Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Water Treatment Technician
Hay Point Range: N/A
CHARACTER OF THE JOB
The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the entire physical operation of the University including construction, renovations, provision of utility services and the care and maintenance of all properties.
Under general supervision, the Water Treatment Technician is directly responsible for the continued safe and efficient operation of all boiler water, cooling tower and closed loop water systems. The incumbent will be required to provide advice to Tradespersons and Power Engineers and to provide advice in the installation, renovation, alteration and operation of any of the above systems. The incumbent is responsible for the chemical cleaning and commissioning of new and renovated system. The Water Treatment Technician must have a sound knowledge of water treatment principles and the ability to interpret water tests results in order to maintain boilers, cooling towers an closed loops free of algae scale and corrosion. The Water Treatment Technician works with consultants from chemical suppliers in the inspection of boilers and equipment and the evaluation and interpretation of chemical tests results. The incumbent is also responsible for the inventory and ordering of chemicals, reagents and lab equipment. The Water Treatment Technician will provide coverage for other classifications as required. He/she will complete fire pump testing and utility readings.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:
Level of Formal Education
A sound understanding of chemistry pertaining to boilers and chilled water systems.
A good working knowledge of mechanical equipment associated with powerhouses and chilled water systems.
Skills and Abilities
This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.
"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students.
Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period. Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."