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Organization:    Ontario Clean Water Agency
Division:    Southwest Region – Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System
City:    Grand Bend
Job Term:    3 Permanent
Job Code:    40402 - Waste & Water Project Operator 1
Salary:    $22.58 - $25.11 Per Hour* (base with pay for certification: $23.38-$27.81)
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    56762

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. If you are a motivated, team oriented and customer oriented individual seeking a career in the water and wastewater industry, OCWA may be the place for you.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will become a key team member in providing safe drinking water to more than 400,000 local residents.

The Lake Huron Primary Water Treatment System (LHPWSS) is a Class 4 surface water treatment facility and a Class 4 distribution system with a rated capacity of 454 million liters per day. The LHPWSS is located in Grand Bend.

In this role, you will use your skills to operate and maintain water treatment projects and other support facilities within the Huron Area.

How do I qualify?

• Certification in Water Treatment Class 4 and Water Distribution Class 4. Minimum requirement Class 1 Water Treatment and Class 1 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 and O.Reg. 129/04 of the Ontario Water Resources Act.
• Valid Class G driver's license.
• Must be available for overtime and ability to be on-call after regular working hours.
• The incumbent must commit to locating within a 30 minute driving time of the facility and work both night and day shifts as part of a 12 hour rotating shift schedule.

• Applied knowledge of the operation of water treatment, distribution and residual management facilities, operating standards, regulations, best practices, optimization and efficiency techniques and procedures.
• Sound mathematical and record keeping skills; operational and maintenance knowledge of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation systems.
• Sound computer skills (SCADA, CMMS and other reporting, record keeping systems).
• Proven experience in process control using manual and SCADA systems, sampling, laboratory skills, chemical dosage calculations.
• Knowledge of related legislation.

Skills and Ability include
• Analytical, problem-solving, planning and scheduling skills to: inspect, operate and monitor the facilities processes and equipment, and perform routine preventive maintenance; take samples of the water and/or wastewater chemicals to make process control adjustments; resolve operating issues.
• Good oral and written communication skills to liaise with a variety of staff, clients, suppliers, keep logs and complete reports.
• Ability to work in a team environment and take initiative.
• Ability to perform manual labour.

We Offer:
• 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.

Additional information:

  • 3 Permanent, 71155 Bluewater Highway, Grand Bend, West Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4.7
Category:   Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:   Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 11, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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