Level II Waste Water Treatment Facility Operator & Civic Works Equipment Operator

Village of Salmo
Posted a month ago
$32.00 to $37.00 per hour
Full Time

Job Description

The Village of Salmo is seeking a skilled, self-motivated, innovative problem solver to join our Civic Works team as a Level II Waste Water Treatment Facility Operator & Civic Works Equipment Operator.

Our Civic Works Department operates a Level II Waste Water Treatment Facility and Level I Waste Water Collection System and a well-based Level I Water Distribution System. This position includes a variety of duties including the inspection of all systems, ensuring proper operations, managing data collection, and completing reporting requirements. Additionally, the successful candidate will work as part of an integrated team to perform a variety of other jobs that support the Village’s municipal infrastructure and operations. This job involves outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions, and duties will include the operation of equipment and manual labour as required.

We are looking for a forward-thinking individual who is willing to grow with our team as we plan for the future. With several infrastructure renewal projects on our horizon, we look forward to the opportunity to find someone who will become a long-term member of our team and assist us with planning and managing future infrastructure projects.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry a village-supplied cell phone, respond to afterhours SCADA trouble calls and emergency snow removal requests as necessary, and be available for back-up to other operations staff needing assistance on call outs. There is a regular on-call schedule for the civic works team. All education, training and required industry memberships are paid for.

As a non-union facility, we provide a competitive wage and benefits package and participate in the municipal pension fund.



Valid EOCP Wastewater Treatment Level II (or Level I with the experience and ability to reach Level II within one year) or inter-provincial equivalent. BCWWA-Certified Backflow Assembly Tester. Minimum 4 years of experience in a wastewater utility, or any equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in a municipal environment. Familiarity with Microsoft Windows programs including Excel and Word, data bases and SCADA Control Systems. Possession of a valid Class 5 BC Drivers Licence and a clear driving record.


Post-secondary diploma, Water & Waste Water Technician Valid EOCP Wastewater Collection Level I Valid EOCP Water Distribution Level I Experience with a Water Distribution system Experience in systems programming and its application to utilities installations, operations and maintenance would be an asset. Air-brakes certification Demonstrable ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, contractors and the public, providing information, assistance, advice and direction as required. A willingness to undertake additional training and certification. (All training is paid for by the Village.)

Interested applicants are requested to send their resume AND a covering letter to the undersigned. This position is open until filled.

Ange Qualizza, Chief Administrative Officer Box 1000 - 423 Davies Avenue Salmo, BC V0G 1Z0 Email: cao@salmo.ca

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Family-friendly Salmo, “the Hub of the Kootenays”, has a strong community spirit and is a fantastic place to live. Centrally located on Hwy 3 about 30 minutes from Trail, Castlegar, Nelson or Creston, Salmo offers the best of the outdoor life and mountain living. Salmo features beautiful parks, trails and rivers, affordable housing prices, both an elementary school and a new high school, a community centre that includes a full fitness centre, medical services, swimming pool, curling and hockey rinks, a ski hill, BMX bike-park, great fishing and much more. Nearby are beautiful lakes, two world-class ski resorts – Red Mountain and White Water - and a wide variety of outdoor adventure opportunities, plus the many amenities of our nearby neighbours. If you enjoy a job with lots of variety and prefer life in a small, vibrant, affordable village this is the place for you!

Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years

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