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MECHANIC/OPERATOR

Organization:
Ontario Clean Water Agency
Division:
Operations, Huron Elgin Region
City:
Grand Bend
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
93006 - Mtce Mechanic 3
Salary:
$27.10 - $29.40 Per Hour* (plus pay for water/wastewater certification)
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
188209
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

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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 the OPS 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 "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will use your maintenance skills to perform predictive, condition based monitoring, preventative maintenance, repairs, installations, upgrades, perform major equipment overhauls, participate in capital projects and operate all process control and other related equipment required in the operations and maintenance of the facilities and systems.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

  • Trades license as a Millwright and/or applicable skilled trade. Apprentices within the Millwright program will be considered.
  • Willing to obtain Operator-in-Training (OIT), as specified in O. Reg. 128/04 of the Safe Drinking Water Act within 90 days of your start date and progression through higher water treatment and distribution licenses based on approved operational experience.
  • Valid Class G driver's license.
  • Must be available for overtime and ability to be on-call after regular working hours as part of an on call rotation. Candidates must commit to responding to call backs within a reasonable time period.
  • Typical work hours are (4) 10 hour day shifts, 7:00 – 17:30 (rotating between Monday to Thursday and Tuesday to Friday) as per the compressed work agreement.


Knowledge

  • Good knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes to operate the facilities.
  • Good knowledge of water system distribution and transmission systems and associated components.
  • Working experience/knowledge of the skilled trades for the maintenance and repair of a variety of equipment and structures, including but not limited to the following skills: basic electrical repair, welding, plumbing, millwright, HVAC and general facility maintenance.
  • Sound knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other relevant regulatory and legislative acts, codes, policies, guidelines and procedures related to water and wastewater operations and maintenance; health and safety procedures/WHMIS.
  • Good knowledge of the relevant regulatory and legislative acts, codes, policies, guidelines and procedures related to water and wastewater operations and maintenance, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and health and safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics and chemistry to make calculations for chemical and operating processes.
  • Ability to interpret maintenance manuals, blueprints and other technical specifications; use and storage of industrial chemicals.
  • Familiarity with computers, including monitoring and operating systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Work Order Management System (CMMS or WMS). Knowledge of Maximo would be of benefit.
  • Familiarity with predictive maintenance techniques such as vibration analysis, oil analysis and thermal imaging.


Skills and Ability include

  • Analytical, problem solving and planning skills to perform major equipment overhauls, routine and preventive maintenance, carry out repairs and perform a variety maintenance tasks, resolve maintenance and operational issues, take samples of the water chemicals to make process control adjustments.
  • Organizational skills to lead extensive maintenance and repair projects.
  • Good oral and written communication skills to liaise with a variety of people including coworkers, clients, suppliers, while keeping accurate logs and writing reports.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and take initiative.
  • Ability to perform manual labour in all weather conditions.
  • Liaison with Contractors and monitoring contracting work.


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:

Address:
  • 1 Permanent, 71155 Bluewater Hwy, Grand Bend, West Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
4.7
Category:
Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:
Monday, October 3, 2022
Note:
  • Ontario Clean Water Agency is an inclusive employer.
    We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code


    The Ontario Clean Water Agency is an agency of the Province of Ontario, reporting to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. 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.

    Note: Thank you for your interest, we will contact you only if we choose you for further screening or an interview

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