BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Notice of Employment Opportunity

Operator Trainee

Nanaimo, BC

Temporary Full-Time (2 positions)
Wastewater Services
Competition No.: 2021-013E

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking two (2) Temporary Full-Time Operator Trainee one to be located at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre and one at the French Creek Treatment Plant. This position is ideally suited for students enrolled in a recognized training school.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Operator, the Trainees will perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks. These positions will require moderate physical effort and agility as well as an above average mechanical aptitude in the Wastewater field. In addition to assisting their supervisor, the Trainees duties will consist of operations, maintenance, and routine housekeeping of the facilities.

Qualifications include an Operator-in-Training (OIT) in Wastewater Treatment Certification with the BC Environmental Operators Certification Program, or eligibility to write the OIT exam. In addition, applicants must possess knowledge of Safe Work Procedures, WHMIS, Emergency First Aid for Industry, and Transportation of Dangerous Goods; as well as, basic laboratory, electrical, instrumentation, pipe fitting, welding, and computer skills.

This is a temporary full-time (40 hours per week) Union Position from May 3, 2021 to December 31, 2021, with the possibility of ending early or of extension depending on the operational needs of the department. The (2020) rate of pay is $27.34 to $28.78 per hour, plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.


  • OIT in Wastewater Treatment Certification
  • Knowledge of Safe Work Procedures, WHMIS, Emergency First Aid, and Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Basic Laboratory, electrical, instrumentation, pipe fitting, welding, and computer skills

Please quote competition 2021-013E and submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining your education, experience and qualifications as they relate to this position and submit via email to

You can also create a profile and submit online at:

Internal Candidates
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Applications will be accepted until:
4:00 pm, on March 8, 2021

A Criminal Record Check is required as a condition of employment with the Regional District of Nanaimo.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

Professional Categories: Sewer & Wastewater Services
Posted: February 22, 2021, 3:47 pm
Expires: March 8, 2021, 4:00 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Temporary
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $27.34 Hour