The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Skilled Trades and Labour
Full-time - Permanent
$26.35 - $30.26 / hour
Competition Number: HW23-CSOE

Halifax Water is currently seeking experienced operators (Collection Systems Operator Apprentices) who are interested in learning and operating vacuum trucks, as well as working in and around wastewater construction. This position works outdoors in road construction, operating heavy machinery, vaccuum trucks, and doing manual construction labour as they maintain and repair the sanitary and stormwater sewer system.

Interested, qualified candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and up-to-date resume, quoting Competition #HW23-CSOE confirming their interest by 4:30pm on November 30, 2023..

What you'll do


As a Collection Systems Operator Apprentice you will:

- Perform scheduled and emergency cleaning, repair, and maintenance of sanitary and stormwater sewers, pipes, pumping stations and related infrastructure.

- You will operate a variety of vehicles (dump trucks, heavy equipment, vacuum trucks) and tools in a safe manner.

- You will work primarily outdoors, in all weather conditions and in confined spaces, etc.

What you'll need


To do this job you need to have:

- Grade 12 or equivalent

- A valid Class 5 Nova Scotia Drivers' license and a clean driving abstract

- Two years of experience working in a similar environment and with similar equipment and tools. (ie: road construction, paving crew, pipe laying, jet truck operation, hydroexcavation)

- You will be required to obtain certification through Nova Scotia Environment within 6 months of hire as an Operator-in-Training. We arrange for the exam and pay the fee to write it.

A little bit about us

Halifax Water

Halifax Water is Atlantic Canada's largest water utility, providing integrated water, wastewater and stormwater services for more than 106,000 customers on a daily basis. For more than 70 years we have been proud stewards of the water cycle, providing clean water to customers, and safely conveying it back to the source. Through our One Team - One Water approach, our more than 550 dedicated emloyees provide essential water services to an estimated 383,000 people in HALIFAX.

In addition to a collegial work environment that promotes a work-life balance, Halifax Water offers its employees a challenging and rewarding career with a competitive compensation and benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and incentive programs. As a member of the team at Halifax Water, you will be contributing to the success of the utility while delivering water, wastewater and stormwater services in an integrated, cost-effective and environmentally sound manner with a commitment to long-term sustainability.

Halifax Water’s goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the community we serve, at all job levels. Halifax Water believes a diverse workforce positively contributes to its success, and the success of our community. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, LGBTQ+ community, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Indigenous persons. Halifax Water encourages applicants to self-identify in the cover letter.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Our Story

Halifax Water is Canada's first regulated water, wastewater and stormwater utility serving a population of about 381,000 in Halifax Regional Municipality. With our mission "to provide world class services for our customers and our environment", water, wastewater and stormwater services are delivered in an integrated, cost effective and environmentally sound manner with a commitment to long term sustainability.

Why Work for Halifax Water?

Halifax Water values their employees and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package with a wide range of incentives and is dedicated to promoting work life balance, professional development, challenging careers and employee wellness and safety.

Halifax Water has an exciting and challenging culture that promotes achievement and results in pursuit of a world class standard.

To learn more about Halifax Water, please visit our website:

Halifax Water is an equal opportunity employer