Water Treatment Operator Shift

Metro Vancouver

Water Treatment Operator Shift

Position Status: Full-Time Temporary (This position to last not later than June 30, 2020)
Department: Water Services
Employee Group: GVRDEU
Location: Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant, North Vancouver

Our Water Services Department is seeking a Water Treatment Operator Shift who will operate, control, monitor and perform water treatment operations at the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant.

You are a capable and conscientious Water Treatment Operator with excellent communication skills and demonstrated technical experience in the water treatment industry.

Work with state-of-the-art equipment in our water filtration plant and UV facility, set in a spectacular location in Vancouver, B.C.  You will be working at the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant, our leading-edge water treatment facility set in the beautiful mountains on Vancouver’s north shore.       

This role: (The duties described hereunder are intended to be representative of the position and are not to be considered all-inclusive)

  • Controls Water Treatment Plant operations, takes samples, analyzes results, and determines flows and chemical feed rates as required.
  • Operates and troubleshoots chemical feed systems such as Alum, Sodium Hypochlorite, Chlorine, Lime/Soda Ash, Liquid Oxygen, Ozone, and Polymers.
  • Monitors and performs routine maintenance, calibration, and cleaning of chlorine analyzers, chlorination equipment, turbidity meters, pH analyzers, streaming current detectors, UV reactors, ozone systems, and various other water treatment equipment.
  • Performs visual checks and monitors the operation of treatment plant equipment such as filters, mixing tanks, lime/soda ash system, sludge thickening and dewatering, and other chemical feed systems.
  • Operates treatment facility process computer systems (SCADA and CDACS).
  • Maintains daily operating records including analysis, flows, water quality and chemical usage.
  • Conducts tours of the Water Treatment facilities as required.
  • Assists with the unloading of chemicals and completes required documentation.
  • Performs chlorine cylinder changes.
  • Coordinates equipment shut-downs and assists other work groups with maintenance tasks as required.
  • Performs disinfection and dechlorination of new or repaired water mains or facilities.
  • Responds to chemical spills and treated water discharges to the environment.
  • Attends to alarm calls during and after normal working hours.
  • Assists Foreman with the production of operations, maintenance, and safety procedures.
  • Works in compliance with all Metro Vancouver Corporate safety policies and procedures and WorksSafeBC regulations.
  • Assists in the training of junior operations staff.
  • Maintains treatment facility buildings and performs housekeeping duties as required.
  • Performs related work as required.

To be successful, you have:

  • Graduation from a two-year Water Engineering Technology education program or related discipline (i.e. environmental sciences, environmental or chemical technology)
  • British Columbia EOCP Level II Water Treatment Operator Certification or equivalent Provincial certification.  If there are no fully qualified applicants, applicants with an EOCP Level I Water Treatment Operator Certificate may be considered.  The highest EOCP Water Treatment Certificate achieved shall be maintained in good standing and a copy of the Certificate shall be filed in the employee file in Human Resources as proof of eligibility.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge and experience in operating, troubleshooting, and repairing water treatment system equipment; demonstrated mechanical ability and experience performing maintenance duties in a water treatment field.
  • Sound knowledge of basic process control system and operating systems as it relates to water treatment.
  • Ability to use a variety of software applications for reporting, analyzing, and record keeping.
  • Ability to perform laboratory tests on water supplies and plant processes to optimize water quality and plant performance.
  • Sound knowledge of safety practices, procedures, and occupational hazards in the water treatment environment and the ability to react promptly and effectively in emergencies.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public.
  • Physically capable of performing the duties of the position; willingness and ability to work on a variable shift; ability to be on standby.
  • Valid Level 5 BC driver’s license.

Note:  At the discretion of the Employer, hours of work during an initial orientation period not exceeding four months will be consistent with Clause 2.01 of the Collective Agreement.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

Please follow this link http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/ to our Careers page where you can submit your application by January 20, 2020.

Organization: Metro Vancouver

Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Water Services
Posted: January 6, 2020, 2:22 pm
Expires: January 20, 2020, 4:30 pm

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