Regional District of Nanaimo | Human Resources & Employment

Employment Opportunities

Employment

Collective bargaining, labour relations and human resources activities for RDN employees are managed under the Corporate Services umbrella. The department oversees selection & recruitment, training and development, and compensation and benefits administration services for all employees of the District.

 

Heavy Equipment Operator

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo Solid Waste Services is looking to hire Casual Heavy Equipment Operators for work at the Regional Landfill in Cedar and the Church Road Transfer Station in Parksville.

QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma plus Heavy Equipment Operator Trades Program Certificate with 2 years prior job-related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Knowledge of landfill operations an asset.

POSITION DETAILS

These are casual union positions. The (2022) rate of pay to start is $30.85 per hour. Upon completion of four (4) calendar months your wage will increase to $32.48.  Hours of work vary, and weekend work is required. As a casual employee you will also receive an additional 9% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

Mechanic

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Mechanic working with Transit Operations in the Transportation and Emergency Services Department.

The successful candidate will be responsible for vehicle and equipment repairs, including diagnosis and road testing, responding to roads calls for breakdowns or accidents, and the maintenance of records related to those repairs and servicing.  Duties also include welding and fabricating, performing building maintenance and repairs, winterizing equipment such as towing and snow removal equipment, training of new staff, and other related duties, as required.

POSITION DETAILS

This is a Permanent full-time (40 hours per week, variable shifts) Union Position. The (2022) rate of pay is $36.68 to $38.62 per hour. The position offers an attractive benefits package as provided within the collective agreement between the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401.

Lifeguard/ Instructor

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo has an employment opportunity for a five (5) casual Lifeguards/Instructors at the Ravensong Aquatic Centre in Qualicum Beach.

The successful candidates will assist in the creation, planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of aquatic programs and special events. Duties include leading and instructing a variety water-based exercise classes (i.e., Aquafit), enforcing pool rules and pool safety for the public, routine preventative maintenance and safety checks, implementation of the facility’s emergency response program, providing first aid services and supporting office staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications include high school graduation, with one year of pool/aquatic related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Applicants must possess and maintain the following certifications:

  • National Lifeguard Award (Pool Option)
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • CPR Certification - Basic Rescuer or CPR “C” & AED
  • Recognized First Aid Certification/WorkSafeBC Equivalency.

Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. General knowledge of office skills including keyboarding, word processing and knowledge of computer applications are also required.

Operator 2

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Operator 2 in the Wastewater Services department at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre.

Reporting to the Chief Operator, the successful candidates will be responsible for a variety of duties including the inspection of all systems to ensure proper operation; sampling and laboratory analysis on a rotational basis; operation and maintenance of the centrifuge and polymer systems; operation of the forklift and loader; maintenance of laboratory and operational records and log books; handling and transfer of chemicals to plant and pump stations, and for performing emergency systems tests; and other related duties.  Duties also include Operator on-call duties and responding to call outs.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must possess a post-secondary diploma in Water and Wastewater Technology, supplemented with an Environmental Operators Certification Program Class 2 certificate in Wastewater Treatment, which includes three (3) years of acceptable operating experience at a Class I or higher facility or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  A thorough knowledge of treatment process, laboratory procedures, a knowledge of electrical, instrumentation, pipe fitting, welding, SCADA systems and computer skills are required. A knowledge of safe work procedures, WHMIS, Emergency First Aid for Industry, and the transportation of dangerous goods is also required.  The incumbents must also possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and have a good mechanical aptitude. This position also includes carrying a pager on a rotational basis and responding to call outs.  It is expected that the successful candidates will reside within 20 minutes of the facility they work at.

POSITION DETAILS

These are permanent full-time (40 hours per week) Union Positions. The (2022) rate of pay is $33.61 to $35.38 per hour. The position offers an attractive benefits package as provided within the collective agreement between the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401.

Wastewater Maintenance Operator (Millwright)

About The Role

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Wastewater Maintenance (Millwright) with Wastewater Services in the Regional and Community Utilities department.
Reporting to the Chief Operator, the successful applicant will be responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of buildings, equipment and environmental protection infrastructure at the Greater Nanaimo Wastewater Treatment Facility and pump stations. Other duties include maintaining an inventory of spare parts, equipment and lubricants; managing and maintaining the computerized preventative maintenance system; coordinating with Operators for the proper isolation of equipment; training Operators and other contractors as required; ensuring that safe practices and safety precautions are maintained and adhered to; and other related duties as required.

Qualifications

Qualifications include a high school diploma plus Millwright certificate along with five (5) years prior job-related experience in the mechanical field, preferably at a wastewater treatment facility, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Applicants must also posses a Standard First Aid Course, knowledge of WHMIS and WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, comprehensive knowledge of the installation, maintenance, repair and servicing of mechanical equipment, ability to perform close tolerance machine work, ability to perform physical work outdoors in all weather conditions, strong interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills, and posses a valid Class 5 BC Drivers License.