Plant Operator

Plant Operator
Town of Arnprior
Post Date: August 5, 2022
Apply Before: August 26, 2022

Job Overview

Location

Arnprior

Province

Ontario

Salary

$30.45 - $39.59

Category

Engineering & Environmental

Commitment

Full Time

Job Description

Posting Date:               August 3, 2022
Job Type:                      Full-time (Unionized – CUPE Local 4960)
Work Location:           Water Filtration Plant and Water Polution Control Centre
Hours of Work:           35 hours per week
Hourly Wage:              $30.45 – $39.59 per hour (based on certification held)

Reporting to the Waterworks Supervisor, the Plant Operator position is responsible to ensure production and delivery of safe drinking water to users of the Town of Arnprior and safe treatment of sewage. The responsibilities include performing a wide variety of maintenance, repair, and treatment activities associated with the operation of municipal water and sewage treatment facilities.

The primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Ensure the proper functioning, operation and maintenance of the Water Filtration Plant (WFP), Elevated Water Tower, Water Pollution Control Centre (WPCC), and Wastewater Pumping Stations.
  • Follow the maintenance schedule by carrying out all maintenance and related work.
  • Assist with operations within the Water Distribution System and the Wastewater Collections System on an emergency basis as required, within permitted MECP requirements.
  • Administer data entry, record keeping and complete reports as necessary.
  • Ensure monitoring inspections, evaluations, and adjustments are properly recorded, including detailed work and maintenance records.
  • Schedules and performs preventative maintenance checks and servicing on pumping equipment; ensures timely and accurate completion of preventative maintenance activities.
  • Diagnose operational problems and perform or direct necessary corrective action.
  • Pack bearings, lubricate, clean and paint equipment.
  • Operate town-owned vehicles and equipment including compressors, overhead hoists, portable and stationery generators, pneumatic, hydraulic and electric tools, and related tools and equipment.
  • Plans and lays out work on assigned work orders, using blueprints schematics and rough sketches; makes rough sketches and working drawings.
  • Perform routine laboratory analysis and test, collect chemical and bacteriological samples.
  • Set operational parameter or process that control the effectiveness and efficiency of the facility or subsystem.
  • Take part of a rotating shift and standby as per schedule, must be able to respond within 30 minutes to a call out when on standby.
  • Undertake the requirements and responsibilities for an Operator in Charge (OIC) when designated.
  • Must carry out preventative maintenance, calibration and repairs on online water quality analysers, ensuring accurate record entries are made of work and calibrations are made.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of:

  • Grade 12 in Ontario or education qualifications that the MECP Director considers equivalent.
  • A two (2) year post-secondary education in water and wastewater treatment, or related field.
  • Meet all of the qualifications for Operator Licenses for the applicable certification in accordance with O.Reg. 128/04 – Certification of Drinking Water System Operators and Water Quality Analysts.
  • Meet all of the qualifications for Operator Licenses for the applicable certification in accordance with O.Reg. 129/04 – Licensing of Sewage Works Operators.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Level “G” Ontario Driver’s License.
  • An understanding of PLC and SCADA.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics and chemistry to make calculations for chemical and operating processes.
  • Knowledge of maintenance manuals and other technical specifications including the use of storage of industrial chemicals.
  • Applied knowledge of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation techniques, practices and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of sampling and chemical techniques (lab testing).
  • Possess strong administration and record keeping skills.
  • Demonstrate analytical, problem solving, planning and scheduling skills to inspect, operate and monitor the facilities, processes and equipment, and perform routine preventative maintenance; take samples of the water and/or wastewater chemicals to make process control adjustments; and resolve operating issues.
  • Be physically fit, alert, and capable of performing manual labour, following instructions with a minimum of supervision and with a high sense of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of computer skills, process control and data entry. Specific knowledge of Microsoft Office, Filehold and Watertrax software applications would be considered an asset.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application in confidence by 3:00 PM (local time) on August 26, 2022, attention to the Human Resources Officer by:

Mail:  Town of Arnprior
105 Elgin St. W.
Arnprior, Ontario
K7S 0A8
E-mail: hr@arnprior.ca

If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please email Human Resources at hr@arnprior.ca. Please be advised that internal candidate applications shall be processed first in accordance with the CUPE Local 4960 Collective Agreement. Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection. The Town is committed to maintaining an equitable work environment and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.

Job Overview

Location:

Arnprior

Province:

Ontario

Starting Salary:

$30.45 - $39.59

Category

Engineering & Environmental

Job Type

Full Time

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