South Australian Operator of the Year
About the Award
This is the most prestigious award presented to operations staff in the South Australian Water industry annually. The award is presented to operators of network systems or water or wastewater treatment facilities to recognise excellent performance, initiative and all round attention to detail.
As award sponsor, TAFE SA invites all employers of operators in South Australia to nominate appropriate "operations staff" to be considered for the award.
- Applications Close 24 February 2017
- Winner Announced 8 March 2017
South Australia Operator of the Year Nomination Form
Nominees should be employed in South Australia and should have direct responsibility for operational decisions within network systems or at community water and wastewater facilities
The following features are taken into account in considering worthy recipients:
- Continuing education/training achievement
- Overall plant or system management and condition
- Demonstrated attention to work, Health and Safety and other regulatory responsibilities
- Initiative and innovation, demonstrating improved treatment and efficiency
The completed applications are judged by an independent panel nominated by the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) and the winner of the South Australian Operator of the Year Award for 2016 will be announced. From 2017, the winner will be announced at a WIOA Interest Day annually.
The winner receives a perpetual trophy for his or her organisation to keep for 12 months plus a personal trophy to keep permanently. The winner will also join the WIOA operator delegation on their annual trip to New Zealand to join the study tour and participate in the WIOA NZ operations conference.
The 2016 winner will be announced at a WIOA SA Interest Day on 8 March 2017 at the Bolivar WWTP.
Nominees should be employed in South Australia and should have direct responsibility for operational decisions
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