Wastewater Treatment Operator - Class II, III & IV

Job Details

JOB POSTING:  2023-0401

POSTING PERIOD:  Monday, October 2, 2023 at 8:30 AM to Monday, October 16, 2023 at 4:30 PM

DEPARTMENT:  Pollution Control

UNION:  C.U.P.E. Local 82

JOB CODE:  82064

POSITION STATUS:  Regular Full-Time

GRADE/CLASS:  EA4 - Band 10A


RATE OF PAY:  $31.05- $35.45 per hour



Reporting through the Chief Wastewater Treatment Operator to the Plant Manager and/or Designate, this position will be responsible to assist in the operation, on a three shift rotating and/or single shift basis, of the controls of the LRWRP and/or LRPCP Plants or portion thereof; carryout the preventative maintenance, cleaning and housekeeping of all allied equipment and facilities; carry out the following as directed by and to assist the Plant Chief Wastewater Treatment Operator.  Regularly inspect and monitor plant processes and equipment and make adjustments as necessary; record, log and/or otherwise input plant data into the plant record-keeping system; exercise equipment, rotate equipment operation, monitor and ensure correct operation of all plant equipment; receive, log and report complaints from the general public; perform a variety of tests and analyses required to properly monitor and maintain the sewage treatment processes; start, stop, adjust, control and otherwise operate plant equipment and processes, locally at the equipment, via relays switches, or through an Operator Interface Terminal, as appropriate; Assist other Environmental Services Divisions as necessary; observe safety regulations at all times and maintain amiable relations with the public and fellow staff. Will perform Occupational Health & Safety duties as outlined in the Corporation’s Health and Safety Program.  Will perform other related duties as required.


  • Must have an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma, plus two (2) years of post secondary education from a Community College as outlined in (see Note #1 below), or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency;
  • Must hold a valid III or IV Wastewater Treatment Licence in accordance with Regulation 129/04 under the Ontario Water Resources Act;
  • As a condition of employment, must pass Ministry of Environment Certificate examinations, to progress to a Class IV Certification in Wastewater Treatment as per the C.U.P.E. Local 82 Collective Agreement, Pollution Control Branch, Certification Procedure, which states as follows: 
    • Wastewater Treatment Operators must progress in Certification level to a Class IV by obtaining the necessary experience and passing the Certification examinations as follows: 
      • (i) A Class III exam must be written prior to completion of one (1) year at a Class II rate, subject to exam availability (see Note #2 below);
      • (ii) A Class IV exam must be written prior to completion of one (1) year at a Class III rate, subject to exam availability (see Note #2 below);
  • Must pass the mechanical comprehension test designated by the Corporation in order to be the successful candidate; 
  • Must hold and maintain a current valid and lawful Class ‘G’ Driver’s Licence in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act for the purposes of operating a City of Windsor vehicle, and provide a driver’s abstract as a condition of employment;
  • The physical demands analysis associated with this job indicates a light to heavy level of work;
  • Must complete a post-offer agility test in an effort to assist the successful candidate in completing the position tasks safely and to aid in minimizing injuries on the job;
  • Must wear all required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and be fit-tested to SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) and respirators;
  • Must comply with Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and associated Regulations.

Note #1:  Recognized programs would be one of:

  •  Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Environmental)
  •  Power Engineering Technology
  •  Industrial Apprenticeship Programs (Electrician, Millwright, Instrumentation and Control)
  • Science (Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Hyrdrogeology, Environmental Technologist and Lab Technologist)
  • Any other educational equivalencies as determined by the Director of the Ministry of Environment.

Note #2:    Additional education is required at the Class III and Class IV levels as stipulated by the Ministry     of the environment in accordance with O. Reg 129/04. 

Note #3:  As recommended by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, employee is urged to be immunized against Hepatitis A within 30 days of employment in the Pollution Control branch.  As well, up-to-date routine immunizations, including mumps, measles, rubella, tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria, polio and Hepatitis B are recommended.  A typhoid immunization is also suggested.


  • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.
  • We offer a smoke-free office environment.
  • Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 25 as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. 
  • The Corporation of the City of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Windsor will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City of Windsor Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.