Water Treatment Operator Trainee

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a Water Treatment Operator Trainee to join our Administration for a short-term contract funded by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada from June 2021 to March 2021. The Water Treatment Operator Trainee reports to the Water Treatment Plant Operator and is responsible for learning the quality control measures that go into providing Henvey Inlet First Nation with safe, potable drinking water.

The Water Treatment Operator Trainee will be expected to engage in the continuous learning and training required to prepare for successful completion of the Operator in Training Exam. This position requires a high degree of self-motivation and a strong work ethic.


The Water Treatment Operator Trainee will be responsible to:

  • Attend and complete all required meetings, training, and exams, including the Operator in Training Exam
  • Observe, monitor, and eventually operate control systems used in treatment and distribution of water
  • Check flow meter gauges and other recording instruments to measure water output
  • Review, sample, record and report water quality in appropriate logbooks as required
  • Ensure pumps, motors, chlorinators and other equipment are in good operating condition, reporting when maintenance and repairs are required
  • Maintain various distribution components including hydrants, valve boxes, and curb stops
  • Accompany Water Treatment Plant Operator on call-outs
  • Assist Water Treatment Plant Operator with preparation of reports for community and other meetings as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned from time-to-time by Chief and Council or the Director of Finance/Administration


  • Must be 18 to 30 years of age per funding agreement
  • Must be unemployed and not in school per funding agreement
  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Ontario Class G Driver's License with access to a reliable vehicle
  • Previous data collection and analysis experience an asset
  • Previous report writing experience an asset
  • Current First Aid and CPR Level C an asset
  • Current WHMIS training an asset
  • Basic computer and typing skills
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Exceptional organization and time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Professional attitude and a strong work ethic
  • Willingness to work rotating and flexible hours, including occasional weekends, a must

Full-Time – 35.5 hrs/week

Per funding agreement

As soon as possible

Posted until filled

Those interested in applying should submit their resume and cover letter in confidence to:
Henvey Inlet First Nation – Human Resources
295 Pickerel River Rd.
Pickerel, ON P0G 1J0
Tel: (705) 857-2331
Fax: (705) 857-3021
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Henvey Inlet First Nation gives preference to all qualified First Nations people in accordance with Section 24(1) (a) of the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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