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Operating Engineer

Location: Kitchener, ON, Canada
Date Posted: Jun 16, 2021
Category: Project Mgmt
Job ID: 74005

Job Description


The Opportunity

Safety-Kleen Canada is looking for an Operating Engineer that holds a 2nd Class Operating Engineer Certificate This position will oversee the coordination of operational activities for safe and efficient operation of a steam plant at our Breslau Refinery. This position will hold some project manager responsibilities for small to large, technically complex projects.

Why work for Safety-Kleen?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5!
  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive health benefits coverage after 30 days of full-time employment
  • Group RRSP with Company Matching Component
  • Generous paid time off, company paid training and tuition reimbursement
  • Positive and safe work environments
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures Health and Safety is the number one goal by following policies, processes, and acting in a safe manner at all times.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Technical Standards and Safety Act, Operating Engineers Regulation and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Ensures compliance with the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 Ontario regulation 219/01
  • Coordination of operational activities for safe and efficient operation of steam plant
  • Works with maintenance organization and prime contractors to support planning, scheduling and field execution of the maintenance activities to ensure reliable operation of steam plant
  • Provides input to turnaround and major equipment outage planning, scoping and support activities
  • Manages and oversees small to large, technically complex projects
  • Prepare proposals, including cost estimates and work scopes and schedules.
  • Provides technical support for proposal preparation, project cost estimates and subcontractor selection and procurement.

What does it take to work for Safety-Kleen?

  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in Chemical Processing;
  • 2nd Class Operating Engineer Certification is mandatory,
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is preferred.
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Capital project conception and implementation experience is considered an asset;
  • Plant experience in continuous manufacturing facility is preferred.
  • Promote teamwork and works well with others;
  • Ability to work on multiple projects successfully;
  • Good decision-making;
  • Ability to relate to technical as well as hourly personnel;
  • Project Management Professional designation considered an asset.

Wondering what to expect in starting your career with Safety-Kleen?  Click Here to view a Day in the Life Video!

Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors company, has a commitment to excellence deeply rooted in a strong sense of tradition. Our entire business model revolves around keeping North American businesses green. We generate more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue as a world-class environmental service organization and market leader in industrial hazardous waste management, parts-cleaning technology, and oil re-refining. We collect over 200 million gallons of used motor oil each year and we have the largest re-refinery capacity in North America allowing us to re-refine more than 150 million gallons each year.
Every day, we help our customers resolve their waste management needs and reduce their carbon footprint. PROTECTION. CHOICES. PEOPLEMAKE GREEN WORK ™

Join our safety focused team today!  To learn more about our company, and to apply online for this exciting opportunity, visit us at

We thank all those interested in joining the Safety-Kleen team; however only those that complete the online application and meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role.

Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors company is a Military & Veteran friendly company.

Clean Harbors welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



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