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Quality Assurance, Quality Control Coordinator (Temporary up to 12 months), City of Guelph

Wastewater Treatment Plant Assistant Shift Operator, City of Medicine Hat

Operator 2: Utility Stations, City of Whitehorse

WATER SUPERINTENDENT, City of Coquitlam (Coquitlam)

Director, Water and Wastewater Operations, Utilities Kingston


City of Guelph
Quality Assurance, Quality Control Coordinator (Temporary up to 12 months)


The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life - all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the temporary position of Quality Assurance/Quality Control Coordinator position with the Wastewater Services Division.  The successful candidate will have a focus on quality management system (QMS) for the laboratory and quality customer service and continuous improvement processes.  This position reports to the Supervisor of Laboratory Services & Environmental Compliance.  Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Duties
  • Maintains the laboratory Quality Management System (QMS) to ensure that the requirements of formal laboratory accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 are met.
  • Update the laboratory quality manual to ensure that the laboratory quality policies and objectives are clearly defined and that relevancy is maintained.
  • Coordinate the preparation of technical documentation of test method procedures; this includes method validation/verification documentation.
  • Conduct the laboratory internal audit program to ensure that the Quality Management System’s polices, practices and analytical test methods are documented and conducted in accordance with accreditation requirements.
  • Lead the Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Continual Improvement programs for the laboratory.  This includes ensuring proper QA/QC protocols are in place and followed. It also includes identifying and investigating quality system non-conformances, potential non-conformances and opportunities for improvement.
  • Ensure required instrumentation in the laboratory is calibrated and proper checks are done to ensure continued accuracy according to accreditation requirements.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of various laboratory national and international standards and laboratory best practices to ensure laboratory practices are current and relevant. 
  • Evaluates the quality of chemical tests in accordance with defined quality assurance / quality control protocols.
  • Documents, implements and reviews all areas of the laboratory’s practices to ensure that chemical tests are being performed with a high level of confidence.
  • Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of various national and international standards used to evaluate the competency of analytical laboratories.
  • Maintains a chain of custody protocol to ensure that sample integrity is maintained
  • Maintains preventative and corrective action plans for chemical test procedures.
  • Ensures that all laboratory equipment and instruments are functioning as required by implementing various quality assurance/quality control checks.
  • Act as the laboratory liaison with the accreditation body for accreditation assessments.
  • Perform laboratory testing as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion a diploma in Environmental Science, Chemical or Environmental Engineering and 4 years’ experience in a laboratory environment.  Candidates with an equivalent education and experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge and experience with QA/QC principles and practices and statistical techniques. 
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 9000 standard
  • Ability to build strong and enthusiastic work relationships and internal/external alliances and partnerships.
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff and stakeholders.
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook) and Laboratory Information Management System Software.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and confined space entry.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to analyze problems and find solutions.
  • Internal auditor certification for the QMS systems or ability to obtain.
  • Experience in an accredited laboratory environment would be an asset.
  • Experience validating laboratory test methods would be an asset

Rate

$32.66-$40.12 per hour  

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, August 19, 2018. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

Please visit the job posting listed on our careers page and click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

 


City of Medicine Hat
Wastewater Treatment Plant Assistant Shift Operator

The City of Medicine Hat’s Environmental Utility Department is seeking an individual with experience in Wastewater Treatment Operations and Maintenance.  As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for operating a Class III Wastewater Treatment facility, including daily maintenance, equipment repairs, as well as wastewater sampling and testing procedures as prescribed by Provincial regulations.
Our ideal candidate would be skilled in the operation and maintenance of plant equipment and possess a good working knowledge of laboratory procedures including sampling, testing, monitoring, interpreting results and recording data, including troubleshooting and taking corrective action.  In addition, have a sound knowledge of health and safety regulations and policies.
Required Qualifications:

  • Possess a Grade 12 or high school equivalency diploma;
  • A valid Alberta Wastewater Treatment Level I - IV Certificate (preferably Level III or higher);
  • Minimum two (2) years of related work experience in a Wastewater Treatment Plant, including two (2) years of direct responsible control experience;
  • Possess a valid Class 3 Driver’s License with air brake endorsement;
  • An equivalent combination of management approved training and experience may be considered.

