Instrumentation Technician

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Environmental Services Department
Branch: Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring Branch
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: 12 months
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: July 16, 2018
Date Closing: October 15, 2018
Number Of Positions: 1

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Position Purpose

Reporting to the Supervisor, Operations PCS/SCADA, and under the guidance and direction of the Team Lead, is responsible for maintaining all aspects of field instrumentation to ensure continuous operation of electronic systems in the Region’s water and wastewater facilities.


•Successful completion of a two (2) year Community College Diploma in Instrumentation Technology.
•Minimum one (1) year in electronic maintenance experience in repairing, installing and calibrating instrumentation.
•Must successfully obtain Operator-in-Training operator certificates in Waste Water Treatment, Waste Water Collection, Water Treatment and Water Distribution and Supply within six months of commencing employment.
•Working knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements for all water or wastewater treatment equipment in the designated area or treatment plant, and the ability to resolve operational/breakdown situations as it relates to instrumentation.
•Knowledge of relevant Legislation, Acts and Regulations as they pertain to Health and Safety and, Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act, Reg. 170/03 and 435/93.
•Knowledge of and demonstrated ability with instrumentation related to water and wastewater processes (e.g. analytical instruments such as chlorine, turbidity, pH and ORP analyzers along with flow, pressure, level and temperature transmitters, chart recorders and data logging devices).
•Knowledge of Computerized Work Management Systems.
•Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in the use of mechanical and electrical hand tools, portable fans, generators, pumps, climbing devices, SCBA’s, gas detection monitors, electrical test equipment and calibrators.
•Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including communication, innovation, teamwork and collaboration, and personal ownership.
•Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications.
•Ability to read and interpret/understand mechanical and electrical drawings, P&ID’s, specifications and assist in the design and implementation of various forms of electrical instrumentation.
•Ability to write clear and concise reports and maintain legible, accurate and complete records of activities.
•Ability to physically withstand long periods of standing, walking, climbing and heavy lifting and work in all/extreme weather conditions.
•Ability to wear a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus to enter confined spaces.
•Availability and ability to perform standby duties as required in accordance with Branch policy and respond to emergency situations, as required.
•Valid Ontario Class “G” drivers licence in good standing.
•Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required.

Scheduled Hours


Scheduled Shifts

0730 - 1530

How to Apply

Please apply on-line by October 15, 2018, quoting competition #21578. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


$36.15 - $39.29 per hour. This is a union position.

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