Welcome To Careers in Sustainability - Applying For The Operations Technician - Sustane Technologies Position

Careers in Sustainability

This position is supported through the Careers in Sustainability program, a joint initiative of the Nova Scotia Innovation Hub and IGNITE. Wage subsidies are available for candidates who are unemployed, getting less than full-time hours, or are getting full-time hours in a low-wage or precarious position. Email ryan.duff@bioapplied.com if you're unsure of your eligibility, or visit www.careersinsustainability.ca to learn more.

Company Background

Sustane Technologies is a Canadian cleantech innovator, focused on municipal waste transformation. Sustane's technology is able to recover and repurpose almost 90% of the garbage that would have ordinarily ended up in a landfill. 

Job Description & Accountabilities

 Reporting to and under the direction of the Plant Manager, this position is accountable to deliver effective support and coordination to the plant operations as follows;


Safety / Environment                                                                                                           

  • Adhering to workplace safety and environmental policies, regulations and compliances at all times.
  • Assist with completion of operations teams daily Risk/Task Assessments forms
  • Participate in facilitation and coordination of operations monthly safety meetings
  •  Participate in daily toolbox talks
  • Participate in  adhering to Housekeeping policy
  • Assist with documentation and organization of all policies and procedures.
  • Assist as required with incident reports, risk assessments, and incident root cause analyses


Training (Operations / Safety)

  •  Become familiar with all training documentation and material along with standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Contribute to any documentation and SOPs for job-related tasks



  • Ensures execution of operational procedures on all shifts
  • Ensures all incidents or irregularities capable of affecting quality are reported to the Lab Technician and Production Manager.
  • Monitoring and troubleshoot operating equipment
  • Participate in completing all shift logs



  •  Minimum schooling or formal training for a new person being hired for this job.
    1. Grade 12 or equivalent
    2. Post-secondary education (e.g. Community College) in a related field is considered a strong asset.
  • Provincial or professional certification or degree require
    1. Minimum 3rd Class Power Engineer

 GENERAL Requirements

  • Hot water boiler systems
  • Statistical Process Control.
  • All Plant process operations
  • Plant layout and equipment.
  • Effective communication and organization
  • Ability to function in a team environment
  • Creativity and problem solving
  • Efficient and proficient in preparation of briefing notes, logs, reporting and other written correspondence



  • Experience in a similar operation an asset but not mandatory.
  • Oil & Gas an asset but not mandatory.
  • Pulp & Paper an asset but not mandatory.

Closing Date: July 31, 2021


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