Water & Wastewater Technologist Student at Niagara Region

Location: ontario, canada

Job Description


Approximate Duration: May to August, 2019

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada’s most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada’s most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario’s most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.


    Niagara Region has a full-time Water & Wastewater Technologist Student position available within the Water and Wastewater Division of Public Works. This is an excellent learning opportunity for a student enrolled in an Engineering Technology, Instrumentation & Control, or a related field of study.

    The location of work will be at our Central Maintenance facility, located at 980 Major Street in Welland, ON. The location is accessible by nearby public transit.

    Work Term: May to August, 2019

    Hours of work: 40 hours per week, 8:00 – 4:30, Monday - Friday

    Hourly Rate: $17.77 to $20.73 per hour

    Job Description

    This position will contribute to a project in our Water and Wastewater Technical Trades business unit. This role works as a member of SCADA Team to assist in the upgrade of Regional Water & Wastewater Treatment Facility SCADA systems by implementing the latest graphic elements from the Niagara SCADA Standards. Additional responsibilities include installing, implementing, testing, maintaining and improving SCADA systems (hardware and software) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) while maintaining a liaison with contractors, suppliers, engineering consultants, Regional staff and also acting on their concerns.


    Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of an Ontario high school diploma (OSSD, SSGD, SSHGD, GED or provincial/national high school equivalency), plus
  • Must be currently enrolled in (or returning to in September 2019) a post-secondary program in an Engineering Technology, Instrumentation & Control or a related field of study, preferably with a specialty in control systems
  • Must be able to start full-time work as early as May 6, 2019

  • Other Competencies or Skills Required

  • Additional specialized training and education in Visual Basic, AutoCAD, GE iFix4.0/iFix5.5/iHistorian, Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), MS Visio, Local and Wide Area Networks, Information/Data Management and Reporting Systems is an asset
  • Electrical/Instrumentation aptitude and familiarity with controls and or SCADA related equipment is preferred
  • Experience working with technical manuals and/or drawings is an asset
  • Experience working with a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) would be an asset
  • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of MS Office Suite (particularly MS Excel)
  • Strong documentation and communication skills
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Previous health & safety related training is an asset
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision, and also as a member of a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable performing repetitious work
  • A valid G driver’s license is preferred

  • Special Conditions

  • Must provide own CSA-approved safety footwear
  • Must be clean-shaven
  • In accordance with the Corporate Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Records Check and submit a Canadian Police Clearance Certificate
  • Provision driver's license and a satisfactory driver’s abstract (if applicable)
  • Must be able to start full-time work as early as May 6, 2019

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow’s challenges TODAY!

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application.

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.