Wastewater Treatment Operator Assistant

Northern QLD
Trades & Services
Full time
Posted 5d ago

  • Permanent Full Time opportunity available 
  • Demonstrated experience of at least 12 months duration in municipal wastewater, mining or other process industry requiring the operation of plant and equipment.
  • LGE 6 ($58,169 per annum + superannuation) based on skills, qualifications and experience

Why Choose Us

Townsville City Council is the largest local government authority in Northern Australia.

We are committed to creating value by growing Townsville through driving economic diversity and generating an enriching lifestyle.

Our organisation provides and maintains over $5.4b worth of community assets including water and wastewater network and treatment, bridges, drainage, roads, waste management, community facilities, sporting venues and more. We contribute to an active lifestyle for our residents and visitors through events, providing recreational facilities, protecting the natural environment and heritage, while creating a mentally and physically healthy city.

We lead creation of a city for this and future generations by focusing on our transition to a circular economy that is resilient to social, financial and environmental shocks.

We are a Council led by our community to create an exciting and dynamic future.

Townsville City Council is growing Townsville.

About the role

This position will assist in the operation and maintenance of Townsville City Council’s wastewater treatment plants including monitoring, recording and reporting on all facets of treatment plant operations. To ensure the continuous operation of the plant and to achieve a level of treatment in accordance with the requirement of Environmental Protection Act and the conditions set out in the Environmental Licenses of the different wastewater treatment plants.

About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain within 12 months of appointment.
  • Be enrolled in, or prepared to enrol and complete, a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Certificate III. Course to be completed within two (2) years of commencement of position.
  • Forklift certificate of competency desirable.
  • White Card (Construction Industry) general safety induction course desirable
  • Trade certificate within the electrical or mechanical field is desirable.
  • Manual handling, laboratory and field-testing skills.
  • Ability to read and understand basic mechanical and civil engineering drawings.
  • Ability to understand and operate treatment plant control (SCADA) Systems.
  • Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and monitoring of biological wastewater treatment plants including waste activated sludge, biological nutrient removal, membrane or attached film treatment.
  • Demonstrated experience of at least 12 months duration in municipal wastewater, mining or other process industry requiring the operation of plant and equipment.

What We Offer

  • 17.5% annual leave loading 
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • Up to 3 weeks Personal/Carers Leave
  • 14 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • Domestic and Family Violence Leave
  • Natural Disaster Leave
  • Long Service Leave available pro rata after seven years
  • Up to *13.5% Superannuation employer contribution for contributing members
  • Salary Sacrifice opportunities
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership to selected gym, pool, and yoga facilities
  • Employee Loyalty Program offering discounts at selected local businesses
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Active Family Social Club
  • Flexible working arrangements

Closing Date: 11:45pm, Wednesday 27 October 2021. 

For further information review the Position Description and/or click Apply. 


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