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Water Treatment Operator - West

Water Treatment Operator - West

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

Position Information

Position number R23/24-78
Salary $59,237 to $75,160 plus 11% superannuation, depending on skills and experience
Hours per week 38
Location Primarily based in our Wangaratta Water Treatment Plant
Part of the ‘West’ team
that covers the picturesque primary areas of Wangaratta, Benalla, and King Valley. 
Position enquiries Jess Littlejohn, Manager Water Treatment and Quality on 0408 991 145
Applications close Applications close 11:59pm 18 June 2024.
Please note we may choose to interview (and hire) applicants prior to the closing date. 
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

North East Water provides water and sewage services to over 110,000 people across 39 towns throughout north east Victoria. This position is primarily based in our Wangaratta Water Treatment Plant, and you will be a part of the ‘West’ team that covers the picturesque primary areas of Wangaratta, Benalla, and King Valley. You will have access to a diverse range of learning opportunities, allowing you to expand your knowledge and skills in the field of water treatment.

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.

This role is a full-time opportunity, 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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