Water Distribution Operator/ Wastewater Collection Operator


Halton Region serves more than 595,000 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 are committed to the delivery of high quality services in support of making Halton Region a great place to live, work, raise a family, and retire.  We are a supportive, challenging and rewarding place to work where you will be recognized for your accomplishments and contributions, and encouraged to grow and succeed in your career.


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: 620
Department: Public Works
Division: Water & Wastewater System Services
Pay Range: $28.40-$36.18 
(CUPE 2620) (Wage rate will be based on classification including Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks License Level)
Job Type: Permanent
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week
Work Location: North Operations Centre, 8140 Fifth Line Georgetown, Halton Hills 
Employee Group: CUPE 2620
Posting Date: May 10, 2022
Application Deadline: May 24, 2022 


* CUPE Local 2620 applicants will recieve first consideration for this position. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports the operation of water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and forcemains to meet Provincial legislated and Regional standards.
  • Performs repairs, replacements, installations and maintenance of water and wastewater systems including water valves, sewer laterals, fire hydrants, maintenance holes, wastewater mains, watermains and water services, meters, watermain tapping and related equipment.
  • Performs water distribution system investigations to identify and rectify leaks or repair connections.
  • Performs basic pipe fitting and leak detections.
  • Responds to inquiries, complaints and concerns in a timely and professional manner.
  • Conducts Water underground infrastructure analysis and location.
  • Carries out fire flow tests on hydrants and locates.
  • Performs sewer lateral and sanitary main back-up clearing and cleaning.
  • Performs daily water quality sample tests for treatment and process control and strictly adheres to safe handling of treatment chemicals associated with the water industry.
  • Compiles information for reports to management and the MECP.
  • Operates trucks and heavy equipment when required, including Vactor trucks for flushing and digging.
  • Supports other functions within the Public Works department as required.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications


  • Secondary School Diploma and Operator-in-Training certification/license. Preference will be given to applicants with a Post- Secondary school education in a related civil or environmental field, status of DZ licensing, and current Operator-In-Training (OIT) level license, or higher. 
  • Possess and maintain Ministry of Environment (MECP) operator licensing certification for Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection systems.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience with the application of related legislation and acts (ex. Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Water Regulation Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Environmental Protection Act).
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity, and computer aptitude is required and familiarity with operating of GIS, CMMS and SCADA systems and ability to read technical drawings is preferred. Your proven ability as an effective team player and demonstration of strong customer service, co-operation, and flexibility with co-workers, management, internal groups and the public is needed for your success.



  • Experience and thorough knowledge of Water Distribution and Wastewater Systems Operation and system components including pipes and outlying stations is preferred.
  • Familiarity with SAP systems. 

Working/ Employment Conditions

Working Conditions

  • The successful candidate will be required to obtain an Operator-in-Training certification/license prior to their employment start date. 
  • Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid Class DZ Ontario driver's license to move beyond the probationary period. 
  • Alternating hours of work (days and afternoons) serving on standby and respond to after hour callouts, perform assigned duties in inclement weather and work in confined spaces, as specified by Public Works Operations Practices and performing physically demanding activities in inclement weather. 
  • Wastewater activities also involve working in unsanitary or odorous condition at times. 


Employment Conditions 

  • The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on condition that the Regional Municipality of Halton receives a current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records Check, by the first day of employment.
  • The incumbent will be required to drive a Regional vehicle and will be required to provide a copy of their driver’s license and a driver’s abstract, by their first day of employment.
  • In support of the Region’s commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, the Region has a vaccination requirement for all employees. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proof of vaccination. The candidate will be asked to provide the Region with proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Code, a request for accommodation can be requested and written proof satisfactory to the Region will be required.


Important information about your application:

  • If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
  • Applications will be accepted up to midnight of the application deadline.
  • If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.
  • Applications that are not submitted online will not be considered.
  • 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.