Expiry Date: 
Monday, December 31, 2018


Come and experience life in Canada's northernmost capital and finish each day knowing you have made a difference! 

Competitive salary plus a settlement allowance!

Don't miss this challenging and rewarding role for a Treatment Plant Operator!


About The City of Iqaluit

Iqaluit – Inuktitut for "many fish" – is located near the mouth of the Sylvia Grinnell River, which empties into Frobisher Bay. With a population of nearly 8000, Iqaluit is Canada’s smallest capital City.  The City is currently experiencing a period of rapid development and population growth.  As the largest community in Nunavut, Iqaluit is a growing community, unique in its role as a major business, transportation, administrative, health and education centre.  Similar to other municipalities in Nunavut, Iqaluit is also a major land owner, responsible for the administration and development of municipal lands, which further creates a unique planning context.

If you love the outdoors, you will fall in love with our city for its year-round activities.  Frobisher Bay is a great kite-skiing destination in the winter, as well as a snowmobilers playground.  In the spring and summer, fishing, kayaking, boating and even diving are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed.

For more information, please visit our website: https://www.city.iqaluit.nu.ca/


About the Opportunity

The City of Iqaluit has an exciting opportunity for a Treatment Plant Operator to join their team in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Reporting to the Superintendent – Water & Sewer Operations, you, with others, will be responsible for operating, maintaining, sustaining, monitoring and assessing wastewater treatment plant needs and operations.  The successful candidate will also directly ensure incoming wastewater is properly treated and discharged to the environment within the City of Iqaluit.

More specifically, you will operate the equipment within the facility in an appropriate manner and provides continual maintenance of every section of the plant.  Key to the ongoing operation and maintenance of the facility and its equipment will be the conformance to the City’s Operational Health and Safety Manual.

On occasion, the Treatment Plant Operator may be called upon to perform similar operating and maintenance functions and duties in other City facilities including the Sewage Lift Stations, Water Treatment Plant, Water Booster Stations and Water Reheat Stations.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating and maintaining of all process equipment  within the Wastewater Treatment Plant, comprised of the following treatment processes; 
    • Raw Sewage Pumping
    • Preliminary Screening
    • Primary Filters
    • Moving Bed Bioreactor Wastewater (MBBR) Activated Sludge Treatment Process
    • Dissolved Air Flotation Equipment, and
    • Belt Filter Press, and,
    • All associated valves, piping, control and monitoring devices, and,
    • All ancillary equipment of the WWTP and its facility.
  • Carrying out all processing monitoring associated with this equipment and/or treatment processes
  • Performing process sampling, limited on-site analysis and delivering samples to the airport for delivery to off-site testing laboratories
  • Ensuring environmental and public safety is maintained Maintaining and updating the Operations Log for the WWTP Facility, Creating ad hoc report on a regular basis
  • Operating or Maintenance at the Sewage Lift Stations
  • Assisting in long-term operations or maintenance planning for Wastewater treatment and functions when needed
  • Coordinating with equipment suppliers, external contractors, consultants and/or other City staff
  • Operating or maintenance assistance at the City’s Water Treatment Plant, Booster Pumping or Reheat Stations
  • Maintenance assistance of the City’s piped Utilidor System
  • Occasional assistance with other City departments
  • Occasional inventory controls as needed for the Wastewater treatment plant
  • Occasional answering of questions to the Public and contractors as needed
  • Occasional snow removal as needed
  • Education and tours of Facility for the Public when required
  • Unloading sealift that comes in a few times a year with supplies

Please note that this role may require the successful candidate to work overtime, holidays or weekends on an ‘as required’ basis and provide rotating On-Call support services during after hours, including weekends, holidays etc.

To qualify for this role you will possess the following:

  • Post-secondary education in a mechanical or electrical field or an instrumentation trades certification or equivalent
  • Level 2 Wastewater treatment familiarity or certification
  • Level 2 Water Treatment process operations or familiarity
  • Computer skills and familiarity with the City’s suite of corporate programs including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Computer skills and familiarity with Supervisory, Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA Systems)
  • Confined space training or capability of obtaining Confined Space certification within 6 months
  • Ability to lift over 50 lbs for Sealift Moving

To be successful in this role you will need to possess advanced oral and written communication skills, strong problem-solving capabilities, previous experience with power equipment and manual tools and the ability to work well independently or in a team environment.

Finally, the ideal candidate for this role will possess the ability to analyze problems quickly and to prioritize while managing multiple tasks simultaneously and an ability to work collaboratively with a variety of city departments as required.


About the Benefits

The successful incumbent will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary plus a Settlement and Housing AllowanceYou will also receive a great range of employee benefits, including: 

  • NEBS – Health and Dental Benefits 50/50 split
  • RRSP matching plan of 8% of annual salary
  • Opportunity for overtime that can be banked in lieu or paid out
  • Employee Discounts for Aquatic Centre and recreation facilities
  • Vacation Travel Assistance of $2,000.00 per year/per eligible dependent

At The City of Iqaluit, we value the happiness of our team and host numerous social events over the year including seasonal summer BBQ's and Christmas parties, charity fundraisers, and Social Committee events. 

This is a unique opportunity to join a team of a thriving and growing city, at an exciting time. Furthermore, you will enjoy being part of a working environment that promotes personal and professional growth in an atmosphere of trust, respect, and collaboration. 

If you are looking for a role where no two days are the same, and where you can make a real difference to The City of Iqaluit, then this is the role for you.  Apply today!