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Ontario Clean Water Agency
Operations, Kawartha Trent Region, Ontario
Job Term:
1 Temporary – 12 months
Job Code:
16053 - Technologist 2, Chemical Lab
$1,137.56 - $1,342.57 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
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The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) believes in Our Communities, Our Environment and Our People. As a trusted partner to municipalities, First Nations communities, businesses, governments and institutions across Ontario, we provide our clients with total solutions in water and wastewater. We are dedicated to working closely with our clients to help them build healthy sustainable communities and organizations and provide safe and reliable drinking water to thousands of Ontarians each day.

Join our team as a water/wastewater professional with OCWA

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will use your skills to perform a variety of analytical chemical/physical analysis and testing of various types of environmental samples at the Deloro Arsenic Treatment Plant and mine site as well as perform test procedures, quality control and maintenance of the analytical equipment.

How do I qualify?


• Post-secondary laboratory science Chemical technologist program with related work experience or an equivalent combination of post-secondary education and related work experience.
• Skills and knowledge with inductively coupled plasma (ICP) mass spectrometry and atomic absorption (AAS) spectrophotometry
• Must be willing to work with Designated substances (Arsenic, Lead) and periodically work in the vicinity of low level radioactive waste
• Conducting chemical/physical analysis of water & wastewater by applying established methods/procedures and quality control documentation
• Sample preparation for ICP or AAS analysis, standards preparation and lab clean-up
• Conduct/direct maintenance of analytical equipment
• Knowledge and/or training in radiation safety protection practices
• Knowledge and/or experience in Landfill operations and maintenance
• Input, maintain, and verify information in a variety of databases and spreadsheets
• Assist client in preparing several annual reports

Skills and Ability include

• Problem solving skills to conduct tests evaluate data and determine results by selecting from a variety of established procedures, standards and techniques (e.g. evaluating results against defined quality control criteria)
• Analyzing skills to analysis/monitor/control the processes of water and wastewater treatment facilities; determining recommended process or chemical adjustment
• Liaise with MOECC, representatives from outside labs, chemical and equipment suppliers; communication skills are required to report process conditions to management
• Position requires attention to detail and the ability to meet tight deadlines
• Proven ability to handle multiple responsibilities, while prioritizing and coordinating daily tasks

What's in it for you?

• Flexible learning and development opportunities.
• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization with the largest provider of water and wastewater services in Ontario.
• Work with the partner of choice for more communities than any other water and wastewater service organization in Ontario for over 25 years.
• Work with an organization committed to innovation and advanced technology.
• A defined benefit pension plan; Comprehensive Health Plan; Life and Disability Insurance.
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits including for adoptive parents.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 20 Private Rd, Deloro, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • T-AQ-150005/20
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