Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator


Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Town of Smiths Falls
Location: Smiths Falls, Ontario
Posted: September 9th 2023
Deadline: September 22nd, 2022

The Town of Smiths Falls is a vibrant, progressive single tier municipality with a population of 9,000. One of Eastern Ontario’s most scenic communities, we are centrally located within an hour of Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville and the US border. The Town provides a high quality and affordable life for its residents, with beautiful heritage buildings, two theatres, a charming downtown, and world-class museums and recreational facilities. Enjoy our thriving cultural scene with live music, foodie finds, a local brewery, and dozens of community events – all at the heart of the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage site and a gateway to the region’s abundant lakes and waterways.

The town is accepting applications for a full-time Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.

Under the supervision of the Manager of Water & Wastewater, the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator will support the operations and maintenance of the Class IV wastewater treatment facility in accordance with legislative requirements and approved policies and procedures.


The successful applicant will possess:

  • College diploma from a two-year program in civil or environmental studies. (or equivalent education and experience)
  • Possess a valid operator certificate(s) for wastewater treatment OIT (operator-In-training) or higher. (Ability to obtain a Class I licenses within 18 months of hire.)
  • Other wastewater or water certificates would be considered an asset.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) along with demonstrated experience with SCADA and other relevant software programs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key legislation including the Environmental Protection Act, Clean Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Federal Wastewater System Effluent Regulations and other related legislation.
  • Must have knowledge and familiarity with mechanical, electrical, and hydraulics applications relating to water and wastewater treatment. Ability to interpret manuals and other resources relating to water and wastewater treatment operations.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license (Class G).
  • Inside and outside work in all seasons, overtime/weekend work may be required, participate in the on-call rotation.
  • Expected to report to work in emergency situations during unscheduled times.
Additional Information

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume by Friday September 22, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

The Town of Smiths Falls is an equal opportunity employer, committed to ensuring all candidates are able to participate in the interview process fully and equally. If contacted for employment, please let us know if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications for employment.

Contact Information
Nadine Bennett, Human Resources Advisor
Town of Smiths Falls
PO Box 695, 77 Beckwith Street North,
Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada
K7A 4T6

Email: hr@smithsfalls.ca
Website: www.smithsfalls.ca
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