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Control Room Operator/Technician-Entry Level (Bilingual English/Mandarin)

Saltworks ( is one of Canada's most promising clean tech companies located in Vancouver, BC. We are growing and seeking bright and talented people to join our team!

What we are looking for in a Control Room Operator:

With our growth, new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, and an excellent list of customers, we now seek a motivated Control Room Operator to remotely monitor and support our water treatment plants across the globe.

Working closely with the process and controls engineering team, you will be based at our head office in Richmond, BC and will be responsible for overseeing multiple plants and working with local plant operators around the world. Initially, you will start working on real plants, commissioning, operating and learning plant processes. With time, you will advance and join our remote operations team to manage plants and operators from our Remote Operating Centre Control Room located at 13800 Steveston Highway, Richmond, BC.

Here are some of your responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility will be to ensure the plant is operated on specification in accordance with training, and monitor performance while informing future designs and improvements
  • Training and learning to commission, troubleshoot and operate a novel thermal water treatment plant maintaining reliable operations
  • Troubleshooting process issues (root cause analysis and problem solving) and prioritizing critical plant deliverables for local operators
  • Openness to call for and request technical support for challenging problems and report issues to management
  • Documenting, scheduling and relaying mechanical/electrical maintenance work to local plant operator (hands on work could include traveling to plant sites to support operations and deepening field experience)
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Always working safely and cooperatively, representing excellence in clean technology and customer service
  • Work times: 4-day 12-hour shifts on 24/7 rotation with other operators: Four days on, four night & days off; 4 nights on, four night & days off.

You will be a great fit if you have:

  • Sound technical skills to understand processes, mechanical issues, troubleshoot, identify root causes and remain calm and focused under stress
  • Excellent sense of ownership and responsibility to monitor multiple plants remotely, complete assigned tasks, and diligently schedule and document maintenance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Solid technical skills as well as cognitive and problem solving abilities coupled with a strong memory for technical matters, such as operational settings
  • Ability to follow and fine-tune procedures
  • Good listening and critical thinking skills to ask questions, unearth risks and fix problems
  • Organizational skills to maintain multiple plants and operators
  • Ability to read process drawings (similar to reading a map), and troubleshoot process issues (i.e. a pump is not working, or a line is plugged)
  • Ability to work overtime when needed, including being on call to respond to issues (noted we aim to strike a good work-life balance)
  • A team player who respects others and our customers
  • Previous work experience is not essential but welcomed (0-3 years)
  • Mandarin language skills would be considered an asset

Why join Saltworks

A huge part of our success as a company is our people! We have an outstanding team of engineers, scientists, and technologists who are passionate about and dedicated to making our big ideas operational. We value proactive team players who deliver on their goals and objectives and constantly look for new opportunities to grow and improve. We offer:

  • Competitive compensation package including benefits
  • Exciting and rewarding work environment
  • Culture that supports innovation and teamwork
  • Career growth and training opportunities for top performers

How to apply

If you would like to spend your days working with a globally recognized team of smart, committed people who are solving a big problem, please apply following the link. All first round shortlisted applicants will be required to take a cognitive aptitude test before proceeding to interviews.

About us

Saltworks Technologies is a Vancouver-based clean technology company. We develop and build breakthrough low energy desalination and water treatment technologies that treat the world's most challenging waters. Our customers include NASA, the Navy, oil & gas, mining, and other industrial companies located all over the world. We help them clean their water, use less energy, and save money. Our team has over fifty patents. We design and build highly innovative products and travel internationally to commission and test them.

By the way, here’s a video of a recent machine that our team built:

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications are considered confidential.

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