Website Rockhampton Regional Council

  • Fixed Term Full Time (12 Months)
  • Rotating Roster on 12 hour shifts, Supportive Work/Life Balance
  • $102,738 – $105,841 per annum (LGIA Stream B Treatment Plant Operator Level 8/9) + Superannuation
  • Location – Rockhampton

Your new role

Fitzroy River Water has an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced Treatment Plant Operator to work within the Rockhampton Region.


You will monitor and analyse water and sewage treatment plant processes and the status of other key water and sewerage system assets in accordance with internal operational standards and with national and state guidelines and regulatory requirements.


This position requires the completion of a satisfactory Criminal History Check – Police Certificate (Australia Wide Name Only Police Check).

What we are looking for

  • Certificate II or higher in Water and/or Sewage Treatment Plant Operation with demonstrated experience as an operator in treatment plants
  • Knowledge of key water quality guidelines and regulatory requirements, the fundamentals of water and sewage treatment processes and drinking water supply systems
  • Ability to promote a work environment that supports Council’s ‘Safety First’ approach to maximising employee wellbeing
  • Team Player who can work autonomously and always acts with accountability
  • Ability to work 12 hours shifts and work after hours (outside normal business hours)

What you’ll get in return

As an employee of Rockhampton Regional Council, you will join a diverse and innovative team of more than 900 employees supported by good leadership, who proudly deliver services and make a difference to the lives of people living and working within the region.

  • A large employer with a strong values driven culture
  • A generous superannuation scheme – Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Corporate membership discounts
  • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Wages paid fortnightly
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Fitness Passport and active social clubs

What you need to do next

To apply for this opportunity, please submit two documents:

  1. A 2-3 page Cover Letter addressing the Application Criteria below;
  2. Your Current resume.


Application Criteria

  • Certificate II or higher in Water and/or Sewage Treatment Plant Operation (or related discipline) and experience as an operator of water and sewage treatment plants.
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of water and wastewater treatment processes and drinking water supply systems.
  • Knowledge of key water quality guidelines and regulatory requirements including NH&MRC and State Government administered documents and legislation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and liaise with all key stakeholders ensuring a positive outcome is reached.


Please use Council’s cover letter template and ensure you clearly label each Application Criteria in your cover letter.

Apply through our website

Applications Close: Monday 5 June 2023 at Midnight (AEST)

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