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Utility Treatment Technician Level III (Permanent)

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

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Utility Treatment Technician Level III (Permanent) 

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

 

 Utility Treatment Technician Level III (Permanent)                     Public Works Department (Wastewater Treatment)CUPE 1505

Position Type/ Hours: This is a permanent full-time position working an eighty (80) hour biweekly schedule. This position will transition to an eighty-four (84) hour biweekly 6 on and 6 off rotational shift within the Environmental Services (Wastewater Treatment) Branch of the Public Works Department. This positions is within the CUPE 1505 Bargaining Unit. This position is located in the community of Fort McMurray, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s urban centre

Position Description: Technicians perform daily activities primarily consisting of the control of the wastewater treatment process, which impacts the quality of effluent. This may include performance of daily maintenance, laboratory, administration, special study, engineering work, or duties with respect to lift stations, lagoons, septage receiving stations, pumping stations, and wastewater treatment facilities.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Operate treatment facilities and lift stations as per provincial and federal guidelines and approvals.

• Respond to all emergency calls and alarms for regional wastewater systems.

• Control, investigate, or correct all operational issues pertaining to lift station pressures, flows, demands, levels, quality, complaints and alarms.

 • Update and distribute contingency plans outlining procedures for rapid correction of emergencies, such as power outages, equipment failures, flooding, system contamination, etc.

• Draft, develop, and review written documents pertaining to safety, operation procedures, treatment plant inspections, etc.

• Observe and report wastewater treatment plant abnormalities (treatment appurtenances) and arrange for maintenance issues to be corrected by creating work orders.

• Drawdown testing, and calibration of various chemical dosing pumps and equipment.

• Adjust chemical dosing as required to optimize treatment.

• Monitor the operation and standby power source to assure continuous operation of the wastewater treatment plant and distribution system.

• Train and mentor junior operators and co-op students in the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plants and distribution systems. 

• Use, maintain, and calibrate lab equipment and online analyzers.

• Receive, transport, and manage inventory of chemicals.• Handle, transfer, and mix a variety of chemicals related to wastewater treatment and lab testing.

• Data recording and analysis.

• Review monthly reports for preparation of the annual report.

• Manage, and optimize wastewater treatment system.

• Water sampling to meet license requirements (bacti’s, schedule 4s, THMs. chlorine, turbidites, other parameters based on licenses).

• General housekeeping of facilities (cleaning, painting).

• Check and confirm the operation of lift stations during power outages and emergencies. 

• Analyze SCADA trends and set points for correct operation noting and reacting to abnormalities or irregularities.

• Open and close valves in lift station to control direction of flow and pressures when required. Turn pumps on and off when required.

• Operate and maintain waste management system, thickeners, DAF, centrifuges and other waste processes.

• Use industrial control systems, visual inspections, and laboratory results to optimize and control the treatment process and maintain plant records, including log books, check sheets, and inventory sheets as well as electronic maintenance and information systems.

• Conduct visual inspections of wastewater treatment facilities including treatment plants, lagoons, and pump stations; remove debris from trash racks as required.

• Operate and maintain sewage lift stations and lagoons in consultation with rural Water Treatment operators.

• Respond to customer inquiries relating to wastewater treatment, odours, etc.

• Test safety devices and complete logs and records as per Alberta Boiler Safety Association, Safety Codes Act, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes.

• Operate loader for compost process operations once certified through the Municipal training program. 

• Obtain training and sign off for the operation of other miscellaneous mobile equipment (such as Bobcat, Hotsy and Forklift) for wastewater treatment operations as required. 

Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or GED is required.

• Level III Wastewater Treatment Certification is required.
You will possess the following:

• Valid Alberta Class Five (5) driver’s licence is required (clear driving record is an asset).

• Valid First Aid Certificate must be obtained within six (6) months of hire.

• Proven experience working in a computerized environment.• Ability to understand and execute verbal and written instructions, read blueprints, and interpret plans and specifications.

• Ability to work around high voltage equipment in hazardous, unsanitary, and all-weather conditions (immunizations are strongly recommended).

• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships.

• Must be medically and physically able to perform all duties of this position on an ongoing basis.

• Will be required to work in confined spaces and handle hazardous chemicals. 

