Posting # 2021-12

Under the direction of the Water Pollution Control Facility Supervisor, the operator ensures the safe and effective monitoring and operation of the wastewater treatment processes and equipment and acts as Operator in Charge as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The City of Portage la Prairie is a Class IV facility and Class 4 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment is required, as well as Class 2 Certificate in Wastewater Collections.  The successful candidate must hold and maintain a Class 5 Province of Manitoba driver’s license.  This position requires operators to work at heights and in confined spaces.

Criteria needed to obtain a Class 4 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment:

  • Grade 12
  • 4 years post-secondary education in a science related field
  • 4 years operating experience with 2 year of DRC time (Direct responsible charge)
  • Passed all certification exams (Class 1 to Class 4)

Applicants with a minimum 2 years post-secondary education or 90 CEU in a related field, or those with 2 or more years of Level 3 WWT DRC experience may be considered on an under-fill basis.  Under-fills must clearly indicate on their resume the total number of years for operating experience, any DRC time, and total number of CEUs obtained to properly evaluate application. Each level of certification requires a specific exam, level of education, operating experience and DRC time.  Certification to be obtained within specific time frame as per the guidelines outlined in the collective agreement.

For more information on the requirements needed to achieve a Province of MB Class 4 Certification please visit

HOURS OF WORK: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, 1 hour for lunch, Monday to Friday.  Required to work one weekend per month and be on standby one week a month. (Shifts may be changed due to operational requirements). Employees on standby duties are required to carry a pager must be able to report to work within thirty minutes period.

SALARY: The rate of pay for this position ranges from $26.65 to $36.31 per hour dependant on education, experience and qualifications.

Please forward resumes attention to the Human Resources Office, City of Portage la Prairie, 97 Saskatchewan Ave East, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0L8, FAX (204) 239-1532.

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The selection committee intends to review applications as early as Friday March 3rd, 2023; however, applications may continue to be accepted until the right candidate is found.

The City of Portage la Prairie is committed to an inclusive, barrier free environment and will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  We thank all applicants for their interest; only those advancing in the competition will be contacted.  If contacted to participate in the process, please advise if you require an accommodation.

We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.