Maintenance Operator (Electrician/Instrumentation Technician) EX22-907

Posting date: July 27, 2022

Job Title: Maintenance Operator (Electrician/Instrumentation Technician)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Posting number: EX22-907

Status: Permanent position

Hours of Work: 80 hours bi-weekly

Shift Work Required: Yes

Rate of Pay: $35.90 per hour

Start date: To follow selection process

Initial Reporting Location: Wanapitei Water Treatment Plant

Division: Water/Wastewater Treatment and Compliance
Department: Growth and Infrastructure

Duties:  Under the supervision of a Supervisor of Wastewater Treatment or a Supervisor of Water Treatment.

  1. Plan, troubleshoot, calibrate, install, inspect, and repair electrical instrumentation and data transfer systems. 
  2. Perform maintenance routines as required.
  3. Use CMMS to initiate, document, and track all maintenance activities.
  4. Monitor and document facility and equipment performance data and advise Supervisor of problems to initiate corrective action.
  5. Conduct operational checks, make operational process adjustments, take samples, perform tests, maintain records, and evaluate water/wastewater related processes.
  6. Assist with plant operations and act as Operator in Charge as directed.
  7. Perform electric thawing of watermains and services using approved equipment as directed.
  8. Liaise with external agencies, contractors, and/or suppliers in locating, troubleshooting, and repairing problems. 
  9. Assist in the training of employees.
  10. Will be required to work on a seven (7) day/twenty four (24) hour shift schedule, and participate in standby, if directed.
  11. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and applicable legislation 
  12. Perform other related duties as required.


  • Successful completion of Post Secondary Education preferably an Instrumentation Technician diploma and working toward an Instrumentation Technician Certification by a recognized College with Canadian accreditation.
  • Must be certified by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities as a Journeyman Electrician for both Construction and Maintenance.
  • Must obtain Operator-In-Training (OIT) Certification in Water Treatment OR Wastewater Treatment through the Ontario Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Office (OWWCO) within six (6) months from date of hire.  Once obtained, certification must be maintained and held in good standing.
  • Must obtain Level I Water Treatment OR Wastewater Treatment through the Ontario Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Office (OWWCO) within five (5) years from date of hire.  Once obtained, certification must be maintained and held in good standing.
  • Must have practical experience and proven ability.
  • Two and one half (2½) years up to and including five (5) years of instrumentation related experience.
  • Must possess an Electrician’s tool kit sufficient to perform the duties.
  • Must be able to prepare concise and clear reports, and log entries.
  • Ability to use related software programs such as CMMS, MS Office, and SCADA.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
  • Satisfactory health, attendance and former employment history.
  • May require the use of a CGS vehicle on CGS business.  Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver's licence, and have an acceptable driving record.
  • Must provide, at own cost, a successful Criminal Record Check.

Note: A Criminal Record Check will be requested by the Hiring Manager should you be the candidate of choice.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.

How to Apply:

Résumés quoting EX22-907 are invited and will be received by the City of Greater Sudbury’s Human Resources and Organizational Development Division, by e-mail at or fax at 705-688-3979, for the above noted position until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.  Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.

For further instructions on how to apply to this position, please visit our How to Apply section.

All City of Greater Sudbury employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's mandatory Vaccination Policy. Please do not submit your proof of vaccination with your resume. This information will only be required if you are selected as the candidate of choice.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process you must advise the Hiring Manager.

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The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment,  and are happy to hire qualified (including education credential) applicants from anywhere. In order to hire a candidate one must be legally entitled to work in Canada, with legally entitled being defined as having all of the necessary paperwork processed, approved and responded to, by way of a work permit being issued and received.  Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.