City : Regina
Category : Permanent Full Time
Industry : Utilities
Employer : EPCOR
Highlights of the job
We are hiring a Full Time Permanent Operator II working out of Regina, Saskatchewan.
Do you want to be part of an innovative company that is a growing, industry-leader in the area of wastewater treatment? Do you possess a strong service orientation, excellent work ethic and the ability to work collaboratively within a team dynamic? If so, Water Canada, Regional Water Plants has one full-time permanent Operator II position available, based at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Regina.
As an Operator II you are accountable for performing high level Operations functions at the Regina Wastewater Treatment Plant which includes both ensuring water quality exceeds requirements and achieving the required outlook and shift planning.
Regina is located on Treaty 4 land and within the traditional territory of the Metis. It is the capital of Saskatchewan and the 16th largest city in Canada - located in the south central area of the province. It is in the middle of the Prairie Provinces with Alberta to the west, and Manitoba to the east, has a diverse and vibrant community and is one of Canada’s fastest growing major cities. Regina is a four-season city that generally experiences warm springs and summers, pleasant falls, and cold, dry winters. With hundreds of parks and an abundance of sport and recreation facilities, arts and cultural centers, museums and performance spaces, major attractions and events all year round, there is something for everyone. Libraries and bicycle pathways add to an exceptional quality of life. To discover more about Regina visit: www.regina.ca
We are accepting applications from current EPCOR Employees and external applicants at this time.
What you’d be responsible for
Reporting to the Operations Manager or designate, the Operator II is accountable for, but not limited to:
- Making appropriate decisions regarding plant isolations, plant operations, and performance and the impact operational changes may have on meeting all contract and regulatory and requirements.
- Performing operator duties and recording quality operational records.
- Performing field tests for troubleshooting and implementing process improvements.
- Reviewing computerized operating and laboratory data.
- Working with the Maintenance team to ensure that the Plant is maintained properly.
- Ensuring working procedures are performed in compliance with Company safety standards and ISO 14001 standards.
- Conducting routine process control tests to optimize various processes throughout the plant.
- Performing daily rounds by inspecting the plant process and equipment and using the plant process control computer system (SCADA).
- Performing routine preventive maintenance activities as required by the Standard Operating Procedures.
- Testing and/or collecting, preparation and delivery of wastewater, sludge and other related samples to the laboratory.
- Recording process information onto the daily operations log sheets and into the plant computer system.
- Ensuring work permits and hazard assessments are completed and areas inspected before safe work can proceed.
- Operation of tandem trucks and other equipment such as forklifts. Training will be provided if required.
- The incumbent will be part of an On-Call rotation, which will result in after-hours callouts.
- Other duties as required.
What’s required to be successful
Qualifications, experience and behaviours the successful candidate will possess are:
- High school diploma (GED, or equivalent level of secondary education).
- Grade 12 diploma (GED, or equivalent level of secondary education).
- Level II Wastewater Treatment Operator certification preferred.
- Candidates with related WWTP plant experience, but not possessing this level of certification may be considered.
- 2+ years of previous experience in a large water utility is required.
- Must have a valid Class 3A driver’s license or able to obtain a Class 3A driver’s license within 3 months of date of hire (with 6 demerits or less). A Driver Abstract is required.
- Demonstrated proficiency in applicable computer process software applications, including Microsoft Office Suite of products (outlook, excel word, etc.).
- Previous experience with asset management software and SCADA control systems will be considered an asset.
- Working understanding of biological systems and Wastewater Plant Operations.
- Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position. Clearance on pre- placement medical testing and drug & alcohol testing will be required.
- As the ideal candidate, the qualifications (skills and behaviours) listed above are supplemented by your excellent planning and organization skills as well as the ability to apply knowledge and problem-solving skills in a timely manner to respond to issues.
- Our best candidate will work effectively within a team dynamic as well as with minimal supervision.
Health and safety are integral to EPCOR's work, and we strive to maintain a zero-injury organizational culture. As the successful candidate, you possess a high level of safety awareness and demonstrate safe work practices at all times. You will also be required to actively participate in safety and other job-related training.
Other important facts about this job
Hours of work: 80 hours bi-weekly, Shifts/days vary. Overtime, weekend and shift work may be required. The successful candidate must also participate in the on-call rotation system.
Internal Applicants please ensure that you are using your “@epcor.com” email address.
Note: We look forward to receiving your application and will be in contact with you, should you be selected for an interview. This posting is for a current opportunity and while no posting end date is indicated, it may close at any time (after the initial 14-day period), based on fulfillment of business needs.
Application deadline:March 28, 2023
Internal EPCOR Employees please ensure that you are using your “@epcor.com” email address.
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Please note the following information:
- A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age, successfully attained a high school diploma (GED, or equivalent level of secondary education) and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)
- If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which may include criminal, identity, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required. Some EPCOR positions require an enhanced level of background assessment, which is dictated by law. These positions require advanced criminal record checks that must also be conducted from time to time after commencement of employment.
- A technical/practical assessment may be administered during the selection process and this exercise will be used as a part of the selection criterion.
- To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required.