Since 1997, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) has delivered public safety services on behalf of the government of Ontario. With headquarters in west Toronto, the TSSA is a self-funded, not-for-profit organization that employs approximately 400 staff across Ontario. The TSSA is currently in the process of transitioning to an Outcome Based Regulator. We are in the process of updating our data systems, improving customer services, and improving our billing processes. The roles within the TSSA are as diverse as the Province we serve. It takes all kinds of people with varied skillsets and backgrounds to meet our organizational goals, but our employees share a few key traits:
- We are passionate about public safety.
- We are highly skilled, problem-solvers.
- We are collaborators who are invested in the communities we work in.
- We are more than employees; we are serving the greater good.
- We are committed to life-long learning and development.
- We operate with the highest integrity.
TSSA provides our employees with a great sense of purpose. Our work is vital to the success and safety of the Province, and it’s our people who make it possible.
We are currently looking for an Inspector, Heating Fuels in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas. Preference will be given to those who currently reside or are willing to relocate within this region.
Inspector employees are represented by the Ontario Public Service Employee Union - OPSEU/SEFPO, Local 546. As Inspector, you will enhance public safety and improve service delivery to customers by applying expert knowledge of the natural gas, propane, fuel oil and petroleum industry to inspect and audit fuel facilities and services governed by the Technical Standards and Safety Act and related regulations. Our Inspector also investigates industrial, commercial, and domestic gaseous/ liquid fuel incidents, and public complaints relating to potentially unsafe operating conditions.
We are looking for an individual with a strong ability to communicate, one who can present in a concise, clear, and articulate manner. You will need the ability to quickly adapt to change and realign with business priorities. You should have the disposition to follow scientific methods in order to determine root cause of incidents.
- Enhance public safety by attending and inspecting scenes of incidents such as fires, explosions, carbon Monoxide exposure, public complaints relating to program inspection services for fuel oil, natural gas, propane, and petroleum sectors to determine root causes.
- Identify appropriate action to prevent re-occurrence including issuance of legal orders
- Ensure a positive image of the company and maintain effective relationships by providing timely information to customers (including interpretation/application of TSSA’s Act, Regulations, codes, and standards).
- Prepare and submit accurate reports within established timeframes; and maintain current electronic and paper records.
- Contribute to a workplace environment conducive to a high performing team by maintaining positive professional relationships with all members of the TSSA team; share expertise and best-practices; participate in the training and development of others; and provide back-up for colleagues.
- Demonstrate a commitment to health and safety by working in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and TSSA health and safety procedures, and when on site, customers’ safety procedures, and by identifying and reporting potential and actual risks.
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; and participating in professional associations.
- Minimum of High School Diploma
- 5+ years experience in the hydrocarbon fuels industry and a thorough knowledge of the Technical Standards & Safety Act and related Fuels Regulations 210/01, 212/01, 213/01, 215/01, 216/01 and 217/01.
- A Gas Technician level G1/G2 or an Oil Burner Technician level OBT1/OBT2 is preferred.
- Liquid Propane (LP) and/or Petroleum Mechanic Certification (PMH/PM2/PH3) and/or Pipeline Inspector Certification (GPI) would be an asset.
- Knowledge of Codes and Standards and proficiency in the CSA B149.01 - Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, CSA B149.02 - Propane Storage and Handling Code, CSA B149.03 - Code for the Field Approval of Fuel-Related components on Appliances and Equipment, Liquid Fuel Handling Code and the CSA Z662 - Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems.
- Perform Contractor Audit inspections following established Standard Operating Procedures.
- Background and experience in natural gas/propane pipeline distribution systems are an asset Understanding of ground infrastructure mapping. Determine the root cause of pipeline damages. Reading and interpreting utility infrastructure maps and understanding of locating procedures.
- Knowledge and understanding of the damage prevention procedures as per best practice.
- Knowledge and experience in inspections of trenching, knowledge and expertise in reading and understanding schematics and field notes and be familiar with Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) methodology and best practices
- Intermediate computer skills including proficiency with MS Office (Power Point, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook)
- As this position requires daily travel, a valid Ontario driver’s license and a clean driving record is required.
*Salary to be discussed pursuant to education, work experience and licensing.
Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment:
TSSA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are committed to building and maintaining collaborative, caring and positive work environments so that our employees bring their whole selves to work each and every day. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or disability. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
TSSA is pleased to offer accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for a job opportunity, or are contacted by us regarding a job opportunity, please advise of any accommodations you may require.
Please note that applicants who receive any conditional offer of employment from TSSA will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment. TSSA will consider individual requests for accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to grounds protected under the Human Rights Code.