Water Systems Operator

environmental services utilities & trades
Location: City of Kingston, ON
Website: https://utilitieskingston.com
Type: full-time
Posted On: Mar 31, 2021
Closing Date: Apr 14, 2021
Water Systems Operator
Job Number:
Job Title:
Water Systems Operator
Water Wastewater System Operations
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
City, Province:
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Posting Date:
March 31, 2021
Closing Date:
April 14, 2021
Utilities Kingston is located in Kingston, Ontario, equi-distant from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario and the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) – Kingston is a stunning, historic city that consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston’s 123,363 community-minded citizens enjoy an outstanding quality-of-life enhanced by superb intellectual, recreational and creative opportunities and supported by excellent health care facilities and municipal services, programs and facilities.

Utilities Kingston is unique in Ontario, combining water, wastewater, gas and electrical services and a broadband fibre optics provided in one company under the leadership of a single C.E.O. This shared services delivery model gives Utilities Kingston clear advantages in cost savings and customer service over other utility providers in the province. Utilities Kingston has provided the residents of Kingston with safe and reliable utility services for more than 100 years.
Primary Duties
This position is primarily focused on utility maintenance and operational performance matters for underground water and sewer within the City of Kingston. Activities may include a variety of projects and studies such as condition assessments and developing maintenance programs. Responsibilities include daily field investigation and documentation activities such as CCTV activities, maintenance, hole inspection, observation, assisting in collecting data and records, developing and following work schedules for assigned projects and studies. Other tasks may include excavations, hydrant repairs, valve operating, hydro excavations and the communication of information with both internal and external contacts including distributing notices door to door and other daily tasks.
Education, Certification and Other Qualifications Required
  • Minimum Grade 12 Education. Experience in wastewater distribution, sanitary collection and storm system utility construction and maintenance planning.
  • Certification in Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection will be preferred, or the ability to obtain OIT certification within 6 months of employment
  • Gas Pipeline Inspector certification is an asset.
  • 0-8 ton crane certification is an asset.
  • Post-secondary education in related fields is an asset.
  • A “DZ driver’s license will be required, or a Class “G” driver’s license with the ability to obtain a DZ driver’s license within 6 months.
  • Experience working with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook,Share Point and Esri).
  • Experience working with iOS
  • Knowledge of gas/water/sewer distribution systems within the City of Kingston an asset
  • Physical ability to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Teamwork skills, initiative, reliability, and ability to make accurate and timely decisions under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to respond to calls or emergency situations after hours is a requirement of the position.
Special Working Conditions/Conditions of Employment
  • Must obtain level 4 Water Distribution Certification and level 3 Wastewater Collection Certification within 10 years of employment.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record satisfactory to Utilities Kingston at their own expense.
  • A satisfactory MTO Driver’s Check will also be conducted as a condition of employment.
  • Obtaining and maintaining a valid DZ driver’s license.
  • Obtaining and maintaining Class 1 licenses in Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection within 18 months of hire.
  • Rotational On-Call and the ability to work Overtime as required.
Your resume and/or cover letter must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position.
Appropriate accommodations will be provided as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon request.
Utilities Kingston is committed to employment equity and we encourage applications from all designated group members. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the Kingston community.

Utilities Kingston thanks all candidate that apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.