Water Treatment Plant Operator – Training Opportunity – City of Kamloops

March 15, 2024

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                 kamloops

City of Kamloops
Water Treatment Plant Operator – Training Opportunity

(Permanent, Full-Time) – 1292

Close Date
April 2, 2024
 
At the City of Kamloops, we believe in progressive and barrier-free recruitment for everybody every day. This means employment opportunities for all in a safe, inclusive and diverse workplace. We know our city is stronger when we hire qualified individuals from different backgrounds with diverse experiences, cultures and perspectives.
 
We are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates our employees who make it all happen. We are known as Canada’s Tournament Capital and are famous for our hospitality and community spirit, traits that make us a leader! Recreation, sports, arts and culture, health care, social activities, volunteerism, and affordable housing all meld to form a unique blend of big-city amenities with small-town ambience. This is Kamloops!
 
Let’s make Kamloops shine! Join our team today.

Position Overview
Do you want an opportunity to work at a state of the art membrane water treatment facility? Check out this amazing training position, which will allow the successful candidate to gain on the job experience and certifications to become fully qualified in the future. This position will perform work involving making operational decisions and performing operational and maintenance duties in order to maintain water quality that meets or exceeds all compliance criteria outlined in the City’s operating permit and provincial and/or Canadian drinking water legislation.

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

  1. Operator in Training Water Treatment Certificate through the BC Environmental Operators Certificate Program (EOCP) in good standing;
  2. Successful completion of a certificate or diploma in Water Treatment Operations;
  3. Must obtain Water Treatment Level I through the BC EOCP within 8 months of starting the position;
  4. Must obtain Water Treatment Level II through the BC EOCP within 2 years and 2 months of completing the Water Treatment Level I through the BC EOCP;
  5. Must obtain Water Treatment Level III through BC EOCP within 3 years of completing the Water Treatment Level II through the BC EOCP;
  6. Must be currently employed at a level III/IV Water or Wastewater Treatment Facility;
  7. Must demonstrate proficiency in intermediate Word and intermediate Excel by the end of the training opportunity to become fully qualified in the position. The successful candidate will be tested at the end of their training opportunity (70% pass rate required);
  8. Valid BC Driver’s Licence – Class 5.

 
For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes a police information check.

A comprehensive benefits package is included with this position.

For further information on the Water Treatment Plant Operator position, please see the attached job description for the fully qualified position and for further information on the details around the training opportunity please see the attached terms and conditions.
 
Awarding of Training Opportunity:
To be successful for this training opportunity, applicants must meet the above requirements. Applicants are able to participate in a maximum of three training opportunities within the Department.
 
On-the-Job Experience and Training:
The successful candidate for this opportunity will be gaining experience towards becoming a fully qualified Water Treatment Plant Operator. The exact length of the training opportunity may vary based on the previous experience of the successful candidate and the length of the position, but will be a maximum of six years.
 
Pay Rate:
The successful applicant for this training opportunity will receive the pay rate of Pay Grade 11 (outside), $34.17 per hour to start. After successful completion of the EOCP Water Treatment Level II, the candidate will receive the pay rate of Pay Grade 12 (outside), $35.84. After successful completion of the Training Opportunity and achievement of EOCP Water Treatment Level III, the incumbent will move to a Pay Grade 13 (outside), $38.27, as a fully qualified Water Treatment Plant Operator.

Time Commitment to the Position:
The successful candidate will be required to remain in the Water Treatment Plant Operator position for a minimum of the amount of time it took the candidate to become fully qualified.
 
Probationary Period:
The probationary period for this position will be a maximum of 18 months or the completion of the training opportunity.

Hourly Rate
$34.17

Hours & Days of Work
Non-normal shifts, rotational shifts required.

Hours per Week
Various
 
Please note if you need assistance or have individual needs or requirements throughout the application process, contact the Human Resources Department by telephone, email hr@kamloops.ca or in person at 6- 510 Lorne Street so we can better support you.
 
External job postings are open to everyone. We are an equal opportunity employer and thank all applicants for their interest. Please be sure to review the application requirements of each job you apply for. Only those selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted.
 
Applications are accepted online at kamloops.ca/careers.

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