems and related equipment to regulate the flow of sewage and to treat and dispose of sewage and wastes
  • Monitor and inspect plant equipment and systems to detect equipment malfunctioning and to ensure plant systems are operating normally
  • Monitor and read recording instruments to detect equipment malfunctions and ensure plant systems and equipment are operating within prescribed limits
  • Make adjustments to plant equipment and systems
  • Complete and maintain plant logs and reports
  • Collect and test water samples for chemical and bacterial content
  • Analyze test results and instrument readings
  • Collect waste and sewage samples, test and analyze results
  • Patrol plant to check pumps, motors, filters, chlorinators and other plant equipment
  • Maintain and repair installation equipment, help with the installation, the assembly, and repairs to equipment

Security and Safety

  • Driving record check (abstract)

Work Site Environment

  • Confined spaces
  • Noisy
  • Odours
  • Dusty
  • Hot

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Valid driver's licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Handling heavy loads
  • Physically demanding
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling
  • Overtime required

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Judgement
  • Reliability

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