WATER/WASTEWATER OPERATOR – Level 2

WATER/WASTEWATER OPERATOR – Level 2
(Full Time)

The Town of Wasaga Beach is seeking an energetic and self-motivated professional to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Water/WasteWater Operator. 

 

General Responsibilities: The Water/Wastewater Operator will be responsible for assisting in the day to day operation and maintenance of the: Municipal Wastewater Collection System; Water Distribution System; Water Meter Installation and Maintenance Program; and all other duties currently performed by Water and Sewer Staff or that may be required as a result of Ministry Inspections and/or changes in legislation. 

 

Qualifications: 

• OSSD or equivalent combination of education; 

• Class II Certification for Water Distribution and Class I Certification for Wastewater Collection; 

• Previous experience in water distribution and wastewater collection systems; 

• Knowledge of water distribution operations and legislative requirements as they pertain to a Drinking Water system; 

• Ability to interpret utility and servicing plans; 

• Completes and maintains all daily legislative and non-legislative records as they pertain to the Distribution and Collection Systems; 

• Proficient in Windows, Outlook and Microsoft Office applications; 

• Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills; 

• Possess and maintain a valid Class “D” License with “Z” Endorsement or be willing to obtain within six (6) months of hire; 

• Be physically able to perform the physical requirements of the position with the ability of heavy lifting and withstand extreme weather conditions; support winter operations, as necessary, including but not limited to plowing, sanding or salting operations; 

• Availability to work overtime and for emergency work and being on-call; 

• Knowledge and understanding of, and ability to apply, relevant safety policies, standards and legislation (Ontario OHSA, WHMIS, etc.); 

• Valid Emergency First Aid and CPR certificates considered an asset; 

• Ability to work with and contribute positively to a service oriented team with good communication skills; 

• Ability to provide upon hire a copy of a valid Ontario driver’s license, an acceptable driver’s abstract and criminal reference check – vulnerable sector; 

• Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process. 

 

Hourly rate: $32.64, per Schedule ‘A’ of the Collective Agreement 

Note: Article 11.05 “Trial Period” and Schedule “A” will be adhered to. 

Qualified individuals should apply at www.wasagabeach.com
by: November 13, 2020 at 4:30pm. 

 

 The Town of Wasaga Beach is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process, upon request. Please advise the Town of Wasaga Beach Human Resources Department if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. We thank all applicants who apply for this position, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, Chapter 25, as amended, and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection. 

WASTEWATER OPERATOR PERMANENT, FULL TIME

 The Township of Centre Wellington is a thriving and growing community of 28,000 residents with diverse urban and rural settings. Its close proximity to Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo, diverse economy, active arts community and renowned natural features are among its many lifestyle advantages. 

Reporting to the Supervisor of Wastewater Services, this position is responsible for operational and maintenance of the Township’s wastewater and sewage systems including maintenance, monitoring, and emergency repairs. This position is responsible for all technical aspects of wastewater and stormwater systems including, wastewater treatment plants, sewage pumping stations, low pressure sewer systems, forcemains, mains, storm water management ponds and conveyance channels. 

Provided the Operator meets the requirements under the Ontario Water Resources Act, the Wastewater Operator acts as Operator in Charge and / or Overall Responsible Operator. The Wastewater Operator is responsible for onsite operations, directs contractors and summer students as needed, participates in the on-call and call-out rotations and must be available to periodically work weekends and outside normal working hours. 

 

Major Duties & Responsibilities: 

Operations and Maintenance :

• Maintain, inspect and operate all aspects of the sanitary, storm and LPS systems. 

• Maintenance of all related equipment for the proper operation of the wastewater and stormwater systems including vactor, small engines, camera truck, pumps, chemical pumps, centrifuges, shredders, valves and appurtenances etc. 

• Daily plant and SCADA (computer) checks, including all equipment and processes. 

• Making assessments on the performance of the equipment and plants as a whole and adjusting duties/procedures/treatment processes as a result. 

• Purchasing day-to-day supplies and ordering materials for repairs as needed. 

• Consultation with internal and external resources as needed. 

Assessment and Repairs 

• Inspection and review of sewer and storm mains via CCTV and push camera. 