This position has been identified as Safety Sensitive and requires the completion of a satisfactory pre-employment drug screen.
Our organization offers a highly attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefits, learning & development opportunities as well as a great work environment which provides excellent opportunities for professional growth.
The City of Medicine Hat strives to achieve its vision to be a “Community of Choice”; a place where people choose to live, work and play.  The Medicine Hat advantage:


  • Extensive Year Round Recreational Facilities
  • Flourishing Cultural Community
  • Low Housing Costs & Utility Rates & Taxes
  • Family Oriented Community

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume to Competition #18157A Human Resources Department, City of Medicine Hat, Suite 101, 505 First Street SE, Medicine Hat T1A 0A9; fax (403) 525-8870; e-mail hr@medicinehat.ca.

This posting will remain open until Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

City of Whitehorse
Operator 2, Utility Stations


Position Title :  Operator 2, Utility Stations
Department: Water & Waste Services

Job posting closes: August 20, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

The City of Whitehorse has an exciting opportunity for a Utility Station Operator. We are looking for a range of applicants from Utility Station Operator-in-Training to Level 2 Operators wanting to build a career with our Utility Stations team. Preference will be given to those who hold Level 2 Operators Certification; however those with lower levels of certification may be considered for a position.

Work in a safety-conscious environment and take your career to the next level with this dynamic role. The successful candidate will receive an extensive list of benefits including bonuses, 4 weeks of vacation, extended health/dental, and RRSPs.

An Eligibility List may be established from this job posting – The duration of the eligibility list will be 6 months. Future vacancies will be filled by going to the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires. The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted. Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.

Job Summary:

This incumbent operates, and adjusts treatment processes, conducts sampling and testing of water and wastewater quality, troubleshoots equipment and performs preventative and emergency maintenance to ensure quality, public health and safety of
water and wastewater facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Operate, monitor, inspect and maintain all water and sewage treatment, collection, and distribution systems and facilities.
  2. Manage operational and control methodology to ensure system wide integrity. Assist with the programming, testing and maintenance of the alarm and monitoring systems including SCADA system controls and related alarm systems.
  3. Identify and take corrective actions for moderate to advanced treatment plant operations to ensure compliance with all statutory, regulatory and internal procedures and processes.
  4. Operate, calibrate, maintain and repair all water and sewage systems including pumping, circulation and pressure regulating stations, groundwater wells, water reservoirs, sewage treatment facilities, sanitary and storm sewer lift stations.
  5. Conduct chemical, physical and bacteriological sampling of potable water, record results and implement adjustments as required. Operate, test and calibrate analyzers and chemical dosage control and measuring equipment
  6. Develop and maintain standard operating procedures, maintenance and asset management systems.
  7. Take daily readings, log irregularities, compile statistics and prepare and maintain accurate records.
  8. Maintain an inventory of supplies, order and purchase replacements in a timely fashion, in accordance with City procurement processes.
  9. Maintain a tidy sanitary appearance of the water and wastewater treatment plants.
  10. Act as Utility Stations Operator 3 and Supervisor Utility Systems, as assigned.
  11. Follow, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.
  12. Other related duties.

This description contains elements necessary for identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Position Requirements

Working Conditions:

