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Ontario Clean Water Agency
Operations, Northwestern Region, Ontario
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
93032 - Utility Plant Electrician
$28.77 - $31.22 Per Hour* (plus pay for water and wastewater certification)
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
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.

Become a Utility Plant Electrician Operator with OCWA today!

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will provide skilled journey-level services and support in the maintenance and repair/replacement of sophisticated and complex utility electrical equipment', controls and systems and to maintain all related process controls in the operation of water and wastewater treatment facilities and required projects within the Northwestern Region.

Key accountabilities include:
• Examine, trouble shoot, and carry out systematic diagnostic testing of faults/failures, identification, assessment, repairs/service to equipment, fixtures and other electrical components.
• Maintain and operate all electrical distribution systems and related equipment of each facility ensuring efficient operations with minimal disruptions.
• Performs repairs and/or scheduled maintenance on electrical systems, equipment, components and devices in accordance with established routines, performance history or manufacturers recommendations by: making reference to work orders; troubleshooting and adapting electrical equipment, motors, systems, devices and electrical components of control and monitoring systems.
• Safely lock out and tag out medium and high voltage equipment and switchgear to support maintenance activities and safe work practices.
• Estimating material and resources required to perform on-site electrical repairs and replacement of equipment; maintaining an account of inventory of material and equipment on hand, parts and material used; and, placing orders for replacements as needed.
• Conducts regularly scheduled and ad hoc inspections on a range of equipment
• Performs process analysis and required adjustments for utility plants per the required standards.
• Responds to alarm situations through after hour response system in accordance with contingency plans.

How do I qualify?


• A valid Ontario Electrician's Certificate of Qualification (Construction and Maintenance and/or Industrial Electrician).
• Registered in good standing as a journeyperson with the College of Trades.
• Willing to obtain 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. Please review this link to find out how to become certified:
• Ability to travel, work overtime and be on-call after regular working hours as part of a rotating schedule.
• A valid driver's license.


• Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act as it pertains to Trade Regulations (industrial & construction).
• Sound knowledge of industrial, electrical and electronic instrumentation and control theory, principles and practices and assessment techniques for the selection, repair, troubleshooting and maintenance of a wide variety of complex control, monitoring and telemetry communication systems.
• A basic understanding of water and sewage treatment or any other similar type process.
• Good working knowledge of tools and test equipment and maintenance of complex industrial facilities.
• Ability to read, interpret and work from plans and schematic diagrams.
• Working knowledge of electrical and building codes and regulations
• Good knowledge of computerized maintenance management programs for logging maintenance activities and ordering parts.
• Working knowledge of process control equipment in the operations and maintenance of utility plants for water and/or wastewater treatment.
• Effective problem solving and diagnostic skills.

Skills and Ability include

• Good verbal and written communication skills to provide technical information and on-the-job assistance to other staff.
• Project management skills to manage contractors and electrical capital works.

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.
• You will be eligible for additional pay for certification, should you be successful in completing and maintaining facility water/wastewater operator's licenses
• 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 Permanent, 1 Sinter Plant Rd, Wawa, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Friday, September 3, 2021
  • T-AQ-168754/21

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