Salary Range: Level III – Pay Level 11 Market Rate$46.91 (Start Rate) $54.93 (Permanent Rate)
Evaluated Rate$45.55 (Start Rate)$53.54 (Permanent Rate)

*Permanent rate effective after twelve (12) months of employment.  **All CUPE Job rates are currently under review and are subject to change. 
***Rate has been adjusted to reflect market conditions***

In addition to the rate of pay, we offer other attractive incentives: -an extensive employer paid benefits plan-an additional annual payment of $12,480 which represents a cost of living allowance  
Requisition Number: 005648Closing Date: Open Until FilledPosting Type: Internal and External (Repost: March 27, 2020)

To apply:  Please visit our website at www.rmwb.caWe appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Late applications will not be accepted.

Utility Treatment Technician Level IV (Permanent)

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

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Senior Project Manager, Water/Wastewater

City of Hamilton

Temporary, full-time opportunity (6 months with potential extension up to 24 months) with Hamilton Water in Hamilton, ON

 

This leadership role with the City of Hamilton would be an exciting opportunity for a Civil Engineer, a Certified Engineering Technologist or a similarly qualified professional with a best practices mindset and the ability to articulate a vision and deliver customer-focused programs and services in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.

 

Reporting to the Manager of Water / Wastewater System Planning, you’ll provide leadership to staff and consultants in the delivery of the City’s separate Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Plans following the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment principles. The scope of these master plans includes all linear infrastructure, outstations and treatment plants associated with the City’s water, wastewater and stormwater systems, with a focus on the development of a long-range infrastructure improvements program to service growth to the year 2041 – and beyond.

 

As Senior Project Manager, Water/Wastewater Planning – Master Planning, you’ll be involved in the assessment of infrastructure needs, including the operation/optimization of existing systems, phasing and cost of upgrades, environmental impacts and constraints, and all regulatory requirements. A proven leader, adept at managing and inspiring a multi-disciplinary team in a results-oriented, predominantly unionized environment, you’ll ensure that all Water/Wastewater Master Plan activities are delivered in accordance with City and Provincial guidelines and in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner.

 

Your qualifications as a Senior Project Manager, Water/Wastewater Planning – Master Planning, include:

Extensive demonstrated knowledge of the practices and theories of Civil Engineering and/or Environmental Science normally acquired by obtaining a degree or diploma in a related field with progressive work experience.

Membership with Professional Engineers Ontario or the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, preferred.

Extensive demonstrated knowledge in the areas of municipal water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure planning and systems design, including knowledge of conveyance design and hydraulics, treatment plant process and hydraulics and outstation design.

Demonstrated knowledge of the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and Ontario Water Resources Act.

Knowledge of the (Ontario) Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement and Building Code Act and their regulations, an asset.

A thorough understanding of municipal planning principles as they pertain to water, wastewater and stormwater services.

Proven knowledge of the environmental assessment process gained through extensive practical experience, including multiple bottom-line evaluations including typically economic, social and environmental criteria.

Previous extensive project management experience in a wastewater environment, including the application of project management tools and best practices as endorsed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) or equivalent.

Experience in designing and delivering customer-focused programs and services.

Effective communication skills, both oral and written, honed through practical experience.

Highly developed ability to articulate a vision to lead and inspire others.

Highly effective leadership, facilitation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills. Leadership includes experience in guiding and developing staff and the performance management of staff when required.

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage, inspire and lead a multi-disciplinary staff in a results-oriented and predominantly unionized environment.

Ability to deal effectively with elected officials, representatives of other levels of government, management, peers, staff and the public.

Thorough knowledge and understanding of statutes, regulations and by-laws affecting the Department/Section.

Knowledge of the collective bargaining process.

Demonstrated knowledge of dynamic computer hydraulic modelling and associated software, including model development, calibration, operations and governance.

Demonstrated knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and applicable regulations as it relates to the position.

A valid Class “G” Driver’s Licence and provision of a vehicle for use on the job.

Experience in investigating, recommending and documenting new/updated policy/procedures for improving the Section’s technical performance following Quality Management System-QMS theory/environments.

This temporary, full-time position offers a wage range of $53.927 to $63.073 per hour (based on a 35-hour work week schedule).
About the City of Hamilton

Contribute to the City of Hamilton, one of Canada’s largest cities – home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Join our diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody our values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged, empowered employees. Help us #BeTheReason the entire country is talking about Hamilton, and achieve our vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully.

For full details and to apply

If you are interested in working alongside a dedicated team that’s contributing to the well-being of Hamilton’s residents, please visit www.hamilton.ca/careers for details on this position as Senior Project Manager, Water/Wastewater Planning – Master Planning, JOB ID #15926, and to apply online, by 8 day, January, 2020.

The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

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