The Opportunity

Pictou, NS
Skilled Trades and Labour
Full-time - Permanent
$964.13 - $1,095.60 / week

Under the supervision of the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility Operations Manager, the Waste Water Operator performs services as necessary to operate, inspect and maintain the mechanical, electrical, chemical, and structural infrastructure associated with Boat Harbor. Must be able to participate in rotating standby/call back schedule with other staff, as well as to work independently, supervise others when necessary.

What you'll do


1. To ensure the uninterrupted operation of Boat Harbor Wastewater Operations: Operates the effluent water treatment, sludge processing, and disposal equipment in wastewater treatment plant to control flow and processing: Monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually or by remote control to regulate the flow.

To carry out routine system checks and repairs to mechanical, electrical, and chemical equipment associated with the waste water system. Starts and stops pumps, engines, and generators to control flow of affluent through filtering, settling, aeration, and sludge digestion processes including but not limited to the following: meters, pumps, valves, intake screens, wells, water control gates.

3. To maintain property and buildings: building repairs, vegetation control on the dam and property boundaries, seasonal grounds maintenance (grass cutting, snow and ice control, etc.).

4. Our operations works diligently and as a team to limit interaction with wildlife and work to always improve operations to this goal.

5. Provide assistance in compiling information and writing submittals to regulatory authorities as well as assist in writing Standard Operating Procedures and Emergency Contingency Plans.

What you'll need


This job will require a Class 1 Waste Water Operator Certification or a qualified Operator in Training with previous experience that must undertake training and then apply and write and obtain Class 1 within 1 year of employment. Candidate may be required to obtain Class 3 commensurate with experience and training.

We're looking for

Core Skills

ACE Chemical Processing Treatment Writing

A little bit about us

Build Nova Scotia

Build Nova Scotia is the Province's Crown Corporation responsible for leading sustainable development of high-potential property and infrastructure across our province to drive economic and population growth. In short, we build things-and how we build them matters as much as what we build. We engage Nova Scotia's diverse communities to lead and support projects that create inclusive, sustainable places that people love. We leverage our projects and programs as tools to bring people together in pursuit of keeping Nova Scotians healthy, connected, and thriving no matter where they live. A thriving community is a powerful thing, and we're doing our part to help communities reach their full potential by stewarding projects that enhance quality of life and community well-being, build local pride and momentum, and grow our economy.

Our goal is a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the clients we serve. NS Lands (now under Build Nova Scotia) has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application.