City of Thunder Bay

  • Student - Technical Services Assistant - Water Pollution Control Plant

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(12/14/2018 12:01 AM)
    Competition Number
    Infrastructure & Operations
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    CUPE Local 87
    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 direction of the Chief Chemist, is responsible for assisting with tasks and duties at the Water Pollution Control Plant, including, but not limited to, the following:


    Major Responsibilities:

    1. Assists laboratory personnel with day-to-day routines in WPCP
    2. Keeps lab tidy and assists with glass washing, data entry, and sampling at the plant
    3. Assists Environmental Inspector with sampling and field work
    4. Assists Process Engineer at WPCP in special projects or as assigned
    5. Assists Chief Chemist in duties as assigned





    • Secondary school graduation & enrolled in a chemistry or environmental engineering program at a college or university

    Skills & Abilities:

    • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English
    • Must be highly motivated and work well in a team environment
    • Proficient in the use of computers and current related software (Word, Excel)
    • 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

    Conditions of Employment:

    • Must be willing to work in an industrial plant and laboratory setting. Some field work may also be required
    • Must remain a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
    • May be required to provide a successful driver’s abstract


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