Competition # HW19-01E
Title: Float Process Technician, Term (approximately 8 months)
Department: Wastewater Services
Primary Function: Basic responsibility for the operation and maintenance of Halifax Water wastewater pollution control facilities, biosolids handling facilities, leachate treatment facilities, and associated infrastructure. As a member of a treatment facility team, assists in ensuring compliance with Federal/Provincial regulations and public/staff health and safety. This is a technical, team-oriented position requiring the appropriate knowledge and hands-on skills to operate, maintain, repair, and service wastewater treatment assets.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Implement plant process changes/adjustments based upon interpretation of lab data and an assessment of physical observations (troubleshooting) in consultation with the facility supervisor.
- Primarily responsible to evaluate, analyze, control and troubleshoot treatment facility processes.
- Recommend selection, remove, install and/or repair plant mechanical equipment.
- Maintain standard and computer data bases which apply to plant operations, lab results, and managed maintenance system (MMS).
- Primary responsibility for application of plant equipment preventative maintenance program under direction of the supervisor.
- Maintain, operate, and calibrate plant control and programmable instrumentation.
- Order and purchase parts and supplies necessary for plant operations as directed.
- Conduct educational and promotional tours as required.
- As a member of a facility operations team, ensure compliance with staff and public health/safety standards and internal/external aesthetics.
- Communicate recommendations to supervisor related to new equipment and parts purchases, local plant practices, and process changes.
- Application of rotating equipment vibration analysis-thermography predictive maintenance program.
- Perform required chemical, physical, microscopic, and biological analyses.
- Application of programmable logic control (PLC) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
- Communicate effectively with staff and supervisor.
- Operate and maintain all treatment facility equipment including various chemical feed systems.
- Other related duties to promote Halifax Water treatment operations as required.
Reports to: Supervisor
Two (2) year community college technical program applicable to wastewater treatment or related discipline; must successfully complete Operator-in-Training /wastewater certificate within six months of date of hire and pass the Level 1 Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour (NSEL) Wastewater Treatment examination within 12 months. An equivalent combination of industry recognized wastewater treatment, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, or instrumentation training and experience may be considered.
The opportunity exists for Process Technicians to progress to higher salary levels based on completion of specified criteria. (As outlined in the CUPE local 227 Collective Agreement)
Certificates / Licences / Registrations:
- Must have a valid NS driver’s license and be willing to use their own vehicle in accordance with the Mileage Policy.
Other Knowledge/Skills and Abilities
- Problem solving, basic math
- Laboratory analysis techniques
- Computer literacy (including Microsoft Programs, SCADA, computer based managed maintenance programs, and Human-Machine Interfaces.)
- Record keeping
- Basic chemistry and biology applicable to water and wastewater treatment
- Thorough knowledge of HW OH&S policy and department procedures
- Mechanical, pipefitting, and basic electronic skills, an asset
- A diversity of equipment such as, but not limited to, pumps, mechanical mixers, oil/gas boilers, diesel generators, wet and dry air scrubbers, automatic bar screens, grit removal systems, compressors, electro-mechanical gear drives, clarifier equipment, rotating biological contactors, water and wastewater filtration systems.
- Computers including software programs, on-line chemical analyzers, flow meters , programmable controllers, electrical control systems.
- Chemical feed systems including chlorine gas, lime, alum, and caustic, ultra violet light disinfection systems, gas safety equipment, sludge dewatering units.
- Laboratory equipment.
HOURS OF WORK: As per Collective Agreement
WAGE RATE: As per Collective Agreement
WORKING CONDITIONS :
- Frequent standing, walking, extensive stair climbing, bending and reaching.
- Must be able to carry tools and equipment (up to 20 lbs) up/down nine flights of stairs.
- Occasional to frequent lifting, pulling/pushing, and carrying of weights up to 50 lbs.
- Capable and willing to work both inside and outside in varying weather conditions.
- Subjected to chemical fumes, malodours, bacterial aerosols, volatile organic compounds.
Frequent exposure to potential infection from handling/testing sewage, landfill leachate, and sludges. Moderate exposure to heat, cold, and odours. Use and presence of hazardous chemicals, explosive gases, and volatile organic compounds. Occasional work in confined spaces. Respond to off-hour emergency call-in.
This is a CUPE 227 unionized position
How to Apply
Applicants who applied previously for this competition do not need to reapply.
Completed cover letters and application forms [PDF] or resumes, stating Competition #HW19-01E must be received by 4:30 p.m., January 18, 2019. Please forward to:
P.O. Box 8388, RPO CSC
Halifax Water is an equal opportunity employer