Continuous exposure to disagreeable conditions such as dust/dirt, fumes/odours, inclement weather, temperature extremes, bodily wastes/fluids, human waste, fats, oils, rancid food grease, raw sewage, hazardous chemicals and work in confined spaces. Works four 10 hour days per week. Provides on-call coverage as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  1. 3 years’ operating experience at a Class 1 or higher facility in each of the three different fields: Wastewater Treatment, Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection or Level II certification in each field.
  2. 6 months supervisory experience and 1 year on the job training.
  3. Water Quality and Sampling for Water & Wastewater, WHMIS & TDG Certificate; Standard First Aid, Level C CPR; Confined Space Entrant/Attendant; Fall Arrest Course; Chlorine Handling Certificate; Hazard Assessment and Control Course; Plant High Voltage Safety; Self Contained Breathing Apparatus; Pumps, Theory, Operation & Maintenance
  4. Knowledge of SCADA systems and process controls, operating and repairing systems including valves, pumps and systems are considered is an asset.
  5. Lab experience with chemicals and sampling, testing and interpretation is preferred.
  6. Proven ability to concentrate, pay attention to detail, organize, priority set and be a team player.
  7. Ability to work with little supervision and function in a multidiscipline environment.
  8. Class 5 Driver’s License

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:

Motorized vehicles and equipment including: service trucks, skidoo, boat/motor, ATV, chlorine dosage feed systems & monitoring equipment, electrolysis chlorine generation equipment, sodium hypochlorite chemical feed & monitoring equipment, pumps, truck mounted hoist equipment, safety harness, generators, chain falls & slings, hand and power tools, self-contained breathing apparatus, gas detectors and computers including software for SCADA, computerized maintenance systems and computer with applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Work Tech.

Employment Contract:  PSAC Y023
Range:  $35.17 to $41.38 per hour
Status of Position - Permanent Full Time
Hours Per Week:  4 X 10 Hours
Guaranteed Minimum Hours:  40
Start Date of Position:  September 4, 2018

Additional Application Instructions
The City of Whitehorse will only accept job applications through their online e-recruitment system. Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through this system. Please visit www.whitehorse.ca/careers for more details and to set up an account.


City of Coquitlam (Coquitlam)
WATER SUPERINTENDENT

The City of Coquitlam (Coquitlam) offers the vibrant action of a growing city combined with a beautiful natural setting boasting abundant parks and green space, along with arts and cultural venues and multiple recreational facilities. Coquitlam is the sixth largest – and one of the fastest growing – cities in BC. Home to over 141,000 and sets a high standard of living in the Lower Mainland.
The Engineering and Public Works Department plans, designs, constructs, operates and maintains the core service systems that supply water for drinking and firefighting, collects and disposes of sanitary sewage and drainage, manages the solid waste collection contract, as well as providing multi-modal transportation facilities, including roads, bridges, walkways, street lighting and traffic signal systems. The Department also maintains the corporate fleet that includes passenger vehicles, trucks, construction equipment, and small operating equipment.

Reporting to the Manager, Operations, the next Water Superintendent will be responsible for overseeing the operation, maintenance, and repair of the City’s rapidly growing Level IV Water Distribution system consisting of 13 pump stations, 8 reservoirs, numerous PRV and SCADA monitored sites, and 500 kilometers of water mains. The Water Superintendent leads, supervises and mentors a staff of 29 who are involved in all aspects of water distribution and environmental protection.

The Water Superintendent is responsible for protecting the health, safety and economic well-being of water consumers in Coquitlam through the management and operation of the Water Utility. The work is technical, supervisory and administrative in nature. The incumbent directs and leads the operation, monitoring, evaluation, maintenance, repair, and quality control activities of the water utility, which provides fire protection and safe drinking water to over 140,000 persons.

The successful candidate will have over five years of progressively responsible experience with a strong understanding of the distribution and treatment for potable water and wastewater. They will have excellent management and problem-solving skills with the ability to develop the effective working relationships required to optimize resources and support City priorities.

Additionally, the successful candidate will have the EOCP Certification-Water Distribution Level 4 (Level 2 or 3 may be considered depending on previous experience) and eligibility for certification as an AScT or CTech from ASTTBC. The successful candidate will have relevant post-secondary experience and possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia.

The City of Coquitlam is an equal opportunity employer, striving to promote diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace. Should you be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity with Coquitlam, please contact Paul Phillips or Carol Robinson at 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to cleartalent@hwest.ca.


