Operator
EPCOR Utilities
Strathmore, AB
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With over 100 years of experience, EPCOR Water Canada works with industry, municipalities and communities to design, build, finance and operate water and wastewater treatment plants, distribution and collection systems. We serve more than 85 communities and industrial sites in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan, making sure that the water exceeds public health, environmental and industrial requirements.

EPCOR has three (3) permanent full time positions available!

Brief Description
Do you want to be part of an innovative company that is a growing, industry-leader in the area of water and wastewater treatment? Do you possess a strong service orientation, excellent work ethic and the ability to work collaboratively within a team dynamic? If so, EPCOR Water Services has one full-time permanent Operator position available, based out of Strathmore, Alberta.

Detailed Description
Reporting to the Site Manager, the Operator is accountable for:

Maintaining, inspecting, and repairing wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection facilities and infrastructures.
Operating and maintaining Level 4 BNR (Biological Nutrient Removal) wastewater treatment facility.
Collecting samples and conduct lab analysis, meeting internal QA/QC standards.
Servicing of infrastructure in wastewater collection systems, water distribution systems, and water and wastewater plant operations activities (i.e. water quality sampling, process monitoring, evaluation and control, residuals management, equipment isolations and shutdowns, cleaning, and quality assurance/quality control testing).
Completing daily work permits and safe work plans.
Collecting data for monthly regulatory and operational reporting as required.
Generating and analyzing reports as required (i.e. monthly/annual reports, safety reports, and financial reports).
Troubleshooting day-to-day operational issues and developing solutions to rectify these issues.
Developing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures.
Other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Grade 12 diploma or equivalent.
Preference will be given to candidates who possess a NAIT Water & Wastewater Technician Certificate/Diploma (or certification from an equivalent training program recognized by EPCOR.)
Minimum 2 years of directly related experience in the water and/or wastewater field.
A minimum of Level II Certification in Wastewater Treatment, Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection, and/or relevant work experience at a Level II or higher certified facility is required
Individuals possessing less than this level of certification may be considered at a developmental level.
Experience at a BNR (biological nutrient removal) wastewater treatment facility will be considered an asset.
A willingness to maintain and upgrade certification in the disciplines of Wastewater Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection.
A valid Class 5 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator’s License (with 6 demerits or less). A Driver Abstract may be required. The successful candidate must qualify for and maintain an EPCOR driver’s permit.
Able to meet the physical demands required of this position.
Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing will be required.
The successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

The ideal candidate for this position must demonstrate a strong results orientation and be regarded highly for their commitment to quality service and excellence. This position also requires highly developed analytical and decision making skills.

Additional Details
Jurisdiction: OSH

Location: Strathmore, AB

Hours of work: 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. Overtime, weekend and shift work may be required.

Note: The successful candidate must also participate in the on-call rotation system.

Commencing with your first day of employment as a permanent EPCOR employee you will enjoy a variety of benefits, such as:

Competitive salary
Annual incentive (bonus) pay program
Paid vacation
Flexible benefits plan
Five paid personal days off each year
One Friday off per month
Access to internal and external career development programs
Financial support for personal development
EPCOR Savings Plan with company matched contributions
Pension Plan
Financial support for employee wellness
Career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines and operational areas
Financial support for charitable organizations that employees contribute to

Please note the following information:
A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)
If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which may include criminal, identity, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required. Some EPCOR positions require an enhanced level of background assessment, which is dictated by law. These positions require advanced criminal record checks that must also be conducted from time to time after commencement of employment.
A technical/practical assessment may be administered during the selection process and this exercise will be used as a part of the selection criterion.
To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required.