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Waterworks Operator - Temporary

City of Markham

The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life. Join us and make a difference!

Applications are now being accepted for this contract Waterworks Operator position.

Environmental Services Department
Waterworks, Operations & Maintenance Section
Community & Fire Services Commission
Job Class: Technical

Temporary Full-Time Outside Union 6B
Salary Range: $32.8900 - $32.8900 (CAD) Hourly
Worker Category: Temporary Full-Time

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Waterworks Supervisor, you will operate the City of Markham Water Distribution System (class 2), Wastewater Collection System (class 2), and appurtenances in accordance with departmental policies, procedures, and provincial regulations.


Duties are included but not limited to:

  • Inspect all new water and wastewater system appurtenances to ensure infrastructure meets City standards and specifications.
  • Respond to customer inquiries and complaints, resolving concerns for system integrity; check and monitor system conditions and performance
  • Conduct stake out to provide water and sewer locates and information in accordance with departmental policies and procedures
  • Conduct water and wastewater quality sampling as required
  • Provide emergency service involving the water and sewer systems during or after hours, conducting assessments and immediate repairs and/or protection measures to ensure public health & safety, as well as system integrity.
  • Go on rotational standby schedule throughout the year to provide after hours response
  • Maintain valid Operator Certificates and Licences required by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change as required by the Corporation based upon the current system classes
  • Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Class II Water Distribution Certificate and Class II Waste Water Collection Licence. Candidates who hold Class I WD and Class I WWC will be considered providing they are able to write and pass Class II examinations within the probationary period. Candidates must hold both WD certificate and WWC license in order to be qualified.
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum two year community college diploma in engineering or science related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in municipal waterworks operations.
  • Knowledge with Hansen or other computer based maintenance management system, SCADA and operational experience with heavy machinery would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal, time/project management, organizational, analytical, recordkeeping, problem-solving, and leadership skills.
  • Strong team player with the ability to work alone when required.
  • Thorough working knowledge of the OSDWA, OWRA, OHSA, DWQMS and associated regulations is required.
  • Computer literacy using mobile tablet PC, word-processing, spreadsheets, and database software.
  • Minimum Class G driver's licence; DZ preferred. Must have a clean driver's abstract as approved by the City of Markham and be able to upgrade to a DZ licence. As a condition of employment you will required to provide a satisfactory drivers abstract.
  • Must be available to participate in shared on-call (24/7) standby rotation and environmental emergency response.
  • As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit medical documentation of physical ability to perform the duties of the position, along with a satisfactory police records check as approved by the City of Markham.

How to Apply:

 While all applications will be received, members of CUPE Local 905 (Outside Workers) will be given first consideration. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at  by June 30, 2017. The contract end date for this position will be January 31, 2019.

We thank all those applicants who have applied however only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Waterworks Operator Markham Ontario

Expiry Date: 2017-06-30
Date Posted: 2017-05-18
Province: Ontario
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