Licensed Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (temporary for up to 6 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 position of temporary Licensed Industrial Maintenance Mechanic in the Wastewater Services Division.  Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the successful candidate will use their background to perform repairs and maintenance at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sewage Pumping Stations.  Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected, prosperous city where we look after each other and the environment.


  • 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 repairs 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 the processing of work requests, work orders, and data entry of the same.
  • Perform welding, pipe fitting, rigging and operational duties.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with all colleagues, customers and contractors through collaboration, communication and application of conflict resolution skills.
  • Works in accordance with the Occupational health and Safety Act, all applicable codes, Federal, Provincial and City regulations, policies and procedures as well as regulation of the Ministry of the Environment and monitor compliance with established customer service and regulatory requirements.
  • Liaise with Wastewater Services staff and contractors as appropriate to coordinate and minimize impacts of maintenance activities in terms of process and performance impact.
  • Completes and maintains all daily legislative and non‐legislative records.
  • Monitor inventories, develop specifications and initiate the proposal of goods and services required to execute work plans.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a Grade 12 Diploma and 4 years’ maintenance experience; preferably in water or wastewater environment. Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • A valid Industrial Maintenance Millwright Certificate (433A)
  • Must be in possession of a Wastewater Collection OIT and Wastewater Treatment OIT Certificate or obtain same within 2 months of hire.
  • 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.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Able to understand equipment manufacturers’ schematic drawings, interpret design drawings and operating and maintenance manuals.
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills with the ability to resolve maintenance issues in a timely manner.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to work effectively in an empowered team environment.
  • Able to perform physical requirements to safely and effectively complete required duties, including heavy manual labour in adverse conditions over long periods of time. (E.g. lifting, bending, kneeling work in confined spaces, working at heights, on scaffolding and in all types of conditions including inclement weather).
  • Knowledge of pumps, valves, electric and pneumatic actuators, motors, gears, hydraulics, mechanical drives, speed reducers and other related equipment.
  • Knowledge of MECP regulations and the fundamentals of electricity & process control along with the ability to understand and apply pump curve theory knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics is an asset.
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System experience is an asset.
  • Experience with digester equipment is an asset.


$32.52 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Friday November 15, 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.

Please click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

Apply for this job

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.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.