The County of Forty Mile No. 8 is currently looking for a motivated individual to join our Utilities team. The County of Forty Mile No. 8 offers this challenging and highly rewarding career opportunity to all individuals willing to accept a stimulating career path. The County of Forty Mile No. 8 offers an attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, benefits, participation in the Local Authorities Pension Plan, in addition to supporting learning and career development opportunities. This full-time, permanent position entails a 40-hour work week, overtime opportunities, and participation in a rotational on call shift system as competency dictates.
The County of Forty Mile No. 8 thanks all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Performs operations, maintenance and repair duties for water treatment, water distribution, wastewater treatment and wastewater collection facilities in various locations around the County of Forty Mile No.8.
Duties included but not limited to:
Possess/obtain and maintains valid Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) Small Water Systems, Level 1 Water Distribution, Level 1 Wastewater Collection, and Level 1 Wastewater Treatment certification. Working towards Level 1 Certification in these four disciplines, or willing to acquire in an agreed upon time frame.
Willingness to participate in the County of Forty Mile No. 8’s on call rotation program and overtime opportunities.
Follow Standard Operating Procedures and ensure systems operate within allowable parameters and testing for each system, as required by AEP and Alberta Health, is performed.
Assists with weekly bacteriological sampling in all hamlets.
Performs operations, maintenance, repair and installation work on water treatment, water distribution, wastewater treatment and wastewater collection facilities.
Monitors and inspects equipment and systems and ensures timely and efficient repairs.
Diagnose malfunctions in equipment and/ or systems performance; performs tune-ups, preventative maintenance and repairs.
Obtains samples and submits to a lab for testing.
Ensures the logging, recording, and reporting of data in accordance with operating procedures and all provincial legislation.
Maintains assigned tools, equipment, personal protection equipment in clean and good working order, and document repairs and/or deficiencies.
Participates in training in areas of operations, maintenance, repairs, construction, safety and operation of tools and equipment.
Communicates with the public, contractors, other agencies and government departments in a professional manner.
Responds to complaints and queries from utility customers.
Contacts ‘Before You Dig’ for locates from Utility Companies and locates County owned utilities as required.
Obtains and maintains certifications in Class 5 Operators License, Standard First Aid, WHMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Confined Space Entry/Rescue, H2S Alive, and Ground Disturbance and any other training deemed necessary to fulfill duties.
Operates vehicles in a safe and responsible manner, completes routine checks and maintains reasonable interior and exterior cleanliness.
Participates in the: - Hazard Assessments – Formulation of Operating Procedures – Preparation of Safe Work Practices - Safe Job Procedures.
Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
Grade 12 – Preference will be given to those with trades or post-secondary education in water or wastewater works related fields.
A successful applicant without full W&WW certification will be required to achieve such within the first 13 months of employment, scheduling permitted. Permanent employment is conditional upon completion of Level 1 certification within the timelines stated above.
Experience and Additional Requirements:
Previous or on the job – at a water treatment, water distribution, wastewater treatment, or wastewater collection facility an asset.
Mechanical, plumbing and electrical aptitude.
Proficiency working in a computerized environment (SCADA, Windows, MS Office).
On the job training and certification courses may be provided by the County of Forty Mile No. 8 for a suitable applicant.
Physical Demands and Work Environment included but not limited to:
Capable of lifting more than 50 lbs (occasionally up to 100 lbs).
Effective communications and organizational skills
Self-motivated, with high energy and an engaging level of enthusiasm
High level of integrity and work ethic
Ability to perform requested tasks with minimal direction
Ability to work individually and as part of a team
Must be fully immunized against workplace pathogens (i.e. Hepatitis, etc.)
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Jan 14, 2022
Closing Date: Feb 14, 2022