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Wastewater Technician- Certified, City of Prince George

Wastewater Technician(s) -Level 1 (Certified) Progressive, City of Prince George

General Manager, Liquid Waste Services , Metro Vancouver

Specialist, Environment, Epcor



Wastewater Technician- Certified

City of Prince George

 

DIVISION:                 UTILITIES DIVISION                                                      
                                   
DEPARTMENT:      PUBLIC WORKS                                                                           

JOB SUMMARY:

Wastewater Technicians are responsible for work on the City’s storm/sewer lift station and treatment facility infrastructure which involves equipment operation, inspecting and servicing parts and equipment, completing preventative maintenance measures as scheduled, maintaining equipment plant systems records, and maintaining building and grounds.  Incumbents may progress to higher level technician positions as the requisite certification and experience is obtained.  The work is similar at all cert levels but as incumbents achieve higher levels of EOCP certification, the work becomes increasingly complex and independent judgement and problem solving is required. Performs related duties.  These positions are subject to Schedule D hours.   

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

LEVEL ONE TECHNICIAN:

Under the general supervision of WWTC Chief Operator and the Wastewater Foreman, performs repair and maintenance functions to Wastewater facilities by:

  • reading and recording information from motors, flow recorders, pressure/vacuum gauges and any other equipment, as required;
  • utilizing and adjusting computerized maintenance systems;
  • operating equipment including, but not limited to, bar screens, grit removal apparatus, pumps, air and gas blowers, mixers, and valves;
  • ensuring proper operation of trickling filters, solids contact tanks and primary and secondary clarifiers;
  • operating turbines, generators and related equipment;
  • carrying out equipment servicing and preventative maintenance work as outlined in work schedules, and involving oiling, greasing and minor repairs, and reporting major repair work to the supervisor;
  • assisting in major repairs and maintenance and installation of equipment as directed;
  • maintaining the appearance of buildings and grounds in a neat and tidy order;
  • cleaning out the rock pit, screens, grit tanks, solids contact tanks, clarifiers, anaerobic digesters, chlorine contact tanks, wet-wells and sumps as required;
  • operating scum skimmer systems, anaerobic digesters, process and building heating systems, and ventilation systems;
  • operating dewatering equipment, biosolids dump truck and screenings dump truck as required;
  • monitoring SCADA and making process changes as required;
  • conducting chemical analysis tests in the laboratory on wastewater and water;
  • collecting wastewater samples for chemical and bacteriological analysis;
  • inspecting treatment process and undertaking corrective action on treatment facilities;
  • attending storm/sewer lift stations and wastewater treatment facilities on emergency call‑outs when required;
  • performing confined space entry;
  • assisting higher level technicians as directed;
  • providing lectures and tours of operations and processes as approved by the supervisor
  • performing other related duties as required.

Performs physical activities such as:

  • lifting objects in excess of 90 lbs./40 kg.;
  • lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs./23 kg.;
  • confined space
  • walking, standing, bending, lifting, and carrying for extended periods of time;
  • using common hand–tools needed for routine maintenance and repair tasks for extended periods of time;
  • working outside in all weather conditions;
  • being exposed to noxious odors, raw and/or treated sewage, and dirty conditions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:  Completion of Grade 12.  Graduation from a technological training program related to Wastewater Treatment. A valid EOCP Wastewater Treatment Certificate, Class I. 

Experience:  One year of experience in wastewater treatment or a related field.

Knowledge & Skills:  As listed at end of document.


LEVEL TWO TECHNICIAN:

The responsibilities of a level two Technician are the same as a Level One Certified Technician with the following additional responsibilities:

  • directing other technicians, trades people and contractors in the maintenance and construction activities of facilities;
  • maintaining computerized maintenance systems;
  • carrying out more complex maintenance functions;
  • supporting the development of and supervising safety related programs and activities;
  • assisting in the training and development of level one technicians through technical and seconded training.

 

Education:  Completion of Grade 12.  Graduation from a technological training program related to Wastewater Treatment.  A valid EOCP Wastewater Treatment Certificate, Class 2;  

Experience: Two (2) years of operating experience, including a minimum of one year at the Lansdowne Wastewater Treatment Plant as a certified Technician.

Knowledge & Skills:  As listed at end of document.

LEVEL THREE TECHNICIAN:

The responsibilities of a level three Technician are the same as a Level One and Two Certified Technician with the following additional responsibilities:

  • assisting in the development of level one and two technicians through technical and seconded training;
  • adjusting computerized maintenance systems as required;
  • assisting in  the development of maintenance schedules and tasks;
  • providing input into the development of capital and operational programs;
  • compiling data and assists in compiling reports;
  • issuing work orders as required;
  • ordering of equipment and services as required.

Education:  Completion of Grade 12.  Graduation from a technological training program related to Wastewater Treatment.  A valid EOCP Wastewater Treatment Certificate, Class 3.

