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Student - Process Engineer

Student - Process Engineer

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Infrastructure & Operations
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CA-ON-Thunder Bay
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As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


If you are offered a position as a summer student, you will be required to show proof of completing a full-time academic year (September to April) in 2017/2018 at a school, college, university or other educational institution. You may also be required to show proof of validity of your driver’s licence, professional licences, and/or education when such certification constitutes a job requirement or corporate program requirement.






Job Description

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Process Engineer - Environment is responsible for assisting the monitoring process control and maintenance activities, technical research and project management related to plant process optimization and asset management programs.


Major Responsibilities:

  1. Utilizes SAP PM maintenance software and provides support through coding, documentation, best practices and training.
  2. Identifies trends and problems and researches and recommends solutions to improve performance and efficiencies in treatment processes.
  3. Monitors maintenance practices to initiate improvements to extend the life cycle of equipment or identify cost efficiencies.
  4. Manages projects related to the operation of the treatment process and equipment for the facilities.
  5. Conducts research into new operational practices and equipment related to the treatment plants.
  6. Conducts pilot testing of new equipment and processes to determine benefits and impacts of full-scale implementation.
  7. Investigates, evaluates and implements hardware and software changes to the process control systems.
  8. Assists the Division regarding plant process optimization and asset management programs.
  9. Provides technical direction to staff.
  10. Develops safety and operational procedures and recommends the need for appropriate training to ensure understanding and use of new techniques, procedures and equipment.
  11. Participates in the planning, scheduling and direction of the City’s Infrastructure Improvement Program.
  12. Assists in the development of the operating and capital budgets.
  13. Performs other such related duties as required.




  • Must be currently enrolled in an engineering program at a college or university.


  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Must be highly motivated and be able to work well in a team environment.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess superior customer service skills.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.

Conditions of Employment:

  • The use of a vehicle is required.
  • Must have a valid Ontario driver’s licence.
  • Must undergo a successful police records check, Type 1.