Job: Water Distribution/Waste Water Collection Operator (Operations & Maintenance)

Title Water Distribution/Waste Water Collection Operator (Operations & Maintenance)
Employer City of Thunder Bay
Application Close Date Monday, March 25, 2019
Location Thunder Bay, ON
Date Posted March 15, 2019
Job Information


Job Title: Water Distribution/Waste Water Collection Operator (Operations & Maintenance)

Competition Number: INF-33-19 Department: Infrastructure & Operations
Posting Category: Open Division: Environment
Job Type: Full-Time Affiliation: CUPE Local 87
Site: Sewer & Water (Operations &
Location: CA-ON-Thunder Bay
Min: CAD $25.73/Hr. Max: CAD $29.23/Hr.
Pay Band: N/A Number of Positions: 1
Posted Date: 15/3/2019 12:01:00 AM Post End Date: 25/3/2019 11:59:00 PM
Effective Date: 1/1/2018 Supersedes Date: New
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.
ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE: It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of
origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or
gender expression. Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics. Do not include:
 Photos
 Any certificates that have photo identification
 Driver’s licences
 Police records checks
Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Division should you be the successful applicant. If a Criminal Record
Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant. Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check
with your application.
ACCOMMODATION: 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 supervision of the Superintendent – Sewer & Water or designate, and the technical direction and guidance of the
Lead Operator, operates, inspects, monitors and performs maintenance, repair and replacement of the water distribution, storm water, and sewer
collection systems. Operational and maintenance duties shall be performed in accordance with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
regulations, guidelines and as listed in the Associated Board of Certification (ABC) guidelines.
1. Performs maintenance, repair and replacement work on the water distribution/waste water collection systems, including services, sewer and
water mains, valves, hydrants, house connections, manholes, catch basins and other related fixtures (appurtenances).
2. Operate valves, pumps and gates as required, isolate water mains and reconnect isolated water mains, flush hydrants, chlorinate water mains,
turns water services on and off, connects and removes water meters.
3. Operates and maintains the processes within his or her responsibility in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with the relevant
Operations Manual.
4. Ensures that the processes within his or her responsibility are measured, monitored, sampled and tested in a manner that permits them to be
adjusted when necessary.
5. Ensures that all equipment to be used in the processes within his or her responsibility are properly monitored, inspected and evaluated and
that records of equipment operating status are prepared and available at the end of every operating shift.
6. Operates all equipment required to repair or maintain the water distribution and waste water collection systems including high pressure sewer
flushing truck and related equipment.
7. Participates in valve exercising and hydrant flushing programs. Prepares and communicates information to public on programs as necessary.
8. Drills and taps cast iron, ductile iron, asbestos cement, hyprescon, plastic and steel water mains. Installs water service fittings as needed.
9. Lays and repairs service connections, prepares service drawings and records material used.
10. Performs camera inspections of sewers and removes blockages from connection using appropriate methods.
11. Operates microprocessor based correlator equipment to detect and pinpoint locations of known or suspected water main leaks and as a
survey tool to investigate and detect unknown leaks or losses in the water system and rank them for priority of repair.
12. Investigates and resolves customer complaints and inquiries relating to water/waste water services.
13. Maintains tapping machine and does minor servicing of pumps, generators, steamers, thawing machines and other related equipment
including tools.
14. Performs and receives locates of underground utilities as required.
15. Reports situations requiring further actions to appropriate department or person. Completes follow up as necessary.
16. Completes logs and other record keeping mechanisms as required in accordance with regulatory requirements.
17. Performs the duties of a Skilled Water Worker when required.
18. Performs standby duties as required.
19. Designated as OIC (Operator in Charge).
20. Relieves Lead Operator as required.
21. Reports material usage to Stores as required.
22. Reports equipment and material defects as required.
23. Participates in Hands On and Director Approved training and trains staff as required.
24. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.
 Must possess 2 years of relevant post-secondary education or 90 Continuing Education Units in a field deemed appropriate by the Ministry of
the Environment and Climate Change
 Must be able to understand sewer and water distribution maps and construction drawings and possess basic drawing skills and legible writing
to prepare accurate reports and sketches
 Must demonstrate the ability to perform all functions related to the water/waste water collection system
 Must be capable of reporting (written and/or verbal) on water systems conditions or problems.
 Must be capable of issuing and accurately comprehending written/oral information and instructions
 Must be tactful and courteous with the public
 Must be at basic skill level in word processing, and spreadsheet software
 Must be reliable and have the ability to work with minimum supervision.
 Must possess and maintain a valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s Licence, or equivalent
 Must meet the definition of a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
 Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, as amended
 Prior to an offer of employment, must successfully write and pass an OIT examination and be eligible to attain a Waste Water Operator
Licence for waste water collection and a Water Distribution Certificate for water distribution systems
 Within 15 working days of receiving a conditional offer of employment, must successfully obtain a written beginner’s licence for an Ontario
Class “D” with a “Z” endorsement
 Within one year of hire and after training, must obtain and maintain a Class “D” Driver’s Licence with a “Z” endorsement
 Within 2 years of hire, must attain and maintain a Class I Waste Water Operator Licence and a Class I Water Distribution Certificate
 Within 4 years of hire, must attain and maintain a Class II Waste Water Operator Licence and a Class II Water Distribution Certificate
 Within 6 years of hire, must attain and maintain a Class III Waste Water Operator Licence and a Class III Water Distribution Certificate
 Within 7 years of hire, must attain and maintain a Class IV Water Distribution Certificate
 Must maintain the level of the waste water collection and water distribution systems
 Must remain a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
 May be required to provide a successful driver’s record (uncertified)
 Must undergo a successful Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)
 Must work weekends and shifts as required
 Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions and with sewage.
 Must be physically capable to perform the duties of the job
 Before performing stand-by duties, employee must attain specific skill sets as required by The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges &
Universities for Water Meter Installer trade code 800A
 Must be able to meet the response times for Standby as stipulated in the Environment Divisions Standard Operating Procedures

YOU MUST INDICATE COMPETITION # INF-33-19 ON YOUR APPLICATION. For more information visit Application will be accepted until 11:59:00 pm on Friday, March 25, 2019.


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