Experience:  Four (4) years of operating experience, including a minimum of two years at the Lansdowne Wastewater Treatment Plant as a certified Technician.

Knowledge & Skills:  As listed at end of document.


LEVEL FOUR TECHNICIAN:

The responsibilities of a Level Four Technician are the same as a Level One, Two and Three Certified Technician with the following additional responsibilities:

  • assisting in the development of Level One, Two and Three Technicians through technical and seconded training;
  • assuming the duties of the Chief Operator if required;
  • recommending operational and procedural changes to optimize operations;
  • supervising and carries out complex maintenance and capital work;
  • assisting in the development of budgets;
  • assisting in the development and execution of maintenance and operational programs
  • preparing reports to regulatory agencies as required.

Education:   Completion of Grade 12. Graduation from a technological training program related to Wastewater Treatment.  A valid EOCP Wastewater Treatment Certificate, Class 4.

Experience:  Six (6) years of operating experience, including a minimum of two years at the Lansdowne Wastewater Treatment Plant as a certified Technician.

Knowledge and Skills (all levels):  The ability to understand electrical and mechanical problems relating to the operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants and lift stations.  Ability to understand and troubleshoot wastewater treatment processes and lift station problems.  Ability to safely use the tools and equipment related to the work.  Ability to teach, train, and aid in the development of junior technicians. Demonstrated initiative and problem solving skills.  Ability to support individual exercises on quality improvement.  Ability to keep abreast of a changing work environment.  Demonstrated ability to follow safe work procedures. Ability to perform semi-skilled mechanical and building repairs. Ability to recognize, report and/or rectify actual and potential safety hazards. Sufficient physical strength and stamina to perform the required duties. Ability to climb ladders and be comfortable working at heights. Knowledge of confined space procedures, Demonstrated mechanical aptitude. WHMIS and Transportation of Dangerous Goods. Ability to work independently, considerable knowledge of and demonstrated expertise using a variety of computer applications related to the work. Good verbal and written communication skills.  Excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain cooperative working relations with other City employees.  Ability to pass on knowledge to other members of the team. Ability to deal courteously, tactfully and diplomatically with members of the general public as well as external and internal customers.  Demonstrated commitment to customer service.  Ability to work within and contribute to, a proactive team environment. 

 

Valid BC Drivers license:               Yes - Valid B.C. Drivers License, full-privilege Class 3
with Air Endorsement.
Vehicle Usage:                                 Yes.   
Criminal Record Check:                 No.

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City of Prince George

Wastewater Technician(s) -Level 1 (Certified) Progressive
Utilities, Engineering & Public Works Department

A varied technical role with room for advancement

Based in our storm/sewer lift stations and treatment facility, you will be part of the safety-oriented team responsible for the equipment’s smooth operation. You will operate, inspect and service equipment, perform preventive maintenance and ensure maintenance and plant records are accurate and up-to-date.

Along with Grade 12, completion of a technological training program related to Wastewater treatment, a valid EOCP Wastewater Treatment Certificate, Class 1 and one year of wastewater treatment experience, you demonstrate a commitment to safety, teamwork and quality. Ideally, you hold a full privilege Class 3 Driver’s License, with air endorsement.

The City of Prince George’s Landsdowne Road Wastewater Treatment Centre is one of the most cost effective wastewater treatment Level 4 treatment systems facilities in British Columbia and includes both primary and secondary treatment. The treated wastewater meets or exceeds all the Ministry of environment’s current requirements. The process is energy-efficient, operator friendly and stable, and it produces a high quality effluent.

Have you completed a program in wastewater treatment, and are you looking to gain hours and experience in the field? We’ll consider your application.

For more information about this exciting career opportunity please refer to the job description on our website.

These regular, full-time positions offer a starting wage of $ 30.24 as well as a comprehensive benefits
and pension package. 

Please apply in confidence by April 20, 2017 to:
http://princegeorgejobs.prevueaps.ca/jobs/

The City of Prince George thanks all those who apply; however, only those selected
 for an interview will be contacted.

Move up Prince George / Tourism Prince George

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Metro Vancouver

General Manager, Liquid Waste Services

YOU HAVE THE PRESENCE AND VISION TO LEAD 500 PEOPLE
General Manager, Liquid Waste Services

You may be challenged, but you won’t be daunted by the size and scope of this regional leadership mandate.  Your people leadership and technical skills will allow you to inspire the performance of more than 500 employees while optimizing operating and capital budgets that exceed $400 million.  Metro Vancouver is a collaborative partnership of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that plans and delivers regional services including drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. 

