Wastewater Treatment Operator

At Halton Region, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. Halton Region is committed to providing accommodation to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.


If you are looking for a role where you can lead a team towards the delivery of municipal infrastructure projects for the residents of Halton, we want to hear from you. Over the next 10 years, the Region will be investing over $5 billion in transportation, water and wastewater infrastructure. We are committed to delivering high quality infrastructure for the residents, businesses and visitors to Halton Region, and are looking for dedicated, forward thinking and enthusiastic individuals to join our Public Works team!


Posting ID: 3270
Department: Public Works
Division: Water & Wastewater Treatment
Pay Range: $33.92-$41.42
Job Type: Permanent
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Vacancies: 2
Work Location: 

  • 1 (one) permanent full-time position at Mid-Halton Wastewater Treatment Plant, 2195 North Service Road West, Oakville 
  • 1 (one) permanent full-time position at Georgetown Wastewater Treatment Plant, 275 Mountainview Road South, Georgetown 

Employee Group: CUPE 2620
Posting Date: July 4, 2024
Application Deadline: July 18, 2024


*CUPE Local 2620 bargaining unit members will recieve first consideration. 

Job Summary

The Wastewater Treatment Operator operates, maintains and inspects wastewater treatment facilities and undertakes minor servicing of related equipment. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitors, analyzes and adjusts process parameters.
  • Performs standard laboratory process testing and maintains accurate records and logs.
  • Participates on project teams and assists in the evaluation and implementation of technological improvements.
  • Conducts facility tours for members of the public, schools, universities and Regional Council.
  • Performs housekeeping, janitorial and other general maintenance duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications


  • A minimum of a secondary school diploma or equivalent (GED) and a Level 1 wastewater treatment license.  
  • Applicants must possess and maintain a valid Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) Wastewater Treatment Class (1) one or higher. A valid Operator in Training (O.I.T) with some wastewater treatment experience may be considered.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity and computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook). 
  • Initiative, the ability to work as a team and independently along with strong communication, problem solving and analytical skills.



  • Post-secondary school education in a related environmental field and with Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) Wastewater Treatment licensing (Levels 2 to 4).
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience with the application of related legislation and acts (Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Water Regulation Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Environmental Protection Act).
  • Familiarity with SCADA technology.
  • Relevant experience in a laboratory or wastewater treatment plant.

Working/ Employment Conditions

Working Conditions

  • Flexibility in working hours is required to support 24/7 on-call in addition to periodic meetings and/or functions outside of regular business hours.
  • Incumbent will be required to serve on standby and respond to after hour callouts, as specified by Public Works Operations Practices.
  • The successful candidate will be required to maintain MECP operator license for Wastewater Treatment. 
  • The incumbent must be able to perform all the necessary physical tasks associated with the position including lifting, bending, kneeling, crawling, climbing ladders, and working at heights.
  • The ability to work in confined spaces and oversee and perform designated duties in inclement weather is also required.
  • The incumbent will be required to safely handle designated substances, including caustic and acidic chemicals.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times.
  • Training and relevant PPE will be provided.
  • Wastewater activities also involve working in unsanitary or odorous conditions.


Employment Conditions

  • Original and acceptable Criminal Records Check (obtained within the past six (6) months), must be provided by the first day of employment.
  • The incumbent will be required to drive a regional vehicle, a copy of their valid G driver’s license and a driver’s abstract must be submitted by the first day of employment. 

Important information about your application:

  • In accordance with requirements in Ontario Regulation 191/11 – Integrated Accessibility Standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Region will accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform the Talent Acquisition representative of the nature of the accommodation(s) you require.  
  • Please submit your application online. We will accommodate individual needs for applicants with disabilities and others who are not able to apply online. If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.   
  • Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date specified on the posting.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
  • Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.
  • If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.


Halton Region serves more than 624,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to the delivery of high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work. We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment.