Under the general direction of the Supervisor of Water Treatment Operations, the Intake Foreman is responsible for the supervision of staff and the day-to-day operation, maintenance, inspection and security of all Shoal Lake Intake facilities and grounds. The Intake Foreman makes operational process adjustments and arranges for required maintenance of Shoal Lake Intake facilities, equipment and systems. The Intake Foreman’s mandate includes the onsite monitoring, security and protection of the waters entering the aqueduct from the watershed source.
As the Intake Foreman you will:
Conduct regular inspections of Shoal Lake Intake facilities including the pump house, gate house, and chlorine building, and perform routine servicing and process adjustments, including flow changes and the operation of chemical feed equipment to maintain designated feed rates.
Plan, schedule and maintain records of work performed in the operation and maintenance of the Shoal Lake Intake facilities, equipment and systems using computerized work management system (CWMS) to improve service delivery.
Arrange pick-ups and delivery of personnel, supplies and vehicles to and from Shoal Lake Intake.
Inspect rail moving stock and equipment before and after usage.
Exercise diesel low lift pumping units, fire pumps and standby generator monthly.
Perform sodium hypochlorite tote connections to feed dosing equipment. Use all safety precautions when dealing with sodium hypochlorite, including the use of required Personal Protective Equipment.
Supervises staff located at Shoal Lake Intake and trains junior personnel in site operations and maintenance.
Instruct personnel on safe work practices, and standard operating procedures.
Responsible for the Safety and Health program at Shoal Lake Intake. Schedules, performs, and tracks safety talks with staff, work observations and workplace inspections.
Maintain records and prepares reports of water conditions, chemical use and supplies, fuel consumption and weather station readings.
Maintain proper inventory and records of tools, equipment, and materials.
Participate in planning special operation and maintenance activities at Shoal Lake Intake, including Shoal Lake Aqueduct shutdowns.
Develop, implement and maintain standard operating procedures for work activities.
Implement best practices to maintain security at Shoal Lake Intake facilities at all times.
Ensure compliance with Worker’s Compensation Legislation, Human Rights Legislation, safety regulations and safe work practices.
Perform other related duties consistent with the classification, as assigned.
Required to perform standby duties, and handle emergency call-out situations after hours and on weekends, as directed.
Your education and qualifications include:
Grade 12 education or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Three (3) years of directly related experience to the job duties and responsibilities of the position.
Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation equipment, metering devices, and chemical feed systems.
Successful completion of Levels 1 and 2 of the City of Winnipeg’s Foremanship course, or equivalent similar education.
Knowledge of highrails, track unit vehicles and powered mobile equipment including loaders, boats, utility vehicles, and mowers.
Experience instructing and supervising staff such as planning, organizing and directing work.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Experience maintaining accurate records and preparing written reports.
Experience working with minimum supervision.
Experience coaching and mentoring staff.
Demonstrated ability using computer systems (e.g. CWMS, Word, Outlook & Excel) and the ability to learn new technology as required.
Knowledge and understanding of the occupational hazards, safety precautions, regulations and procedures applicable to this position, including living a remove lifestyle for extended periods.
Demonstrated ability to carry out all of the duties of junior classifications such as chemical handling, equipment operation, yard and equipment maintenance.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization, external contacts, and with neighbouring communities, in accordance with the Respectful Workplace Policy.
Conditions of employment:
A Police Information Check satisfactory to the employer will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense.
Valid Class 2 Water Treatment Operator certification issued by the Province of Manitoba under The Environment Act.
The successful applicant will be required to reside/relocate to the Intake, located on Indian Bay of Shoal Lake at the Manitoba/Ontario border.
Must possess and maintain a valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License.
Must be physically capable of performing all of the duties of the position in all weather conditions, lifting up to 50 pounds, and be able to work in confined spaces.
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