Automation and Control Technologist

DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services Department
BRANCH:Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring Branch
Salary: $44.63 to $48.51 per hour
LOCATION: 380 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket  
STATUS: Temporary Full-Time, Approx. 24 Months
SCHEDULED WEEKLY HOURS: 37.5
SCHEDULED SHIFTS: 0800 – 1600
START DATE: Immediate, This is an Addition to staff, Union position – CUPE Local 905 (York Region Unit)

 

POSITION PURPOSE
Reporting to the Supervisor Operations, PCS/SCADA, is responsible for providing project co-ordination, supervision of project implementation, contract administration and quality control as it relates to PCS/SCADA projects; ensuring PCS/SCADA standards are adhered to in new asset creation, upgrades and modifications; trouble shooting PCS/SCADA problems; updating and modifying PAC(Process Automation Controller) programs; conducting quality control checks and updating and maintaining procedures and program applications.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees PCS/SCADA contractors including project coordination, supervision of project implementation, contract administration and quality control as it relates to PCS/SCADA projects.
  • Monitors and provides project leadership for all new or upgrade work for water/wastewater in the area of PCS/SCADA; participates in sign offs on Substantial Performance Certificate, Total Performance Certificate, end of warranty period and Completions certificate (transfer of ownership to the Branch).
  • Assists in trouble shooting PCS/SCADA problems; updates, and modifies PAC, HMI and alarm programs and documents changes.
  • Develops process control end devices maintenance program with maintenance staff and provides support for program implementation including CWMS database updates.
  • Conducts special studies and assessments to determine SCADA infrastructure upgrade and replacement needs in conjunction with external consultants and/or Branch Operations staff, as directed. 
  • Conducts suitable field trials, documents findings and conclusions, makes recommendations based on acceptable business cases.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of PCS/SCADA standards; ensures PCS/SCADA standards are adhered to in all new asset creation, upgrades and modifications.  
  • Responds to enquiries on issues related to assigned projects.
  • Provides input to the Branch business unit planning process as it relates to PCS/SCADA type assets.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Successful completion of a three (3) year Community College Diploma Program in Automation or Control Systems Technology.
  • Must successfully obtain Operator-in-Training certificates in Wastewater Treatment, Wastewater Collection, Water Treatment and Water Distribution & Supply within six (6) months of commencing employment.
  • Must successfully obtain Level I certificates in Wastewater Treatment, Water Treatment within time frames established in accordance Ministry of Environment regulations.
  • Satisfactory Police Criminal Background Check
  • Minimum three (3) years related PCS/SCADA experience, preferably in a Water/Wastewater environment.
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license in good standing.
  • Knowledge of related acts, guidelines, regulations and legislation and the PCS/SCADA Standards.
  • Knowledge of Asset Management best practices, concepts, risk management and capital project execution business processes.
  • Ability to program, PAC’s and OIT’s.
  • Ability to program various HMI packages such as, GE iFix, FactoryTalk View and Ignition
  • Physical stamina and ability to work in all weather conditions; climb elevated towers; and work in confined spaces, manholes, sewers and treatment tanks, wet-wells and near high voltage electrical equipment. 
  • Ability to wear a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus to enter confined spaces.

 

Please apply online by October 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

As an alternative, you can apply via e-mail to careers@york.ca , All job vacancies are recorded on a 24-Hour Career Line and may be accessed by calling 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75508.  We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

York Region is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At the Region, we respect, encourage and celebrate our diversity. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.

Water Quality Technologist

DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services Department
BRANCH:Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring Branch
Salary: $44.63 to $48.51 per hour
LOCATION: 145 Harry Walker Parkway, Newmarket  
STATUS: Permanent Full-Time 
SCHEDULED WEEKLY HOURS: 37.5
SCHEDULED SHIFTS: 0830 – 1630
START DATE: Immediate 
This is a Replacement  Union position – CUPE Local 905 (York Region Unit)

 

POSITION PURPOSE

Reporting to the Program Manager, OMM Process Optimization and Analytics, is responsible for providing technical leadership and support to analyze, monitor and optimize drinking water quality and treatment process performance; supporting OMM in the implementation of new treatment processes and/or process improvements; leading or supporting bench, pilot, and/or full scale projects gathering and analyzing data related to water quality and treatment performance; coordinating and/or supporting water quality and treatment research projects in collaboration with outside agencies; assisting the Program Manager with preparation of budgets for water quality/process related projects and activities.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Transfers water and wastewater quality data to Branch staff, other municipalities, the MOE and other project teams, as required. 
  • Assists in developing standards and policies for treatment processes as it relates to data collection and management for OMM.
  • Prepares reports based on analysis to advise appropriate staff of issues identified for follow-up actions.
  • Monitors and analyzes water quality treatment process performance trends and reports.
  • Supports capital group by reviewing and addressing water quality and process issues. 
  • Delivers water quality process and performance related training, as applicable.
  • Participates in projects including research that support innovation in treatment and distribution systems.
  • Conducts technical assessments and reviews, both in the field and laboratory settings.
  • Liaises with internal branch and cross-department staff to provide data for compliance and other programs.
  • Identifies, initiates, scopes, and performs or supports water quality related projects and initiatives as applicable.
  • Participates in and/or supports activities including monitoring water supply from Peel and Toronto.   
  • Performs statistical analysis of water quality data using Site FX, Excel, SCADA or other specialized software.
  • Liaises with a variety of outside agencies including the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA), Universities, engineering consultants, Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP), Ministry of Health (MOH), Conservation Authorities, Local Municipalities, Regional/Provincial Governments, and key stakeholder groups.
  • Supports the development of responses to stakeholder/customer enquiries and/or complaints, concerning projects or operational related issues, as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Successful completion of three (3) year Community College Diploma in Environmental or Applied Science Technology or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in a municipal water industry including direct experience in the operations and maintenance of a municipal water and wastewater treatment and distribution/collection system.
  • Must be able to obtain a Water Quality Analyst Certificate and/or Ontario Operator Certificate in Water Treatment, within six months of appointment.
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Ontario Regulation 170/03, Drinking Water Systems, Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards, Regulation 169/03 and other applicable legislation pertaining to the municipal water industry.
  • Knowledge of advanced chemistry analytical methods, geology and hydrogeology principles, well operations, environmental sampling methodologies, laboratory methods, groundwater servicing, municipal water supply treatment and operating procedures and quality standards.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.

 

Please apply online by September 15th, 2021 at 4.30pm.  As an alternative, you can apply via email to careers@york.ca.  All job vacancies are recorded on a 24-Hour Career Line and may be accessed by calling 1-877-464-9675 ext.75508.

We thank all candidate for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.