The Town of Athabasca is a vibrant rural community in which to live, work and relax. Located in the picturesque Athabasca River Valley, just 150 km north of Edmonton on Highway 2, Athabasca has a population of 2,990 and growing. The Town offers an affordable lifestyle and first-class recreational opportunities including a championship golf course, ski trails, camping, fishing, and hunting, as well as access to educational opportunities with Athabasca University.
Operate and maintain distribution equipment including computer control systems, alarm signals, regulate flows and distribute potable water
Perform routine maintenance on various distribution equipment
Collect and analyze water samples from the reservoirs and random spots in the distribution system
Perform laboratory duties
Operation and maintenance of wastewater collection and treatment system
Complete and maintain logs and reports
Perform meter installations and bi-monthly meter readings (radio read system)
Effective communication and organizational skills
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, developers, other staff, and the public
Interdepartmental co-operation regarding duties such as: servicing of line repairs and replacement; repair, maintenance, and replacement of hydrants; flushing of sanitary and storm water lines
Grade 12 or equivalent
Valid Class 5 or better operator’s license, air brake certification is an asset
Minimum certification levels to be maintained – Water Distribution Level 1, Wastewater Treatment Level 1 and Wastewater Collection Level 1
Required to undertake specialized training on as needed basis
Familiar with and practice regulations and recommendations of WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
Self-motivated, with high energy and an engaging level of enthusiasm
Ability to work individually and as part of a team
High level of integrity and work ethic
Ability to perform requested tasks with minimal direction
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs i.e., Excel, Word, and Outlook, with a willingness to learn programs associated to operation of the utilities infrastructure.
A full position description is available at the Town office or online at www.athabasca.ca
This is a permanent fulltime position; serving a 6-month probationary period to be eligible for 100% employer paid benefits and 1 year probation to be eligible for pension. The range for this position is $25.50 - $29.88 per hour. Should an applicant’s qualifications not meet the required criteria a lower remuneration will be negotiated. The current work week is based on 40 hours, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
Resumes will be accepted until Friday, November 19, 2021. Please note that only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted, however we thank all applicants for their interest.
We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experience, and competencies, and encourage you to apply.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume including a cover letter and a list of work-related references, recent drivers abstract and a criminal record check to: