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Instrumentation Technician

Location: Remote
Opened until filled 

The mandate of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is to provide engineering and technical advisory services to all Unaffiliated First Nations and Tribal Councils in Ontario. The OFNTSC requires the services of an Instrumentation Technician to work under the direction of the HUB Supervisor and assist the OFNTSC HUB Services team. This position work will require 90% of the time-travelling/working in First Nation communities within Ontario and 10% time in-home/remote office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Installing and repairing electrical and mechanical controls under the supervision of the HUB Supervisor.
  • Training to use numerous tools to maintain and repair a variety of electrical systems and instruments, such as recording devices, control systems, drives, communication and data systems, counters, and speed indicators.
  • Learn health and safety operations and responsibilities related to handling industrial electrical equipment.
  • Come prepared to a worksite, carry and deliver any materials needed
  • Demonstrate a commitment to safety in the workplace and job site
  • Traveling out to various public and private spaces to assist
  • Interpreting blueprints and schematics.
  • Updating work logs, client accounts, and handling other administrative duties.
  • Ordering replacement parts and equipment as needed.
  • Completing electrical installations and carrying out various maintenance duties.
  • Working irregular hours and overtime when required.
  • Communicating with clients in a professional, courteous manner at all times.
  • Collaborating with construction workers, plumbers, and OFNTSC staff.

Position Requirements

  • Current Province of Ontario Instrumentation Technician Certificate (a certificate transferable from another Province will be considered)
  • Maintain schooling requirements
  • Practical experience working with electrical systems and equipment.
  • Ability to read technical manuals, blueprints, and schematics.
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.
  • A willingness to learn and work overtime when required.
  • Ability to handle criticism appropriately.

Education & Experience

  • Knowledge of water & wastewater treatment & distribution systems
  • Technical evaluation & design skills for process control & automation optimization.
  • Ability to monitor and review network, hardware, software, and instrumentation performance & operating capacities.
  • Ability to diagnose & develop solutions to WTP & WWTP operating problems.
  • Experience in supporting SCADA system installations.
  • Knowledge of Province of Ontario water & wastewater regulations.
  • Assess water & wastewater facilities' process control instrumentation and automation systems.
  • Investigate & analyze water & wastewater facilities to develop situation-specific recommendations which will address optimization and cost reduction opportunities.
  • High School Diploma/ College Diploma or Certificate
  • Sensitivity to the unique needs of First Nations peoples.

Other

  • Extensive travelling is required through the province of Ontario.
  • Reliable and insured vehicle and valid Province of Ontario driver’s license.
  • Maintain relationships and partnerships with the various First Nation communities, stakeholders, and federal and provincial agencies.
  • Understand the procedures and protocols in dealing with First Nation communities, government bureaucracies, and agencies.
  • Effectively manage work time to prioritize and take initiative.
  • Support the team environment.
  • Provide and apply knowledge of water and wastewater treatment operations and processes related to water and wastewater treatment.
  • Provide and apply extensive awareness of the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS).
  • Provide and apply extensive knowledge in environmental compliance and health and safety requirements.
  • Provide and apply knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other relevant regulatory and legislative acts, codes, policies, guidelines, and procedures related to workplace safety.
  • Provide and apply auditing and inspection to conduct internal audits, respond to findings, participate in inspections and make recommendations to assigned facilities.
  • Provide written technical letters, reports, and procedures which may include photos, charts, and graphs.
  • Utilize Microsoft Office database functions, maintenance programs, and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems.
  • Commitment to providing exceptional service and support to our UFN operator(s).

"In efforts to promote the safety, security, and wellbeing of staff members, communities, and people we come into contact with, the OFNTSC Human Resources department will be giving preference to applicants who have proof of two full doses of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccination."

Please mark clearly the upload as “Instrumentation Technician” and upload your cover letter and resume with the attachment labelled as [LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_InstrumentationTECH2022]

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We thank all applicants, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted.