Water and Sewer Network Operator

Job No: SC202103405
Location: Singleton


We are looking for two passionate and hardworking Operators to join our Water and Sewer Delivery team at Singleton Council. In this role, you’ll make a real impact on the everyday lives of people within our community by achieving important outcomes for Singleton to grow and flourish.


Singleton Council has a long and proud history. From our agricultural foundations to our abundant natural resources, we are more than just New South Wales’ largest producer of coal. Singleton has developed into the economic beating heart of the State and a centre of industry, heritage, tourism and community. Here at Council, we offer a wide range of services to our community, supporting our vision to be vibrant, progressive, connected, sustainable and resilient. 


Our Water and Sewer Delivery team are a high performing, established crew providing a critical service to the Singleton Community. Working in small teams, they collaborate and cooperate with each other to provide operation, installation, maintenance and repair works for Council’s water and sewer distribution systems. 

The Network Operator is responsible for operating, maintaining and constructing water and sewer network systems, including planned, reactive and preventative maintenance duties. The position is required to follow instructions, procedures and standards and work in a manner to minimise safety, health and environmental impacts at all times.  This position involves interactions with customers, the community, other Water and Sewer service units and business units across the organisation to ensure planned work and future scheduled works are completed successfully and with minimal disruption.

A typical day might include:

  • Independently carry out work relating to the operation, maintenance and construction of water and sewer reticulation including: new mains, fittings and service construction along with property connections, repairs and maintenance, installation, testing, replacement and repairs of water meters, associated pipework and sewer service connection point, sewer main and connection inspection, cleaning, repairs and maintenance and installation and maintenance of Pressure Sewer System / scheme and traffic control;
  • Restoration of customer assets after maintenance repairs, such as concrete paths, fences, gates, paving, landscaping, lawns and plants;
  • Assist with the location, use and interpretation of plans, drawings, procedures and guidelines specific to the water industry;


  • Certificate III Water Operations qualification (or willingness to obtain);
  • Experience in water and sewer, construction and/or plumbing industry;
  • Proven experience in ensuring safe work practices in the water and sewer industry or a related field;
  • Customer focus with the ability to interact with customers to enable effective service delivery;
  • Basic computer skills (e.g. Email, Internet)
  • Proof of immunity against Hepatitis A and B and tetanus.

The following tickets are required for this position, or willingness and ability to obtain:

  • Class MR or above licence
  • Implement traffic control
  • Confined space entry
  • Safe working at Heights
  • Dogman certification
  • Operate high pressure jetting water system
  • Working near overhead powerlines
  • AQF3 Chemical safety
  • WHS construction induction

Singleton Council is committed to ensuring we provide a safe place of work for our staff and visitors and require all employees to be fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 in accordance with Singleton Council's COVIDsafe Workplace Protocol.  

This position is offered on a permanent, fulltime basis working 76 hours per fortnight. The position works on a team-based roster including a 9-day fortnight and scheduled on-call rotating across the team.

Remuneration for this position is based on grade 7 of the salary system which equates to a base salary between $57,972 - $65,211 per annum plus award allowances, overtime, on call and superannuation.


At Singleton Council, we are a dynamic, multi-skilled, diverse group of people who share the same passion — to deliver outstanding services and outcomes to our community. We value difference and the creativity it generates towards our productive workforce.

Working for Singleton Council you will join an Engaged, Safe, Sustainable and Performing workforce who, together, we exist to make a difference for our community. To make smart, sustainable decisions, and to go above and beyond so that our community continues to be loved locally and recognised nationally. If you are looking for a challenging and strategically focused career which delivers tangible results for the community all whilst working in a flexible, contemporary environment, join us on our journey to be the best council in Australia.     

  • Be community-first: You’ll create or support important community outcomes and will be fulfilled by the impact you have on everyday lives.
  • Help drive change, step by step: You’ll help improve what we deliver and how we deliver it. You’ll challenge us to move forward, combining hard work and drive with professionalism and staying power.
  • Learn and grow: You’ll develop your skills and reach new heights through the diversity of what we do and through a range of ongoing training opportunities.
  • Join a supportive, family-friendly organisation: Commit to our journey to achieve the best outcomes for our community and we will support you to find the right balance between work and life.
  • Join a employer of choice organisation: You'll be a part of an organisation that has innovative programs targeting staff wellbeing, recognition and inclusion as well as fostering a culture of collective leadership that has seen our organisation recognised as an Employer of Choice from the Human Resources Director (HRD) Australia.


If you are interested in joining our journey to become the best council in Australia, apply today to develop your skills, reach new heights and make a real impact.

For further information regarding this role please see the position description and information for intending applicants, or contact Jon Fitzgerald, Coordinator Water and Sewer Delivery on 0429 237 102


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