In a bid to escape the clutches of smog, nonstop rush hour traffic, and teeming populace that is Toronto, I'm hoping there are public works folks in any of the counties who may be looking for an operator for their water / wastewater treatment plants. Maybe someone is planning on retiring, or needs additional help? I'm not at full operator status yet, as I'm waiting to get the necessary experience; I'm at the OIT level. However, within two years I'd qualify for my level two operator's licence, so it wouldn't take too long for me to reach a level which would probably suit most of your requirements. And you would have a meticulous, diligent, hard working employee who'd be thrilled and grateful to be on the Island.
I’ve spent much of my working life running a small, very hands on, manufacturing business. Everything from graphic design to product development to dealing with the government to actually physically making things with my hands. Yes, I’m a master leatherworker, in case anyone’s looking for that. Not that anybody is.
I’ve trained as a lab and environmental technologist, so I’m very happy out in the bush, sampling and monitoring; slightly less happy (but still happy) back in the office writing reports, or in the lab, running analyses.
At need, I can turn my hand to construction work, carpentry and residential plumbing. On the side, I’m a theatrical rigger, and also do mast-top repairs and general boat-related repairs. Problem solving and power tools are second nature to me. I love my Milwaukee 18V cordless.
And finally, for now, I’m a more than capable photographer and videographer, with experience in weddings, art and commercial settings, using Adobe graphics programs for editing and tweaking.
If any of this sounds workable for you or someone / place you know, please contact me.
Environmental Technician skills related to water and soil sampling and field analysis, lab analysis, environmental assessments, site investigations and research;
Administration of manufacturing operations, stakeholder relationship management, production management, quality control, marketing and outreach, report research and writing;
Dedicated and meticulous, creative problem-solving skills, experience with administrative and field activities, enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds, accustomed to working independently, comfortable working in a group.
And some of the qualifications / certifications:
Environmental Science BSc (Hons) Degree
Sir Sandford Fleming College:
Environmental Technology Diploma
Environmental Technician Diploma
- President's Honour Roll
- John Cathrae Memorial Scholarship
- Nelson Tavares Memorial Award
- Innovation Award for Constructed Wetland Design
Entry Level Drinking Water Operator Certification
Walkerton Clean Water Centre, Ontario Ministry of Environment
Mandatory certification for water treatment plant operations
Ontario Wastewater Operator Licence, Wastewater Collection Facility OIT
Ontario Wastewater Operator Licence, Wastewater Treatment Facility OIT
Wastewater Operator Licence, Ministry of Environment
Mandatory certification for wastewater treatment and collection operations.
Ecological Land Classification (ELC) Certificate
MNR, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
OBBN Assessment Certificate
OBBN, Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network
Training in OBBN principles, methodology, ID, bioassessment study designs.
Aerial Work Platform: Scissor Lift, On and Off-slab Operation Certificate
Torcan Lift Equipment, in accordance with CSA B354.2-01
Aerial Work Platform: Boom-Elevated, On and Off-slab Operation Certificate
Torcan Lift Equipment, in accordance with CSA B354.4-02
Working At Heights Certificate
irescue Training, CPO approved WAH 34686
Aerial Lift Safety Certificate
Dwight Crane Ltd.: Training on Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms, Self-Propelled Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platforms, and Elevating Rolling Work Platforms
First Aid / CPR certificate
Radiation Safety Course, Level II
Confined Spaces certificate
Pleasure Craft (BOAT) Operator's certificate
Transportation of Dangerous Goods certificate
Class 5 Driver's (G) & M Driver's licence
Restricted Radio Operator's certificate
Canadian GeoExchange Coalition Installers' Course