The long-term vision for liquid waste management in Metro Vancouver is efficient recovery of all elements of liquid waste as energy sources, nutrients, water and other usable material, or else return it to the environment as part of the hydrological cycle in a way that protects public health and the ecosystem.  You can lead Liquid Waste Services at an exciting and pivotal time when Metro Vancouver is investing in infrastructure to accommodate and encourage growth in the region.  Currently underway is an innovative new wastewater treatment plant and pumping station, both scheduled for commissioning in the short term.          

As General Manager, Liquid Waste Services, you will report directly to the CAO and join the Senior Management Team in this strategic and operational leadership role.  Metro Vancouver takes pride in serving nearly two and a half million people.  You will ensure that the region’s extensive network of sewers and treatment plants are operated, maintained, expanded and upgraded to keep pace with population growth. In a progressive workplace, you will keep motivation high and drive innovation wherever it promises to improve efficiencies or processes.  The face and voice of the department, you will work with multiple stakeholder groups to set priorities, prepare cross functional budgets and shape cost recovery. 

Likely a P.Eng. with senior level experience in a complex municipal role, you will bring both technical and business management expertise to Liquid Waste Services.  Lead an accomplished team of high performers and work collaboratively to get even better. 

To express your interest in this opportunity, please submit your resume and related information online on or before May 5th, 2017 at http://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/13919 or contact Shannon Cooper at shannon.cooper@odgersberndtson.com or Esther McGregor at esther.mcgregor@odgersberndtson.com for more information.

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Epcor

Specialist, Environment

The Environment Specialist will be directly involved in the EWC facility Environmental Assurance Program.  This includes work items and deliverables related to regulatory compliance and facility ISO 14001 EMS conformance, including:  developing and maintaining environmental Compliance Obligation registries in SharePoint for EPCOR facilities in different jurisdictions; supporting EWC facility ISO 14001 registrations; maintaining facility Approval/Permits and the renewal process; incident management for facility operations, which includes incident tracking and participating in root cause investigations.

EPCOR is looking to fill 1 (one) temporary, full-time position for up to 11 months!

Reporting to the Manager, Environment this position is accountable for:

  • Supporting the Environment Manager in the delivery of the EWC Environmental Assurance Program that applies to all EWC water/wastewater facilities in Canada, which includes:
    • supporting and/or leading related work tasks and deliverables
      • including site environmental incidents
    • building and maintaining relationships with other staff at various operational facilities in Alberta, BC, SK, Ontario, and other jurisdictions
  • Developing and maintaining the Master Registry for Approvals and/or Permits issued to EWC facilities operating in Canada.
  • Developing and maintaining the Compliance Obligations Registry for EWC operations in different provinces, such as, updating the listing of Federal and Provincial Environmental Acts, Regulations, Codes of Practice, and Municipal Bylaws in Sharepoint.
  • Supporting to maintain EWC facility registrations under ISO 14001, this includes:
    • coordinating ISO audit schedules
    • conducting environmental compliance audits or ISO internal audits
    • tracking audit findings and working on corrective actions
    • transitioning facilities from the 2004 to the 2015 version of the ISO 14001 Standard
  • Assisting the Environment Manager in coordinating EWC facility Approval/Permit renewals.
  • Interacting with other staff at various EPCOR WTP and WWTP operational facilities as needed to conduct on-site studies (e.g.  soil contamination) and compile results for site environmental data. 
  • Participating in other Environmental Services initiatives (watershed management, river studies, site inspections, remediation projects etc.). 
  • Reviewing and communicating changes to regulations, industry best practices and EPCOR's performance for the continual improvement of EPCOR's policy, programs and systems.
  • Recommending, revising and implementing any changes to EPCOR's environmental policies, procedures and processes as required.
  • Performing other related duties as required.
  • Demonstrating a high performance, high discipline, safe, accountable, focused, innovative and achievement-oriented, easy to do business with manner of working.

 

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Four (4) year Bachelor of Science in the sciences, environmental, biological, or similar
  • Five (5) years experience working with environmental issues preferably related to facility operations.
  • Proficient in using MS-Office Suite, Management System software, and SharePoint is required.
  • Preferably a strong background in various federal, provincial, and local environmental legislation and requirements.
  • An understanding of wastewater treatment and water treatment facility operations is an asset.
  • An understanding of environmental management for air, water, and soil is an asset.
  • An understanding of watershed management for municipalities is an asset.
  • Awareness of regulatory frameworks for water and wastewater facility operations and discharges to water courses in Canadian jurisdictions.
  • Trained in ISO management systems, preferably ISO 14001, with some field work experience in developing, maintaining, and/or auditing an operational facility.
  • A valid Class 5 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator’s License (with 6 demerits or less).
    • A Driver Abstract is required.    

 

Jurisdiction: PROF
Hours of work: 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

How to Apply:

For more information on this exciting career opportunity and to apply, please refer to IRC36412 on the EPCOR career website www.epcor.ca/careers.

Application Deadline: April 18, 2017

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