Water Treatment Operator - Student Position


  • Faro, YT
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 1 month ago
Water Treatment Operator – Student Position

Abandoned Mine Opportunities – Faro, Yukon

We have 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.


Parsons is looking for students who are looking for work terms to fulfill our water treatment operator need. Students should be attending a post-secondary institution that supports a work term for a period of approximately 8 months. We are looking for enrolled students that meet the following requirements:
  • In-Progress Mechanical Engineering Degree/Diploma or related training
  • A minimum of 1-year experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is an asset
  • Must be comfortable working both indoors and outdoors in various elemental conditions including rain, snow, heat, cold, etc.
  • Knowledge of water treatment facilities is considered an asset
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.
  • Willingness to work at heights and in confined spaces.
  • Able to lift, pull, stand, or crouch for long periods of time
  • 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.


Similar Jobs

  • Water Treatment Operator


    • Faro, YT
    We are hiring for multiple positions! Where Collaboration Leads To Innovation We’re a company of thinkers, innovators, and protectors. Our people don’t just generate big ideas—…
    • 4 months ago
  • Heavy Equipment Operator


    • Faro, YT
    Abandoned Mine Opportunities – Faro, Yukon Heavy Equipment Operator Parsons has been successful in winning environmental and mining projects in Northern Canada and will be aggr…
    • 1 month ago
  • Environmental Monitor


    • Faro, YT
    Environmental Monitor Parsons has been successful in winning environmental and mining projects in Northern Canada and will be aggressively pursuing additional northern projects. …
    • 6 days ago