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Water Treatment Plant Operators (Specialist Treatment Operations) - Multiple Positions Available

  • Pin (2)Gympie, Queensland
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  • Group (22) Water Treatment

Posted : 27/06/24
Applications Close :26/07/24

  • A varied and challenging role, responsible for public safety to the community through the safe treatment of water and wastewater.
  • Competitive base annual salary, currently at $71,822.40, plus applicable allowances and overtime and up to 13% superannuation
  • Great range of additional benefits, including health & wellness programs, salary sacrifice options, salary packaging arrangements and a fortnightly RDO

    About the Region

    Gympie is at the heart of a rapidly expanding region which stretches from rural valleys in our western reaches to the Cooloola Coast, gateway to spectacular Fraser Island. Bordering Noosa and Fraser Coast Local Government areas, we are uniquely positioned to grow whilst still retaining our country charm.  Our borders with North and South Burnett, and the Somerset Local Government areas link with our rural lifestyle, where you can enjoy our picturesque smaller townships, or our abundant local history.  Our local festivals such as the Gympie Music Muster are renowned both nationally and internationally. 

    For someone seeking a high quality of life, with pristine natural areas and spectacular beaches, all within reach of Noosa, the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, we are offering this unique opportunity.


    Water Treatment Plant Operator (Specialist Treatment Operations) - Multiple Positions Available

    Remuneration: Base annual salary, currently at $71,822.40, plus applicable allowances and overtime and up to 13% superannuation


    Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered. Unsolicited applications from agencies may be considered, if submitted through Council's online application system. 

    Role Overview

    These positions, which will rotate amongst various Gympie Regional Council Treatment Plants to suit business needs, will assist the Senior Operator with the operation and maintenance of Council's Water and/or Sewage Treatment Plants ensuring that operations contribute to the highest quality of service to our customers, including compliance with Regulators.

    What we are looking for:

    Council is seeking qualified and experienced Treatment Plant Operators who are self-motivated and willing to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.  With the flexibility to rotate between treatment plants across the region, we need operators who are responsive and technically minded with an ability to problem-solve.  The candidates who have treatment operation experience, diagnostic skills, and mechanical ability, including knowledge of the operation and maintenance of pumps will do well in these roles. 

    Essential Knowledge & Skills and Requirements:

     To be considered for these positions, you must have:

    • Certificate III in Water and Waste Water Operations.
    • Relevant experience in the operation and maintenance of a water and/or sewerage treatment plant.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of safe chemical handling and storage.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of water and wastewater sample collection, testing and result interpretation.
    • Demonstrated computer operation skills including reporting and field date capture and ability to use electronic equipment.
    • Demonstrated problem solving ability and commitment to control costs and quality of work.
    • Knowledge of SCADA and telemetry systems.
    • A knowledge of quality assurance and maintenance management systems.
    • An understanding of water and waste water reticulation and collection systems.


    Position Description

    For a full position description containing essential and desirable criteria, please click here. 

    Who to Contact

    For information regarding the requirements of this role, please contact Council's Coordinator Treatment, Neelan Rana on 07 5481 0970 or email neelan.rana@gympie.qld.gov.au

    For assistance lodging your application using Council's online system, please contact Council's Officer Recruitment, Sue Rossi on 07-5481 0971 or email sue.rossi@gympie.qld.gov.au


    What we offer?

    • Nine-day fortnight
    • Access to employee health and well-being programs
    • Fitness Passport: work out at over 25 local gyms for you and your family at a subsidised rate.
    • Long service leave after seven years
    • Generous superannuation scheme of up to 13 per cent
    • Access to salary sacrificing and salary packaging arrangements.
    • Employee assistance program offering free confidential counselling services for employees and their families. 

    Our Values

    • Accountability
    • Communication
    • Customer Service Focused
    • Integrity
    • Teamwork and Collaboration

    For a full explanation of our values please click here.  You will be assessed on your understanding of these values and how you have applied values such as these in your previous employment. 

    Our Process

    Successful applicants will be required to undertake various checks such as skills, qualifications, reference, medical and national police. 

    Keen to apply

    Keen to apply? Simply follow the instructions below:

    1) Download and review the position description above
    2) Complete the information below, as requested (please use an individualised email address as using another person's may effect your application, if you do not have one please follow this link to create a Gmail account)
    3) Click 'APPLY'
    4) Attach your resume, covering letter and a single document containing copies of your qualifications, licences or tickets as applicable.
    5) Click 'NEXT' and 'CONFIRM'

    Please note before continuing: It is advisable that you prepare your responses in a separate word or text document, saving your work as you go and that you then copy and paste this prepared information in the form before completing the application process. Please keep your responses to a maximum 300 words for each question. 

    Applications close, NOTE - THIS JOB ADVERTISEMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL ALL VACANT POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED.  Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered.

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