• Water and Wastewater Distribution and Collection Lead (FT/Permanent)

    Posted: 02/13/2021

    Water and Wastewater Distribution and Collection Lead (FT/Permanent)

    Job ID MS-21-02
    Salary $37.79 to $46.47 hourly

    Are you interested in leading a dynamic team while being actively involved in utility functions? Do you have an interest in report writing and being creative, while working by the book? Does participation, organization, and teamwork fit your work persona? If so, we’d like to introduce you to our Full-Time Water and Wastewater Distribution and Collection Lead position!

    Reporting to the Manager of Utilities, the Water and Wastewater Distribution and Collection Lead assists in the operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater system.

    You are the ideal candidate if…

    • You lead by example and enjoy mentoring
    • You have exceptional organization and trouble shooting skills
    • You have high standards for health and safety
    • You demonstrate empathy when needed
    • You are action and results driven
    • You know the right balance between field and desk tasks
    • You enjoy all aspects of Utility Services.


    Team Direction/Coordination - 25%
    • Ability to supervise a crew in the more complex and technical construction and maintenance activities of the City’s water and wastewater collection and distribution systems.
    • Effectively plan and lay out work for crew to meet timelines and productivity goals, after consultation with supervisor, studying drawing, blueprints, GIS data, specifications, and work orders.

    Field Work - 50%
    • Ensure that existing utilities have been located and marked appropriately and all required permits have been acquired.
    • Obtain necessary materials and supplies for current jobs and place special orders for “hard-to-get” or back-ordered materials and supplies.
    • Flush water and sewer mains, operate valves, inspect /repair manholes and catch basins.
    • Repair fire hydrants.
    • Conduct scheduled water /sewer sampling.
    • Thaw, troubleshoot, excavate and repair/replace water and sewer service lines, mains, valves, storm water collection appurtenances.
    • Install/repair test/read water meters.
    • Camera, snake sanitary sewer services.
    • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, etc. water and sewer station checks, consistently spot mechanical/electrical problems, perform routine maintenance.

    Safety/Customer Service - 25%
    • Deal with customer complaints or questions, or re-direct them as appropriate.
    • Participate in City Safety Program including JHA, Site inspections and Safety Meetings.
    • Lead role in helping to create, edit and mentor operators through developing and using SOP’s throughout team.

    Education and Work Experience
    • Grade 12 completion and must hold Alberta Environment Certification
    • Level 2 Water Distribution
    • Level 2 Wastewater Collection
    • Experienced in water/sewer distribution/collection or treatment
    • Experienced in operating a loader or backhoe
    • Experienced in supervising and training junior Operators
    • Valid Alberta Driver's License, minimum Class 5 or equivalent and Air Brake endorsement. Class 3 or higher preferred.
    • Must have a minimum of five years’ experience in water/sewer distribution-collection or treatment.

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities
    • Must possess skills necessary to operate the water distribution and wastewater collection systems within the control regulations as dictated by the Alberta Environment-issued Approval for the City of Wetaskiwin Water Treatment Plant.
      • Must have received the appropriate City-required training and be able to safely operate a loader or a backhoe.

    Application Information
    Please submit your resume with cover letter by email to hr@wetaskiwin.ca. Resumes will be accepted until this position is filled.

    The City of Wetaskiwin is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

    The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement will be utilized for this Employment Opportunity only and is subject to compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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