Employer Township of Tiny
Application Close Date Friday, March 1, 2019
Location Township of Tiny
Date Posted February 7, 2019
Job Information

Water Lead Hand

Water Supervisor

Water Operator 1
Water Operator 2
Casual Staff


Under the supervision of the Water Supervisor, this position performs the operation, maintenance and monitoring of the municipal water systems in the Township of Tiny in accordance with Provincial Regulations and Township standards.

In the absence of the Water Supervisor, the Water Lead Hand will assume responsibility for the operation and maintenance of municipal water systems including supervisory functions relating to the work schedule, work load and decision making regarding the daily operation of all Township Water Department operations.

This position performs the function of Operator-In-Charge (OIC) and, in the absence of the Water Supervisor, Overall Responsible Operator (ORO), as defined by the Ministry of Environment.
The Water Lead Hand is deemed to be an “Essential Service” in the event of an emergency.


1. Direct and/or complete the maintenance and repair of components in water pump stations including both troubleshooting problems and general maintenance of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic equipment.
2. Direct and supervise staff, create work schedules, provide in house training, monitor activities, evaluate employees and provide input into hiring decisions.
3. Responsible to create, distribute, track and review Work Orders using Main Boss maintenance management software and other systems within the water department.
4. Ensure completion of daily pump station inspections, maintenance, and water quality analyses occurs per regulations and communicate any issues to the Water Supervisor.
5. Determine if problems can be repaired in-house or if technical assistance is required.
6. Report “Adverse” water quality as defined in Ontario Regulation 170/03 and take corrective action in accordance with procedures and regulations.
7. Direct and/or complete the performance of leak detection, swabbing and directional flushing in the distribution systems to ensure efficient and reliable operation is maintained.
8. Complete work orders, daily logs and system records as required by procedures and regulations.
9. Schedule the provision of watermain and service locates for outside utilities prior to construction of underground works.
10. Complete and/or inspect the installation of new water services, hydrants, mains, and other related appurtenances as required.
11. Oversee outside contractors and ensure registration with Compliance Sync
12. Assist with the development and implementation of maintenance programs, operating procedures, contingency and emergency plans, in accordance with applicable regulations.
13. Calibrate and/or maintain and repair equipment such as quality analyzers, water meters, etc.
14. Track and analyze data for compliance and potential problems.
15. Respond to inquiries and complaints from customers and the general public.
16. Accompany Ministry of the Environment Inspector and provide accurate information during inspections of water systems.
17. Perform all work to meet or exceed the requirements of the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS) accreditation including internal and external audits.
18. Maintain sufficient inventory of essential supplies and materials to ensure an adequate supply is available when needed.
19. Purchase small equipment, tools, supplies and parts for repairs
20. Complete administrative duties such as timesheet verification and invoice coding as required.
21. Participate as back up contact for the Water Department on the Township’s Emergency Management Program and Committee.
22. Support Health and Safety objectives and procedures.
23. Perform other related duties as assigned.


  •  Graduate of College or University in an engineering or environmental program, or possess equivalent education or experience.
  • Valid Water Distribution and Supply Class 2 License and Water Treatment Class 1 License (or be willing to obtain Water Treatment License).
  • Minimum 5 years experience in waterworks operation and maintenance.
  • Valid Class “G” Driver’s License.
  • Knowledge of water regulations and identifying, reporting and responding to adverse drinking water quality issues.
  • Proven knowledge of laboratory testing and water sampling.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and familiar with spreadsheet and word processing programs.
  • Working knowledge of proper Health and Safety Practices including WHMIS.
  • Able to meet the requirements of a Competent Person and have supervisory responsibility as defined in OHSA.
  • Able to assess and respond to complex situations to ensure safe drinking water.
  • Self-starter, able to complete all tasks independently with minimal supervision.
  • Public relations and interpersonal skills.
  • Capable of handling multiple, changing priorities with frequent interruptions.


  • Required to be on-call (on a scheduled rotating basis) to respond to emergencies after normal working hours (evenings, night, weekends).
  • Will be called into work after normal working hours (evenings, night, weekends) in the event of an emergency or if the on-call operator needs assistance or is not available.
  • Will be required to work alone in isolated areas at night.
  • Activities will be split between the office, plant and outside work
  • Occasional heavy lifting is required.
  • Working environment contains some serious risks or discomforts, which require additional safety precautions. ie:- working in water in sub-zero weather, traffic control, trenching, electrical, pressurized water and chemicals, chemicals, confined space entry, etc.
  • Activities subject to scrutiny from external inspectors (M.O.E.) (M.O.L.).
  • May be subject to personal fines up to $4,000,000 per day and/or imprisonment under Regulations. (Safe Drinking Water Act and Ontario Health and Safety Act)
  • Personal fines may not be paid by the Municipality under Regulations. Fines for minor infractions may range from $20,000 to $50,000 per day.
  • The Township of Tiny is subject to Orders and fines of $100,000 to $6,000,000 per day, with escalation for repeat offences, as a result of employee work performance.

Required to work in compliance with the Ontario Health and Safety Act and regulations and all related Township policies and procedures.


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