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

    Posted: 04/25/2021

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

    Job Details
    Job ID MS-21-02
    Salary $37.79 to $46.47 hourly
    Posted April 21, 2021 2:55 PM
    Closing Open Until Filled

    Are you interested in leading a dynamic team while being involved in an active part of the utility functions? Do you have an interest in report writing, being creative all 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 Superintendent, Water and Wastewater, the Water and Wastewater Distribution and Collection Lead will lead/assist in the operation and maintenance of the water distribution, wastewater and stormwater collections systems.

    You are the ideal candidate if…

    • You lead by example and enjoy mentoring
    • You have exceptional organizational and trouble shooting skills
    • You have high standards for health and safety
    • You can demonstrate empathy when needed
    • You are action and results driven
    • You are able to balance your workload between field and desk tasks
    • You enjoy all aspects of Utility Services.


    Team Direction/Coordination/Administration 25%
    • Ability to supervise a crew for 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.
    • Works with the Superintendent to develop and implement programs in accordance with direction from the Manager of Utilities, Leadership and Senior Leadership Teams.
    • Assist Superintendent in the recruiting and selection of staff.
    • Assist Superintendent with support for Water and Wastewater Treatment as required.
    • Assist with annual budget preparation.
    Field Work 50%
    • Ensures that existing utilities have been located and marked appropriately and all required permits are acquired (e.g., OneCalls and private locates).
    • Identify necessary materials and supplies and work with the City’s Inventory Controller to confirm adequate supplies are available for planned activities.
    • 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.
    • Perform other duties as required.

    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, preferably in a municipal setting.
    • 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.
    • 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 to hr@wetaskiwin.ca.
    This job posting will remain open until 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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