• Storm water pond assessments. 

• Utility locates as needed. 

• Assess and repair infrastructure including manhole/catch basin structures. 

• Assist contractors in repairs and construction. 

 

Records and Plant Administration:

• Maintain and complete mandatory record keeping, data entry, journals and filing for all aspects of operations and maintenance, including forms development, digital files and forms and liaising with other departments to assist them with their data needs. 

• Routine and special study samples and laboratory analyses. 

• Customer Service and Public Relations 

• Responds and provides support to internal and external concerns and questions regarding wastewater and stormwater. 

• Work with public to provide guidance on dealing with lateral service blockages in accordance with Township policies and procedures. 

• Conduct tours and public education. 

 

Training:

• Must comply with OWRA, SDWA and applicable legislation. 

• Continuous and successive progression to achieve a level 3 Wastewater Collection license and a level 4 Wastewater Treatment license. 

• Applicable training as required and for professional development. 

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements: 

• Secondary School Diploma. 

• Post-secondary diploma in Environmental Sciences or a related field is considered an asset. 

• Wastewater Treatment and Wastewater Collection Operator-in-Training license. 

• Higher levels of wastewater licensing is considered an asset. 

• Minimum three (3) years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of water or wastewater operations, including wastewater treatment and collection systems. 

• Knowledge and understanding of the operation and maintenance of SCADA/PLC control systems. 

• Experience in the functions and maintenance of storm water collection and storage systems. 

• Knowledge and understanding of the maintenance of storm water collection and storage systems. 

• Basic understanding of hydraulics, electricity, hydrology and chemistry. 

• Possess and maintain a valid Class G Driver’s License with a clean driver’s abstract. 

• Possess a valid Class D license with Z endorsement or be willing to obtain within 12 months of hire. 

• Laboratory, computer and accurate record keeping skills. 

• Possess, or be willing to obtain within 6 months, the following certifications: Confined Space Entry, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, First Aid/CPR, Working at heights, and OTM Book 7 Training. 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy. 

• Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others in a fast-paced team environment. 

• Regular and consistent attendance is a condition of employment. 

• Excellent organizational and time management skills to prioritize workload and meet deadlines. 

• Working knowledge of computer software programs such as Microsoft Office and related programs. 

• Demonstrated commitment to collaboration and co-operation with co-workers and management in the provision of excellent customer service to the public. 

 

Hourly Rate of Pay: $27.36 – $35.50 per hour [2020 Rates] 

(Individual hourly rate adjusted according to held certification) 

 

How to Apply: 

Township of Centre Wellington, 1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON N0B 1S0 via email: careers@centrewellington.ca 

 

Deadline to Apply: Monday, October 12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. 

 

To learn more about the Centre Wellington community and the requirements for this position, please visit the Township’s web site at www.centrewellington.ca and search the Job Opportunities link. Please submit your cover letter and resume in one document in .PDF format and indicate the position title in the subject line of email. The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of current and valid certificate(s) and/or educational qualifications. 

Information gathered relative to this position is done so in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for candidate selection. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance. We thank all those that apply; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Licensed Electrician and Wastewater Operator

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Licensed Electrician and Wastewater Operator in the Wastewater Services Division.  Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the successful candidate will use their background as an Electrician to perform repairs and maintenance at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sewage Pumping Stations.  Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – an inclusive, connected, prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.

