Operators-in-Training (2 Positions Available)

A man is in a water treatment plant turning one of the water valves

Location: Unaffiliated First Nation in Ontario                   

Closing Date:  Open until filled

The mandate of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is to provide engineering and technical advisory services to all Unaffiliated First Nations and Tribal Councils in Ontario.  The OFNTSC requires the services of five Operator’s-In-Training that will assist a First Nations’ Water Treatment Plant Operator. These positions will be located in an Unaffiliated First Nation community.


The Operator-In-Training will be responsible for assisting the Water Treatment Plant Operator in the operation, maintenance and monitoring of their community’s water and wastewater infrastructure.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support the operation of water treatment and distribution systems.
  • Check, clean & lubricate waterworks equipment.
  • Adjust and repair waterworks equipment under the direction of a qualified WTP Operator.
  • Testing and monitoring using chemicals (such as chlorine).
  • Perform general maintenance on waterworks equipment.
  • Provide labour support for water & wastewater operations as needed.
  • Assist the WTP Operator in the maintenance, testing and monitoring of; water mains, major sewers and pumping stations.
  • Working in unsanitary and odorous conditions.
  • Responds to inquiries, complaints and concerns in a timely and professional manner.
  • Keeps a record of work performed, the location of and the condition of equipment.
  • Search, locate and repair reported water distribution system leaks.
  • Fire hydrant repairs and fire hydrant flow testing.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience with the application of related Provincial legislation and acts.


Education and experience: Minimum of Grade 12 education or relevant post-secondary education in a technical or environmental field of knowledge. A valid Ontario Driver’s License.

Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated ability to progress through the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MOECP) Operator licensing and certification in water distribution and water treatment. Effective communication skills (oral and written).

Conditions of Employment:

Must be a member of the participating Unaffiliated First Nation’s community and available after regular working hours to work in emergency situations.

Please mark clearly on subject line of the email “Operator-In-Training” and send your cover letter and resume with the attachment labelled as [LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_OperatorInTraining2020] to:

Vikas Poni, Director of People, Strategy & Engagement

Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation

195 Henry Street, Building #4, Unit #3

Brantford, Ontario, N3S 5C9

[email protected]

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

Closing Date