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Parsons Corporation Pump Operator - Water Treatment Plant in Faro, Yukon Territory

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Job Description:

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.

Local Candidates preferred but open to candidates who are available on a fly-in/fly-out rotational basis.

Positions begin on a Temporary Fixed-Term basis with the potential to move to a regular, full-time role in the future.

These positions work shifts of 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off with 12 hours per shift. Shifts will comprise of both day and night shifts during your rotation. The compensation rate for these positions follows Yukon Fair Wage guidelines for Class D which currently begins at $26.28/hr for entry-level and determined by experience. These roles include paid travel to and from the site as well as housing accommodations, but employees are responsible for providing their own food/meals.


The Water Treatment Operator (WTO) 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 WTO you will perform a variety of various functions that may include the following:

  • Operation and reporting of water treatment facilities.

  • Monitor and reporting of dams, pits, ponds, and other water streams.

  • Manage support equipment including pumps and piping.

  • Work 12-hour day and night shifts as scheduled.

  • Complete timely and accurate daily records of plant and pumping performance.

  • Conduct daily site inspection and record observations.

  • Notify supervisor of any issues relating to the water treatment process, pumps and pipelines.

  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping at all times.

  • Engage in all forms of labour to assist in the successful operation of all water treatment processes.

  • Assist site trades and services personnel as necessary.

  • Attend training sessions as required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Participate in mine rescue training.

  • Participate in first aid training.


  • Previous water treatment, process or industrial experience preferred

  • Mechanical aptitude is an asset

  • 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.

  • Able to lift, pull, stand, or crouch for long periods of time.

  • 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.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

A full-service engineering and construction firm, we work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as health, vision, dental, employer paid provincial care premiums, life insurance, paid time off, sick leave, all province observed holidays off, and gym membership discounts to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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