City of Thunder Bay

  • Maintenance Supervisor - Water Treatment Plant

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/4/2019 12:01 AM)
    Competition Number
    Infrastructure & Operations
    Posting Category
    Job Type
    Number of Positions
    Water Treatment Plant
    CA-ON-Thunder Bay
    CAD $78,205.30/Yr.
    CAD $92,006.25/Yr.
    Pay Band
    Post End Date
    Effective Date
    Supersedes Date
  • 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 & 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.


    Job Description

    POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the general supervision of the Plant Superintendent, the Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the administration and supervision of maintenance for the Water Treatment Plant and associated subsystems, including the development, implementation, coordination, and maintenance of a comprehensive maintenance and servicing plan for all infrastructure and equipment.



    1. Assesses Maintenance staffing needs, makes recommendations on complement amendments and organizational structure, participates in recruitment processes, and makes effective hiring decisions.
    2. Supervises maintenance staff including staff development, performance management/review, coaching / mentoring, health & safety, collective agreement administration, discipline, and termination decisions.
    3. Creates complex and integrated work plans and schedules to achieve maintenance and service objectives, incorporating elements including routine preventative maintenance, major and minor repairs and overhauls, process and equipment commissioning, special projects and related factors; conducts logistical evaluations to determine optimal methods of service and repair delivery.
    4. Utilizes maintenance management planning systems, historical records, and other related data to forecast labour, materials and supplies, facility space, time, tool and other resources requirements; identifies resource constraints and develops plan priority and schedule adjustments on the basis of the analysis.
    5. Develops and maintains infrastructure budget; assists the Plant Superintendent in the development of the Plant operational and capital budgets.
    6. Ensures safety regulations, programs, and procedures are adhered to; coordinates plant safety meetings as required.
    7. Designated as Operator in Charge (OIC), participates in the on-call duties associated with the WTP and subsystems emergency response protocol; assumes the duties of the Operator in Overall Responsibility (ORO), as required.
    8. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.



    Education and Experience:

    • Degree or diploma in an engineering technology field; or an equivalent amount of related experience together with a Class III certificate of competency for Water Treatment as per the regulations of the Ontario Water Resources Act O. Reg. 170/03;
    • Proven experience in Asset Management and industrial maintenance programs.
    • A minimum of five years experience with proven administrative and supervisory skills preferably in the municipal sector.


    • Must have proven experience in the operation of microcomputers and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems.
    • Must have proven decision making abilities and excellent communication and report writing skills.
    • Must be capable of interpreting construction drawings and maintenance/operations manuals.
    • 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 and Safety Act and be capable of issuing clearly understandable written instructions.


    • Must obtain a Class I certificate of competency for Water Treatment as per the regulations of the Ontario Water Resources Act O. Reg. 170/03 within 18 months and a Class III certificate within 6 years;
    • Must have at least five years of progressive proven full-time maintenance experience;
    • Must remain a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
    • May be required to provide a successful driver’s record (uncertified)
    • Must undergo a successful Police Information Check (PIC)


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