WATER SYSTEMS OPERATOR
Full Time (40-hour work week)
OIT- $25.11 Class I – $26.78 Class II – $30.12/hour, Class III – $33.47/hour
Plus, a comprehensive benefit package and OMERS pension plan
Applications are invited from qualified and interested candidates for the above-noted C.U.P.E. Local 115 (Outside) position in the Water Systems Division of the Engineering & Infrastructure Department.
Under the direction of the Supervisor through the Chief Operator, the Water Systems Operator will carry out numerous duties in the operation of a Class III direct filtration water treatment facility, Class III trunk distribution system and a Class II local water distribution system. Operations and maintenance of these facilities must be performed in accordance to established SOP’s, Safe Drinking Water Act, Environmental Protection Act, Municipal Drinking Water License and Drinking Water Works Permit.
Applicants must have a sound knowledge of hydraulics, pump and motor mechanics, water chemistry and the ability to work in a close-knit team environment. The Water Systems Operator must have strong mechanical abilities, functional knowledge of municipal water treatment and distribution processes. Instrumentation and/or SCADA system knowledge would be an asset.
Essential (Minimum) Qualifications:
• A two (2) year post-secondary diploma in an Environmental program (or equivalent).
• Must hold at minimum a Class 1 Water Distribution &/or Water Treatment certificate(s) from the MECP, with the expectation to advance and obtain a Class III Water Treatment and/or Water Distribution certificate(s).
• Hold the Entry-Level Drinking Water Operator Course.
• Demonstrated experience in municipal waterworks operations.
• Computer literacy using mobile tablet PC, word-processing, spreadsheets, and database software.
• Valid “G” Class Driver’s License. Possession of a valid “DZ” would be an asset.
• Training in confined space entry, First Aid, CPR, Municipal Health and Safety.
• Thorough working knowledge of the SDWA, OWRA, OHSA, DWQMS and associated regulations are required.
• The incumbent will work 40 hours per week which may include shifts to cover off weekend duties on a rotating basis.
• On-call after regular working hours with a 30 minute minimum response time is also required, but assigned on a rotational basis.
• Applicant must be capable of performing physical requirements of the position that involve heavy pushing, pulling and lifting (e.g. lift objects of 25 kg) on a regular basis; work in uncontrolled environment/conditions, work in confined spaces, work in a construction environment (traffic, uneven ground).
• As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit medical documentation of physical ability to perform the duties of position.
The personal information submitted is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act and is protected under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for employment assessment purposes only. The municipality is an equal opportunity employer following the rules and regulations set out by the Human Rights Code and the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation. For applicants with a disability, accommodations are available upon request in the recruitment process should you be selected to participate.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit your application marked “Water Systems Operator” on/before 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 to the following:
Human Resources Department
City Hall, P.O. Box 5000
1 King Street West
The City wishes to thank all applicants and advises that only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.