WWTP Co-op Student

Competition Number: 19-02E

Job Title: WWTP Co-op Student

Department: Waste Water Treatment Plant

Employment Type: Summer Co-op Student

Salary: $16.88 per hour plus 14% in lieu of all benefits.

Posted Date: January 07, 2019 12:00 AM

Closing Date: February 28, 2019 12:00 AM

Last Updated Date: January 7, 2019

Status: Closed



The City of Penticton’s Waste Water Treatment Plant has a 4-month vacancy for a Co-op Student who is enrolled in a Water Engineering Technology program. This facility is considered one of the most technologically up-to-date advanced wastewater treatment facilities in North America.  Our wastewater management re-use facility provides irrigation for parks, an 18-hole golf course, and generates compost for commercial sales.  This is a unique opportunity where a student will have a chance to gain insight into an advanced Waste Water Treatment Plant facility while gaining work experience in their field of study.

The hourly wage for this position will be $16.88 per hour plus 14% in lieu of all benefits. The successful candidate will work 40 hours per week, typically from Monday to Friday and including some evenings. Primary duties will include:

  • Solids side operations including; centrifuge operation/optimization, DAF operation/optimization, data input and opening and closing rounds.
  • Liquids side operations including; SCADA monitoring, data input, daily laboratory analysis and opening and closing rounds.
  • Lift station weekly inspections.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Our ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Ability to follow proper safety rules and procedures, as well as communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel)
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work both independently and with a team. 
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s licence; Class N is also acceptable.
  • Mechanical aptitude.

This position will be open until filled. Qualified applicants who are interested in this challenge are invited to submit their resume to:

Email: apply@penticton.ca


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