Our 2 Astrolabes, dated from the early 1600's were discovered near Channel-Port aux Basques. They are both in mint condition and in working order. A very rare and valuable find for Newfoundland and all of Canada.

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About our 2 Astrolabes
Explore our connection with age-old astronomical instruments used by navigators. Two astrolabes are featured in Channel-Port aux Basques, dating from the 1600's.

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Town Opportunities

The Port aux Basques Community Employment Corporation (CEC) was incorporated in 1987 for the purpose of supporting persons with barriers to employment, utilizing The Supported Employment Program. We seek, create and maintain educational and employment opportunities for persons who are considered to be employment disadvantaged. The CEC team provides professional support, training and employment services for adults with barriers to employment in the Port aux Basques and surrounding areas.

Water Filtration & Treatment Plant Operator I

The Town of Channel - Port aux Basques has one (1) opening for a full time permanent Water Filtration & Treatment Plant Operator I. The operator will assist the Water Filtration & Treatment Plant Operator II in the day-to-day operations of the Water Treatment Plant.


Operate and monitor SCADA systems and related equipment in water filtration and treatment
processes to regulate the treatment and distribution of potable water.

Read flow meters, gauges and recording instruments to measure water output and consumption

Monitor and inspect plant equipment and systems to ensure all plant systems operate normally.

Perform various lab tasks including jar testing, uv-254 monitoring, pH, chlorine and other related tests.

Analyse test results and instrument readings, and make adjustments to plant equipment as required.

Complete and maintain plant logs and reports.

Make repairs, or make arrangements to have repairs completed, on all equipment in and around the Water Treatment Plant.

Follow a preventive maintenance schedule.

Be capable of working in confined spaces and at heights.

Work a rotating schedule, which includes weekdays, weekends, and being on call.

Other duties as required.


A related trade is a requirement of the position. This includes, but is not limited to, plumbing, pipefitting, refrigeration or mechanical.

This is a very technical position within the organization and is therefore, very reliant upon a strong background. It is required that the successful candidate be well versed in the application of water treatment and distribution techniques and have a minimum 3 years experience.
The successful candidate will also be certified as a Level 1 Water Treatment Plant Operator or be willing to obtain the necessary certification within a prescribed timeframe.


Salary and benefits as per the Collective Agreement.

A detailed resume including a summary of education, work experience and 2 references, along with copies of diplomas and certificates is a requirement of this application process. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 10th at 4:00 p.m. and may be addressed to:

Barry Spencer - Town Manager
Town of Channel - Port aux Basques
P.O. Box 70, 67 Main St. Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Fax: 709-695-9852 or email: townchannelpab@nf.aibn.com

We thank you for your application, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted
Posted: Feb 24, 2015 1:43 pm NFLD
Canada's Ferry Gateway to Newfoundland
The gulf crossing between North Sydney and Channel-Port aux Basques is always a memorable lifetime experience. The ferries are among the largest ice breaking ferries in the world. They look like cruise ships and they can each take 1200 passengers and 350 cars. Book early to ensure availability.