 


Supervisor, Laboratory Services and Environmental Compliance
Guelph, Ontario

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life - all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

This position provides supervisory oversight of the Environmental Protection Officers conducting environmental monitoring activities, spills response and administering compliance programs and laboratory staff providing laboratory services; with a focus to ensuring attainment of the division’s goals. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Duties

Qualifications

Salary

$80,189.83-$100,237.29 per year

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Monday, July 2, 2018. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

Please visit the job posting listed on our careers page and click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.


Utilities Kingston
Director Water and Wastewater Operations, Permanent Full-Time


Utilities Kingston is located in Kingston, Ontario, equi-distant from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario and the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) – Kingston is a stunning, historic city that consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston’s 123,363 community-minded citizens enjoy an outstanding quality-of-life enhanced by superb intellectual, recreational and creative opportunities and supported by excellent health care facilities and municipal services, programs and facilities.


Utilities Kingston in unique in Ontario, combining water, wastewater, gas and electrical services and a broadband fibre optics provided in one company under the leadership of a single C.E.O. This shared services delivery model gives Utilities Kingston clear advantages in cost savings and customer service over other utility providers in the province. Utilities Kingston has provided the residents of Kingston with safe and reliable utility services for more than 100 years.


Reporting to the President and C.E.O., the successful Director, Water and Wastewater Operations, will provide leadership and strategic direction to the Water and Wastewater departments, for the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater. Major system components include water and wastewater treatment facilities, water distribution systems, and the wastewater collection system.


The Director will ensure that treatment, distribution and collection facilities and networks operate at the highest level of efficiency, while maintaining quality, current demand and environmental goals and that full compliance with regulatory requirements are met. The Director will build relationships, resolve conflicts, and promote collaboration internal and external to Water and Wastewater Operations.


Primary Duties:

•Apply knowledge of the political, legislative, regulatory, and other trends analysis; effectively communicate goals and objectives of the department and work groups.
•Strategic thinking and demonstrated experience shaping and implementing divisional and corporate vision, mission, and values, as well as corporate strategies.
•Promote health and safety as a corporate overarching goal and utilize strategies to ensure health and safety is integrated into Utilities Kingston culture.
•Participate on regional committees.
•Meet established deadlines in a dynamic work environment with shifting priorities.
•Proven ability to lead and develop individuals and teams towards a common purpose; set clear expectations and direction and maintain role model position for managers and supervisors.
•Manage budgets and drive cost efficiencies within Operations and Utilities Kingston.
•Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
•Manage and develop management staff, and manage teams in a unionized environment.
•Lead change to enable innovation, quality, and efficiency.


Education, Certification and Other Qualifications Required
•Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, or a related field, with a specialty obtained in water and wastewater operations, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
•Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible and diversified experience in a leadership capacity in water and/or wastewater municipal operations.
•Minimum 5 years’ experience at senior management level, preferably in a municipal environment, and previous experience managing multi-disciplinary teams in a unionized environment.
•Licensing in water treatment and wastewater treatment collection, an asset.
•Proven knowledge of water and wastewater practices, theories, and trends to recommend long-term plans and policy direction for Utilities Kingston’s water and wastewater program, services, and facilities.
•Progressively responsible experience in the application of engineering theories, practices, and trends to manage contracts and projects, including the reviewing, approving and implementing of work plans and project budgets.
•Demonstrated financial management skills and experience developing, implementing and monitoring large-scale operating and capital budgets.
•Proven success implementing and managing multi-year operating and capital budgets in support of objectives.
•Extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment in water and wastewater treatment, collection and distribution.


Special Working Conditions/Conditions of Employment
•Criminal Background Check, at the successful candidate’s expense, to the satisfaction of Utilities Kingston.
Utilities Kingston offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience and education, pension, and benefits package.


To apply: Visit https://utilitieskingston.com/Careers.

Only those applications submitted electronically will be considered. If you require assistance to apply online, please contact webhelp@njoyn.com or call 1-877-427-7717. We thank all candidates that apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Should you require accommodations in the recruitment process, please email hruk@utilitieskingston.com.

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