Bill McMillan, AScT

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Bill McMillan, AScT

Chief Treatment Plant Operator

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Civil Engineering
  • Current Employer: City of Castlegar
  • Position: Utility Tech 2
  • Post Secondary: Water Quality Technology Program Diploma, Kelowna 1997
  • High School: Salmon Arm Senior Secondary

Career Experience

After graduating from OUC and achieving an academic award, I started my career with the Ministry of Environment in Penticton working on water licencing; then I was an operator for Big White Ski Resort working in all four EOCP disciplines; then worked my way up to Foreman at Rutland Waterworks. When I am not fixing water leaks in Rutland, I spend my time monitoring ground water.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • Growing up I spent a lot of time in the outdoors and wanted to make a career out of protecting this environment. I started with in a Bachelor of Science degree program when I found the shorter 2 ½ year WQT Program at Okanagan University College.

Career Highlights

  • BCWWA Academic Achievement Award
  • EOCP Water Distribution Level 4

Professional & Community Activities

  • Hockey (competative and rec.)