Duties

  • Maintain and when necessary operate wastewater facilities and related equipment.
  • Plan, schedule, communicate and implement work activities for electrical systems and associated maintenance programs.
  • Monitors equipment performance by monitoring flow, pressure levels, amperage, vibration, temperature, equipment-operating times and other process variables. Ensures instrumentation equipment remains calibrated and in good working order according to scheduled timelines and compliance requirements.
  • Install, repair, and maintain emergency generators and switchgears, un-interruptible power supply and conditioners, motor starter and controllers, and variable speed drives.
  • Installs and programs Variable Frequency Drive applications, able to wire and troubleshoot Programmable Logic controllers and other microprocessor based controllers including Remote Telemetry Units (RTU) and telemetry for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).
  • Analyses by troubleshooting all types of process instruments and related equipment making recommendations on a course of action for the repair or replacement of equipment.
  • Installs electrical for the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Pumping Stations and associated assets in accordance with national codes and standards.
  • Participates in wastewater treatment and collection monitoring and testing programs.
  • Record Operator log entries and data both written and computer entries as appropriate.
  • Act as an Operator-In-Charge at all times once Class I Wastewater Treatment license is obtained, responsible for making appropriate operational decisions in compliance with regulations.
  • Assists in establishing goals and performance standards for work activities, including ensuring all work complies with Safety Standards and all applicable codes and acts as Maintenance Lead Hand when required.
  • Assist with preparing and updating standard operating procedures when needed.
  • Determines appropriate equipment and materials to complete work according to specifications, verbal instructions, or established standard operating procedures (SOP) and Operation and Maintenance Manuals (O&M).
  • Interprets and uses engineering drawings, blueprints, schematics, and other applicable specifications in the installation and maintenance of electrical, lighting, and electronic systems.
  • Inspects, monitors, and verifies electrical work performed by contractors and vendors and instructs others on the use of equipment to ensure it conforms to City standards and industry best practices.
  • Ensures compliance with Wastewater regulations and requirements including but not limited to Guelph Wastewater ECAs, Ontario Water Resources Act, Canada Fisheries Act and standard operating procedures.
  • Operates a variety of hand power tools, electrical and electronic testing, metering, and measuring devices and equipment.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with all colleagues, customers and contractors through collaboration, communication and application of conflict resolution skills.
  • Supports capital projects, assists with project implementation, start-up and commissioning of equipment.
  • Utilizes a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to record all work performed, resource tracking, source equipment parts, equipment history, as well as modify and update work status.
  • Assist in operational facility maintenance, keeping wastewater sites in good order – including floor sweeping, cleaning equipment and piping, washroom cleaning etc.
  • Assist Maintenance team with maintenance tasks as needed and appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a Grade 12 Diploma and 5 years’ experience as an electrician in a water/wastewater or industrial environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • An Industrial Electrician (442A) or Construction and Maintenance Electrician (309A) Electrical License.
  • Must be in possession of Wastewater Treatment and Collection OIT Licenses or obtain same within 3 months of hire, must pass Class I Wastewater Treatment and Collection licensing exams within 12 months of hire, and obtain Wastewater Treatment Class I License within 24 months of hire.
  • A valid Class G drivers licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their license is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word & Excel).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to record and keep accurate records.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, contractors, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Ability to understand equipment manufacturers’ schematic drawings to check equipment installation and repairs.
  • Ability to analyse and troubleshoot problems effectively in a process environment, including the use of thermal imaging cameras.
  • Knowledge of gas sensors, analysers and their calibration.
  • Ability to set priorities.
  • Experience with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems is an asset.
  • Ability to work in physically demanding conditions including regularly lifting objects up to 25kg, climbing ladders, working on elevated platforms, entering pits, and working in confined spaces.
  • A good understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation and specifications.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Experienced working in a wastewater treatment facility and knowledge of MOECC regulations would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, building HVAC systems would be an asset.
  • An Operator in Training (OIT) license for Wastewater Treatment and/or Wastewater Collection would be an asset.

Rate

$34.51 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Thursday, October 1, 2020. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

 

Please visit the job posting listed on our careers page and click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

 

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Operator – Water and/or Wasterwater

 

DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services Department
BRANCH: Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring Branch
Salary: $29.90 to $32.50 per hour
LOCATION: 380 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket
STATUS: Casual/On-Call
SCHEDULED WEEKLY HOURS: As Required and Varied SCHEDULED SHIFTS: As Required and Varied
This is a Replacement Union position – CUPE Local 905 (York Region Unit)
 

 POSITION PURPOSE 

Reporting to the Supervisor, Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring, and under the day-to-day work direction of the Senior Team Lead, performs operations and maintenance activities supporting the optimal operation of pumping stations, ground water systems, water/wastewater treatment plants, associated booster stations and the distribution system to meet Provincial Acts and Regulations and Regional standards. 

