Brian Thorburn, AScT

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Brian Thorburn, AScT

Senior Operator

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Environmental Engineering
  • Current Employer: Epcor Water Services
  • Position: Senior Operator, EPCOR Water Services
  • Post Secondary: Water Quality Technology, Okanagan College
  • High School: Immaculata High School, Kelowna, BC

Career Experience

My career has varied over water and wastewater technology from starting out as an Operator, becoming a supervisor and commissioning new plants to continuing on as a Senior Operator. For the last few years I have been actively involved in a couple of Associations that help to promote Operator certification in water and wastewater.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • I enrolled in the Okanagan College Water Quality Tech Program. This program covered all aspects of water and wastewater in a technological way and started me on my career path in technology.

Career Highlights

  • Level IV Water Treatment Operator, Environmental Operators Certification Program
  • Treasurer and Editory, Environmental Operators Certification Program
  • Vice-President Association of Boards of Certification
  • NFPA 1001, First Class Firefighter
  • Course developer and tutor, Thompson Rivers University, Water Treatment Technology

Professional & Community Activities

  • Qualicum Beach Fire Department
    Oceanside Minor Hockey, Coach
    EOCP Board of Directors
    ABC Board of Directors
    Oceanside Firefighters Curling Association