Operator/Mechanic

Division: 
Operations, Eastern Region, Ontario
Location: 

5 Industrial Drive, Chesterville, ON

Job Term: 
(2) Permanent
Job Code: 
Waste and Water Project Operator 1 (40402)
Salary: 
$24.66 - $27.43 per hour (plus pay for water and wastewater certification)
Posting Status: 
OPEN
File No: 
OCWA-208-21-ER
Job ID: 
173443
Closing Date: 
December 10, 2021

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!

In this role, you will use your skills to operate and maintain the water and wastewater
facilities within the Eastern Region.

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.

What we are looking for

Mandatory

  • Class 1 Water Treatment, Class 1 Water Distribution, Class 1 Water Distribution and Supply, Class 1 Wastewater Collection, and Class 1 Wastewater Treatment.
  • A lesser qualified candidate may be considered as an under-fill 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 (https://owwco.ca/getting-your-certificate-or-licence-for-the-first-time/).
  • Should a successful applicant be employed as an underfill Operator, he/she will be required to write and pass the required Class 1 certification exams and Limited Surface Water or Ground Water subsystem within 90 days from their start date. If you are not certified, please review this link to find out how to become certified: https://owwco.ca/getting-yourcertificate-or-licence-for-the-first-time/
  • Bilingual English and French would be an asset.
  • Must be available for overtime and ability to be on-call after regular working hours as part of a rotation and the successful candidate must be able to respond to on-call within a reasonable period of time.
  • Valid Class G driver’s license.

Knowledge

  • Good knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes to operate the facilities.
  • 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, gasfitting and steamfitting.
  • 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 water/sewer construction.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems would be an asset.

Skills and Abilities include

  • Analytical, problem-solving, planning and scheduling skills required to effectively inspect, operate and monitor the facilities processes and equipment.
  • Ability to perform routine preventive maintenance; take samples, interpret results and make process control adjustments to resolve operating issues.
  • 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.

How to Apply

1. You must apply by e-mail and the job competition quoted in the subject line.
2. You must show how you meet what we are looking for clearly, completely and concisely; we rely on the
information you provide to us.
3. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
4. Please indicate in your email which location you are applying to.

Send application/resume with covering letter (PDF format preferred) saved as JOB ID – First Last Name to:
Hiring Manager: Stephane Barbarie
Email: KKlein-Swormink@ocwa.com

Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

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.