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES 

• Performs operations and maintenance activities supporting the optimal operation of ground water systems, water treatment plants, associated booster stations and the distribution system; performs confined space entries (chambers) for the purpose of performing maintenance. 

• Performs routine maintenance (related to CLAIR – Cleaning, Lubricating, Adjustment, Inspections and minor Repairs), at water treatment plants and associated pumping stations, and distribution system components. 

• Performs daily checks and analysis on the operation of equipment and makes adjustments to process controls to optimize effluent quality and ensure compliance with applicable Provincial regulations. 

• Participates in the design, installation, commission and handover of new equipment to ensure all equipment is installed correctly and functions efficiently as per relevant asset management standards. 

• Provides daily guidance and supervision of tasks appropriate to the level of certification for operators and co-op students enrolled in education programs, on-going certification or as required. 

• Maintains data logs and performs in-plant laboratory analysis including MOE regulatory compliance sampling and submission, in accordance with prescribed Certificates of Approval, Permits to take Water, water industry standards, policies and practices. 

• Ensures that documentation logs are completed legibly and accurately. 

• Participates on committees, task forces or work groups as assigned. 

• Responds to inquiries, complaints and concerns in a timely and professional manner to assure optimal service. 

• Participates in performance metrics planning activities as required. 

• Rotates to various water/wastewater locations (or Areas) as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

• Post-Secondary Diploma/Certificate in Environmental Sciences (2 or 3 years) or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

• MECP License for Wastewater Treatment and a License for Wastewater Collection, including experience as designated by Provincial Acts and Regulations and as it applies to Area 1, 5 or 6 Facilities. 

• MECP License for Water Treatment and a License for Water Distribution and Supply, including experience as designated by Provincial Acts and Regulations and as it applies to East, Central, and West Water facilities. License levels to be determine based on business and regulatory needs at time of posting. 

• Demonstrated field experience working directly in water/wastewater facilities with completion of training courses and certification(s) as designated by Provincial Acts and Regulations, and field experience and certification(s) Level to the legislated standard required at the assigned facility. 

• Demonstrated experience in mechanical electrical equipment and pump maintenance procedures. 

• A valid Class “G” drivers’ licence, clear of serious offences under the Highway Traffic Act. 

 

 Please apply online by September 16, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. As an alternative, you can apply via e-mail to careers@york.ca; fax to 905-895-4232; mail or walk-in to 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 6Z1. All job vacancies are recorded on a 24-Hour Career Line and may be accessed by calling 877-464-9675 ext. 75508. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

Utilities Operator – Wastewater

As part of our ‘One Town, One Team’ approach, InnServices Utilities Inc. is the exciting and progressive company created by the Town of Innisfil to deliver water and wastewater services to Innisfil and other municipalities.

A member of a collaborative and innovative team, you will work in an environment that focuses on service excellence and environmental stewardship. With an approach of best practices and the highest safety standards, you will be responsible for the general operation and maintenance of the 2 extended aeration type Wastewater Treatment plants and corresponding 110 kilometers of Collection Systems and numerous pumping stations, meeting and ensuring legislative compliance for the protection of public health and safety and the natural environment.

You will be completing daily inspections of operational equipment as well as monitoring and recording data for pump rates, flows, and treatment effectiveness. Your duties will also include diagnosing treatment deficiencies and applying appropriate testing formulas and practices.

We are seeking a dedicated and driven self-starter who thrives working in a collaborative environment, understand the merits of high safety standards, has strong interpersonal skills, and a strong sense of community. Your community college diploma in a related field such as Civil Engineering, Water/Wastewater or Environmental Studies, or equivalent related experience, is complimented with your Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) Class ІII (3) Certification required in Waste Water Treatment and MECP Class ІI (2) Certification Waste Water Collection (minimum), along with a minimum of five years of demonstrated work experience in a wastewater collection and treatment environment. A valid Class G driver’s license is required, as it the ability to participate on overtime and on-call afterhours work.

 

Closing date is September 23, 2020.

