Walkerton Clean Water Centre Announces Retirement of Brian Jobb
After more than 35 years of service dedicated to the drinking water industry, Brian Jobb has announced his upcoming retirement in August 2019.
Brian has been an integral part of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) as Manager of the Training Institute since 2008. He has made lasting contributions in the development of many of the WCWC’s programs that will be valued and remembered. Brian has successfully distilled state-of-the-art research into practical concepts and coached numerous drinking water operators through the maze of modern treatment techniques. “Brian has been an invaluable member of the management team at the WCWC and has helped it grow from its humble beginnings to where we are today, reaching out into every corner of the province, from large municipalities to RV campground owners. We will miss him!” said Carl Kuhnke, WCWC CEO.
Brian has more than 35 years of experience in operational troubleshooting, research, technical advisory, operator training and applied drinking water treatment chemistry, specializing in uncommon contaminants. He began his career in the drinking water industry with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment in 1979 and advanced to Field Services Coordinator for the Drinking Water Section. He was responsible for applied research, training, technical advice and troubleshooting of drinking water plants throughout Ontario. Brian also worked for a coagulant manufacturer and was Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for an equipment manufacturer and continued to provide operator training to his clients.
He has been involved in numerous committees and advisory groups. He currently contributes to: the American Water Works Association Small Systems Division (Past-Chair); the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association Drinking Water Quality Committee; the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (Ministry) Operator Training and Certification Working Group; the Ministry Standard of Care Advisory Group; and the WCWC Training Advisory Committee (Chair). He is a Past-President (2004 – 2005) of the Ontario Water Works Association and served on their Board of Directors.
Brian has been the recipient of several awards including: the 2016 Ontario Municipal Water Association Don Black Award for outstanding and dedicated service to the water industry; the 2014 American Water Works Association Soaring to the Summit Award for service to the small systems sector; and the 1999 Ontario Water Works Association Norman J. Howard Award for sincerity in serving the waterworks industry.
To ensure a seamless transition, WCWC has launched a search for its next Manager of the Training Institute. Interested applicants are encouraged to view the job posting at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=983ed6f5-5ae1-448d-963a-f2008514f65f&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_CA