WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR, PERMANENT FULL-TIME

Water Distribution Operations
Belleville
Posted 1 month ago

Closing Date: October 7th, 2021 – 4:30 pm
Department: Environmental Services
Number of Positions: One (1)
Union: CUPE
File Number: SV21-40(2)
Hours: 40 hours per week; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., evenings, nights, weekend and Statutory Holiday work is required.
Salary: $23.00-$35.08 per hour based on certification level (Benefits/Pension/Vacation included with compensation package)

 

The City of Belleville, known as the ‘Friendly City’, is located at the mouth of the Moira River where it meets the picturesque Bay of Quinte. Experience world-class fishing, boating, cycling and walking along approximately 14 kilometers of waterfront trails. Situated between Toronto and Montreal, and less than one hour from the U.S. border, the City truly is at the center of it all. Approximately 51,000 people make Belleville their home and over 220,000 live within 30 minutes of the City. We are in close proximity to Prince Edward County where you can discover award winning wineries and numerous beaches including Sandbanks Provincial Park. We are home to Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology as well as Albert College, Canada’s oldest co-ed boarding independent private school. The historic downtown core provides numerous restaurants, shopping and live music and theater venues for an amazing cultural experience. Our inviting blend of small town warmth and big city amenities, quality of life and affordable housing make Belleville the perfect place to live, work and play. More information is available at www.belleville.ca

 

Currently, the City of Belleville has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join the Environmental Services Department.

 

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
Reporting to the Supervisor Water Distribution, the position involves the operation of a Level III Water Distribution System including rotating On-Call responsibilities.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Clearly and effectively communicate operational information with supervisors and coworkers.
  • Maintain proper and legible operations records.
  • Repair distribution system leaks – mains, services, valves and hydrants.
  • Participate in water distribution system maintenance programs including hydrant flushing, valve exercising, dead end water main flushing, Spring and Fall Hydrant maintenance.
  • Handle customer complaints as per applicable SOP’s.
  • Tap water mains.
  • Complete Subdivision securities maintenance inspections.
  • Complete pre and post construction inspections.
  • Work in confined spaces and from heights.
  • Assume OIC responsibilities, if required, when suitably certified and experienced.
  • Clean and maintain work environment in a hygienic state.
  • Perform on-call duties (24/7) as part of a weekly rotation.
  • Be available within 20 minutes response time when on-call.
  • Participate in JH&SC and QMS audits and inspections.

 

EDUCATION/SPECIALIZED TRAINING/SKILLS:

The position will require:

 

Essential (minimum) Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a minimum two (2) year post-secondary program in Civil Engineering or Environmental field or other suitable equivalent that would enable operator certification up to the level of the facility (in accordance with O. Reg. 128/04 as amended from time to time).
  • OIT Water Distribution Subsystem MECP Certification or must obtain within 3 months of hire date

 

Asset (preferred) Qualifications:

  • Valid Class DZ Driver’s license with safe driving record, to be held and maintained.
  • Level I Water Distribution Subsystem MECP Certification.
  • Ability to obtain licensing to the level of the Facility (WD 3).
  • Working knowledge of provincial Safe Drinking Water Act and Associated Regulations.
  • Working Knowledge of Infrastructure and Construction Practices.
  • Working Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act with emphasis on Trenching, Shoring, and Confined Space Entry.
  • Current First Aid, CPR and WHMIS training.
  • Basic computer skills including email, MS Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Excavating experience.
  • Ability to complete tasks involving heavy pushing, pulling, and lifting on a regular basis; work in an uncontrolled environment / condition; work in a construction environment, i.e. traffic, uneven ground; recognize hazards and be able to assist in mitigating and controlling hazards.
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects (at least 50 lbs.).

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

 

Essential (minimum) Qualifications:

  • Operational experience performing a variety of operational duties in a Large Municipal Residential Water Distribution System (as defined in O. Reg. 170 under the SDWA) or minimum 2 years’ experience in construction of Water Distribution / Wastewater Collection or Facilities mechanical construction working around excavations and heavy equipment
  • Demonstrated exceptional mechanical aptitude.
  • Hand and power tool use.

 

Asset (preferred) Qualifications:

  • General sampling experience for colour, turbidity, chlorine, and bacteriological.

 

How to Apply:

www.belleville.ca/employment

Personal information and any supporting material will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). We thank all applicants who apply but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Belleville is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

Applicants will be required to provide at their own expense a satisfactory criminal reference check dated within the past six (6) months, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and if deemed a requirement of the position, a driver’s abstract to the Human Resources Department on or before the date of the interview but no later than the commencement of employment if selected.

 

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