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Utility Station Operator

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  • Excellent opportunity for a Utility Station Operator to join and build a career with The City of Whitehorse
  • Work in a safety-conscious environment and take your career to the next level in this dynamic role
  • Receive an extensive list of benefits including 4 weeks of vacation, extended health/dental, and RSP's


Explore Whitehorse...The Wilderness City

Whitehorse is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada. Named “the Wilderness City”, Whitehorse is nestled on the banks of the famous Yukon River surrounded by mountains and pristine lakes. Gorgeous scenery and a vibrant city lifestyle, it’s no small wonder over 25,000 people enjoy living in Whitehorse year round.


A vibrant city life, healthy economy, small town values, a safe environment in which to raise a family, and access to the great outdoors make Whitehorse one of the best cities in Canada to live and work in. Whitehorse provides diverse services to all outlying communities and has an economic base including mining, transportation services, tourism, and government services.


About your next role with The City of Whitehorse...

The City of Whitehorse has an exciting opportunity for a Utility Station Operator with our Utilities Station Team. 


We are looking for a range of applicants from Utility Station Operator in Training to Level 2 Operators wanting to build a career with our Utility Stations Team. Preference will be given to those who hold Level 2 Operators Certification however those with lower levels of certification may be considered for a position


In this role, you will operate and adjust treatment processes, conduct sampling and testing of water and wastewater quality, troubleshoot equipment and perform preventative and emergency maintenance to ensure quality, public health and safety of water and wastewater facilities.


Key responsibilities may include:

  • Managing operational and control methodology to ensure system wide integrity
  • Assisting with the programming, testing and maintenance of the alarm and monitoring systems including SCADA system controls and related alarm systems
  • Identifying and taking corrective actions for moderate to advanced treatment plant operations to ensure compliance with all statutory, regulatory and internal procedures and processes
  • Operating, calibrating, maintaining and repairing all water and sewage systems including pumping, circulation and pressure regulating stations, groundwater wells, water reservoirs, sewage treatment facilities, sanitary and storm sewer lift stations
  • Conducting chemical, physical and bacteriological sampling of potable water, recording results and implementing adjustments as required 
  • Developing and maintaining standard operating procedures, maintenance and asset management systems.
  • Taking daily readings, log irregularities, compiling statistics and preparing and maintaining accurate records
  • Maintaining an inventory of supplies, ordering and purchasing replacements in a timely fashion, in accordance with City procurement processes
  • Acting as Utility Stations Leadhand and Supervisor Utility Stations as assigned
  • Carrying out other related duties as required


About the ideal candidate

In addition to being a team player and having a genuine interest in building a career with The City of Whitehorse in the Water & Waste field, we are seeking applications from individuals with:


  • 3 years’ operating experience at a Class 1 or higher facility in each of the three different fields: Wastewater Treatment, Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection or Level II certification in each field
  • 6 months supervisory experience and 1 year on the job training (4 months in each field)
  • Lab experience with chemicals and sampling, testing and interpretation is preferred
  • Knowledge of SCADA systems and process controls, operating and repairing systems including valves, pumps and systems are considered as an asset
  • Valid Yukon Class 5 Driver’s License


Other desirable certifications that are considered an asset are Water Quality and Sampling for Water & Wastewater, WHMIS & TDG Certificate; Standard First Aid, Level C CPR; Confined Space Entrant/Attendant; Fall Arrest Course; Chlorine Handling Certificate; Hazard Assessment and Control Course; Plant High Voltage Safety; Self Contained Breathing Apparatus; Pumps, Theory, Operation & Maintenance. 


Excellent organizational, prioritization, multitasking, and communication skills will help you stand out from the rest. Please note that this role works four 10 hour days per week and provides on-call coverage as assigned.


What we can offer you

In appreciation of all your hard work and dedication on the job, you can look forward to receiving a highly competitive salary of $25.76 - $40.87 per hour.


We value a healthy work-life balance and we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits package which includes: Extended Health and Dental, Group Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Weekly Indemnity Insurance, and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 4 weeks of vacation accrual to start
  • Employee/employer funded RSP’s to ensure that you have funds when you retire
  • Professional development support


At The City of Whitehorse, you will find a fair and forward-thinking team that works hard to create an inclusive, productive environment. We value our team and believe in advancing their growth both personally and professionally.  


Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your skill set with an innovative, caring employer. An eligibility list may be established for future job opportunities. Apply online today!


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