Maintenance Electrician/Operator

Laurentian View Cluster, Eastern Region

177 River Road, Deep River, ON

Job Term: 
1 Permanent
Job Code: 
Maintenance Electrician (93030)
$26.13 - $28.37 per hour (plus pay for certification)
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Closing Date: 
March 21, 2018

Do you want to be part of a team providing safe and 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!

Become a water/wastewater professional with OCWA today!

In this role, you will perform electrical duties including installing, modifying and maintaining efficient operating condition electrical lines, circuits, systems, fixtures, controls, equipment and motors. You will troubleshoot, repair and/or modify and replace damaged, malfunctioning and worn electrical lines, circuits systems, fixtures, controls and equipment for the facilities within the Laurentian View Cluster.

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 20 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.

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 we are looking for


  • Must be licensed in the Province of Ontario as a Maintenance/Construction Electrician (Ontario Reg. 32 Class 309A or R.R.O. 1970 as amended by 78-71) or as an Industrial Electrician (License 442A, Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act, R.S.O. 1990).
  • Class 3 certification in Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, and Class 2 certification in Water Supply and Distribution / Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection.
  • May consider lesser qualified candidates as underfill - minimum Operator-in-Training (OIT), as specified in O.Reg. 128/04 of the Safe Drinking Water Act and 129/04 of the Ontario Water Resources Act.
  • Valid Class G driver’s license.
  • Must be available to be on-call after regular working hours.


  • Thorough knowledge and experience in the generation, maintenance and repair of equipment for the distribution and use of electrical energy at different voltages.
  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Environmental legislation and the policies, procedures and regulations that apply to this work and have practical knowledge and be conversant with the current Ontario Electrical Safety Code and its practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of the maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of programmable controllers, remote terminal units and data communications circuits, pneumatic and hydraulic instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of electrical controls and monitors as applied to programmable logic controllers, motor types, motor magnetic center, lockouts and grounding.
  • Knowledge of electrical distribution systems, including incoming power supplies, step down transformers and distribution panels.
  • Knowledge of HVAC and air control systems repair. Knowledge of the processes, procedures and equipment used in the relevant advanced water/wastewater treatment operations and distribution/collection systems.

Skills and abilities include

  • Problem solving and analytical skills in order to make timely decisions and address work priorities and emergencies.
  • Ability to work as a team and to take the initiative when required.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair complex operational control devices.
  • Interpersonal skills to provide direction, advice and recommendations to contractors, equipment suppliers, project staff and other Agency personnel.
  • Good oral and written communication skills to give advice and instructions and keep logs.
  • Ability to use and understand operating and maintenance manuals, blueprints and other technical specifications.

How to Apply

1. You must apply by mail, fax, or e-mail.
2. You must show how you meet what we are looking for clearly, completely and concisely; we rely on the
information you provide to us.
3. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

Send application/resume with cover letter to:
Ontario Clean Water Agency
Attention: Roxane Musclow
560 Abbie Lane, PO Box 128
Petawawa, ON K8H 3R9
Fax: 613-687-7138

Ontario Clean Water Agency is an equal opportunity employer. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The Ontario Clean Water Agency is an agency of the Province of Ontario, reporting to the Ministry of the Environment. As the largest provider of water and wastewater services in Canada, we manage over 800 facilities from small well systems and lagoons to large water and wastewater treatment plants. Consider this opportunity if you are a motivated, team oriented individual seeking a career in the water and wastewater industry.

Note: Thank you for your interest, we will contact you only if we choose you for further screening or an interview.