Engineering Technologist (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 24 April 2017
Everyday is different because you're dealing with different colleagues, and clients. There are lots of training courses/programs offered, which provides great learning opportunities. The workplace is good; you're surrounded by good co-workers that work hard but can also have fun. There is currently a lot of re-organization taking place, which is why there are flaws with management (on all levels). But this is being improved over time.
Operator in Training (Former Employee) – Wasaga Beach, ON – 6 April 2017
Multiple types of locations to be frequented on a daily basis. The organization allows for excellent growth through knowledge, experience and time in the company to take on a more senior position if desired.
Workplace well established; appears to be there forever.
Instrumentation Electrician and SCADA Support (Former Employee) – London, ON – 16 March 2017
The company relies on contracts with municipalities, cities, towns, and villages for their water and wastewater treatment. Relocating or servicing several treatment plants is a must. I traveled all over Southwestern Ontario in a company provided vehicle. Good relations between co-workers.
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Amherstburg, ON – 30 October 2016
OCWA was a wonderful place to work. Work was steady and rewarding. I was supplied proper safety equipment on my first day. My co-workers and manager were all lovely people who always had a compliment to say and were all so friendly. The hardest part of the job was the bike ride to and from work but going to work was very rewarding.
Engineering Services (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 15 October 2015
A great place to work in, it match my experience my supervisor was very supportive an honest great chance to show my capabilities and knowledge coworkers was cooperative , they encouraged me to more advanced steps
Productive and fun place to work. Busy and challenging
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – North Bay, ON – 16 July 2014
Provided secretarial support to the Operations Manager, Maintenance Manager and Assistant Manager. • Compiled data for various water readings and input information into the Ministry of Environment documents as provided. • Opened daily mail and organized the process of information as needed. • Coded payable invoices according to budget, inputting information for purchase orders as per authorizations. • Typed up minutes for monthly City meetings around Capital budgeting items. • Input all staff and managers payroll information for processing. • Hired, interviewed, orientated and supervised summer student office staff. • Completed scheduling, letters, memo's and faxing of data. • Contacted the Health unit , school board and city hall when water or sewer readings were not within regulated standards of the ministry of environment. • In charge of arranging for summer student employment, review and orientation
Always had a special lunch day for employee's. Guy's were always very supportive.
Operator / Mechanic (Former Employee) – South Western Ontario – 17 May 2014
Horrible on call rotation, one week off one week on. Was forced out as a result of raising concerns about the way the SCADA system was operating in a Water treatment facility. Management cannot be trusted. Was told as long as we did our job and logged everything that we would have support from the company, this was a blatant lie as all they are concerned about is the renewal of new contracts. If you enjoy your sanity I would not work for this company.
Water Treatment Technician (Former Employee) – Carleton Place, ON – 15 May 2014
Another job lost to politics. Management team was great. People on my team were real and fun to around every day. Hardest part of this job was lifting 100 pound bags of hydrated lime used in the settling process.
A typical day at Ontario Clean Water Agency was full of new challenges and new situations to deal with. I learned a great deal working here in many areas which has given me knowledge in areas I had not work in before. I learned how to be a data base administrate for one of their key applications, which has given me a insight on how to handle and manage a great deal of data. Management was a bit confusing here they weren't really organized, and way to many politics. I enjoyed the fact that I learned many different types of duties and was involved on different levels.
Operator/Mechanic (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 August 2013
OCWA is a asset to The Provincial Government of Ontario as are the employees that work for them serving the people of Ontario. I am fortunate to have served with OCWA for over 12 years and it will take much consideration to leave their employ.
Co-op Placement - Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 14 July 2013
During my time at OCWA as a co-op placement, I worked independently. I spent my time typing up workplace manuals, editing documents, creating charts and graphs. I did some filing, entered information into the database etc. There was not much experience in teamwork activities.
I would never work for OCWA again. Underqualified personnel in management positions.
Laboratory Consultant (Former Employee) – Petawawa, ON – 24 September 2012
They are a company that values money first over the people who work for them. My job was lost to political pandering in my home town to gain a contract even though it involved a major conflict of interest on their part hiring the mayors son to secure a contract. Unfortunately I was caught up in that mess and my contract was not renewed.