Process Operator/Process Operator-in-Training
- 58,788.91 - 80,919.38 annually
- City Of Ottawa
Responsible for operating, monitoring, adjusting and troubleshooting of various plant chemical processes for the purification of water at either of the City's water purification plants to ensure compliance with all applicable water treatment regulations, policies, procedures and federal, provincial and City guidelines.
The Process Operator is the Operator-In-Charge of either of the City's water treatment chemical systems, in accordance with O. Reg. 128/04. The Process Operator has primary responsibility for the identification, mitigation, management of process upsets and emergency situations associated with the plant's chemical feed and control systems, and is responsible for reporting upsets and emergency situations to the Process Supervisor, in accordance with plant procedures. The Process Operator also assists the Process Supervisor in the mitigation and management of emergency process and environmental situations in all other areas of the plant.
Responsible for performing some or all of the duties below, under the direction of the supervisor.
Education & Experience
Successful completion of a three (3) year Community College diploma in Engineering Technology, preferably with emphasis in environmental, water treatment, chemical or biochemical technology.
A minimum of one (1) year of environmental, water treatment, industrial or chemical process related work experience in an industrial, production or laboratory environment.
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
- Must possess and maintain a valid Ministry of the Environment (MOE) Water Treatment Operator Certificate Level 1
For applicants who do not possess the specified MOE certification requirements, the following conditions may be considered in accordance with the Internship Program Memorandum of Understanding between CUPE 503 and the City of Ottawa:
Must possess a valid MOE Water Treatment Operator-in-Training (OIT) certificate/licence within six months of the start date
Within the twelve months following receipt of OIT certification, the individual must successfully:
- complete the required MOE self-study course and write and pass the written test, and
- complete the MOE entry-level course (in-class) and write and pass the written course, and
- write and pass the MOE Water Treatment Level 1 exam, and
- obtain twelve months of continuous on-the-job experience
English oral, reading, writing required.
- Basic1 knowledge of chemistry, physics, hydraulics and electrical devices
- Basic1 knowledge of current provincial regulations pertaining to drinking water treatment
- Basic1 knowledge of automated process measurement and control
- Intermediate1 knowledge of water treatment processes and water treatment process equipment
- Intermediate1 knowledge of mathematics, lab procedures and sampling techniques
- Advanced1 knowledge of health and safety procedures, equipment and legislation
- General knowledge of City of Ottawa Policies and Procedures, Drinking Water Services' responsibilities, facilities and equipment
- General1 knowledge of computer software applications typically used in an office environment
- Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
The terms "Basic", "Intermediate" and "Advanced", as noted in the "Knowledge Of" section above, refer to terms, scope and level of topic mastery, as defined by the MOE certification document entitled "Water Treatment Need to Know Guide", most current edition. Applicants will be required to demonstrate their degree of knowledge / mastery, of the topics noted above, in general accordance with this document.
Competencies & Skills
- Demonstrate effective communications (written and verbal) to all levels of staff
- Follow instructions with minimum supervision
- Record data as required in a clear and concise manner
- Work with sensitive process and analytical instruments
- Work a rotating day/night twelve (12) hour shift schedule
- Recognize process problems to prevent the need for costly repairs or adverse water quality events
- Work with and use all required/provided personal protective equipment
- Must be able to comply with the City of Ottawa's Respiratory Protection Policy
- Must be able to carry out all physical requirements necessary for this position