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Maintenance Technician

South Peel Region
Division Operations, South Peel Region
Locations 920 East Ave Mississauga, Ontario
Job Term (1) Permanent
Job Code Maintenance Mechanic 3 (93006P)
Salary $38.14 - $40.98
Posting Status OPEN
File No. OCWA-60-24-SP
Job ID 212718
Job Closing May 3, 2024

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 and provide safe and reliable drinking water to thousands of Ontarians each day.

Join our team as a Maintenance Technician with OCWA!

In this role, you will maintain related equipment in an advanced Class 4 water treatment facility and distribution system. 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.

Equipped with personal protective equipment you will need to be able to work in all weather conditions, in confined spaces, dirty and/or noisy environments and have physical dexterity. In water / wastewater facilities, physical dexterity includes but is not limited to: walking, standing, sitting, lifting floor to waist, lifting waist to shoulder, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, stair climbing, ladder climbing, pushing, pulling, carrying, handling, fingering, reaching forward, reaching overhead.

  • 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 30 years.
  • Work with an organization committed to innovation and advanced technology.
  • A defined benefit pension plan; Comprehensive Health Plan; Life and Disability Insurance.
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits including for adoptive parents.
  • Mandatory
    • Ability to obtain Trades license as a Millwright and/or other trades certificates required.
    • Must have a Grade 12 diploma, or equivalent as recognized by the Ministry of Environment (MOE).
    • Ability to obtain Operator in Training (OIT) in the appropriate discipline as per the applicable regulation (O.Reg. 129/04 of the Ontario Water Resources Act).
    • Valid Class G Drivers licence.
    • Ability to work on a rotating shift schedule and be available to work on an on-call basis.
  • Knowledge includes
    • Excellent knowledge in the principles and practices necessary in the mechanical inspection and maintenance of advanced wastewater facilities 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • Equipped with personal protective equipment ability to work in all weather conditions, in confined
      spaces, dirty and/or noisy environments and have physical dexterity. In water / wastewater facilities, physical dexterity includes but is not limited to: walking, standing, sitting, lifting floor to waist, lifting waist to shoulder, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, stair climbing, ladder climbing, pushing, pulling, carrying, handling, fingering, reaching forward, reaching overhead.
  • OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism

    We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

    We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

    Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service. We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

  1. You must apply by e-mail and the job competition quoted in the subject line.
  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.
  4. Please indicate in your email which location you are applying to.

Send application/resume with covering letter (PDF format preferred) saved as JOB ID – First Last Name to:
Ontario Clean Water Agency
Hiring Manager: Kevin Ho
Attention: Christina Fernandes
Email: CFernandes@ocwa.com

 

Ontario Clean Water Agency is an inclusive 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, Conservation and Parks. 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.