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Skilled Trades and Operator 24410

Department: Environmental Services Department
Branch: Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring Branch
Status: Full-Time
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: September 10, 2019
Date Closing: September 23, 2019
Number Of Positions: 1


$34.65 to $41.27 per hour
This is a Replacement - Converted
Union position - CUPE Local 905 (York Region Unit)

Scheduled Hours


Scheduled Shifts

0730 – 1600

Position Purpose

Would you consider yourself eager to join one of the most progressive and innovative public sector employers? Do you have four or more years of experience in maintenance and troubleshooting in a water and wastewater or similar heavy industrial process equipment environments? Are you a licensed Millwright in the Province of Ontario? Do you also possess a Certification for a TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) Gas 2 Technician? If so, this would be an asset. If you have answered yes to these questions, the Skilled Trades and Operator role might be the position for you!

Reporting to the Supervisor, Centralized Maintenance Support and under the guidance of the Team Lead Skilled Trades and Operator, is responsible for installing, testing and repairing mechanical components and equipment; implementing preventative maintenance programs; and supporting the optimal operation of wastewater treatment plants, associated pumping stations, ground water systems, water treatment plants, associated booster stations and the transmission system to meet Provincial Acts and Regulations and Regional standards.

Major Responsibilities

• Supports the optimal operation of wastewater treatment plants and associated pumping stations to meet Provincial legislation and Regional standards.
• Uses Computerized Work Management Systems (CWMS) technology to execute the work management process as it relates to mechanical work; ensures that daily, weekly and monthly schedules are completed on time.
• Takes process equipment out of service for repairs, or testing and places equipment back in service after commissioning, in coordination with operations staff and as per applicable licensing authority.
• Ensures that all mechanical work meets current regulations and standards.
• Performs inspections for all mechanical assets in the water and wastewater operations and assists with the preparation of inspection reports, as directed.
• Ensures that all safety equipment required is available at the job site and is in proper working order.
• Ensures security and safekeeping of tools and supplies.
• Works in consultation with the Team Leads, and operations and maintenance staff, as required, on matters related to all operator tasks, maintenance and repairs.
• Liaises with regulatory agencies regarding legislative compliance and reporting requirements.
• Performs standby duty as assigned and responds to emergencies, as required.
• Performs other duties as assigned, in accordance with Branch and Department objectives.


Our ideal candidate has a certification of qualification by the Government of Ontario, in any Mechanical related field. The successful candidate must be able to complete the MOE Operators’ Licence Water OIT and Wastewater OIT within six months of appointment. Other assets would include:

• Successful completion of both level 1 and 2 MOE Operator’s License in the regulated period of time.
• Minimum four (4) years related experience in maintenance and troubleshooting, preferably in a water and wastewater environment, including experience in mechanical electrical equipment and pump maintenance procedures.
• Must have completed or be able to successfully complete courses in Preventative Maintenance, CPR and First Aid, Confined Space Entry, and Mobile Crane operation and equipment.
• Valid Ontario class “D” driver’s license free of serious offences under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and “Z” endorsement or valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license free of serious offences under the HTA and ability

How to Apply

Please apply online by September 23, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.