Notice of Employment Opportunity

Operator 2

Permanent Full Time Position
Internal Posting


The Regional District of Nanaimo has an employment opportunity for an Operator 2 at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre.
Reporting to the Chief Operator, the successful candidates will be responsible for a variety of duties including the inspection of all systems to ensure proper operation; sampling and laboratory analysis on a rotational basis; operation and maintenance of the belt filter press, centrifuge and polymer systems; operation of the forklift, loader and dump truck; maintenance of laboratory and operational records and log books; handling and transfer of chemicals to plant and pump stations, and for performing emergency systems tests; and other related duties.  Duties also include carrying a pager and responding to call outs.
Applicants must possess a post-secondary diploma in Water and Wastewater Technology, supplemented with an Environmental Operators Certification Program Class 2 certificate in Wastewater Treatment, which includes 3 years of acceptable operating experience at a Class I or higher facility or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  A thorough knowledge of treatment process, laboratory procedures, equipment, etc., and a knowledge of electrical, instrumentation, pipe fitting, welding, SCADA systems and computer skills are required as well as knowledge of safe work procedures, WHMIS, Emergency First Aid for Industry, and the transportation of dangerous goods.  The incumbents must also possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and have a good mechanical aptitude. This position also includes carrying a pager on a rotational basis and responding to call outs.  It is expected that the successful candidates reside within 20 minutes of the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre in Nanaimo.
This is a permanent full time Union position (40 hours per week). The rate of pay is $30.45 to $32.05 per hour.  This position offers an attractive benefits package as provided within the Collective Agreement between the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401.
A complete resume of experience, qualifications and references will be accepted until 4:00 pm, March 2, 2017, quoting Competition No. 2017-14 to the Main Reception, Administration Building, Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N2; Fax: 250-390-4163, or email
Thank you for your interest in this position, but only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Sewer & Wastewater,Water Services
Posted: February 16, 2017, 1:07 pm
Expires: March 2, 2017, 4:00 pm