Operator-In-Training (WTP)

The City of Pembroke
Location: Pembroke, Ontario
Posted: July 9th 2024
Salary: $27.35 per hour
Situated on the beautiful Ottawa River, Pembroke is a vibrant city of 16,200 that is renowned as “the heart of the Ottawa Valley.” Pembroke is the key commercial sector of the area with a mix of small and large businesses, a vibrant downtown core and a quality of life that combines culture, sport and nature.


We are currently recruiting for an Operator-in-Training at the wastewater treatment plant. This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week including weekends and holidays with occasional overtime.


Under the direction of the supervisor of the pollution control centre, the Operator-in-Training will operate and maintain water and wastewater systems and conveyance systems including related buildings and equipment in accordance with all relevant legislation, regulations, policies and procedures. This is done under the supervision of a certified operator.


Responsibilities include:

  • Perform routine laboratory analyses and tests and collect chemical and bacteriological samples
  • Set operational parameter or process that controls the effectiveness or efficiency of the facility
  • Operate the processes in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with all relevant legislation, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Ensure proper monitoring inspections, evaluations and adjustments are properly recorded
  • Follow existing standard procedures and policies while operating and performing maintenance on the wastewater collection system
  • Accurately complete various logs, documents, inspection forms and other information using software programs to ensure documentation for compliance
  • Capable of carrying out assigned duties with a minimum of supervision and with a high sense of responsibility
  • Must have a minimum of Grade 12 with Grade 12 mathematics
  • MOE Operator-In-Training in Wastewater Treatment (WTC) certificate or the ability to achieve certification within 90 days of hire
  • A DZ Ontario driver’s license
  • Able to lift 50lbs of supplies or equipment


This position requires a candidate who is responsible, detail-oriented and has the ability to work with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will have computer knowledge, strong record keeping skills and problem-solving abilities.

Additional Information
What we offer:

  • $27.35 per hour (2024 probationary rate)
  • Extended health care, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability and accidental death insurance
  • 15 days of vacation, increasing with years of service plus 2 wellness days
  • OMERS defined pension including 100% employer matching
  • Professional development and skill-based training opportunities
  • Employee and family assistance plan


Applicants are invited to submit a detailed cover letter and resume by August 9, 2024 at 12:00pm.


The City of Pembroke is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No inquiries, please.


We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.


Personal information submitted will be used for the sole purpose of this competition. It is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act, RSO 2001, and will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for employment purposes.

Contact Information
Arin Crinnion, Human Resources Coordinator
The City of Pembroke
1 Pembroke Street East,
Pembroke, Ontario

Fax: 613-735-3660
Email: humanresources@pembroke.ca
Website: www.pembroke.ca

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