BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Notice of Employment Opportunity

Operator 2

Permanent Full-Time
Wastewater Services
Competition No.: 2021-037

About the Role
The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Operator 2 in the Wastewater Services department 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 centrifuge and polymer systems; operation of the forklift and loader; 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 Operator on-call duties 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 three (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, a knowledge of electrical, instrumentation, pipe fitting, welding, SCADA systems and computer skills are required. A knowledge of safe work procedures, WHMIS, Emergency First Aid for Industry, and the transportation of dangerous goods is also required. 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 will reside within 20 minutes of the facility they work at.

Position Details
This is a permanent full-time (40 hours per week) Union Position. The (2020) rate of pay is $32.31 to $34.01 per hour. The 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.

Visit the RDN website at for more information on the Regional District of Nanaimo.

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


  • Post-secondary diploma in Water and Wastewater Technology
  • Environmental Operators Certification Program Class 2 certificate in Wastewater Treatment
  • Three (3) years of acceptable operating experience at a Class 1 or higher facility

Application Details
Please quote competition 2021-037 and submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining your education, experience, and qualifications as they relate to this position and submit online at:

Internal Candidates
External Candidates

Applications will be accepted until:
4:00 pm, on May 2, 2021

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

Job Description

Professional Categories: Sewer & Wastewater Services, Water Services
Posted: April 7, 2021, 5:30 pm
Expires: May 2, 2021, 4:00 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years