Operator in Training (OIT)

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Operator in Training (OIT)


Various Ontario Locations


Operations & Maintenance


Clearford Water Systems




Casual (as required)





Date Posted:



Overview of Company

Clearford’s integrated water technology and management solutions include full-service system operations and maintenance by licensed operators; engineering, manufacturing and construction of Clearford One™, Clearford M brane™ and UV Pure™ modular water and wastewater solutions; and comprehensive project delivery and financing services under the Clearford Pay-for-Performance (P4P™) program.

Job Summary

As a member of the operations and maintenance team, the Operator in Training (OIT) will report to the Overall Responsible Operator (ORO), and will help the ORO in ensuring that our operations comply with all applicable legislation, regulations, approvals, orders and guidelines; will report plant performance, and will complete sampling. We are seeking an individual who can perform functions and responsibilities under the direction and supervision of an ORO. The OIT will immediately be assigned to a specific client project and, in many cases, will be stationed at that client site for the duration of the project. However, in some circumstances, Clearford may choose to move an OIT to alternative projects, as the company sees fit.

Job Responsibility

The Operator in Training contributes to the successful operation and maintenance of the drinking water and wastewater facilities we operate. In addition, the OIT will be responsible for, among other duties:

  • Performs all operational and basic routine and preventative maintenance duties for assigned facilities, (including everyday testing, system monitoring, cleaning, and deliveries to lab);
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable legislation, regulations, approvals and orders, guidelines;
  • Adjusts, inspects and evaluates process performance and equipment, in order to optimize efficiency and effectiveness in accordance with established procedures;
  • Inspects, repairs and maintains potable water and wastewater treatment facilities to ensure compliance to required standards;
  • Operates, monitors, repairs and controls water treatment plants, wells, pumping stations, reservoirs, valves, hydrants and meters;
  • Inspects, monitors, and maintains pumping plant equipment, including disinfection equipment, pumps and control systems;
  • Conducts water testing and sampling (bacteriological and chemical) using various meters and spectrophotometer;
  • Collects, maintains and transports process samples in accordance with established procedures and regulatory requirements;
  • Carries out various test procedures and process calculations required to monitor process performance;
  • Maintains logs and records pertaining to system performance and conditions, in accordance with established procedures and regulatory requirements;
  • Assists in maintaining a safe work environment;
  • Projects and promotes a positive company image on the project site;
  • The OIT is expected to proactively, or by management request, maintain current training and pursue advanced certification.

Required Knowledge, Experience, & Competencies:

  •  Operator-in-Training Certificate/Licenses for:
    • Water Treatment
    • Water Distribution
    • Wastewater Treatment
    • Wastewater Collection
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent;
  • Higher level of operator’s licensing, qualifications and/or experience considered an asset;
  • Good understanding of the latest technologies in the Water and Wastewater industry;
  • Basic knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations (for example, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Drinking Water Standards, Drinking Water Protection Regulations, Safe Drinking Water Act, Spills Act, etc.);
  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills and a willingness to develop and grow these on the job;
  • A valid Ontario Class G driver’s license, clean driver’s abstract, and access to a vehicle.

What We Offer

  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Growth opportunities for personal and professional development within the company

How To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at careers@clearford.com

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