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.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will support the optimal operation of complex and advanced Class 4 Water Treatment facilities with a combined capacity exceeding 2500 MLD design daily flow. Working on a rotating schedule, this position ensures the safe and efficient operation of all systems required to operate water facilities, pumping stations and distribution systems in order to protect the health of residents and for protection of the environment.
How do I qualify?
• Class 4 certification in Water Treatment, 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.
• Must be willing to work shifts.
• Applied knowledge of the operation and maintenance of advanced water treatment plants, with conventional treatment, ozone oxidation, biological activated carbon contactors use of liquid oxygen, oxygen, ozone, membrane treatment, Ultraviolet disinfection, ultrafiltration membranes, advanced oxidation, Granular Active Carbon and Biological Active Carbon Contractors; re-chlorination (Trans); Chloramination (Trans); Capital Commissioning and process changes for Capital; and transmission systems and facilities.
• General knowledge of industrial processes and maintenance and repair of a variety of equipment and structures such as hydraulic, electric and mechanical plant equipment such as gauges, pumps, valves, fittings, piping, tanks, heating boilers, incinerators, hydraulic ram pumps, centrifuges, air blowers, screens and conveyors and sufficient to operate, inspect, clean, and maintain them by conducting scheduled readings and recordings; monitoring local process conditions and equipment operations (flow rates, temperatures and pressures).
• Familiarity with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations for the safe performance of his/her duties. Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions including storage of chemicals, confined space entry, equipment lockout/tagging and personal protective equipment.
• Knowledge of basic mathematics in order to make calculations regarding chemicals and operating processes.
• Familiarity/competency with computerized monitoring systems such as SCADA, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and overall computer literacy to record data from inspections and monitoring activities to complete work orders, project forms to initiate repairs for maintenance.
• Working knowledge of basic chemistry, biology, thermodynamics and hydrology and be able to apply these principles to operational activities and process adjustments.
Skills and Ability include
• Analytical and evaluative skills to identify and correct operating discrepancies; to trace abnormal conditions or noise; to report major deviations or conditions that don't respond to normal corrective actions; and to determine from several choices the method to restore normal operating conditions.
• Good oral communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with clients and mentor/train new staff.
• Good problem solving skills to report equipment problems or malfunctions in order to ensure urgency of the problem is conveyed and understood, and to receive direction for corrective response.
• Good written communication skills to write reports and maintain neat and accurate records.
• Ability to work well in a team, and to take initiative when required.
• Physical dexterity and ability to work in all weather conditions, in confined spaces, dirty and/or noisy environments.
• Ability to read and interpret blueprints engineering drawings and follow process drawings to aid in troubleshooting equipment problems.
• Ability to use and understand operating and maintenance manuals, and other technical specifications. A demonstrated interest in continuous learning.
• 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.