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Water/Wastewater Operator

  • Full Time
  • Red Lake
  • Must be vaccinated against COVID-19
  • 2022-10-15

Website Northern Waterworks

Maintains the water/wastewater treatment plants, collection and distribution systems in order to ensure the availability of a clean community water supply and discharge of effluent that meets applicable legislative requirements.


  • Minimum education requirement: Secondary School Diploma
  • Minimum certificate requirement: Operator-in-Training
  • Water and wastewater system operation and maintenance
  • Water and wastewater sampling and testing techniques
  • Water and wastewater plant operation and maintenance, including pumps, valves, chemical treatment systems, etc.
  • Water distribution and wastewater collection systems, including pipes, water mains, manholes, hydrants, lift stations, etc.
  • Equipment and process inspection procedures
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and heating systems
  • Building maintenance
  • Applicable legislation


The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Basic mechanical skills
  • Ability to operate and maintain water and wastewater equipment and systems
  • Ability to work independently or as part of the team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Literacy skills, including the ability to read manuals
  • Effective verbal communication and listening skills
  • Computer skills, including the ability to use word processors and spreadsheet programs
  • Effective public relations skills
  • Stress management skills
  • Time management skills

Please Note:

A DZ driver’s license is preferred and NWI will provide training to obtain.

NWI requires all employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and proof of at least two valid doses will be required before employment.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $23.56-$28.71 per hour


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay

COVID-19 considerations:

Employees must continue to follow all workplace health and safety policies and directions.

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