Posting Date: November 6, 2019

Job Type: Full Time, Unionized (CUPE Local 4960)

Work Location: Water Filtration Plant and Water Pollution Control Plant

Hours: 35 hours per week

Hourly Wage: $28.98 to $37.68 (based on level of certifications held)

The Plant Operator position is a full time unionized position and reports directly to the Water Works Supervisor. The primary responsibility of the Plant Operator is to ensure production and delivery of safe drinking water to the residents of the Town of Arnprior and safe treatment of sewage. This includes, but not limited to, the following:

• Ensure the proper functioning, operation and maintenance of the Water Filtration Plant, Elevated Water Tower, Water Pollution Control Centre and Wastewater Pumping Stations;

• Assist with operations within the Water Distribution System and the Wastewater Collections System on an emergency basis as required, within permitted Ministry of Environment requirements;

• Schedule and perform preventative maintenance checks and servicing on pumping equipment and online water quality analyzers ensuring accurate records are maintained;

• Ensure monitoring inspections, evaluations, and adjustments are properly recorded including detailed work and maintenance records;

• Perform routine laboratory analysis and tests plus collect chemical and bacteriological samples; and

• Plan and lay out work on assigned work orders using blueprints schematics and rough sketches. When required create rough sketches and work drawings.

The ideal candidate will have:

• A minimum of a post-secondary diploma in water and wastewater treatment or related field combined with four years of experience as an Operator in a Level III Municipal residential subsystem including;

• Ministry of Environment Operator Class III certificates in Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment. Alternatively, candidates with their Operator in Training, Class I, or Class II in Water and Wastewater Treatment would be considered;

• An understanding of PLC and SCADA;

• Knowledge of basic mathematics and chemistry to make calculations for chemical and operating processes;

• Knowledge of sampling and chemical techniques (lab testing); and

• Computer skills plus experience with process control and data entry.

This position has a requirement to participate in a rotating shift and standby as per a set schedule and must be able to respond within 30 minutes to a call out when on standby. The successful candidate must be able to present a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter by 3:00 PM (local time) on Friday, November 29, 2019 to Jennifer Glofcheski, Human Resources Officer.

If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please email Jennifer Glofcheski at

Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection. The Town is committed to maintaining an equitable work environment and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.