Water Treatment Operator

  • Position Vacant
  • Toowoomba

Website Toowoomba Regional Council

Water Treatment Operator (1319) & (1353)

Work Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location: Toowoomba (outer suburbs)
Applications Close: 08/03/2021 11:45 PM

About Council

The Toowoomba Region is about rich traditions and bold ambitions. Our long and proud agricultural history has evolved Toowoomba into Australia’s second largest inland city supporting diverse townships in the Council area and acting as a service centre for South West Qld and North West NSW. The region is boldly forging new opportunities around the Surat Basin resource sector, education, health, transport and massive infrastructure investments. Growth hasn’t come at the expense of liveability though, with Toowoomba twice voted in the top 5 most family friendly cities in Australia.

Toowoomba Regional Council services a regional population of 166,500 and employs a team of approximately 1,800 staff, dedicated and passionate about delivering excellent customer service to the community, residents and visitors throughout the region. We recognise that our success depends upon attracting and retaining skilled and talented staff and offer a wide variety of interesting challenges and opportunities to develop your career.


About the role

  • The Water Treatment Operator will monitor, control and operate the Mt Kynoch Water Treatment Plant and associate facilities, also assist Systems Control with the operation of other treatment and production facilities within Toowoomba’s bulk water supply system to maintain a safe and reliable water supply which complies with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008.
  • The wage for this position is $1,166.49 gross per week plus 17.5% annual leave loading and up to 12.4% superannuation.
  • Two (2) permanent full-time positions.
  • Great regional location.
  • Ability to accrue and access banked time.
  • This position involves the provision of after-hours support for operational requirements.

How to be successful in this position – Success Criteria

  1. The mandatory qualifications, training and/or experience as outlined in the “Position Success Criteria” of the attached Position Description.
  2. Technical Skills and Abilities
    • Undertake the operation of water treatment plants and associated infrastructure to achieve compliance with relevant statutory requirements and guidelines.
    • Comply with the requirements of the Toowoomba Regional Council Integrated Environmental Management System.
    • Assist in the development and ongoing maintenance of Quality and HACCP systems, including Drinking Water Quality Management Plans.
    • Experience in the use of relevant systems used to control, monitor and adjust operational infrastructure.
  3. Communication and Interpersonal Skills
    • Demonstrated ability to understand directions and to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ability to provide high level customer service to all relevant stakeholders ensuring a professional and seamless customer experience.
  4. Organisational and Problem-Solving Skills
    • Demonstrated ability to identify, prioritise and rectify problems which may occur throughout the area of work in relation to water treatment.
  5. Information, Communication and Technology Skills
    • Experience in the use of computer programs for the collection and review of water quality data.
    • Ability to operate multiple computer applications, or the ability to quickly acquire the ability to do so.
  6. Understanding of and commitment to Council’s Organisational Value and Behaviour of “Teamwork”.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit two documents:

  1. A document addressing the “Position Success Criteria” in the attached Position Description in two pages or less; and
  2. Your current resume.

Visit our website www.tr.qld.gov.au/jobs for information on how to apply for jobs at Toowoomba Regional Council. Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

For further information

Please contact David Frizzell on 07 4688 6266 within business hours.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is 11:45pm, Monday, 8 March 2021.

To apply for this job please visit www.tr.qld.gov.au.