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, 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 maintenance skills to perform predictive, condition-based monitoring, preventative maintenance, repairs, installations, and upgrades, perform major equipment overhauls, participate in capital projects and operate all process control and other related equipment required in the operations and maintenance of the facilities and systems.
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, upon you being successful in completing and maintaining facility water operator’s licences.
• 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
• Trades licence as a Millwright and/or applicable skilled trade. Apprentices within the Millwright program will be considered.
• Willingness to obtain Operator-in-Training (OIT), as specified in O. Reg. 128/04 of the Safe Drinking Water Act within 90 days of your start date, and progression through higher water treatment and distribution licences based on approved operational experience.
• Valid Class G driver’s licence.
• Availability for overtime and ability to be on-call after regular working hours as part of an on-call rotation. Candidates must commit to responding to call-backs within a reasonable time period.
• Typical work hours are Monday – Friday, 0730hrs to 1600hrs.
• Good knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes to operate the facilities.
• Good knowledge of water system distribution and transmission systems and associated components.
• Working experience in/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, HVAC and general facility maintenance.
• 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, including health and safety procedures/WHMIS.
• Knowledge of basic mathematics and chemistry to make calculations for chemical and operating processes.
• Ability to interpret maintenance manuals, blueprints and other technical specifications, including use and storage of industrial chemicals.
• Familiarity with computers, including monitoring and operating systems.
• Knowledge and understanding of a Work Order Management System (CMMS or WMS). Knowledge of Maximo would be of benefit.
• Familiarity with predictive maintenance techniques such as vibration analysis, oil analysis and thermal imaging.
Skills and Ability include
• Analytical, problem-solving and planning skills to perform major equipment overhauls, and routine and preventive maintenance, carry out repairs, perform a variety of maintenance tasks, resolve maintenance and operational issues, and take samples of the water chemicals to make process control adjustments.
• Organizational skills to lead extensive maintenance and repair projects.
• Good oral and written communication skills to liaise with a variety of people, including coworkers, clients, and suppliers, while keeping accurate logs and writing reports.
• Ability to work in a team environment and take initiative.
• Ability to perform manual labour in all weather conditions.
• Ability to liaise with contractors and monitor contracting work.
The OPS/OCWA Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism: We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace. We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code . Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.
Visit our website at https://ocwa.com/ to learn more about OCWA and to view all current opportunities.
Salary Range: $27.10 – $29.40 per hour (plus pay for water/wastewater certification)
• 1 Permanent, 147 Centre Street, Angus, ON
Please apply by e-mail, only, with an application or resume and a covering letter (PDF format preferred) saved as JOB ID – First Last Name, clearly, completely and concisely showing how you meet what we are looking for, and quoting Job ID 190825 (File No. OCWA-279-22-GEOR), by Wednesday, November 23, 2022, to:
Ontario Clean Water Agency
Hiring Manager: Richard Eagle
Only those applicants selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.
Ontario Clean Water Agency is an equal opportunity employer
We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code