Maintenance Operator (Electrician/Instrumentation Technician) EX23-065

Posting date:  January 20, 2023

Job Title: Maintenance Operator (Electrician/Instrumentation Technician)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Posting number: EX23-065 *Revised Duties/Qualifications/Shift and Extended Closing Date

Status: Permanent position

Hours of Work: 80 hours bi-weekly

Shift Work Required: standby rotation

Rate of Pay: $35.90 per hour

Start date: To follow selection process

Initial Reporting Location: Frost Street Depot

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.   Maintain all electrical equipment and systems including installation, testing, troubleshooting, repairing, inspecting and reporting on ESA deficiencies and preventative maintenance requirements.

2.   Install and commission new instrumentation devices, as required.

3.   Maintain accurate logs of equipment conditions and failures. Use CMMS to initiate, document, and track all maintenance activities.

4.   Monitor and document facility and equipment performance data and recommend appropriate course of action for the repair of replacement equipment.

5.   Test and maintain electric motors, variable frequency drives, alarms and control systems to ensure proper working condition.

6.   Test and maintain repair back up power supplies, UPS, standby generators and automatic transfer switches.

7.   Maintain, troubleshoot and calibrate instrument analyzers, level/flow transmitters and various control devices, as required.

8.   Conduct operational checks, make operational process adjustments, take samples, perform tests, maintain records, and evaluate water/wastewater related processes.

9.   Assist with plant operations as directed.

10. Perform electric thawing of watermains and services using approved equipment as directed.

11. Liaise with external agencies, contractors, and/or suppliers in locating, troubleshooting, and repairing problems.

12. Assist in the training of employees.

13. Participate in standby rotation for after-hours emergency requirements, as directed.

14. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and applicable legislation

15. Perform other related duties as required.


  • Must be certified by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities as a Journeyman Electrician for both Construction and Maintenance (309A).
  • Certification through the Ministry of Colleges and Universities as an Instrument Technician is a definite asset.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code and relevant legislation and regulation as well as occupational health and safety practices associated with performing electrical work.
  • Must be able to prepare concise and clear reports and maintain accurate logs.
  • Must be able to read engineering drawings, blueprints, schematics and other specifications in the installation and maintenance of electrical, lighting and electronic systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SCADA, Rockwell and Allen Bradley equipment/instrumentation and programmable/electronic controls is a definite asset.
  • Ability to use related software programs such as CMMS and MS Office.
  • 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 EX23-065 *Revised 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 Wednesday, February 8, 2023.  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.

*Interested applicants who have questions regarding certification are encouraged to visit the OWWCO website at

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.

The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining an equitable, inclusive, diverse and accessible work environment. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. To find out if you’re eligible and for more information, visit our Applicants Living Outside of Canada web page. If you received your education from an educational institution outside of Canada, a copy of your Word Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) document is required, along with your credentials. 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.