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Treatment Plant Operator

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Job Ref:  10501
Employer:  Central Highlands Regional Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Address: 
Emerald QLD 4720, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  QLGIA (B) Level 8 = $59,409.07 p.a plus super
17/05/2018



Treatment Plant Operator



The Treatment Plant Operator will undertake activities as directed to operate, undertake planned or responsive activities to the water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, reservoirs or sources, mechanical maintenance and electrical maintenance. This includes job planning, job safety and risk assessments, quality monitoring and reporting, identifying and reporting failures, causes and remedies, receiving and closing out of customer requests on a tablet computer and marking up Council plans for asset accuracy.


Key Duties of this role include:

  1. Operate and monitor. Undertake activities as directed to ensure effective daily and after-hours operation and monitoring of treatment facilities, including regular reporting. Carry out manual works as required.
  2. Water and effluent quality. Undertake activities as directed to operate Council’s water and wastewater treatment plants to ensure compliance with Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and DEHP Licence conditions.
  3. Continuity of service. Follow work procedures to ensure continuity of service of pump stations, reservoirs and treatment plants to achieve level of service and compliance.
  4. Planned Maintenance. Undertake planned maintenance schedules with the aim to reduce responsive maintenance and unplanned breakdowns.
  5. Responsive Maintenance. Undertake unplanned breakdown maintenance to ensure legislative requirements are met.
  6. Safety and training. Work according to safe work procedures and undertake necessary training to ensure regulatory compliance is met and zero harm is achieved.
  7. On-call / after-hours. Participate in an on-call roster system as a crew member to undertake after-hours responsive or planned maintenance activities.

Your application must demonstrate your skills and experience in the following mandatory requirements:

  • Cert II or Cert III Water / Wastewater Treatment Operations or willingness to obtain
  • General Construction Induction Card
  • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.
  • Sound knowledge of water and wastewater network and treatment management, planned and responsive maintenance activities


Please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION for further details or contact Josh Adams, Supervisor Treatment on 1300 242 686.


As part of the interview process the preferred candidate is required to undertake relevant pre-employment checks. The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

  • Right to Work in Australia
  • Medical Assessment including Functional Capacity Assessment and Drug & Alcohol testing.


Central Highlands Regional Council will arrange these checks for the preferred candidate following interview.


Applications close: 12 Noon, Monday 28 May 2018

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