Water Treatment 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 Water Treatment Operator within the Water Services Division. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

 

Hours of work
Any five consecutive shifts; Sunday through Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00pm. Standby may be a requirement of this position (reasonable response time required).

 

Duties
• Operates and maintains drinking water facilities, pumps, motors, valves, chemical feed equipment, UV systems, filtration systems, process piping, storage facilities, monitoring equipment, instrumentation, generators and diesel engines.
• Ensures safe drinking water is provided to the public through compliance with MECP regulations, the Safe Drinking Water Act and standard operating procedures.
• Inspects, operates and maintains water treatment equipment by taking meter readings, adding chemicals, adjusting flow and chemical feed rates, keeping written records and inspecting and repairing equipment.
• Operates, monitors and adjusts system operations to support projects, testing and emergencies situation.
• Assist in facility maintenance, keeping water supply sites in good order – including floor sweeping, cleaning equipment/piping, chemical storage facilities and washroom cleaning etc.
• Assist Treatment Maintenance team with maintenance tasks as needed and appropriate.
• Monitors equipment performance by monitoring flows, pressures, levels, vibration, temperature, equipment-operating times and other process variables.
• Participates in Raw, Treated and Distribution water quality monitoring and testing programs.
• Performs routine water quality sampling and testing using portable test equipment.
• Responds to water quality complaints and provides advice to customers in a cordial and professional manner.
• Operates chemical delivery systems, receives chemical deliveries, and maintains chemical delivery vehicle.
• Co-ordinates and oversees the work of contractors and external trades, as required.
• Performs process calculations and interprets results for appropriate process control adjustments.
• Participate in all phases of capital projects related to water treatment and distribution facilities
• Utilize SCADA and facilities data management systems, monitor process trends to determine root causes and troubleshoot issues.
• Monitor unit process performance and system performance to assure Municipal Drinking Water License (MDWL) compliance.
• Maintains a good working relationship with all colleagues, customers and contractors through collaboration, communication and application of conflict resolution skills.
• Responsible for utilizing Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) as prescribed
• Assist with preparing and updating standard operating procedures when needed.
• Act as an Operator-In-Charge at all times and when on-call after hours, responsible for making appropriate treatment decisions in compliance with regulations.
• Record Treatment Operations data both written and computer entry.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications
• Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of 2 years post-secondary education in engineering, environmental science or a related discipline and 1-2 years’ experience in the water industry (preferably water treatment) Candidates with Electrical trades licence 442A or 309A or Maintenance Mechanics (Millwrights) with 443A or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• Must be in possession of Water Treatment OIT and obtain Level 1 license within 18 months
• 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.
• Knowledge of water treatment operations and MECP regulations.
• Knowledge of the repair, maintenance and operation of water supply/treatment and chemical feed system equipment including the ability to read and understand technical drawings and repair manuals
• A good understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and WHMIS.
• Knowledge of water industry preventative maintenance programs.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
• Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel).
• Ability to record and keep accurate records.
• Knowledge and ability to work with small hand tools, piping, tubing, pumps, analyzers and transmitters
• Familiarity working with chlorine (sodium hypochlorite 12%)
• Excellent communications skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, contractors, stakeholders and the general public.
• Ability to analyse and troubleshoot problems effectively in a process environment.
• Ability to understand equipment manufacturers’ schematic drawings to check equipment installation and repairs.
• Ability to set priorities.
• Excellent customer services skills.
• Ability to work in physically demanding conditions including regularly lifting objects up to 25kg, climbing ladders, entering pits, working in confined spaces and climbing water towers.
• Experience with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems is an asset.
• Ability to obtain future licensing requirements as per MECP and directed by Water Services Management within a reasonable timeframe.

 

Rate
OIT – $28.81 per hour
Class I – $30.23 per hour
Class II – $30.99 per hour
Class III – $31.89 per hour

 

How to apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, October 18, 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.

Superintendent, Plant Maintenance

Permanent, full-time opportunity with Hamilton Water in Hamilton, ON
Are you a champion of best practices in plant maintenance with the appropriate trade, engineering and/or technology credentials? Can you lead by example to ensure maintenance programs effectively support optimal water and wastewater plant operations? If so, bring your skills and expertise to the City of Hamilton.

Reporting to the Manager of Plant Maintenance and Technical Services, you’ll develop, oversee and supervise the safe, efficient and effective delivery of the maintenance program for Hamilton Water’s Water and Wastewater Plant Operations. Adept at managing plant maintenance programs in a highly technical operational environment, you’ll provide technical support, oversight, clear instructions and adequate training for all trades and trade supervisors, including electricians, instrumentation technicians, and millwrights.

As a Plant Maintenance Superintendent, you’ll assume accountability and responsibility for day-to-day maintenance operations, from coordinating contractor activities and monitoring programs, to making recommendations for improvement based on maintenance data, new equipment and technology, and best practices. It will be your job to ensure that maintenance programs and activities are compliant with all applicable policies, procedures and regulations, while supporting the development and implementation of, and adherence to, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation standards on projects implemented under the City’s Capital Programs.

