City of Thunder Bay

  • Student - Process Engineer - Water Treatment Plant

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(12/14/2018 12:01 AM)
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    Infrastructure & Operations
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    CA-ON-Thunder Bay
    CAD $0.00/Hr.
    CAD $0.00/Hr.
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  • General Information:


    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.


    ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE:  It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.  Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics.  Do not include: 

    • Photos
    • Any certificates that have photo identification
    • Driver’s licences
    • Police records checks

    Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division should you be the successful applicant.  If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.


    ACCOMMODATION:  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 2018/2019 at a school, college, university or other educational institution. You may also be required to show proof of validity of my 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. Reviews daily plant operations and optimizes process control performance.
    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 possess and maintain a valid Class “G” Ontario Drivers Licence, or equivalent
    • Must meet the definition of a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
    • Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act

    Conditions of Employment:

    • May be required to travel to various work location and provide own transportation
    • Must remain a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
    • May be required to provide a successful driver’s abstract
    • Must undergo a successful Police Information Check (PIC)


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