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Job: Operator

Title Operator
Employer City of Thunder Bay
Application Close Date Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Location City of Thunder Bay
Date Posted May 11, 2018
Job Information

Job Title: Operator
Competition Number: INF-63-18 Department: Infrastructure & Operations
Posting Category: Open Division: Environment
Job Type: Full-Time Affiliation: CUPE Local 87
Site: Water Treatment Plant Location: CA-ON-Thunder Bay
Min: CAD $25.18/Hr. Max: CAD $27.17/Hr.
Pay Band: N/A Number of Positions: 1
Posted Date: 11/5/2018 12:01:00 AM Post End Date: 22/5/2018 11:59:00 PM
Effective Date: 21/9/2011 Supersedes Date: 26/9/2008
General Information:
As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal
peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.
Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Plant Superintendent WTP, and the direction
of the Chief Operator, operates, regulates, monitors, and adjusts various pumps, machines and
equipment controls to assure efficient operation of the water treatment plants reservoirs and
pumping stations.

MAJOR TASKS:
1. Performs routine inspections and basic alarm checks of plants and equipment, buildings and
site as outlined by the Plant Inspection Schedule and reports deficiencies.
2. Reads, monitors, and records charts and meter readings, prepares process calculations, and
assists with input of process statistics in plant computer.
3. Operates pumps, compressors, etc., adjusts chlorinator, chemical feed pumps, valves and other
operational equipment, to ensure that correct dosages and proper plant operations are maintained.
4. Performs assigned duties such as janitorial cleaning, chemical mixing, filter washing, minor
maintenance of equipment, and switches chlorine cylinders.
5. Collects process samples and performs analytical tests for all operational parameters.
6. Ensures the security of the plant and property by locking all doors, windows, and gates, as
required by established directives.
7. Starts, switches, and operates stand-by power equipment.
8. Reports and documents in the plant log, all unusual operating conditions and equipment in need
of servicing.
9. Performs and assists with confined space entries, and uses self-contained breathing apparatus,
as required.
10. Assists the Maintenance staff as required.
11. Performs minor standardization and calibration on instruments.
12. Receives and assists in the unloading of plant chemicals.
13. Actively participates in a team work environment.
14. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education/Experience:
• Must possess 2 years post-secondary education or 90 continuing education credits in a field
deemed appropriate by the Ministry of the Environment.

Skills/Abilities:
• Must possess and be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of mechanical and electrical
maintenance as well as basic mathematics and chemistry
• Must possess computer skills
• Must be capable of issuing and accurately comprehending written/oral information and
instructions
• Must be tactful and courteous with the public
• Must be reliable and capable of performing routine work with a minimum of supervision
• Must possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class ‘G’ driver’s licence and be able to attain
City Driver Certification
• Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

• Prior to an offer of employment, must successfully write and pass an Operator-in-Training
(OIT) examination and be eligible to attain an OIT Drinking Water Operator Certificate for water
treatment subsystems and an OIT Drinking Water Operator Certificate for water distribution
subsystems
• Must complete mandatory entry level drinking water operator course for operators in training
• Within 18 months of hire, must attain and maintain a Class I Drinking Water Operator
Certificate in water distribution subsystems and water treatment subsystems
• Within 3 years of hire, must attain and maintain a Class II Drinking Water Operator
Certificate in water distribution subsystems and water treatment subsystems
• Within 4 years of hire, must attain and maintain a Class III Drinking Water Operator
Certificate in water distribution subsystems and water treatment subsystems
• Within 5 years of hire, must attain and maintain a Class IV Drinking Water Operator
Certificate in water distribution subsystems
• Must maintain the level of the water treatment and distribution subsystem.
• Must be physically capable to perform the duties of the job and be willing to work weekends
and shifts as required.
• Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.
• Must attain a First Aid Certificate
• Must undergo a successful police records check, Type 1

Applicants must apply online at www.thunderbay.ca/jobs

 

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