The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Skilled Trades and Labour
$26.94 - $30.94 / hour
Competition Number: HW24-48E

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. These vacancies exist in our West Region (Halifax) Cowie Hill Depot.

Interested, qualified candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and up-to-date resume, quoting Competition #HW24-48E confirming their interest by 4:30pm on May 10, 2024..

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.

- You will be required to obtain a Class 3 drivers' license. We provide on the job training and will pay for the licensing fees.

A little bit about us

Halifax Water

As Atlantic Canada's Largest Water Utility, our purpose is to supply and safeguard sustainable, high-quality water services.

Everything we do at Halifax Water is tied to our purpose. With employees who are dedicated to supplying high-quality services for water, wastewater, and stormwater, through a 'One Team One Water' attitude, we can meet the challenges of a growing population, aging infrastructure, and increasing regulatory compliance.

Halifax Water employees strive to be stewards of our environment and are fueled by a passion to serve our communities. Employee commitment and dedication of service mean a great deal to our customers, stakeholders, and to Halifax Water.

As an employee, Halifax Water is proud to offer you:

  • Pension & Benefits: We invest in our employees. As a member of our team, you will have access to a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, long-term disability, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, fitness incentives and much more. Learn more about the benefits of working at Halifax Water on our website;
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We continually foster a more diverse workforce representative of our communities at all job levels. We know that a diverse workforce positively contributes to our success and the success of our community.
  • Career & Professional Development: We encourage job development opportunities for all employees, including on-the-job training, tuition assistance, eLearning courses, classroom-based training, and more.

We are committed to providing a safe and hazard-free work environment. Our employees' health and well-being are a top priority, and we promote a safety-first culture to provide daily healthy, safe, sustainable, and reliable services. We take this responsibility seriously and feel immense pride in reaching beyond industry service standards.

As a public service utility operating critical infrastructure on behalf of our customers, our employees are trained in Emergency Measures Operations (EMO) and Incident Command System (ICS). This type of training allows Halifax Water to respond to all emergencies, from simple water main breaks to keeping customer water flowing (water, wastewater, and stormwater) through Hurricanes and other major natural events.

To learn more about What We Do, visit Halifax Water .

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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