The Ontario Clean Water Agency is an agency of the Province of Ontario, reporting to the Ministry of the Environment. As the largest provider of water and wastewater services in Canada, we manage over 800 facilities from small well systems and lagoons to large water and wastewater treatment plants.Consider this opportunity if you are a motivated, team oriented individual seeking a career in the water and wastewater industry.
The Elgin Area Primary Water Treatment System (EAPWSS) is a Class 4 surface water treatment facility and a Class 3 distribution system with a rated capacity of 91 million litres per day. The EAPWSS is located east of the Village of Port Stanley on the shore of Lake Erie.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will use your maintenance skills to perform predictive, condition based monitoring, preventative maintenance, repairs, installations, upgrades, perform major equipment overhauls, participate in capital projects and operate all process control and other related equipment required in the operations and maintenance of the water facilities and systems within the Huron and Elgin Hub.
How do I qualify?
• Trades license in any or all of the following fields electrical, controls, instrumentation, mechanical acquired through a valid apprenticeship program.
• Class 4 certification in Water Treatment, Class 3 in Water Distribution.
• May consider lesser qualified candidates as underfill - minimum Operator-in-Training (OIT), as specified in O.Reg. 128/04 of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
• Valid Class G driver's license.
• Must be available to be on-call after regular working hours and participate in overtime as required.
• The incumbent must commit to residing within a 30 minute driving time of the EAPWSS and ability to work regular 8 hour or 12 hour operating shifts as requested.
• Demonstrated experience/knowledge of the maintenance and repair of a variety of equipment and structures.
• Knowledge of electrical, control and instrumentation, welding, plumbing, gasfitting and steamfitting.
• Good knowledge of water treatment and distribution processes to operate the facilities.
• Good knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other relevant regulatory and legislative acts, codes, policies, guidelines and procedures related to water operations and maintenance and health and safety procedures/WHMIS.
• Knowledge of mathematics and chemistry to make calculations for chemical and operating processes.
• Knowledge of maintenance manuals, blueprints and other technical specifications; use and storage of industrial chemicals.
• Familiarity with computers including monitoring and operating systems.
• Familiarity with predictive maintenance techniques such as vibration analysis and thermal imaging.
Required Skills and abilities include:
• Analytical, problem solving and planning skills to perform major equipment overhauls, routine and preventive maintenance, carry out repairs and perform a variety maintenance tasks, resolve maintenance and operational issues, take samples of the water chemicals to make process control adjustments.
• Organizational skills to lead extensive maintenance and repair projects.
• Good oral and written communication skills to liaise with staff, clients, suppliers, keep logs and completed reports.
• Ability to work in a team environment and take initiative.
• Ability to perform manual labour.
• A defined benefit pension plan.
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents.
• Comprehensive Health Plan.
• Life and Disability insurance.
• Flexible learning and development opportunities.
• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization through a wide range of career fields within the Ontario Public Service.