[Sust-mar] Sanitation Waste-to-Value Specialist, f/t, Halifax NS

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Position: Sanitation Waste-to-Value Specialist http://GoodWork.ca/903323
Organization: Aerosan, http://www.aerosan.ca
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Hours of work: 40 hours
Compensation: $22-24/hour, based on experience
Temporary: 1-year contract


Aerosan is a Canadian not-for-profit working in the field of sanitation in humanitarian emergencies. Our work focuses on low-cost, robust and field deployable emergency sanitation systems, which emphasize complete containment of excreta.


The incumbent will work under the direction of the Executive Director to help to validate our ecological sanitation system. The incumbent will develop waste-to-value treatment processes to integrate with our toilets and conduct research and field-testing into waste volatilization, urine evaporation, anaerobic and aerobic digestion, biogas generation, and composting. The end goal is to integrate our current system into a systems approach to give total sanitation results.


• Designing and implementing a biological waste-to-value treatment process;
• Integrating the biological treatment process with the Aerosan toilet;
• Assisting in the design and planning of field testing protocol to create clearly defined test objectives;
• Conducting field testing independently;
• Troubleshoot and respond to problems encountered during field trials;
• Providing reporting and documentation for Executive Director;
• Supporting the writing, proof-reading, formatting and preparation of standard operating procedures;
• Assisting in the development of a small-scale anaerobic digester for human excreta;
• Assisting in the analysis of biogas composition.


• University degree in environmental, engineering, chemistry, or biology related field or equivalent work experience;
• Experience working in wastewater treatment, composting and/or waste management;
• The ideal candidate has excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills and is able to resolve problems independently;
• Experience conducting research and setting up field trials


• International development and/or international field work experience;
• Knowledge of dry toilet systems and/or ecological sanitation;
• Motivated self-starter and team player;
• Professional conduct (i.e. ability to adhere to an organization's code of conduct and interact with colleagues and clients in a respectful manner);
• Strong time management, prioritization and organizational skills;
• Experience working both independently and as a team member;

Above all else, we are looking for a highly motivated, individual looking to join our dynamic organization in its infancy. This is a fun and fast-paced environment best suited to self-starters, those who are motivated to succeed and ready to commit to a unique opportunity with real growth potential.


To apply, please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to: 
aerosanjobs at gmail.com 
with subject: Waste-to-value Specialist
as soon as possible and not later than Dec. 21, 2015. 
No telephone calls, please. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

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