Water Treatment Plant Operator in Whitehorse at Parsons

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

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Job Description

Ready to advance your career and have the opportunity to work on urban environmental projects? Parsons is now hiring an Environmental Technician with a desire to work in a support role alongside the Project Manager on various construction projects that enhance the fabric of our community.  


Parsons has been successful in winning environmental and mining projects in Northern Canada and will be aggressively pursuing additional northern projects. We are a world-class leader in providing in-depth engineering, construction, technical, and management services. Our employees deliver landmark commercial, industrial, environmental, energy, power, and renewable infrastructure — and provide innovative solutions to complex environmental, water quality, supply, treatment, watershed, and wastewater projects. We hire colleagues with an entrepreneurial spirit who thrive on solving project challenges in a high-energy environment. Parsons is helping to build a healthier and more sustainable world.


The Water Treatment Operator plays a crucial role in the successful operation and maintenance of all water treatment plant equipment and related water storage and conveyance facilities at the Faro Mine Complex (FMC). As a water treatment operator you will perform a variety of various functions that may include the following:

  • Operation of water treatment facilities
  • Monitoring of dams, spillways and other water streams
  • Manage support equipment including pumps and piping
  • Work four-on four-off 12-hour shifts
  • Complete timely and accurate daily records of plant and pumping performance
  • Conduct daily site inspection and record observations.
  • Notify Management of any issues relating to the water treatment process, pumps and pipelines
  • Maintain a high standard of house-keeping at all times.
  • Engage in all forms of labour to assist in the successful operation of all water treatment processes.
  • Assist site trades people and operations personnel as necessary.
  • Attend training sessions as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Willingness to resolve issues in a professional manner.
  • Willingness to take initiative and be self motivated.
  • Willingness to accept accountability for their work.
  • Understanding of time management.
  • Capable of the safe handling of lime and other chemicals.
  • Able to adapt to change.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 kg.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license
  • Familiar with computer skills -Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Proven understanding of safe work practices and mitigating risk.
  • Ability to work with little supervision and function in a multidiscipline environment.


Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.