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Term Pumping Station Service Person, Apprentice

Term Full Time (approx. 3-6 months)
Competition #
Term Pumping Station Maintenance Person
Wastewater and Stormwater Services
Primary Function

As a Pumping Station Service Person Apprentice you will:

Perform scheduled and emergency repair and maintenance of sewage pumping stations and related infrastructure.   You will operate a variety of equipment and tools in a safe manner.  You will work in all weather conditions, inside and outside and in noisy spaces, confined spaces, etc.  You will be subject to emergency call ins after working hours.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform and develop schedules and preventative mechanical maintenance on pumps, valves, piping and standby engines.
  • Clean stations, wet wells, valve chambers, and holding tanks.
  • Load and unloads equipment and materials as required.
  • General care, maintenance and safe operation of assigned equipment and tools.
  • Order supplies and materials as required.
  • Provide written and verbal reports concerning daily work activities.
  • Must be willing to work overtime for emergency call-outs
  • Perform related duties as required including all the general duties of a labourer.
Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Works Supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

To do this job you need to have:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Completion of a minimum one-year technical diploma (ie: Industrial Mechanical, Power Engineering, Marine Engineering, Auto Mechanical) 
  • A valid Class 5 Nova Scotia Drivers’ license
  • Two years of experience working in a similar environment, working with pumps/motors/controls and with similar equipment and tools.
  • You will be required to obtain certification through Nova Scotia Environment within 6 months of hire as an Operator-in-Training.  We arrange for the exam and pay the fee to write it.


To Progress in this role to the next level (and higher pay) you will require the following:


Pumping Station Service Person Level I

  • One year of experience working for Halifax Water in the wastewater collection system (equivalent experience with another municipal owned utility may be considered)
  • Nova Scotia Environment Wastewater Collection Level I certification
  • Demonstration of your ability to perform the various tasks within the Pumping Station Service Person role such as:  pump troubleshooting and testing, using diagnostic tools, repairing and maintaining pumps and motors, generators, odor control units and ventilation systems, etc. which will be verified by a completed checklist


Pumping Station Service Person Level 2

  • 3 years of experience working for Halifax Water and completing activities in the Pumping Station Service Person Level 1 checklist.
  • Nova Scotia Environment Wastewater Collection Level II certification
Other Requirements

Certificates / Licenses / Registrations:

  • Must have valid NS Driver’s License with good driving record. Must provide a current driver’s abstract.
  • Must be familiar with related Occupational Health and Safety practices.
  • Must be willing to undertake and maintain the following safety training:
    • Emergency First Aid/CPR
    • Globally Harmonized System (GHS) (Formerly WHMIS)
    • Signage and Traffic Control
    • Lifting Devices and Classification Related Training
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required Knowledge, Skill & Abilities:

  • A good working knowledge of pumps and motors, mechanical systems and motor.
  • Good knowledge of hydraulic pumping systems and standby generators.
  • Basic knowledge of computers, PLC’S, radios, and related devices.
  • Must have training in Entry into Confined Spaces.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Must have a good attendance and work record.
  • Must meet and maintain essential physical requirements of the position.
How to Apply

Completed cover letters and application forms [PDF] or resumes, stating Competition #HW22-116ER must be received by 4:30pm on December 23, 2022. Please forward to:


  • Halifax Water
    HR Department
    P.O. Box 8388, RPO CSC
    Halifax, NS
    B3K 5M1


  • 902-490-6934

Conditional Items Required for Employment:

  • Satisfactory background check
  • Satisfactory pre-employment testing

Halifax Water is an equal opportunity employer.

Halifax Water’s goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the community we serve, at all job levels. Halifax Water believes a diverse workforce positively contributes to its success, and the success of our community. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, LGBTQ+ community, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons. Halifax Water encourages applicants to self-identify in the cover letter.