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Treatment Operator (Temporary - Up To 18 Months)

Job Number: J0918-0186
Job Title: Treatment Operator (Temporary - Up To 18 Months)
Department: Treatment
Is this position unionized?
Yes
Job Type: Temporary Full Time
City, Province: Kingston, Ontario
Job Category: Operations
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: September 10, 2018
Closing Date: September 28, 2018
Salary: $25.78 - $36.68/Hour

Utilities Kingston is located in Kingston, Ontario, equi-distant from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario and the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) – Kingston is a stunning, historic city that consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston’s 123,363 community-minded citizens enjoy an outstanding quality-of-life enhanced by superb intellectual, recreational and creative opportunities and supported by excellent health care facilities and municipal services, programs and facilities.

Utilities Kingston is unique in Ontario, combining water, wastewater, gas and electrical services and a broadband fibre optics provided in one company under the leadership of a single C.E.O. This shared services delivery model gives Utilities Kingston clear advantages in cost savings and customer service over other utility providers in the province. Utilities Kingston has provided the residents of Kingston with safe and reliable utility services for more than 100 years.

Primary Duties

Reporting to the Supervisor of Treatment Operations, the incumbent operates and monitors all City owned pumping stations and treatment facilities in water and wastewater on a rotating shift schedule, including night shifts, ensures that all operations are in compliance with safety regulations and with Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP) regulations, assists in the repair of all electrical and mechanical equipment, undertakes janitorial, building maintenance and grounds keeping as required, and performs other duties as assigned by the Operations Supervisor and or Manager as it relates to water and wastewater plant operation.

Education, Certification and Other Qualifications Required

• 2 to 3-year Diploma from an accredited college in an environmental / civil engineering field or equivalent.
• OIT MECP certification in Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment is desirable. (Water or Wastewater Treatment certification at Level 1 or above is preferred). In addition, Water distribution and Wastewater collection certification will be an asset.
• Confined space entry training and Utility Work Protection Code training will be an asset.
• Thorough knowledge of the regulations that apply to water/wastewater treatment.
• Good knowledge of the water distribution and wastewater/sewage collection process.
• Thorough knowledge of sampling techniques and instrumentation associated with sampling.
• Familiarity with utility industry safety rules as well as the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.
• Current CPR and First Aid Certificate will be an asset.
• Initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision, ability to work well as a member of a team.
• Proficient verbal and written communications skills, including good public relations skills.
• Experience working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

Special Working Conditions/Conditions of Employment

• Applicant must be capable of walking, lifting and climbing and perform the physical demands of the position.
• Acquire and maintain the minimum licencing requirements in Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment.
• Maintain a valid Class “G” driver’s licence throughout employment.
• Must be reliable and able to work shift rotation, including night shift
• A criminal record check satisfactory to Utilities Kingston at the successful candidate's own expense.

Your resume and/or cover letter must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position.

Appropriate accommodations will be provided as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon request.

Utilities Kingston is committed to employment equity and we encourage applications from all designated group members. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the Kingston community.

Utilities Kingston thanks all candidates that apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.