The City of Camrose is seeking an energetic and reliable individual for the full-time permanent position of Senior Operator in the utilities section of the Public Works department. Reporting to the Manager of Utilities, this position will be involved in the day to day operations and maintenance of the City’s water distribution and wastewater collection systems and facilities. This is a unionized position under CUPE Local 1425 and is inclusive of a trial period as per the Article 12.05 of the Collective Agreement.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Assist in the repair and maintenance of water mains, sanitary and storm sewers, fire hydrants, station checks, station maintenance, sanitary sewer cleaning, sewer manhole inspections, sanitary sewer root control program, excavation and repair of broken sanitary sewer mains, water mains and services, operate the water truck, valve operations, UDF program, cc valve operations, distribution laboratory and field testing, sanitary sewer laboratory and field testing, lagoon weed and vegetation control, meter reading and meter service work (installations, account read-outs and problem troubleshooting).
Operations and maintenance of the Utilities System as directed.
Ensures that policies/procedures and regulations are complied with and are enforced.
Assist with monitoring expenses as required.
Mentor, train and help develop staff in all areas.
Lead tool box meetings and provide formal hazard assessments.
Supervise and direct daily work of other employees.
Assistance with other City operation functions as necessary and assigned.
Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent.
Water & Wastewater Technical Program and or Post-Secondary Education.
A minimum of the following Alberta Environment Certifications in the following disciplines – Level III Water Distribution, Level III Wastewater Collection, Level I Wastewater Treatment, Level I Water Treatment. May consider Level II Certifications with the ability to complete Level III Certifications within the first year of employment.
Minimum six (6) years’ experience in utilities and infrastructure maintenance.
Awareness of the City of Camrose Alberta Environment Approvals.
Formal supervisory training.
Must be able to work in confined spaces, trenches, elevated platforms, ladders, and extreme weather conditions.
Proven mechanical and instrumentation aptitude with intermediate knowledge of Microsoft applications and SCADA software. Familiarity with CLAROS and WIMS software is an asset.
Must be able to meet the City’s on-call protocols and participate in the on-call rotation detailed in the Collective Agreement and as assigned for the Utilities team.
Reliable with a strong work ethic, with sound decision-making and communication skills.
Ability to exert moderate physical activity.
Valid Class 3 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator’s License with air brake endorsement.
HOURS OF WORK: Hours of work are generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Shift work, on-call and overtime will also be necessary to address operational requirements.
HOURLY WAGE: $33.13 per hour in accordance with the CUPE 1425 Collective Agreement, plus any additional premium pay as outlined in the collective agreement.
Consideration may be given to individuals that do not meet the qualifications listed, however, level of Operator will then be determined based on the current qualifications and experience of the individual and hourly wage will be adjusted accordingly.
APPLICATIONS: Individuals interested in this position are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to the address or email address below by September 19, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. We appreciate and consider all applications; however only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.