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Operations Technician

Waterdown, 407 Parkside Dr., Waterdown, Ontario, Canada Req #339
Wednesday, July 3, 2024


From our roots providing sand to local foundries in the 1880's, Opta has grown to an international group of companies committed to delivering optimal results for our customers. Opta's purpose is to be the leading supplier of performance solutions for metallurgical, value-added glass, and specialty chemical applications. We strive to be the leading provider of innovative steelmaking reagents, slag conditioners, and metal remediation materials consumed in the North American and European markets. We aim to be the market leader in steelmaking products through an unwavering focus on supporting our customers’ needs. We measure our success by our presence in a majority of steel mills throughout the world. Our vision is to expand our geographic reach and broaden into adjacent industries such as aluminum, copper, concrete, and glass. 


Accountability and Integrity in everything we do
  • PEOPLE: We will invest in our people with promoting Diversity and Inclusion for the success of our organization
  • CUSTOMERS: Committed to our customers to deliver Consistent Quality products, Solutions and Service
  • SAFETY: Providing employees a Safe environment in which to thrive
  • INNOVATION: Deliver outstanding performance through Continuous Improvement and Creativity
  • SUSTAINABILITY: Enhancing Sustainability by respecting and protecting the Environment in the communication where we live and work


Glass Operations Technician


The Glass Operations Technician will report directly to the Glass Operations Supervisor and is responsible for performing a variety of production, quality and maintenance tasks to assist with glass operations.



  • Operate either Glass Cleaning or Glass Operations equipment.
  • Packaging 1000 kg bulk bags of products via bulk bag loading system.
  • Reports any inconsistencies and uses standard repair procedures.
  • Monitor quality and record general production information.
  • Work in compliance with company safety, environmental and operating procedures.
  • Cleaning of the plant as required.
  • Operate forklift and scissor lift.
  • Operate front end loader for glass transfer and waste removal.
  • Work at heights using fall protection.
  • Must know how to SAFELY operate all equipment used in the glass production area.
  • Maintain production at peak performance.
  • Be well versed and follow SOP’s for all production and maintenance operations.
  • Operate control panels. Operate equipment systems from a PLC interface (automated control)
  • Sample and analyze finished product per quality procedures.
  • Record and confirm daily production.
  • Assist with training of new employees.
  • Shift work is required (days or afternoons at current time)
  • Evaluate raw materials and finished products to internal and/or customer specifications.
  • Report any non-conformities to management.
  • Assist in investigation of customer complaints.
  • Maintain written quality records.
  • Must be able to communicate both written and verbally with management and through use of various productivity software programs as Sharepoint, Outlook, Excel, etc
  • Perform preventative maintenance inspections and services.
  • Perform wear part maintenance and screen replacement (as defined by SOP’s)
  • Other maintenance procedures as skills allow
  • Effectively handle small tools.
  • Maintain and clean tools and equipment.
  • Other duties as required when directed by plant management.


  • Ability to lift up to 50 kg
  • Previous experience in a production/manufacturing setting
  • Capable of working in a team and independently
  • Capable of following a production report while working independently
  • Technical diploma or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Welding and other mechanical RED Seal training is preferred.
  • Previous experience operating forklift, loader, and scissor lift is preferred.
  • Must have basic math skills.
  • Must have both verbal and written communication skills.




  • Required to stand, walk and climb; have mobility of hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; sit, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Must be capable of maneuvering heavy items. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


**Please note this position is a unionized position and follows a Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

Opta offers a diverse 
compensation and benefit package that includes the following: 
  • Extended Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Healthcare Spending Account
  • Life, AD&D, and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • RRSP Match
  • On Demand Pay (Dayforce Wallet)
We thank everyone for applying however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

he above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Opta Inc., an Opta Group Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $31.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $31.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Waterdown, 407 Parkside Dr., Waterdown, Ontario, Canada