City of Toronto
Full Job Description
Job Category: Engineering & Technical
Division & Section: Toronto Water, TW Environment and Administration
Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent
Hourly Rate: $36.38 – $39.85, TF0309, Wage Grade 10
Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
Affiliation: Local 79 Full-time
Number of Positions Open: 1
- Performs organic/inorganic/microscopic/microbiological/physical testing and analysis of water, wastewater, sewage, biosolids, landfill, leachates, sludge, and industrial wastes to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, escalates results not in compliance.
- Participates in method validation work, in compliance with laboratory quality management system.
- Operates in complete accordance with all regulatory requirements, ensuring testing and analysis adheres to quality assurance/quality control procedures.
- Carries out sample preparation including portioning, measuring, weighing, dissolving, digesting or extracting for further analysis. Prepares chemical solutions and bacteriological media.
- Receives samples, performs testing and ensures sample data is recorded throughout the testing process. Review results and quality control data.
- Enters, reviews and approves analytical data using the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Performs calculations manually or utilizing computers.
- Ensures and conducts proper disposal of samples, chemicals and hazardous waste. Neutralizes samples prior to disposal (i.e. mercury waste/solvents/phenolic waste). Sterilizes and disposes of waste.
- Contributes to the updating and maintenance of documents regarding the laboratory quality system and adherence to all Quality Management System policies.
- Participates in proficiency testing (PT) as a requirement for accreditation.
- Adheres to Standard Operating Procedures.
- Participates in the testing and validation of instrumentation to ensure compliance with the laboratories quality management system. Documents date of completion and expiry. Maintains record of same.
- Assists with troubleshooting malfunctions and conducting preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
- Participates in accreditation assessments, ministry inspections and internal/external audits.
- Contributes to the preparation of documents for court processes. Attends court as a witness. Adheres to chain of custody protocol for all court case samples.
- Maintains knowledge of current and emerging technical developments.
- Demonstrates testing methods to staff and provides direction to students by providing technical/functional instructions on laboratory procedures.
- Orders lab supplies and maintains inventory.
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
- Post secondary education in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Studies or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience in organic or chemical testing of either water, wastewater, sludge, biosolids and/or landfill samples.
- Experience conducting mathematical calculations required for analytical chemistry.
- Knowledge of instrumental methods of analysis and experience with lab instrumentation including autosamplers, absorption/emission/mass spectrophotometers, and/or various chromatographic instruments.
- Experience with computers and software such as MS Office Suite, including familiarity with database and spreadsheet software.
You must also have:
- Ability to work in an organized and tidy manner.
- Ability to communicate effectively with lab clients and other lab staff and work as part of a team.
- Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and the Regulations that apply to this work.
- Must be available to travel to various work locations, as required.
- Ability to work regular shifts, including weekends and overtime as required.
- Experience with a LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) would be an asset.
- Knowledge of ISO17025 would be an asset.
NOTE TO INTERNAL FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME CITY OF TORONTO EMPLOYEES:
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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.
The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.
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