Operator 3- Wastewater

Competition Number: 2022-17

Job Title: Operator 3- Wastewater

Department: Engineering and Public Works

Employment Type: Full Time- Permanent

Salary: $38.27

Posted Date: May 4, 2022

Closing Date: June 01, 2022

Last Updated Date: June 1, 2022, 2:01

Status: Closed


Operator 3 - Wastewater

Full Time - Permanent

Posted May 4, 2022

The City of Fernie invites applications from qualified persons for the position of Operator 3, Full-time, Permanent in the Wastewater Department.

Reporting to the Manager of Public Works, or designate, the Operator 3 performs the operation and maintenance of the wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems. The collection system comprises 57km of sewer mains, 2200 service connections, 600 manholes and 7 pumping stations. The treatment system comprises aerated lagoons, phosphorus removal and UV disinfection, aeration basins and river outfall.

Additionally, this position will be responsible to perform a variety of general and specific duties in the operation and servicing of various heavy equipment.

Note this job description is under review through a joint committee between the City and CUPE Local-2093 to more accurately reflect the current roles and responsibilities of all positions at the City.


• Install or repair sanitary main lines, services and manholes

• Pipe Inspections utilizing CCTV equipment

• Periodic flushing of mains utilizing Vactor Truck

• Operation and Maintenance of screens

• Operations and Maintenance of pumps, valves and air systems

• Collection and Analysis of Wastewater Samples

• Operating water and sewer systems including lift station pumps, lagoons and aeration equipment;

• Grounds Maintenance at all facilities

• Operating equipment with attachments

• Maintaining records, including maintenance records and inputs computer data;

• Other related duties as may be assigned from time to time.


• Valid BC Driver’s License, minimum Class 3 with air brakes endorsement

• Level 1 Wastewater Treatment and Level 1 Wastewater Collection certification OR OIT certification

Contact Information:

Detailed applications containing a resume and cover letter should be received no later than 2:00 PM, June 1 st, 2022.

Applications can be addressed to Dustin Haeusler; careers@fernie.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Dustin Haeusler, Acting Director of Engineering and Public Works

c/o Human Resources City of Fernie,

501 – 3 rd Ave, PO Box 190 Fernie, BC, V0B 1M0



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