With a population of approximately 15 800, Cold Lake is a growing city that offers a wealth of excitement, adventure, and entertainment for all in any season. Hugging the southern shores of Alberta’s seventh largest lake, this recreational paradise can be accessed in summer and winter through western Canada’s largest inland marina. New housing, excellent educational facilities, a college, and beautiful natural settings are just a few of the highlights that truly make Cold Lake a community of choice for individuals and families. Cold Lake’s amenities include state-of-the-art recreation, fitness, and sports facilities; pristine lakes for swimming, fishing, boating, and a variety of water sports; urban and rural trail systems for hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing; Splash Park; Skate Park; Mountain Bike Park; golf courses; indoor and outdoor ice rinks; ball diamonds; and numerous playgrounds. In Cold Lake you will have the opportunity to experience concerts, community markets, a variety of sports, or join one of our many community groups. Our free transit system makes the City and all its attractions easily accessible for everyone.
The City of Cold Lake is seeking a one qualified individual to fill the permanent, full-time position of Utilities Senior Operator within the Infrastructure Services Department.
The City of Cold Lake provides a competitive compensation package to successful candidates, including an exceptional benefits plan, pension plan, and a variety of developmental opportunities. Relocation support will be provided to the selected candidate, if applicable.
Interested candidates, submit a detailed resume including qualifications and past and present work experience. Please include a cover letter describing your experience and abilities with respect to the above listed qualifications and copies of any relevant certifications. The City of Cold Lake appreciates receiving applications from all qualified individuals; however only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted. This competition will remain open until the right candidate is found.
Reporting to the Utilities Foreman, the Senior Operator performs a wide range of activities involved in the maintenance of the water and sewer utilities, as well as other utilities functions. The Senior Operator is required to use independent judgments within the framework of established policies and objectives. This position operates heavy equipment in the repair and maintenance of water mains, sanitary and storm sewers, and fire hydrants, as well as sets up traffic control devices and equipment as it relates to asphalt, concrete, and gravel road and street repairs. Additionally, the Senior Operator may be required to assist with the annual planning and budgeting process. The Senior Operator requires substantial knowledge of the operation of heavy motorized maintenance equipment and vehicles, as well as power and hand tools associated with the work environment. The incumbent must be able to follow oral and written instructions and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public. The City of Cold Lake is experiencing an exciting period of growth in its Environmental Services Department, and as such, the incumbent will have the opportunity to be part of major projects such as significant upgrades to our water distribution and collection systems, as well as our wastewater treatment facilities and technology.
Alberta Environment Certification – Level III Water Distribution and Level II Wastewater Collection;
Class 3 Operator’s license with Q endorsement;
High School diploma or equivalent;
Standard First Aid with CPR, Confined Space Entry, H2S, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, and Heavy Equipment Operator certifications are preferred qualifications;
Strong time management, computer, communication, organizational, and customer service skills;
Ability to work independently, as well as within a team environment, while maintaining a high level of accuracy and confidentiality; and
Preference will be given to applicants who have a minimum 3-5 years’ experience in utilities and infrastructure maintenance, preferably in a Municipal or other government setting.