Dewatering/ Water Treatment Technician

In by Melissa

May 24, 2023
Lethbridge, Canada
Job Type
$20.00-$25.00 an hour
  • Lethbridge


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$20–$25 an hour
Job type
Shift & schedule
12 hour shift
Weekend availability
Evenings as needed


Dewatering Technicians are responsible for providing dewatering and solids control services. Additional responsibilities include site assessments, inspections, installations, and repair services.

The ideal candidate:

  • Will have two (2) years’ experience in Solids/Water separation
  • Environmental Technologist degree (or diploma) would be considered an asset
  • Experience with fluid handling equipment considered an asset
  • Experience with industrial sites considered an asset
  • Familiarity with health and safety requirements considered an asset
  • Supervisory experience would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of operating/maintaining mechanical equipment considered an asset

Key responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Dewatering, floccing and fluid-handling support as requested
  • Maintaining and operating both sludge and water pumps as well as operating metering systems
  • Running both Dry and Emulsion polymer systems
  • Laying out hose, pipes, liners, and Geotube® units
  • Performing the setup of equipment, tools, and materials for various applications
  • Communicating the project status and work conditions to the Service Supervisor and/or Project Manager.
  • Operate dredging equipment
  • Preform installations of specialized water/wastewater systems as required

Necessary Skills & Knowledge:

  • Have a thorough understanding of company safety manual and OHSA manual
  • Have a valid driver’s license and be able to safely operate company vehicles
  • Ability to communicate effectively – both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to perform site inspections for the purposes of estimating, managing, and QA/QC
  • Skill in the use of computers – MS Office, Google Workspace
  • Able and willing to work under pressure and meet deadlines Have thorough knowledge of pipe types and fittings
  • Be able to write clearly and legibly
  • Able to travel and work away from home for extended periods
  • Self starter and passion for the environmental industry

Education and Experience:

The following education or experience will be considered an asset:

  • Occupational First Aid - Level 1 or equivalent
  • Knowledge of polymers and their application, sludge dewatering
  • Knowledge of Water/Wastewater Treatment systems and associated chemicals
  • College diploma/ University Degree in Water and Environmental field

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work 12 hour shifts as required
  • Ability to work evening and weekends as required to meet deadlines
  • Work in extreme temperatures
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to perform physical labor activities as required

Work Environment:

The following work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the job holder will encounter

  • Work in an office environment
  • Work outdoors in all seasons
  • Work around heavy equipment
  • Work near traffic
  • Exposure to loud noises
  • Work near overhead and underground utilities
  • Work close to bodies of water
  • Work on bodies of water as required


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Vehicle provided as required
  • Paid travel and per diem
  • Health Benefits after service time
  • Discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance
  • Phone coverage

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.00-$25.00 per hour


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • RRSP match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care


  • 12 hour shift
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay


  • AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (preferred)


  • Driving Licence (required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 75% (required)

Work Location: On the road

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