Licensed Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (Millwright) temporary up to 9 months

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the temporary position of Licensed Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (Millwright) within the Water Services Division. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.


  • Operates and maintains water treatment facilities, pumps, motors, valves, chemical feed equipment, process piping, storage facilities, monitoring instruments, generators and diesel engines.
  • Assist in facility maintenance, keeping water supply sites in good order – including floor sweeping, cleaning equipment and piping, washroom cleaning etc.
  • Assist treatment maintenance team with maintenance tasks as needed and appropriate.
  • Monitors equipment performance by monitoring flow, pressure levels, and vibration temperature, equipment-operating times and other process variables.
  • Operates chemical delivery system and maintains chemical storage facilities and delivery vehicles.
  • Co-ordinates and oversees the work of contractors and external trades, as required.
  • Monitor unit process performance and system performance to assure Municipal Drinking Water License (MDWL) compliance.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with all colleagues, customers and contractors through collaboration, communication and application of conflict resolution skills.
  • Assist with preparing and updating standard operating procedures when needed.
  • Performs repairs on pumps, valves, electric and pneumatic actuators, motors, gears, hydraulics, mechanical drives, speed reducers and other related equipment.
  • Analyze by troubleshooting all types of mechanical and related equipment, making recommendations on a course of action for the repair or replacement of equipment.
  • Organize, co-ordinate and work with external contractors while performing maintenance or repairs to equipment, including the inspection of completed work to ensure it conforms to City standards and industry best practices; Ensure all work complies with safety standards and all applicable codes.
  • Respond to emergency equipment failures, troubleshoot equipment and diagnose problems, identify needed resources and make repair or work with contractors to complete work.
  • Provide support services to project implementation and the start-up and commissioning of equipment.
  • Responsible for the ongoing development and day to day administration and update of a Computerized Maintenance Management System including preventative maintenance administration and the processing of work requests, work orders, data entry and the generation of system reports related to the condition of equipment.
  • Ability to use preventative maintenance metrics such as vibration analysis and thermal imaging.
  • Perform welding, pipe fitting, plumbing, rigging and operational duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a Grade 12 Diploma and 3-4 years maintenance experience as a millwright; preferably in water treatment or wastewater environment. Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • A valid Industrial Mechanic Certificate 443A is required.
  • A valid Class G drivers licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their license is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Knowledge of the repair, maintenance and operation of water supply and chemical feed system equipment including the ability to read and understand technical drawings and repair manuals
  • A good understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and WHMIS.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel).
  • Ability to record and keep accurate records.
  • Knowledge and ability to work with small hand tools, piping, tubing, pumps, analyzers and transmitters.
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, contractors, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Ability to analyse and troubleshoot problems effectively in a process environment.
  • Ability to understand equipment manufacturers’ schematic drawings to check equipment installation and repairs.
  • Ability to set priorities.
  • Excellent customer services skills.
  • Ability to work in physically demanding conditions including regularly lifting objects up to 25kg, climbing ladders, entering pits, working in confined spaces and climbing water towers.
  • Experience with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems is an asset.

Hours of work

Any five consecutive shifts; Sunday through Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.


$32.52 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Monday September 2, 2019. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

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