Treatment Plant Operator (Dual Ticket)

Job No: BDBRC811
Location: Bundaberg

$65,596 per annum + on-call + overtime + super + benefits
Permanent Full-Time 
Water Services  
Infrastructure Services

About Us

Are you ready to join our team and build Australia's best regional community?  

Here at Bundaberg Regional Council, our vision is bold but simple, to build Australia’s best regional community. In order to achieve this, we’ve created a culture that’s centered on our core values. To be a Council that is customer-focused, respectful and prides itself on teamwork, diversity, sustainability, and innovation. 

Uniquely positioned north of Brisbane, the Bundaberg Region is one of Australia’s fastest-growing regional cities and the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The Bundaberg Region boasts the most equitable climate in Australia and rates fifth in the world alongside Hawaii.  Noted for its environmental excellence, pristine waterways, and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the Bundaberg Region showcases everything that nature’s palette can create.  

About The Opportunity

In your role as a Treatment Plant Operator (Dual Ticket) you will operate, maintain and monitor performance of Water Services’ Treatment Plants in an efficient manner within regulatory guidelines, practices, and procedures.  You will report directly to the relevant Team Leader who is committed to supporting you and your colleagues in delivering excellent service to the community.

Due to the nature of this position, the location for the commencement of work may vary from time to time and will involve being part of an on-call support roster for the Service Delivery section of Water Services, to ensure 24/7 service to customers.  

Council is looking for operators to join our Treatment Team in both water treatment and sewerage treatment.

About You

  • Certificate III in Water Industry Operations with both Water and Wastewater Treatment Qualification or (equivalent).
  • Demonstrated proficiency and verification of skills to operate light and medium mechanical equipment utilised in operation and maintenance of treatment plant assets.
  • Possession of a current Class HR Drivers Licence or the ability to obtain within three months of commencement. 
  • Demonstrated detailed knowledge of operating equipment and automated processes utilised in Water Services’ treatment plants including, but not limited to, treatment plant monitoring equipment, operational process testing and equipment calibration. 
  • Intermediate level of oral and written communication skills with the ability to liaise with a variety of internal and external parties.
  • Sound level of working knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, guidelines and codes relating to the provision of water and wastewater services.
  • Sound computer skills in the use of computer and industry software (knowledge and the ability to use Microsoft Office, other associated software and Council applications as appropriate).
  • Advanced level ability to operate plant process control systems including SCADA systems.
  • Live and uphold Council values and have a "can do" approach to work.

 What we offer

  • An attractive remuneration salary with options for salary sacrifice, 17.5% leave loading
  • 9-day fortnight roster
  • Opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression
  • Work within a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance and a friendly and supported team
  • An all-inclusive and diverse workplace culture where everyone feels valued

The Selection Process

We celebrate our community's rich diversity and are committed to attracting and employing people that represent the community that we serve.  We recognise and appreciate the diversity of our employees and are committed to creating an inclusive and safe working environment where all employees are valued, respected and supported to achieve their potential. We are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

The preferred candidate will be required to undergo a National Police Check and Pre-employment medicals (which may include drug and alcohol testing), as part of the recruitment process.

How to Apply

To apply or find out more about the Position Description and our Benefits, Rewards and Recognition and our Diversity & Inclusion Strategyvisit our Careers with Council webpage.

Closing Date:  11:30pm - Sunday 12 February 2023 AEST

Thank you for your interest in this position.  We look forward to receiving your application.

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