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Utilities Plant Operator III

Job Type: 
Maintenance / Trades
Town of Whitecourt
Competition Number: 
Job Description : 

The Town of Whitecourt is your local government at work. Council and staff function on behalf of the community to enhance the quality of life for all residents, with a commitment to the well-being of our community. Our organization now has an opening for a full-time, permanent, Utilities Plant Operator III to work within the Infrastructure Services Department, reporting to the Manager of Utilities.

This position requires a high level of performance and accountability of daily operational and maintenance functions at the water and wastewater plants, lift stations, raw water intakes, reservoirs; and overall system maintenance.


  • Valid Alberta Environmental Protection Certification (Level III minimum) in Water Treatment and (Level II minimum) in Wastewater Treatment. Level II certification in Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection would be an asset.
  • Minimum 5 year’s experience in Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Plants, lab operations, maintenance and effective record keeping skills. Working knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel and SCADA Systems.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Minimum high school education.

The applicant must be physically fit for heavy labour related tasks and be prepared to do shift work, on-call and any overtime as required by the supervisor. The successful applicant will be a person who is willing to work outside the parameters of the position description and be able to work with minimal supervision.

The position requires an individual who is safety conscious with self-motivation, exhibits accuracy, mechanical and computer skills, neatness and completeness in all functions, and relates in a positive manner to the general public, Alberta Environment, as well as other staff members. The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment physical and criminal records check and provide a drivers’ abstract prior to being hired.

Job descriptions are available upon request. The Town of Whitecourt offers a competitive compensation package to the successful applicant. The rate of pay for this position ranges from $32.65 to $36.73 per hour.

Closing Date: 
December 18, 2017
Application Return: 

Resumes must be received at the following address by 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 18, 2017, at:

Attn: HR/Payroll Clerk
Re: Job #17-037
Box 509, 5004 - 52 Avenue
Fax: 780-778-4166
Email: hr@whitecourt.ca

All applicants are thanked for their interest; however, only those who are interviewed will be contacted.