Technician Ii (Chemistry)

Municipal Corporation Waterloo Regional Municpality of Waterloo

Length:  Full-time   
Department/Division:  Transportation & Environmental Services/Water Services
Hours of Work:  35 hours per week
Union:  C.U.P.E. Local 1883
Grade:  9
Salary: $53,417.00 - $60,697.00 per annum
Location:  Operations Centre, 100 Maple Grove Rd., Cambridge
Closing Date: January 20, 2019

Description of Duties: 
Performs sample preparation and general lab duties in support of the Inorganic and Organic laboratory sections; performs chemical analysis of drinking water, ground water, wastewater, surface water, and biosolids in support of the Region’s water and wastewater monitoring programs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 
• Knowledge of organic and inorganic analytical chemistry, including instrumentation, methods, and procedures used in environmental analysis, normally acquired through a 3-year community college diploma or university degree in Chemistry or related scientific field, plus 1 year of directly-related laboratory work experience.
• Knowledge and skill in the operation and basic technical servicing of analytical equipment (e.g., ion selective electrode meters, spectrophotometers, solvent evaporation equipment, water bath, analytical balances).
• Working knowledge of job-related Regional policies, procedures, and practices, Industrial Sewer Use By-law, and Provincial legislation, including the Ontario Drinking Water Systems Regulation, Safe Drinking Water Act, Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, and Occupational Health & Safety Act. 
• Knowledge of quality control procedures associated with sampling, analytical parameter measurements, and equipment operation; CALA and ISO 17025 quality system requirements; and adverse results procedures stipulated in Public Health policies and protocols and Provincial legislation.  Organizational skills to plan own workload to meet mandated sample holding times.  Analytical and problem solving skills to interpret and evaluate analytical data.
• Communication skills to provide training to and exchange information with staff; respond to information requests; review, understand, clarify, and discuss detailed analytical procedures with clients who possess varying levels of technical knowledge; resolve conflict or work related issues with other employees; and participate as an effective team member.
• Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, a document management system, and specialized analytical software such as a LIMS to enter, manipulate, and report data.   Ability to use specialized computerized instruments to perform analyses (e.g., Auto Titrator to perform pH, alkalinity and conductivity tests).
• Ability to read and apply information contained in analytical procedures, health and safety manuals, quality system documents, instrument manuals, correspondence, and policies.
• Ability to write and maintain organized, accurate, and detailed data and records, and compose non-conformance and corrective action reports.
• Ability to train EE&LS staff, individually or in group settings, using specialized terminology.
• Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.

Please apply online, by the closing date Jan 20, 2019 quoting competition number 2018-1533, 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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