Water and Sewerage Treatment Plant Operator/Assistant Operator

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Water and Sewerage Treatment Plant Operator/Assistant Operator

About the business

Goondiwindi Regional Council is located 4 hours from Brisbane on the Queensland/New South Wales border.

Applications Close 5:00pm Monday, 8 March, 2021.

About the role

We are seeking an individual with a strong work ethic and working knowledge of local government as well as water and sewerage services, passionate about making a difference.

The purpose of the position is to ensure water and sewerage maintenance activities are carried out efficiently and effectively across the Goondiwindi District of the Goondiwindi Regional Council.

Benefits and perks


Council offers excellent working conditions, generous employer funded superannuation benefits and a 19 day month. This position attracts 4 weeks paid annual leave per year and all personal protective equipment.

Skills and experience

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Confined Spaces Certificate (desirable);
  • Water Industry Operator Certificate Level III (or equivalent)(desirable);
  • Drivers Licence (Class C essential, truck licence desirable).
  • Current Blue/White Card (Construction Safety Induction) (essential);

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of operational and maintenance work practices associated with Water and Wastewater Treatment plants;
  • Knowledge of operational and maintenance work practices associated with sewage pump station activities;
  • Knowledge of operational and maintenance work practices associated with water and wastewater reticulation systems;
  • Experience in Water Testing including the use of standard laboratory equipment, tests, methods, procedures and protocols;
  • An understanding of Water Quality matters including an understanding of Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) and DEC (EPA) wastewater discharge requirements;
  • Ability to maintain accurate record keeping including daily logs and test results;
  • Knowledge of Pump Station Operations and Maintenance including the interpretation of plans, diagrams, and manuals;
  • Knowledge of pumping valving systems; mechanical, electrical and process control systems; and telemetry systems;
  • Knowledge of Plumbing and Water Supply fittings;
  • Knowledge and understanding of chemical dosing programs;
  • Able to use a range of tools and motorised equipment;
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance procedures and practices.
  • Ability to complete all necessary paperwork associated with the position;
  • Ability to proactively and professionally represent the interests of Council.
  • Knowledge and awareness of environmental issues associated with water and sewerage operations;
  • Knowledge and awareness of Council’s policies and procedures.
  • Sufficient personnel management skills to fulfil objectives.
  • Sufficient planning skills to fulfil objectives.
  • Sufficient skills to ensure that all vehicles, plant and equipment are regularly maintained and kept in good condition.


If you are interested in joining our great Council, read through the position description carefully to make sure it is right for you. Employment Information Package is available on Council’s website:- https://grc.qld.gov.au

To apply for this job please visit grc.qld.gov.au.