• Posted on:
    Jun 29, 2020
  • Application Deadline:
    Jul 10, 2020
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  • Position Type:
    Full Time
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Water Operator


Job Description


Thames Centre, is a modern thriving Municipality situated on the eastern boundary of the city of London, Ontario. We offer the convenience of urban living with the less hectic pace of life in a community where neighbours and friends are often the same people. Our proximity to highways 401, 402 and 403 make Thames Centre's geographic location an ideal place to live, work and play.

Thames Centre invites qualified applicants for the full-time position of Water Operator.

Reporting to the Environmental Services Superintendent, the Water Operator is responsible for the day to day operation of the water supply and distribution system. This position is also responsible to develop, implement, and carry out work activities that will result in an efficiently operated water system including routine maintenance and repair.


  • Responsible for monitoring and performing maintenance on hydrants, valves, water mains, services, production wells, water treatment plants, etc.
  • Participate in emergency repairs to any parts of the treatment plants or distribution systems
  • Responsible for the safe and effective use of equipment
  • To perform regular maintenance activities on all aspects of the systems as per the Municipality’s maintenance schedules and goals to ensure proper operation
  • To perform regular maintenance activities on all aspects of the systems as per the Municipality’s maintenance schedules and goals to ensure proper operation
  • Carry out work assignments using a variety of vehicles and heavy equipment, plus hand and power tools
  • May assist in operations at the Municipal Landfill Site when required
  • May assist in operations of the Solid Waste department when required
  • Recommend changes to the Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Obtains training as required by Municipal policy or provincial regulations
  • Maintains equipment, vehicles and tools in safe operating condition
  • Maintain proper records regarding the Municipality’s water meter program
  • Perform meter readings; install and/or replace water meters and valves
  • Maintain utility maps in an updated and clear manner
  • Daily Plant logbooks are completed correctly and accurately
  • Required to keep a daily log of activities
  • Successful and competent operation of all required equipment and vehicles
  • Required to provide on-call duties as scheduled
  • Work assignments are completed in a thorough and timely fashion
  • Works cooperatively with team members and staff in other departments to ensure necessary workflow and coverage
  • Provides support and back up to other staff in department as necessary
  • Assists in establishing, maintaining and achieving goals, objectives and work plans
  • Remains current on and adheres to corporate and departmental policies and procedures
  • Ensures that own work is performed in a safe manner according to health and safety guidelines and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned 
Education RequirementSecondary School Diploma Experience Requirement


  • Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a MOECC Water Distribution & Supply License Class I in compliance with O. Reg. #128/04 or be willing to obtain.
  • Must possess a MOECC Water Treatment License Class I in compliance with O. Reg. #128/04 or be willing to obtain.
  • Good interpersonal skills and Well organized and Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • A good knowledge of current MOECC water regulations
  • Working knowledge of safe sampling practices, hydraulic, electrical and mechanical systems
  • Working knowledge of equipment maintenance techniques
  • Physical ability to perform moderate and heavy physical labour
  • Manual motor skills are required to perform repairs and maintenance as required
  • Possess a valid class G driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract
  • Knowledge of roles and responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act PHYSICAL EFFORT & WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Work is typically performed in a demanding environment with exposure to physical hazards
  • The mental effort requires a reasonable degree of concentration on a variety of activities
  • There are limited interruptions and deadlines
  • Problems to be addressed require routine problem solving
  • Required to interact politely and effectively with the general public
  • Hours of work can vary considerably with overtime required
  • The ability to work flexible hours and shift work including “on-call” on a rotating schedule
  • Continuous requirement for moderate physical effort in operating equipment and performing maintenance and repairs
Salary Details

Starting Salary for 2020 is $29.06 per hour with a 40-hour work week.

Hours of work can vary considerably with overtime required.

A comprehensive benefit package is included. 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit a resume outlining qualifications and experience by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020 to:

Carlos Reyes, MPA, MEng(c), P.Eng Director of Public Works
Municipality of Thames Centre
4305 Hamilton Rd. Dorchester, ON,
N0L 1G3
Fax: 519-268-3928
Email: creyes@thamescentre.on.ca

The Municipality of Thames Centre is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. All applicants are thanked for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be further contacted. Information gathered is under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and shall only be used for candidate selection purposes.

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