 

To apply to this position, submit your application online though our applicant tracking system at innisfil.ca. In the event you require an alternate method of submitting your application, please contact the Town’s People & Talent department by calling 705-436-3710.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information will be used to determine eligibility for potential employment and is pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided, on request, to support candidate participation in all aspects of the recruitment process. To request accommodation, please contact People & Talent.

System Maintenance – Water & Wastewater

Job Title: System Maintenance – Water & Wastewater
Job Opening ID: 26495
# Required: 12
Business Unit: Human Resources
Division: Water & Wastewater
Location: Recruiting
Standard Hours: 40/week
Full/Part Time: Full
Salary Range: $27.23 -$33.72
Post Date: 2020-09-08
Closing Date: 2020-10-06

Please note that the online application process includes a series of questions related to the requirements of the posting. We advise all applicants to carefully review their responses to the online questionnaire for accuracy, prior to submitting their application.

It is highly recommended applicants print or save a copy of the job posting prior to starting the application in order to reference the job requirements throughout the online process.

As part of the online application process, we ask that all applicants provide an email address that they regularly check.

Applicants with class I Water/Wastewater Treatment licenses, OIT licenses (or passed exams) are strongly preferred.  Successful candidates must obtain their Water & Wastewater OIT licenses (at a minimum) before they can be called to an active work assignment.  For more information on Water & Wastewater licensing, including how to become certified and upcoming exams, please visit www.owwco.ca

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries.  Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada’s most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada’s most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario’s most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Niagara Region is currently pre-qualifying individuals for System Maintenance opportunities in our Water Wastewater division, Public Works department. Work includes performing routine, preventative and emergency maintenance work on equipment, pumps and tools, general building maintenance as well as operating a regional vehicle. Pre-qualified individuals will be considered for future job opportunities as they become available, whether casual, temporary or permanent.

Pay rate: Successful candidates typically start as a System Maintenance Assistant I; the starting rate for this position is $27.23, and the pay range is $27.23-$28.79. The total range in pay for roles within this job family is $27.23-$33.72, depending on licensing, education/training, qualifications, trade certification, and years of service within CUPE Local 1287.

Hours: A typical work week is scheduled 40 hours. Regular hours of operation are currently 7:00am-3:30pm or 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday, subject to stand-by rotation, overtime, including afternoons, nights, weekends & holidays. Work may be casual, temporary or permanent in nature, depending on need. While in casual work assignments, there is no minimum guarantee of hours or frequency of work.

While on Stand-by, an employee is required to be available at all times and provide a physical response to the work location within sixty (60) minutes of the service call, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Location: Locations vary throughout the Niagara Region. Our main Water & Wastewater treatment facilities are located in Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Queenston, Welland, Port Colborne, Crystal Beach, St. Catharines, Port Dalhousie, and Grimsby, in addition to a variety of support stations and facilities.

 

Duties:

Employees perform a wide variety of tasks, including:

  • Perform maintenance work on equipment, buildings, and grounds within a defined water and wastewater area system
  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment and tools, adjusts lubricates, performs oil changes, and maintain associated records
  • Perform (and/or assist with) preventative, emergency, and scheduled maintenance to water/wastewater plant or system equipment, including pump units, motors, valves, chemical and small submersible pumps using hand and electrical tools
  • Clear screens, tanks, channels and pumps of blockages and other debris using manual and power equipment as necessary
  • Complete daily work sheets and requests for materials needed for repair on equipment, including using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)
  • Remove obstructions from process systems
  • Monitor the unloading of various chemicals using safe handling procedures for hazardous materials
  • Maintain buildings through plumbing, masonry and carpentry work, sweeping, mopping, waxing, and removing garbage for pickup
  • Change light bulbs, check emergency lights, and fire extinguishers, test alarms
  • Reset breakers, after electrical awareness training
  • Operate Regional vehicle, hoist and crane to lift equipment
  • Perform inventory control and requisition requests
  • Transport crew, equipment and tools to work sites
  • As per season, operates tractor mower and trimmer to cut grass and eliminate weeds; operate snow blower to remove snow. Also rake, and shovel and sand sidewalks
  • Clean self-contained breathing apparatus and other safety equipment
  • Use and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with regulations and procedures
  • Assist other maintenance and operational personnel as required

