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Water and Wastewater Technician

Ontario Clean Water Agency
Operations, South Peel Region
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent, 2 Temporary Fixed-Term (12 months)
Job Code:
40402P - Waste and Water Project Operator 1 Peel
$30.44 - $33.23 Per Hour* (plus pay for water and wastewater certification)
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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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.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Join our team as a water/wastewater professional with OCWA

*Operator in Training (OIT) candidates will be paid at the underfill pay rate.*

In this role, you will be responsible for the optimal operation of a technologically complex and advanced Class 4 Water Treatment facility with a rated capacity of 1200 mega liters per day, which supplies drinking water to several municipalities. This requires knowledge of various treatment processes including Ultrafiltration Membranes, Ultraviolet Light Disinfection, Biologically Active Carbon Contactors, Conventional Treatment, and various chemical systems. Working on a rotating shift schedule, as part of your operational duties this position ensures the safe and efficient operation of all systems required to operate water facilities to meet regulatory compliance, contractual obligations, and protect the health of residents and environment.

Equipped with personal protective equipment you will need to be able to work in all weather conditions, in confined spaces, dirty and/or noisy environments and have physical dexterity. In water / wastewater facilities, physical dexterity includes but is not limited to: walking, standing, sitting, lifting floor to waist, lifting waist to shoulder, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, stair climbing, ladder climbing, pushing, pulling, carrying, handling, fingering, reaching forward, reaching overhead.

How do I qualify?


• Class 1 certification in Water Treatment
• 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, use of liquid oxygen, oxygen, Ultraviolet disinfection, ultrafiltration membranes, advanced oxidation, Granular Active Carbon and Biological Active Carbon Contractors.
• 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

• 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.
• 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.
• Equipped with personal protective equipment ability to work in all weather conditions, in confined spaces, dirty and/or noisy environments and have physical dexterity. In water / wastewater facilities, physical dexterity includes but is not limited to: walking, standing, sitting, lifting floor to waist, lifting waist to shoulder, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, stair climbing, ladder climbing, pushing, pulling, carrying, handling, fingering, reaching forward, reaching overhead.

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.

Visit our website to learn more about OCWA and to view all current opportunities.

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We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and theOPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Visit our website to learn more about OCWA and to view all current opportunities.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, 920 East Ave, Mississauga, Central Region
  • 2 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 920 East Ave, Mississauga, Central Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Friday, June 3, 2022
  • T-AQ-183092/22

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