Temporary WWTP Electrician

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Temporary Wastewater Treatment Plant Electrician

Infrastructure & Planning Services/Environmental Protection

File # 22-T-08

Job Details

The Wastewater Treatment Plant Licensed Electrician is directly responsible to the Maintenance Foreman and indirectly responsible to the Chief Operator. You will be responsible for installation, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of all electrical and electronic controls, SCADA systems and instrumentation and controls at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Sewage Pumping Stations and Centennial Fountain. The incumbent will be expected, in accordance with the Ministry of the Environment Regulations, Ministry of Labour Regulations and the Electrical Safety Authority, to maintain detailed daily electronic records of all preventative and corrective maintenance performed. This person will operate various mechanical devices, tools and equipment including vehicles, loader, fountain boat, portable generators etc.  This position will also act as an emergency call-in for electrical repairs/maintenance at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Pumping Stations, Centennial Fountain, and other locations as required. Your knowledge SCADA, Rockwell and Allen Bradley equipment and instrumentation as well as other programmable and electronic controls are supported by your qualifications as a Licensed Electrician.


Requires a candidate who is a Licensed Electrician and has a minimum of 4 years proven experience as an Electrician. Data communications experience would be considered an asset. Ability to obtain a Wastewater Treatment Operator in Training License. Must be able to multi-task in an every-changing environment, function in a computerized work environment including proficiency using Word, Excel, various database software packages as well as experience troubleshooting and repairing variable Frequency Drives and soft starts. The ideal candidate will be able to use preventative maintenance software, a computerized electrical daily logbook, GroupWise, as well as search for parts, equipment and software on the internet. Require someone who realizes the importance of following proper and safe work procedures and includes familiarity with the requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, Employment Standards Act and Confined Space Entry. Ability to perform the physical demands of the position and holds a valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license as a requirement for the position.

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Application Information

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a résumé and cover letter, quoting file number 19-P-66, no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 26, 2022 to:

City of Peterborough, Human Resources Division, City Hall, 500 George Street North, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3R9. Fax: (705) 742-7021 hr@peterborough.ca

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