City of Barrie Water Distribution Operator Class II Full Time in Barrie, ON

City of Barrie

Branch Barrie ON CA

Water Distribution Operator Class II
Barrie, ON

Operations and Maintenance. Replaces and repairs meters in existing locations as required, ensuring compliance with all federal, provincial, and municipal…

Summary of Major Responsibilities:

• Investigates, evaluates, reports and takes corrective action when an adverse test results occur according to all regulatory and Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS) requirements.
• Conducts regulatory and non-regulatory water sampling and testing such as chlorine residuals and turbidity.
• Maintains accurate records and logs and ensures compliance with Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) and municipal regulations and procedures.
• Works with contractors, engineering consultants, and inspectors to ensure water distribution projects follow MOECC and municipal specifications and standards.
• Assists in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Branch, which are reviewed by the Supervisor before implementation.
• Performs stand-by responsibilities in the capacity as Operator-in-Charge and maintains availability for afterhours call outs.
• Acts as the Water Distribution Services Lead Hand and/or Water Customer Service Lead Hand in the case of adverse water quality problems and ensures all provincial regulations are complied with.

Record Keeping
• Utilizes computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and/or field devices to maintain hardcopy and electronic databases for asset attribute information and maintenance data.
• Maintains logbooks, including personal logs and record details of work completed and process changes made in the drinking water distribution system according to regulatory requirements.
• Assists with maintaining operational/maintenance manuals, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), records, data, and schedules to accurately reflect the current operating performance and parameters of the drinking water distribution system as outlined in the Regulations and Drinking Water Quality Management (DWQMS).
• Assists in the review and assessment of internal operating and maintenance standards.
• Assists with the maintenance of the DWQMS, which may require acting as an auditor for internal audits.

Commissioning of Distribution Infrastructure
• Completes testing of infrastructure in new subdivisions and reconstruction projects to ensure potability of all water main installations, which involves swabbing, pressure testing, super chlorination, flushing, sampling, tying in and continuity testing.
• Performs deficiency checks in new subdivisions prior to assumption of water distribution infrastructure, as well as in reconstruction projects, which involves compiling accurate lists of deficiencies and forwarding to engineering consultants for action and repair.
• Performs live water main tappings up to 50mm, which involves excavating a trench and installing a tapping machine on the water main while it is under pressure.
• Assists contractors in completing all live water main tappings over 50mm.

• Assists in the sourcing and acquisition of contracted services and supplies for the maintenance and repair of infrastructure, such as leak detection services and materials not stocked in Stores.
• Communicates with suppliers, contractors, the general public, provincial inspectors, internal/external auditors, City Departments and other stakeholders regarding operational and maintenance activities of the Class II Water Distribution Subsystem.
• Assists with the field monitoring of contractors as a quality assurance/ quality control (QA/QC) of services provided.
• Performs other duties as assigned or as required in accordance with branch, departmental, divisional and/or corporate objectives.

While all incumbents are required to know all of the above-mentioned Major Responsibilities, each incumbent will be assigned to one of the following Major Responsibility functions listed below as their regular and primary daily assignment

Customer Service
• Installs water meters in new service locations, which involves the inspection and pressure testing of new water services, installation and programming of SmartPoint reading devices and completion of record drawings of the associated service valve location.
• Replaces and repairs meters in existing locations as required, ensuring compliance with all federal, provincial, and municipal regulations and standards.
• Inspects the installation of new meters that are 50mm or larger in industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) applications that are completed by third party contractors to ensure meter by-pass is properly sealed.
• Completes installation of the SmartPoint reading device, ensuring potential cross connection concerns are identified for action, and verifies the accuracy of meter and service information for billing purposes.
• Troubleshoots communication faults between water meter and SmartPoint pairings as identified by the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) System alarms to ensure water meter readings are consistent and accurate.
• Responds to customer complaints regarding water quality; assesses existing servicing; and reviews internal piping to determine the cause(s) and when required performs service flushes to improve flow and/or alleviate dirty/discoloured water and recommends water main flushing if required.
• Performs a wide array of customer service duties including stop and drain (service valve) replacement, leak investigation, high bill/high consumption investigations and the thawing of frozen water services

