Job: Operator/Mechanic

Title Operator/Mechanic
Employer Ontario Clean Water Agency
Application Close Date Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Location Grand Bend, Port Stanley
Date Posted October 8, 2019
Job Information


Do you want to be part of a team providing safe, reliable drinking water to thousands of Ontarians each day? Does the thought of an office job bore you? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be exactly who we’re looking for!

Both the Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System (LHPWSS) and the Elgin Area Primary Water Supply System (EAPWSS) are situated in small lakeside communities, with LHPWSS on the shore of Lake Huron and EAPWSS on the shore of Lake Erie. Both facilities are within a 45-minute drive to the City of London!

Become a water/wastewater professional with OCWA today!

Who We Are

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.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will use your skills to operate and maintain the water and wastewater facilities within the Huron and Elgin Region.

Locations: Grand Bend, Port Stanley

How do I qualify?


  • Class 4 Water Treatment, Class 4 Water Distribution, or Class 4 Water Distribution and Supply certification for LHPWSS is preferred.
  • Class 4 Water Treatment, Class 3 Water Distribution, or Class 3 Water Distribution and Supply certification for EAPWSS is preferred.
  • Candidates with Level 1 in WT, WS, WDS or higher will be considered and opportunities for licence-level advancement will be provided.
  • A lesser qualified candidate may be considered as an under-fill minimum Operator-in-Training (OIT), as specified in O.Reg. 128/04 of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Should a successful applicant be employed as an underfill Operator, he/she will be required to write and pass the required Class 1 certification exams within 90 days from their start date.
  • Must be available for overtime and on-call duties.
  • The incumbent must commit to working both night and day shifts as part of a 12-hour rotating shift schedule following a compressed work week agreement.
  • Dedicated to following all OCWA Health and Safety policies and other regulatory requirements.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid class G driver’s licence.


  • Good knowledge of water treatment processes and distribution system to operate the facilities.
  • 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, mechanical, hoisting and rigging, HVAC and 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, and use and store industrial chemicals.
  • Familiarity with computers, including monitoring and operating systems (SCADA) and other operational and process data collection/reporting systems.
  • Familiarity with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems.

Skills and Ability include

  • Analytical, problem-solving, planning and scheduling skills required to effectively inspect, operate and monitor the facilities’ processes and equipment.
  • Ability to perform routine preventive maintenance, take samples, interpret results and make process control adjustments to resolve operating issues.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits, including for adoptive parents.
  • Comprehensive Health Plan.
  • Life and Disability Insurance.

Salary Range: $23.70 – $26.36 per hour, plus pay for water/wastewater certification

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 43665 Dexter Ln, Port Stanley, West Region
  • 1 Permanent, 71155 Bluewater Hwy, Grand Bend, West Region

Please apply by e-mail, only, with an application or resume and a covering letter clearly, completely and concisely showing how you meet what we are looking for, and quoting Job ID 140452, by Tuesday, October 22, 2019, to:

Ontario Clean Water Agency – EAPWSS
Attention: Kate Dayman (EAPWSS)


Ontario Clean Water Agency – LHPWSS
Attention: Courtney Miller (LHPWSS)

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




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