Drinking Water Plant Operations And Maintenance Instructor (Permanent, ON Rotation)

February 23 2024
Expected expiry date: April 18 2024
Industries Public administration
Categories Maintenance, Service, Project, Project management, Planning, Quality, Test, Inspection, Supervision, Surveillance, Water treatment
Anywhere - Quebec | Anywhere - Nova Scotia | Anywhere - New Brunswick | Anywhere - Newfoundland and Labrador | Anywhere - Ontario | Anywhere - Manitoba | Anywhere - Saskatchewan | Anywhere - Northwest Territories | Anywhere - Nunavut • Full time

The KRG Municipal Public Works Department is responsible for managing infrastructure projects (wastewater lagoons, drinking water treatment plants, road infrastructure, and buildings) for the northern villages and the KRG. It is also responsible for providing technical assistance to the northern villages in matters related to the operation and maintenance of their drinking water treatment plants.


Reporting to the assistant director of the Department and in close collaboration with other Department staff, the instructor’s duties include in particular:


  • Assist and train municipal plant operators to operate, maintain and repair plant equipment (water sampling and analysis, chlorination, equipment calibration, problem detection, repair solutions, parts ordering, etc.);
  • Evaluate the drinking water treatment and equipment maintenance activities of municipal plant operators in accordance with the plant operator training program to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements;
  • Diagnose and make general piping, electricity, and carpentry repairs including the control systems and analysis instruments in cooperation with municipal plant operators;
  • Create and maintain field operations manuals, and detailed logs of inspections, monitoring, and maintenance;
  • Cooperate with the Department’s maintenance coordinator in the development and implementation of a preventive maintenance program;
  • Help local workers to maintain an inventory of parts and tools, and assist with the preparation of annual sealift orders;
  • Work closely with municipal plant operators and KRG project managers to develop drinking water supply system improvements and participate in their implementation;
  • Perform any other related duties requested by his supervisor.


The selected candidate must:

  • Possess a vocational studies diploma related to drinking water treatment or water treatment equipment repairs, and have at least three years of relevant work experience;
  • Possess at least one of the following certificates from Quebec or Canadian equivalent:
  • Certificate in complete surface or ground water treatment and distribution network (OSTUD)
  • Certificate in complete surface water treatment (OST)
  • Certificate in complete surface water treatment with chlorine and UV disinfection (OSChV)
  • Possess practical plumbing, electrical, controls, and carpentry skills;
  • Written and oral working knowledge of at least two (2) of the following languages:  Inuktitut, English, and French;
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite;
  • Be available to travel in the northern villages;
  • Be reliable, autonomous, and resourceful;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Work experience north of the 55th parallel is a definite asset.



Work schedule and place of work:

  • 6-3 rotation schedule: 6 weeks working in the Northern Villages (52.5 hours weekly), followed by 3 weeks paid leave (35 hours weekly)


  • 4-2 rotation schedule: 4 weeks working in the Northern Villages (52.5 hours weekly), followed by 2 weeks paid leave (35 hours weekly);


Place of employment:   Nunavik

Salary:  Min. $51 077 - Max. $86 867 a year (Class 8)


Lodging paid while working in the northern villages;

Meals and expenses paid while travelling in Nunavik;

Group benefits including Simplified Pension Plan;

Vacation: 20 days/year

Statutory Holidays: 20 days including 10 during Christmas holidays



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