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Water and Sewer Technician

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Job Ref:  013373
Employer:  Power Water
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Darwin NT, Australia (Show on map)

Job title:

Water and Sewer Technician


Trade Technical

Position number:


Reports to:

Water Services Coordinator

Job type:

Full Time



Business unit:

Water Services                                            Location:         Katherine

Special Measures:

PWC values diversity in the workplace. Therefore, under an approved Special Measures Plan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) applicants will be given priority selection, provided they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the level commensurate with the position.


Primary Objective

Perform routine operation, maintenance and servicing of Power and Water (PWC) assets associated with the water, sewer and effluent reuse systems operating in Katherine, Timber Creek, Borroloola, Daly Waters, Larrimah, Mataranka and Pine Creek.


Key Responsibilities

1.     Perform duties in a professional manner, utilising skills, knowledge and experience to achieve appropriate fit for purpose outcomes in accordance with PWC’s OHS&E policy.

2.     Provide a high level of customer service through direct interaction and a positive relationship to represent the obligations of PWC, participating in a routine on-call roster to provide response to after-hours system faults that may occur.

3.     Participate as a proactive and valued member of the team to assist achievement of the team’s objectives, rotating within different sections and living away from home for short periods, as required.

4.     Carry out duties in accordance with Power and Water's safety and environmental policy, safety principles, corporate values
and behaviours.


Selection criteria – Essential

1.     An AQF Certificate III in Water or Waste Water Operations or relevant Trade Qualification with equivalent skills, knowledge and experience in Water Utilities.

2.     Current NT Drivers licence or equivalent.

3.     Demonstrated knowledge and experience in operating, optimisation of water supply chemicals, water treatment, transfer, storage equipment and associated systems of work.

4.     Established ability to work as a key player in a small team environment and the ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.

5.     Basic level of computer literacy i.e. basic data entry.


Selection criteria – Desirable

1.      Knowledge and operations of plant using SCADA systems, e.g. Citect.


Further information

1.     Contact Ron Davidson on 08 8973 9430 for further information about the position.

2.     Information about Power and Water Corporation may be viewed at

3.     The remuneration package amounts published for this position include base salary, a fixed allowance, superannuation, annual leave loading and the value of an extra week’s annual leave.

4.     An offer of appointment, promotion or transfer for this vacancy is subject to passing a job-specific pre-employment medical examination.


Information for Applicants: Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed resume/cv.  For further information for applicants and example applications: click here


Information about Selected Applicant’s Merit: If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience, qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further information: click here

Vacancy Closes: 25/09/2018

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