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Water Treatment Operator - West

Water Treatment Operator - West

Recruitment information for a Water Treatment Operator position at North East Water.

Position Information

Position number R23/24-68
Salary $59,237 to $75,160 plus 11% superannuation, depending on skills and experience
This role attracts additional remuneration through allowances and participation in an on-call roster.
Hours per week 38
Location Primarily based in Wangaratta - Part of the 'West' team covering Wangaratta, Benalla and King Valley.
Position enquiries Jess Littlejohn, Manager Water Treatment and Quality on 0408 991 145
Applications close 11:59pm 18 April 2024
Mandatory Requirements
  • Candidates must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a foreign national with authorisation to work in Australia
  • Current Australian Driver's Licence


About the role

Are you a problem solver and critical thinker with experience or skills in treatment or sampling and testing? Apply now! Entry-level applicants are welcomed!

The Water Treatment Operator consistently executes water treatment tasks, ensuring smooth and efficient operations while minimising disruptions and upholding system integrity to deliver safe drinking water.

In this role you will collaborate effectively within the team, ensuring timely data input into treatment systems and providing prompt reporting of operational trends and issues.

The role is primarily based in Wangaratta, and you will be a part of the ‘West’ team that covers the picturesque primary areas of Wangaratta, Benalla, and King Valley.

This role is a full-time opportunity until late April 2026, including a monthly RDO and flexible work options. The general hours of work are between 7am and 4:30pm and once deemed competent, you will be required to participate in a seven-day on call roster every 3-4 weeks which operates from a Tuesday until the following Tuesday. 

For further detail on the role, please refer to the Position Description below.

Key selection criteria

To be in consideration for this position please address in your application how you meet the following key selection criteria: 

  • Ability to problem solve and use critical thinking to solve practical challenges.
  • Ability to accurately input data into systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to act within an Occupational Health and Safety mindset.
  • Experience in the water industry or experience in a position with a transferrable skill set i.e. treatment, sampling and testing, or similar.
  • Certificate III in Water Treatment or equivalent is not required but an advantage. Willingness to obtain is essential (sufficient support will be provided from the organisation).

Position descriptionApply here

Applications, including statements against the key selection criteria, must be submitted via the above online application form before the closing date/time. Applications via email will not be accepted. 

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