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Are you looking for the right career and lifestyle move for 2024?  Do you want to make an impact on the future of the community you live in?  Here’s your opportunity to kick a career goal while you enjoy an incredible lifestyle on the beautiful Barrington Coast.

The role & you

MidCoast Council’s Water Management and Treatment (WMAT) department are responsible for our drinking water sources, water treatment, sewerage treatment, ​effluent management, and laboratory services. This department is highly focused on regulatory compliance in reporting to Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Water, NSW Health and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). In addition to our Bootawa and Nabiac Water Treatment Plants, WMAT is also responsible for water treatment operations in Stroud, Bulahdelah, Gloucester and Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest.

The Process Operator contributes to planned and unplanned maintenance of MidCoast Council’s water treatment plant operations. This role will undertake treatment plant inspections, water quality sampling, monitoring chemical supplies and storage levels, operational activities of water treatment plants, and transferring and monitoring water using the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) network. This position will work at both our Bootawa and Nabiac Water Treatment Plants. As a key role in ensuring the effective management of our water treatment plants and processes, the successful candidate will require broad experience across water process operations, strong teamwork skills, high attention to detail, and a commitment to safety and compliance. Participation in the “on-call” roster is essential after being deemed competent to ensure 24 hour water production is achieved.

As a leading provider of quality water, this is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive team of specialists and contribute to high level outcomes for our community.

What you’ll bring

  • Certificate III in Water Industry Operations and / or relevant water trade qualification and / or experience in the water, sewerage, or industrial process industry.
  • Currently hold or willing to obtain: A general construction induction card (white card), first aid certificate, confined spaces certificate, forklift licence (LF), NSW health fluoride training ticket, and chlorine gas handling competency.
  • Competent swimming ability.
  • Current Medium Rigid (MR class) heavy vehicle licence.

Please note that to be a successful candidate for this role you’ll be required to complete a pre-employment medical check (this will include a drug and alcohol test, sight and hearing, functional and medical component).

Salary Package:

  • Salary range circa $63,000 to $74,000 p.a. plus superannuation (negotiable based on skills and experience).
  • A to and from use vehicle (for work use only).
  • A water allowance of $126.93 per week will also apply.

Location: Upon commencement your normal place of work will be the Bootawa Water Treatment Plant at 299 Bootawa Dam Road Bootawa and the Nabiac Water Treatment Plant 485 Aerodrome Road Nabiac.

Tenure: Permanent, Full Time.

Closing date: Sunday 28 July 2024 at 11.30 pm.

Want to know more?

For questions relating to the position requirements please contact Geoff Kerr – Coordinator WMAT Manning, who is the hiring manager for this role. Geoff can be reached on 0408 653 837 or at geoff.kerr@midcoast.nsw.gov.au.

For enquiries regarding the application process contact Josie Reardon – Talent Acquisition Officer who is the HR representative for this role. Josie can be reached on (02) 7955 7328 or at josie.reardon@midcoast.nsw.gov.au.

About the MidCoast Region

From lakes and estuaries to white sandy beaches to world heritage mountain wilderness, the MidCoast region offers an attractive lifestyle for everyone. Our community is characterised by its welcoming attitude, growing economy and natural beauty. These are the pillars of the quality of life we value. To find out more about our beautiful region click here.

Our organisation

At MidCoast Council our people are our most important asset and we believe that we can only reach our full potential when you reach yours. This is the place for those who seek to play a role in the community and have an enthusiasm to learn and grow. Here you can make a real difference.

Our community is our customer and is at the centre of everything we do.  We value, support and empower our people to deliver positive results for our community.

Our commitment

At MidCoast Council we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities. Our aim is to provide all of our staff with an inclusive, safe and healthy working environment. We never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age or marital, veteran or disability status. If you have a disability and need to request any adjustments to assist with the application process, or to discuss workplace adjustments you may require, please contact the HR representative.

Council also recognises the skills and attributes of veterans and welcomes applications from ex-service personnel.

We’re a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

We respectfully ask that recruitment agencies do not contact us at this stage.