Oper Pwr Engineer - 3rd Class

Updated: September 22, 2017
Organization: Hamilton Plant

Job Description:

A full-time/permanent position as an Operating Engineer – 3rd Class, is available in our Power Services Department, located in Hamilton, Ontario.  The Operating Engineer, under the direction of the Chief Operating Engineer, will primarily be responsible for ensuring the continued safe and efficient operations of the boilers and power services equipment through regular operational activities, maintenance and inspection. The Operating Engineer will prepare all required reports and maintain an updated logbook of daily activities including emergency call response, troubleshooting activities, equipment readings and provide operational compliance within the framework of the Operating Engineers Act.

 

Responsibilities:

 

The successful applicant must be able to perform the following tasks:

 

  • Ensure safe and proper operation/functioning of plant boilers, air compressors, turbines, steam condensers, air dryers, turbo generators, fan pumps, water filtration/supply/discharge systems and other related power and plant services equipment in compliance with internal procedures and the Operating Engineers Act.
  • Monitor power services equipment instrumentation and adjust (using computerized and non-computerized control systems) various power services equipment control parameters (e.g. temperature, pressure, flow rates, water levels, additive concentrations) to ensure safe and efficient operation equipment. 
  • Complete all required log entries, records and reports accurately and on-time.
  • Check, inspect, monitor and maintain the operational integrity of power and plant services equipment by troubleshooting and following up on all equipment failures in a timely manner; inclusive of minor repairs.
  • Collaborate with other departments as required to ensure safe and efficient operations.
  • Test samples and document water quality parameters; Manages feedstock by monitoring, transferring (between tanks), heating, and unloading feedstock as required.
  • Performs all required duties safely, efficiently and within required housekeeping, safety and environmental standards.
  • Respond to emergency situations, providing timely and appropriate resolution.
  • Utilize the proper personal protective equipment at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • 2nd or 3rd class Operating Engineer Certification.
  • Several years of experience as an Operating Engineer is an asset.
  • Experience in a large-scale manufacturing and/or continuous process environment is an asset.
  • Experienced with DCS control systems an asset.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proven self-starter with the demonstrated ability to work well independently with little supervision and as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Able to work well under pressure while maintaining professionalism at all times.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and the environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Practical computer skills: (MS Office, MS Project, SAP, etc.)

 

Work Conditions/Schedule

 

  • Able to climb stairs and ladders on a regular basis; work at heights and work in dusty environments.
  • Able to work outdoors and in all weather conditions.
  • Able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Able to operate basic mechanical, electro-mechanical and electronic (computerized) controls safely and efficiently.
  • Able to operate basic mechanical tools safely and efficiently
  • Continental rotating shift work (ie, 2, 2, 3), including alternating weekends, nights and holidays.
  • 12-hours shifts:  5:00 - 5:00  /  84-hours per 2-week period.
  • Unionized
  • Overtime as required

Minimum Experience Level:


Report to:
Operating Engineer Supervisor

 
Please ensure the completeness of application. Incomplete Application will not be accepted.