Process/scada Operator (Water Services)

Municipal Corporation Waterloo Regional Municpality of Waterloo

Length:  Temporary Full-time (for up to approximately 15 months)
Department/Division:  Transportation & Environmental Services/Water Services
Hours of Work:  40 hours per week
Union:  C.U.P.E. Local 1656
Wage:  $31.79 - $35.41 per hour
Pay is commensurate with level of certification.
Location:  Mannheim Water Treatment Plant, 2069 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener
Closing:  October 12, 2018

Description of Duties:

To be certified operator and operator-in-charge for the Region of Waterloo in accordance with all Regulation requirements as defined in O Reg 128/04.  To operate, monitor, and control the Region’s water treatment and distribution systems, including all water treatment plants, wells, pumping stations, reservoirs, and transmission and distribution mains, by use of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system; operates, inspects, samples, analyzes, tests, investigates, services and responds to emergency and adverse conditions for  the Region’s water supply system, water distribution and associated UV, ozone, chlorine, chemical and control equipment; and performs process control functions at all Regional water supply and distribution systems.  Work is performed on the basis of rotating 12 hour shifts.  Overtime work is required approximately 20% of the time to provide shift coverage, facilitate repairs, or in emergency situations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 

• Basic knowledge of water treatment and water chemistry normally acquired through the attainment of a three year Community College Diploma in Chemical or Environmental Technology, plus four years directly related experience in water treatment.
• Must possess Class IV Water Treatment and Distribution Certificate from the OWWCO, or be able to attain certification within four years.  Operators in Training up to Class IV Operators will be considered.
• Must possess Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificate. (Can be attained post-hire) 
• Must be able to attend an average of 50 hours of job specific/process training, as per O Reg 128/04.
• Detailed knowledge of First Aid, Anhydrous Ammonia, Gas Chlorination, Working in Confined Spaces, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), Ontario Hydro safety code, and related safety procedures.  Knowledge and understanding of the Safe Drinking Water Act and accompanying regulations.  Familiarity with Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and knowledge of Regional policies and procedures relating to occupational health and safety.
• Analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills in order to assist in the resolution of unusual situations or emergencies and organize priorities.  Ability to understand and operate ozone and UV systems;
• Proficiency in math.  Skill in the operation of a personal computer using such systems and/or software as CMMS, Word, Excel, Outlook, and DOCS.  Skill in the operation of laboratory equipment for the analysis of water quality.
• Communication skills in order to exchange information, receive and comprehend instructions, and participate as an effective team member.  Ability and aptitude to work a rotating 12 hour shift, including the flexibility to work in an environment with minimum direct supervision.
• A valid Class “G” drivers licence and acceptable driving record in order to operate a Regional vehicle.
• Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.
• Ability to enter data, and maintain comprehensive, precise daily logs; to complete work orders and inventory requisitions; as well as to write mechanical status reports on water equipment.  Ability to communicate technical information with co-workers and senior staff; to communicate equipment locations; to participate in technical and operations review meeting; and to respond effectively to public inquiries regarding water supply operations and communicate technical information with co-workers and senior staff.  Ability to read and understand technical and P&ID drawings, blueprints and operation maintenance and repair manuals.

Please apply online, by the closing date Oct 22, 2018 quoting competition number 2018-1973, or drop off your resume to the Region of Waterloo, Information Desk located on the main floor at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

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The Regional Municipality of Waterloo,
Human Resources Department
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

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