Operations and Maintenance
• Operates the distribution system (e.g. valve operations, service flushes) to ensure water quality and adequate flow for consumers and firefighting purposes.
• Performs fire flow testing (i.e. operates a fire hydrant) for engineering consultants, insurance companies, and underwriters.
• Operates, inspects, repairs and maintains equipment such as rubber tired back hoe, hydro vacuum excavation equipment, 500 series trucks, 300 series service trucks, air compressor, hydrostatic test pump, trench box(s), hydrant pumps, and live water main tapping machines.
• Installs new municipal water distribution infrastructure, such as water mains, hydrants, valves, and services; and repairs existing infrastructure.
• Repairs and restores excavated trenches using sod, asphalt and fill.
• Utilizes heavy equipment to complete subsurface infrastructure repairs.
• Trains Operators-In-Training (OIT) in all aspects of Operations.

Required Training
• Confined Space Entry Certificate (A Water Distribution Operator Class II is required to wear a respirator to enter confined spaces and as such, must be clean-shaven and medically fit to wear a respirator at all times)
• Confined Space Rescue Certificate
• Fall Arrest Training
• Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate
• Propane Record of Training (ROT)
• Traffic Control (Book 7) Training
• Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificate
• Trench Safety Awareness Training
• WHMIS Training
*Attends training, workshops and seminars as appropriate and as required


Applicants must have:

Key Qualifications:

Education (degree/diploma/certifications)
• Two (2) year College Diploma, Civil Engineering Technician or Environmental Engineering Technician. A three (3) year College Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or Environmental Engineering Technology is preferred.
• Class II Certificate in Water Distribution and/or Class II Certificate in Water Distribution and Supply from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC).
• Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence in good standing. Valid Ontario Class “D” Driver’s Licence with a “Z” endorsement in good standing is preferred.
• Water Meter Installer (800A) Certificate of Apprenticeship from the Ontario College of Trades, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is preferred.
• Certified Cross Connection Control Specialist from the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) is preferred.

• Three (3) years (five years is preferred) of operating and maintenance experience in a Class II Water Distribution Subsystem and/or a Class II (or greater) Water Distribution and Supply Subsystem

• Medical documentation to confirm medically fit to wear a respirator
• Thorough working knowledge of all applicable legislation, including but not limited to the following, as it relates to a Class II Water Distribution subsystem and/or a Class IV Water Distribution and Supply subsystem:
o Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002
 O. Reg. 169/03, Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards
 O. Reg. 170/03, Drinking Water Systems
 O. Reg. 128/04, Certification of Drinking Water System Operators and Water Quality Analysts
 Drinking Water Works Permits
 Municipal Drinking Water Licences
 Procedure for Disinfection of Drinking Water in Ontario
o Ontario Drinking Water Quality Management Standards (DWQMS)
o Ontario Water Resources Act
 O. Reg. 225/14, Water Taking
• Permit to Take Water
o Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act
o American Water Works Association (AWWA) Standards
• Demonstrated ability to frequently lift objects over 10 kg
• Demonstrated ability to read and create drawings and plans
• Excellent organizational, record-keeping, and communication (written and oral) skills
• Computer literacy utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word), Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), and the Internet

The hours of work are 40 hours/week.

The 2016 pay range is $62,108.80 to $74,401.60 per year ($29.86 to $35.77 per hour).

Closing Date:
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Please submit your resume electronically by quoting file #O-16-01 Water Distribution Operator Class II (MS Word format only; quote file number in subject line) , by Wednesday, February 03, 2016 to [email protected] Human Resources Department, City of Barrie, P.O. Box 400, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 4T5.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Barrie, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-01-26
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