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Organization:    Ontario Clean Water Agency
Division:    Western Region
City:    Essex
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    17645 - Utility Plant Instrument Tech
Salary:    $27.89 - $30.32 Per Hour* (base with pay for certification: $27.99-$33.02)
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    67173

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 use your skills to install, repair, calibrate, design and modify complex electric, pneumatic, chemical and mechanical instrumentation, programmable logic controls and electrical equipment and systems required in the operation of water and wastewater facilities.

How do I qualify?

• Completion of instrumentation/electrical technology training program from a recognized institution and a Certificate of Qualifications from the Province of Ontario as an Industrial/Commercial Electrician.
• Class 3 certification in Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, and Class 2 Wastewater Collection
• 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 to be on-call after regular working hours.

Required Knowledge
• Extensive experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, modification of electrical, electronic and instrumentation equipment.
• Experience with SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) software with applied process control automation experience.
• Good knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other relevant regulatory and legislative acts, codes, policies, guidelines and procedures related to water and/or wastewater operations and maintenance; health and safety procedures/WHMIS.
• Experience and knowledge of medium voltage (5kv).
• Good knowledge of water and wastewater treatment facilities to operate the facilities.

Required Skills and Abilities include
• Ability to use and understand operating and maintenance manuals, blueprints and other technical specifications.
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to perform manual labour.
• Ability to work as a team and to take the initiative when required.

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:

  • 1 Permanent, 3980 North Malden Rd, Essex, West Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4.7
Category:   Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:   Wednesday, June 18, 2014
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 3, 2014 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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