 

EDUCATION

  • Completion of a high school diploma, or equivalency (Ex. GED)
  • Please see the Special Conditions regarding Ministry of Environment (M.O.E.) Water/Wastewater certification(s)
  • Candidates who meet ONE of the following three criteria as it pertains to M.O.E. certification are strongly preferred:
  • 1-Successfully completed Operator-in-Training exams in Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment in order to qualify for valid OIT licenses, OR;
  • 2-Hold valid Operator-in-Training licenses in Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment, OR;
  • 3-Possess a valid Class I Water and/or Wastewater Treatment license (or greater)
  • Must be willing to undertake additional levels of training prescribed in the Regulations
  • Additional training, courses or education in a related field (asset)
  • Courses/Apprenticeship hours/certification in a related trade field, such as an Electrician or Millwright (asset)
  • Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid (asset)
  • Confined space entry/rescue and fall protection training (asset)
  • Tag Out/Lock Out training (asset)
  • Gas Technician License (asset)
  • W.H.M.I.S. training (asset)
  • Forklift training/certification (asset)
  • Additional health & safety training related to the position (asset)
  • DZ Driver’s license (asset)

 

KNOWLEDGE

  • 1 year of relevant experience in plant or industrial maintenance is required
  • Experience in water or wastewater plants or systems (asset)
  • Must possess mechanical aptitude and knowledge of tools and equipment related to maintenance activities
  • Must possess knowledge of mechanics and electrical maintenance
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper health and safety practices
  • Previous experience with SCADA/PLC systems (asset)
  • Familiarity with a Computerized Maintenance Management System /work order system (asset)

 

SKILLS

  • Must possess computer skills (ex. spreadsheets, word processing, CMMS/work order systems and email)
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, communicate and cooperate with others
  • Excellent documentation skills (electronic and written)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must possess basic mathematical skills, mechanical and verbal reasoning, numerical ability and spatial relations
  • Ability to respond to emergencies and follow established procedures
  • Proven ability to recognize issues, troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks on a daily basis

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must possess valid, unrestricted G class driver’s license; It is the employee’s responsibility to possess and maintain a valid and restriction-free driver’s license of appropriate class to carry out the duties of the job
  • Must comply with all aspects of the Regional Respiratory Program Policy. Respiratory Fit Test mandatory
  • Required to travel to various locations to receive training and/or to perform maintenance duties
  • Work location may be changed in order to better facilitate training and experience i.e. scheduled move from Plant A to Plant B
  • In accordance with the Corporate Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Records Check and submit a Canadian Police Clearance Certificate
  • Successful candidates must obtain their Water & Wastewater OIT licenses (at a minimum) and a satisfactory driver’s abstract before they can be called to an active work assignment
  • Once they have started working, candidates must successfully pass their Class I Water or Wastewater Treatment exam(s) within 18 months in order to qualify for their Class I license(s)

Work may be casual, temporary or permanent in nature, depending on need. Please note that while on casual work assignment, employees are not members of CUPE 1287.

We appreciate receipt of all applications; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Please note that the recruitment process may also involve a skills assessment/skills demonstration/practical examination.

As part of the online application process, we ask that all applicants provide an email address that they regularly check.

Although not required at this time, please note that successful applicants will be required to provide the following documents and/or comply with the following requirements (but not limited to), as a condition of hire:

  • Satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
  • Satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate
  • Proof of original educational qualifications
  • Proof of original Ministry of Environment (M.O.E.) Water/Wastewater qualifications (ex. proof of passed exams, licenses, etc.)
  • Satisfactory physical assessment

Applicants with class I Water/Wastewater Treatment licenses, OIT licenses (or passed exams) are strongly preferred.  Successful candidates must obtain their Water & Wastewater OIT licenses (at a minimum) before they can be called to an active work assignment.  For more information on Water & Wastewater licensing, including how to become certified and upcoming exams, please visit www.owwco.ca.

To view the full job description and requirements, visit our Careers page – Job Opening #26495

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow’s challenges…..today!

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application no later than October 6, 2020 before midnight by visiting our ‘Careers’ page at www.niagararegion.ca . We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.