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Control Panel Operator

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Environmental Services Department
Branch: Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring Branch
Status: Full-Time
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: August 20, 2019
Date Closing: September 02, 2019
Number Of Positions: 1


$36.49 to $39.66 per hour
This is an Addition to staff
Council Approved: February 28, 2019
Union position - CUPE Local 905 (York Region Unit)

Scheduled Hours


Scheduled Shifts

SCHEDULED SHIFTS: rotating 24/7, (day, nights, weekends)

Operational Hours

7:00 –1900

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Supervisor, Central Control Panel is responsible for providing 24/7 remote operations and support to York Region’s Water and Wastewater systems, including the remote operation and analysis of events; implements system operational strategies, monitors performance of systems and reacts appropriately, ensures storage and quality parameters meet Regional Water Systems requirements and are at adequate levels and quality; operation and monitoring of sewage pumping stations, odour control facilities and asset reliability; implementation of alarm management strategies; providing remote Operator in Charge (OIC) functions and support as required and where applicable.

Major Responsibilities

•Acts as Operator in Charge (OIC) of the Transmission and Supply Systems (WD & WDS) and initiates the operational requirements with Water Treatment Plants to meet daily and shift demands
•Acts as OIC for the Wastewater Collection Systems and various pumping stations.
•Initiates and coordinates communication with external municipalities for short term bulk water supply requirements to ensure water demands are being met.
•Initiates and coordinates communication with internal and external municipalities for abnormal system conditions to ensure effective communications and coordinate appropriate response.
•Monitors the operating status of water and wastewater systems in York Region and ensures that operational issues are promptly reported to operations field staff.
•Remotely adjusts process equipment and variables as required for operations.
•Works in accordance with health and safety standards, using all personal protective equipment as required by the Occupational Health & Safety Act and regulations and Regional policies and procedures.
•Performs analysis of relevant operational data such as calculations of flow rates, pumping times, and volumes.
•Maintains log books for Water, Wastewater and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System within regulatory requirements.
•Updates and maintains data bases, electronic files as directed.
•Communicates technology and system abnormalities to appropriate support staff.


•Successful completion of a Community College Diploma in Environmental Technology or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Successful completion of Operator-in-Training certification in Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment; minimum class 1 Certification in Water Distribution and Supply and Class 1 for Wastewater Collections.
•Minimum two (2) years’ experience in Water/Wastewater or related industry, including experience on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems.
•Knowledge of Water/Wastewater operational systems, hydraulics, water reservoirs storage and supply and wastewater conveyance.
•Familiarity with Statistical Process Control techniques in using PCS/SCADA to manage and operate water and wastewater operations and quality management systems.
•Knowledge of relevant legislation, OH&S Act, Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act, Reg. 170/03 and 128-04, 129-04.
•Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s licence free of serious offences under the Highway Traffic Act

How to Apply

Please apply online by September 2, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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