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Guiding Principles

The Bluewater Recycling Association, is a leader in waste reduction initiatives not only in the Province of Ontario, but across North America as well. The Association is a cooperative of more than 20 municipalities that have come together to provide waste reduction initiatives in a cost efficient manner. Employees, the people who make our success possible, are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. The Association is committed to the highest standards of ethics in all relationships with its employees. The Association, for its part, expects employees to commit their best efforts to the Association’s success, to act prudently in their use of BRA property and other resources, and to attempt in every way to uphold Bluewater’s good name in all day to day business dealings both within and outside the organization.

The Association and its employees have a vital stake in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. The health and well being of employees is a responsibility not only of management, but of everyone who works at the Association.

In all matters related to the organization of work and development, including hiring, supervision, compensation, promotion and termination, no employee will be discriminated against on the basis of age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, citizenship, language, political belief, marital or family status, pregnancy/childbirth, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other prohibited grounds of discrimination.

The Association creates an environment in which communication with its employees is open, honest and timely. It encourages feedback from employees in order to ensure a two-way flow of communication between management and all employees.

The Association compensates its employees with wages, salaries, benefits and a pension that is competitive with leading companies in its areas of business.

Mission Statement

The customers of the Bluewater Recycling Association are of vital importance to Bluewater’s continued growth and prosperity. Our mission is to provide ethical, innovative, effective, quality resource management services. We will carry out our mission efficiently, safely, and in an environmentally responsible manner, ultimately enabling our members to meet their environmental commitments.

BEYONDZERO® Commitment

Employee health and safety is the number one concern at BRA. We strive to achieve Beyond Zero by preventing even one accident from occurring. We are committed to complying with applicable safety regulations, but more than that, safety is part of how we do business—we believe in a “culture of caring” where safety is ingrained in everything we do. Our people are our greatest asset, and we work diligently to promote your well-being.

Industry leading wages

Comprehensive health benefit plan

OMERS defined benefit pension plan

Employee perks like preferred banking rates & paid time off for birthdays

Apprentice training opportunities

Double time on weekends and holidays

Explore Opportunities at BRA

The following chart shows a variety of our common positions. Please visit our open positions page here to view currently available jobs. If you don't see a position you're interested in currently available, we always accept resumes! Send us a resume here and we'll keep it on file.

Fleet Mechanic Driver Equipment Operator Material Handler

Fleet Mechanic

Join the Bluewater Recycling Association as a Fleet Mechanic.

Reporting to the Fleet Manager, as a Fleet Mechanic you will be a key player in the maintenance and repairs of the Association's fleet of 30+ collection vehicles and a material recovery facility.

Why you should work for us:
  • Competitive salary ($34.94 to $35.88/hour) with yearly increases.
  • Work Monday to Friday, with weekends off.
  • Excellent benefits including an OMERS pension.
  • Overtime after 8 hours per day & 40 hours per week.
  • Generous clothing & tool allowances.
  • Paid day off for birthdays.
  • Double time on weekends & holidays.
Main Duties:
  • Inspect and examine vehicles, test automotive systems and components using testing devices to diagnose and isolate faults. Detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions and further repair or replace defective parts and malfunctions using hand and power tools.
  • Drive automobile or service truck to location of any malfunctions of vehicles to provide services.
  • Complete reports to record problems and work performed. Ensure procedures for safety inspections and preventative maintenance programs on all vehicles.
Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate will have a 310T truck and coach technician’s license with a DZ driver's licence. Registered apprentices will be considered.
  • Previous experience in the solid waste industry and/or hydraulics would be an asset.
  • Any related experience and/or education as a millwright, fabricator, or electronics would be an asset but is not necessary.

Bluewater Recycling Association is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in any of the following ways, email or phone 519-228-6678. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Driver

Join the Bluewater Recycling Association as a Driver.

Reporting to the Fleet Manager, as a Driver you will be a key player in the operation of one of the Association's waste and recycling vehicles.

Why you should work for us:
  • Competitive salary ($22.75 to $25.50/hour) with yearly increases.
  • Work Monday to Friday, with weekends off.
  • Excellent benefits including a defined benefit pension plan.
  • Overtime after 8 hours per day & 40 hours per week
  • A generous clothing allowance
  • Paid day off for birthdays
  • Double time on weekends & holidays
Main Duties:
  • Operates designated vehicle on scheduled route, stopping to collect all Solid Waste and/or Recyclable Material placed out for collection using automated arm with joystick.
  • Delivers collected items to material recovery facility or to the sanitary landfill when truck is full and dumps compartments in designated areas.
  • Operates the scale and record gross, tare, and net weights upon every collection.
Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate will have a clean CVOR Abstract with at least 1 year of recent experience driving a DZ vehicle full time.
  • You will have an enjoyable personality with an ability to communicate with the general public. If you are looking for a rewarding career, we would like to talk to you!

Bluewater Recycling Association is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in any of the following ways, email or phone 519-228-6678. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Equipment Operator

Join the Bluewater Recycling Association as an Equipment Operator.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, as an Equipment Operator you will play a key role in planning and organizing material flow in the operation of the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) while being responsible to operate the equipment.

Why you should work for us:
  • Competitive salary ($19.11 to $21.72/hour) with yearly increases.
  • Work Monday to Friday, with weekends off.
  • Excellent benefits including an OMERS pension plan.
  • Overtime after 8 hours per day.
  • A generous clothing allowance.
  • Paid day off for birthdays.
  • Double time on weekends & holidays.
Main Duties:
  • Operation of the forklift, skid steer, front end loader, baler and/or telehandler to load materials onto conveyors for baling and sorting, moving waste materials, loading outbound trucks with material, and other activities related to the operation of equipment.
  • Performs tasks as required for successful operation including cleaning, operating the scale, completing safety checks and reports, conducting minor maintenance on equipment, and assisting with line operation.
Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate will have a valid forklift license
  • 1 year experience as an equipment operator
  • Experience operating other heavy equipment (eg. Farm equipment)
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs without assistance

Bluewater Recycling Association is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC).

Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in any of the following ways, email or phone 519-228-6678.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Material Handler

Join the Bluewater Recycling Association as a Material Handler.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, as a Material Handler you will be a key player in the operation of the Association’s recycling plant.

Why you should work for us:
  • Competitive salary ($17.02 to $18.53/hour) with yearly increases.
  • Work Monday to Friday, with weekends off.
  • Excellent benefits including an OMERS pension.
  • Overtime after 8 hours per day.
  • A generous clothing allowance.
  • Paid day off for birthdays.
  • Double time on weekends & holidays.
Main Duties:
  • Sorting and handling of materials on processing equipment by hand.
  • Performs tasks as required for successful operation including cleaning, loading and unloading materials or handling containers.
  • Depending on what line you are working on you will need to pull out any items that are not recyclable containers and OCC cardboard and place in bins provided.
  • When on Pre-sort line pull out any garbage and non-recyclable material and put down chute to the compactor
  • Clean up debris around and on the line
Qualifications:
  • Excellent vision coupled with physical agility and strength.
  • Must be able to perform repetitive work while standing for up to two hours at a time.
  • Must have initiative, flexibility and commitment.

Bluewater Recycling Association is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in any of the following ways, email or phone 519-228-6678. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.