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Dewatering and Water Treatment Technician

LOCATION: Renfrew, ON | DATE POSTED: October 1, 2018


Geo-Dredging and Dewatering Inc. offers a full suite of water and sludge treatment services. We provide dewatering services using the Geotube® dewatering technology, carry our own line of chemical feed equipment, and use our own branded line of chemicals.

We perform municipal, industrial, and large environmental projects both for sludge dewatering and water treatment, working with consultant engineers and general contractors. We hold valid ECAs for both water treatment and Geotube® work.

We have developed award-winning project sites in industrial and municipal applications.

Our focus is on using our 30+ years of combined experience to provide simple, cost effective, innovative solutions with high quality customer service.

In this role, you will be working with our senior team as you develop the necessary skills to work on your own projects.


Dewatering Technicians are responsible for providing dewatering and solids control services. Additional responsibilities include site assessments, inspections, installations, and repair services.

Key Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Dewatering, floccing and fluid-handling support as requested
  • Maintaining and operating both sludge and water pumps as well as operating metering
  • Running both Dry and Emulsion polymer systems
  • Laying out hose, pipes, liners, and Geotube® units
  • Performing the setup of equipment, tools, and materials for various applications
  • Communicating the project status and work conditions to the Service Supervisor and/or Project Manager.

Necessary Skills and Knowledge:

  • Have a thorough understanding of company safety manual and OHSA manual
  • Have a valid driver’s license and be able to safely operate company vehicles
  • Ability to communicate effectively – both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to perform site inspections for the purposes of estimating, managing, and QA/QC
  • Skill in the use of computers – MS Office
  • Able and willing to work under pressure and meet deadlines Have thorough knowledge of pipe types and fittings
  • Be able to write clearly and legibly
  • Able to travel and work away from home for extended periods
  • Self starter and passion for the environmental industry

Education and Experience:

  • Occupation First Aid – Level 1 or equivalent
  • Knowledge of polymers and their application, sludge dewatering
  • College diploma/University Degree in Water and Environmental field

The following would be considered assets:

  • Two (2) years of experience in Solids/Water separation
  • An Environmental Technologist degree or diploma
  • Supervisory experience

Physical Demands

  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work evening and weekends as required to meet deadlines
  • Work in extreme temperatures


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Vehicle
  • Paid travel and per diem
  • Health benefits after service time
  • Phone coverage
  • Discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance


Please send a resume and cover letter to with the job title in the subject line.