The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
$30.99 - $34.45 / hour

Halifax Water is inviting applications for one (1) Term Full-time Water Treatment Plant Operator based out of the Lake Major Water Supply Plant. The Water Treatment Plant Operator will work under the direction of the designated supervisor, who may or may not be on site, to operate water treatment plants, and perform maintenance of equipment associated with water supply plant facilities.

The Operator will work 12-hour shifts, day and night shifts, or operate and maintain small systems plants at the location to which he or she is assigned.

Interested, qualified candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and up-to-date resume quoting Competition #HW24-60E confirming their interest by 4:30pm on May 19, 2024. As part of the conditional offer process, candidates will be subject to a satisfactory background check and satisfactory pre-employment testing.

What you'll do


The Operator will perform preventative maintenance on all facility mechanical equipment, ensure all responsibilities are met as it pertains to the ISO 14001 compliant Environmental Management System, control all operational processes during the designated shift period, check mechanical equipment, making adjustments as required, take samples and conduct routine tests for process control, transport and mix chemicals and operate equipment used for unloading chemicals. They will also take daily readings and log any irregularities in process operations, monitor and take daily readings of weather station instruments, maintain adequate records as required, perform maintenance checks on all equipment which form part of the treatment facility, and perform mechanical maintenance as directed, on any equipment that forms part of the treatment facility.

What you'll need


Minimum Qualifications for this position include:

Two (2) year technical program related to Water Treatment; an equivalent combination of formal education and related experience in a water treatment environment may be considered.

The successful incumbent must successfully complete Operator-in-Training Water Treatment Certificate within six months of date of hire and pass the Level 1 examination within twelve months of the date of hire.

Must also possess a valid NS driver's license.

A copy of the job description and required qualifications for this CUPE Local 227 bargaining unit position may be viewed on our corporate website at

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 .

Are you interested?

Work With Us

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 world class customer service for water, wastewater and stormwater services in an integrated, cost effective and environmentally sound manner with a commitment to long-term sustainability.