Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II – City of Abbotsford (Abbotsford, BC)

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II

Development Program
Engineering & Regional Utilities
CUPE, Full Time
Posting #J1120-0523

At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities, and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

​​​​​​​Be part of the story. Join our team today.


The City of Abbotsford’s Engineering and Regional Utilities Department is seeking a self-motivated, hard-working individual to participate in a full-time skill development program designed to prepare them to become a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II at the J.A.M.E.S Plant. A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II is responsible for the technical and skilled work pertaining to the operations and maintenance of the J.A.M.E.S Wastewater Treatment Plant while assisting your team in the overall achievement of efficient operation of the wastewater treatment facility.  This position requires thorough knowledge of secondary wastewater treatment, chlorination and dechlorination principles and practices, wastewater analysis procedures and the ability to interpret laboratory data and test results for efficient plant operations.

The successful candidate entering the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II -Development Program will be required to complete the entire program to the final level; a maximum of 36 months. 

During the course of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II Development Program, candidates will not be eligible to apply to other positions in the City of Abbotsford. They must complete the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II – Development Program, as well as 12 months in the end level (Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II) position.

To be eligible to take advantage of this exciting opportunity, candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Grade 12 or Equivalency (GED)
  • 90 hours (9.0 CEU’s’) in an approved basic operator training course.
  • 3 months experience (minimum 500 hours) at Class 1 or higher facility/system.
  • Ability to obtain Class 3 B.C. Driver’s License.
  • Ability to obtain Work Safe BC Occupational First Aid Level II certification.

This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $25.56 -$34.30. At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package.

If you are looking for a challenge and an opportunity to make an impact in a fast growing municipality, we want to hear from you!

Closing date: November 30, 2020

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