 

Your qualifications as Superintendent of Plant Maintenance include:
• Proven experience and knowledge related to maintenance activities in a highly technical operational environment.
• Proven knowledge of applicable theories and trends in mechanical, electrical and instrumentation trades, normally acquired by completing a post-secondary education related to one of the trades; having an accredited engineering degree from a recognized university or a diploma from a community college course in an accredited Engineering Technology program in a Civil, Electrical or Mechanical, or Water and Wastewater related program or a combination of education and work related experience.
• Proven knowledge, experience and proficiency in managing maintenance programs, preferably related to complex water and wastewater treatment processes and equipment.
• Self-motivation and capability of working independently and as part of a team.
• Excellent skills in planning, organizing and implementing maintenance programs and projects.
• Demonstrated financial management skills developing, implementing and monitoring budgets.
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of statutes, regulations, and by-laws affecting the department/section (e.g. acts/regulations including, but not limited to, the Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Nutrient Management Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, as well as Ministry of Labour acts and regulations).
• Excellent working knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreements and processes, including grievance procedures.
• Previous demonstrated ability to effectively manage and supervise a multi-disciplinary staff in a results-oriented and predominantly unionized environment.
• Highly effective leadership, facilitation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and adapt quickly to change.
• Experience in designing and delivering customer-focused programs and services.
• Previous project management experience related to maintenance projects, including preparation of contract specifications, tender documentation/award, project administration and management of consultants/contractors.
• Sound judgment related to maintenance programs and prioritization of maintenance projects.
• Demonstrated ability to review and interpret analytical data, make calculations against process control parameters, determine if operations are within appropriate parameters, and provide advice as to what actions are required in accordance with those findings.
• A demonstrated record of strong leadership, technical competence, customer focus, innovation/creativity, team advocacy and commitment to results, plus excellent communication skills.
• Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics, design standards and specifications, and “as-built” records.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and applicable regulations as it relates to the position.
• A high level of skill related to software applications such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook), and asset and work management applications such as Infor EAM, Hansen, Maximo, CityWorks or other applicable software.
• A valid Class G” Driver’s Licence and provision of a vehicle for use on the job.

This permanent, full-time position offers a wage range of $54.790 to $64.082 per hour (based on a 35-hour work week schedule).

 

About the City of Hamilton
Contribute to the City of Hamilton, one of Canada’s largest cities – home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Join our diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody our values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged, empowered employees. Help us #BeTheReason the entire country is talking about Hamilton, and achieve our vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully.
For full details and to apply

If you are interested in working alongside a dedicated team that’s contributing to the well-being of Hamilton’s residents, please visit www.hamilton.ca/careers for details on this Plant Maintenance Superintendent position, JOB ID #16591, and to apply online, by Wednesday, October 28 2020.
The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

The City of Hamilton values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. We thank all who have applied; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Supervisor, Inventory & Fleet Management

Permanent, full-time opportunity with Hamilton Water in Hamilton, ON

Preferably a Supply Chain Management Professional, with a history of success in continuous improvement and performance management as a supervisor, you’re well equipped and welcome the opportunity to play a leadership role in inventory and fleet management at the City of Hamilton.

Reporting to the Superintendent of Inventory & Fleet Management, you’ll provide effective leadership and direction to Hamilton Water staff and workforce, primarily for the delivery of inventory services, along with fleet management within the Hamilton Water Division. As Supervisor, you’ll be accountable for ensuring that inventory and fleet services are provided in the most effective and efficient manner and in accordance with City and Provincial guidelines, as well as the City of Hamilton’s mission and vision, while ensuring minimal disruption to staff, clients, vendors, contractors and the public.

Leading by example, you’ll implement strategies to improve effectiveness and efficiency by setting above-average standards, as well as promote an internal and external customer service-oriented culture and focus for all staff within the Division. A best practices leader, you’ll scan the industry to ensure that the most up-to-date methods of inventory control are considered and implement changes to improve service delivery. Your complex decision-making skills, sound judgement, ingenuity, independent thinking and team-building skills will support you in maximizing of effectiveness of operations.

 

Your qualifications as Supervisor, Inventory & Fleet Management, include:

  • Post-secondary education, preferred.
  • A Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) or other relevant designation, preferred.
  • A demonstrated record of leadership, customer focus, innovation, team advocacy, and staff development.
  • Significant experience with materials and inventory management, preferably in the water and wastewater industry.
  • Progressive supervisory experience, with the ability to demonstrate a continuous improvement and performance management history.
  • A high degree of integrity, and self-motivation to investigate, analyse, evaluate and correct inaccuracies or errors in your charge.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency utilizing Microsoft products (Word, Excel & Outlook).
  • Experience with inventory and asset management software (INFOR, CMMS, SAP, or MRP).
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and the public in both verbal and written form.
  • A valid Ontario Driver’s Licence, Class “G” in good standing.

ASSETS:

  • Knowledge of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and City of Hamilton bylaws and policies.
  • Knowledge of HWIN (Hazardous Waste Information Network) and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act.
  • Knowledge of the Department’s AVL management software (Connect Anywhere) and workforce management software (Kronos).

This CUPE Local 1041 permanent, full-time position offers a wage range of $44.498 to $49.442 per hour (based on a 40-hour work week schedule).

 

About the City of Hamilton

Contribute to the City of Hamilton, one of Canada’s largest cities – home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Join our diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody our values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged, empowered employees. Help us #BeTheReason the entire country is talking about Hamilton, and achieve our vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully.

 

For full details and to apply

If you are interested in working alongside a dedicated team that’s contributing to the well-being of Hamilton’s residents, please visit www.hamilton.ca/careers for details on this position as Supervisor, Inventory & Fleet Management, JOB ID #16582, and to apply online, by Wednesday, October 7 2020.

The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

The City of Hamilton values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. We thank all who have applied; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.