Under the direction of the Water Treatment Supervisor, the operator ensures the safe and effective monitoring and operations of processes and equipment for the water treatment division and acts as operator in charge as required.


The City of Portage la Prairie is a Class IV facility and a Class 4 Certificate in Water Treatment is required. Each level of certification requires a specific exam, level of education, operating experience and DRC time. 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 Water 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 may be considered on an under-fill basis.  Required certifications 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 http://gov.mb.ca/sd/waste_management/wastewater/wastewater_certification_program/index.html


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.


The wage range is dependent on level of certification as outlined in the current C.U.P.E. collective agreement.

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Please forward applications with the competition number 2021-10 to Human Resources Office, City of Portage la Prairie, 97 Saskatchewan Ave East, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0L8, FAX (204) 239-1532.

Email Address: hr@city-plap.com.          Website: www.city-plap.com

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