MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

South Peel Region ON
Full-Time
Posted On Jan 9 2020

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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 maintain related equipment in an advanced Class 4 water transmission and distribution system. The system is made up of a number of pumping stations, elevated towers and feedermains located within the South Peel Region. This position will require you to oversee, operate, inspect, maintain and carry out repairs on complex and advanced water system equipment, such as mechanical and electrical valves, centrifugal pumps, chemical systems, and process control equipment. In carrying out these duties at the various pumping stations and feedermains, you will have the opportunity to work independently or when required, to work with a dedicated and skilled team.

 

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• Trades license as a Millwright and/or applicable skilled trade.

• Willing to obtain Operator-in-Training (OIT), as specified in O.Reg. 128/04 of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

• Valid Class G driver's license.

• Must be available to be on-call after regular working hours.

 

Required Knowledge

• Excellent knowledge in the principles and practices necessary in the mechanical inspection and maintenance of advanced water transmission facilities, feedermains and collection systems.

• Knowledge of all relevant acts and regulations to ensure operational compliance.

• General knowledge of industrial processes and maintenance and repair of a variety of equipment and structures to operate, inspect, clean and maintain them by conducting scheduled maintenance practices and recordings. Monitoring local equipment conditions and equipment operations (flow rates, temperatures and pressures).

• Knowledge of financial processes regarding expenditures and purchase orders.

• Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions including storage of chemicals, confined space entry, equipment lockout/tagging and personal protective equipment.

• Knowledge of basic mathematics and chemistry in order to make calculations regarding chemicals and operating processes.

• Technical and electrical/mechanical knowledge.

• Familiarity with computerized monitoring systems, such as SCADA, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and overall computer literacy to record data from inspections and monitor activities to complete work orders and project forms to initiate repairs for maintenance.

 

Required Skills and abilities include

• Analytical and problem solving skills to identify and correct maintenance issues with equipment/ processes.

• Organizational skills to lead extensive maintenance and repair projects.

• Teamwork skills to work as part of a team, and to take initiative when required.

• Physical dexterity and ability to work in confined spaces, in all weather conditions and in dirty and/or noisy environments.

• Ability to read and interpret blueprints and follow process drawings to aid in troubleshooting equipment problems.

• Ability to use and understand operating and maintenance manuals, and other technical specifications.

• Good oral and written communication skills to liaise with staff and clients and to keep logs and complete reports.

• A demonstrated interest in continuous learning.

 

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.

• You will be eligible for additional pay for certification, should you be successful in completing and maintaining facility water/wastewater operator's licenses

• 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.

 

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Send application to: Ontario Clean Water Agency, Attention: Christina Fernandes, cfernandes@ocwa.com

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