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Water Treatment Operator

Rankin Inlet
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Type of employment: 
$84,011.00 per annum, 40 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The incumbent will have the primary technical, operational and maintenance responsibility for the complex water/sewer treatment and piped water/sewer distribution system for Rankin Inlet and to ensure the water is safe and system is operated as energy efficiently as possible.

The incumbent has the primary responsibility to provide safe drinking water and water/sewer piped service for the community of Rankin Inlet. Water is supplied by a supply and return system back to the pump house and water needs to be tempered to keep the water from freezing. Chlorine Gas is added to the water and must be tested daily to ensure the levels are kept within a safe range and water is safe to drink. Any major water breaks in town system need to be repaired immediately to prevent water loss from the town storage tank and possible damage to surrounding buildings.  Failure to monitor the system, complete repairs in a timely basis or failure to provide proper water treatment could cause a serious health risk or disruption of services to the community of Rankin Inlet.

Incumbent should have knowledge of Northern Building practices and a strong understanding of water & sewer systems buried in a permafrost environment are essential; Working knowledge of all building components including mechanical systems, electrical plumbing, piping and oil burner heating systems; Knowledge of proper water distribution system disinfection practices, flow testing and maintenance of system components; Working knowledge of computer software, including Microsoft office. Ability to work in a cross-culture environment; Ability to investigate and trouble shoot utilidor issues; Ability to plan, lay out the installation, modification and repair of various new and existing piping systems and equipment for the heat distribution systems.

The above knowledge, skills and abilities would normally be attained through: High School Diploma; Water Treatment Certification Level 1; valid class 5 drivers’ license, WHMIS and Confined Space Entry Safety procedures, with Three (3) years’ experience working with DDC controls, from daily operations to replacement of defective DDC devices.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset;

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

Expiry Options: 
Open until filled