New Job Wwtp Maintenance Trades Person - Instrumentation Technician/Electrician In Alberta

WWTP Maintenance Trades Person - Instrumentation Technician/Electrician
WWTP Maintenance Trades Person - Instrumentation Technician/Electrician

WWTP Maintenance Trades Person - Instrumentation Technician/Electrician

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $41.25–$43.42 an hour
Location : Alberta

Full Description

The Opportunity:

The City of Red Deer is currently recruiting for a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Maintenance Trades Person - Instrumentation Technician/Electrician. This senior field maintenance position is responsible for maintenance of onsite buildings and process equipment in relation to employees particular Trade and in compliance with applicable codes, policies and regulations. Key responsibilities are for the continued safe, reliable and accurate performance and operation of site assets related to work function. Perform work functions that ensure compliance to established policies and procedures, OH&S, and the AENV Approval to Operate.

As an Instrumentation Technician/Electrician Trades Person - duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Ensure all maintenance and preventative maintenance of WWTP assets is performed, and the work is recorded in the appropriate databases and equipment logs, and complies with regulations, codes of practice and policy/procedure.
  • Provides technical support for projects, contractors, suppliers, engineers, and operations staff to monitor and evaluate new installations of electrical systems, specifications, and process control equipment.
  • Provides input to the annual preventative maintenance schedule and budgets.
  • Recommends equipment upgrades or replacement.
  • Maintain parts inventories of equipment and supplies to ensure reliable operation of all primary and back up equipment.
  • Assist in preparing equipment specifications for purchase, obtain quotes and evaluate supplier bids and tenders.
  • Recommend improvement or modifications to existing equipment and will perform or assist with the design and installation of equipment.
  • Review and update all blueprints and schematics to ensure electrical and facility documentation is current and accurate.
  • Provide technical support for senior staff to perform trouble shooting, monitoring, testing, and electrical service work.
  • The objective is to maintain wastewater infrastructure to meet service levels, regulatory compliance, provincial/federal wastewater regulations and operational standards/best practices for wastewater utilities. This position is integral to ensuring preventative maintenance is completed. This is a technical position, and the work cannot be undertaken by other staff within the utility.

As our preferred candidate, you will have:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Valid Alberta Journeyperson certificate
  • Vendor training /certification in specialized equipment as required
  • Power Engineering Certification would be considered an asset (5th class)
  • Required courses may include: Fall Arrest, Hazard Assessment, WHMIS, First Aid and CPR, Confined Space and SCBA
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • 5 years industrial experience, preferably in a Treatment Plant or comparable process environment
  • 1-year related experience mentoring apprentices
  • Experience working with work order and maintenance management systems
  • Experience working with processes that can be diverse, complex and very large
  • Ability to work effectively and safely under pressure when performing emergency repairs
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised and co-operate with colleagues as a team, to understand and follow instructions and to provide guidance and instructions to Operators and apprentices
  • Demonstrate a mechanical aptitude
  • Strong computer aptitude including proficiency with MS Office software
  • Must be physically fit in order to climb ladders, work at heights, open and close valves, lift, shovel, bend and twist in awkward positions
  • Ability to work inside and outside in all types of weather and in conditions which may be noisy, dirty, wet, cold, hot and disagreeable
  • Able to read and understand blueprints, drawings, schematics, maps and manuals


Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 417


$41.25 to $43.42 per hour

Hours of Work:

80 hours biweekly; 10-hour day shifts, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm; some evenings and weekend work may be required.

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