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3/2/2024 Toowoomba

About the position:

The Water Reclamation Facility Operator will undertake the operational activities to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Wetalla Water & Reclamation Plant, Wetalla Advanced Water Treatment Plant and Toowoomba Service Centre wastewater pumping stations in accordance with Council Environmental authority.

This is a permanent full-time position based at the Wetalla Water Reclamation Facility.

The base salary for this position is $1,289.13 gross per week, plus 17.5% annual leave loading and up to 12.65% superannuation.

In addition to the base wage rate, variable allowances are available (for example - on call, over time, asbestos allowances, wet weather).

Accrue up to 4 weeks’ flex time to be taken as leave.

Professional development and learning opportunities.

Salary sacrifice.

Council vehicle available for work use.

Active social club – TRC Employee’s Association.

Employee Assistance Program – free 24 hour nationwide confidential personal or work-related counselling services for employees and their families.

A range of progressive health and wellbeing services.

Work in a safety-conscious organisation - home safe every day!

About the Water Operations Team:

Water Operations forms part of the Water and Waste Services Group (WWSG), which also includes Water Infrastructure Services, Water Project Services and Waste Services. Water Operations is responsible for the operation of Council’s water and wastewater pumping, treatment, and distribution systems to ensure customer service standards and legislative compliance obligations are met.

The team encompasses personnel from various areas of engineering, operations and compliance. Our team believes in fostering a positive work culture based around quality outcomes, effective communication, transparency, professionalism and respect.

How to be successful in this position:

Qualification(s), training and/or experience, specific to the role:

  • Certificate III in Wastewater Operations.
  • Qualifications in Biological Nutrient Removal processes, or a combination of extensive experience, expertise and competence, which enables the incumbent to perform all duties of the position and a willingness to obtain within 6 months of commencement.
  • Current “C” class Manual Driver’s Licence
  • Current Forklift operator’s ticket or a willingness to obtain within 6 months of commencement.
  • Current Confined Space Entry Certificate or a willingness to obtain within 6 months of commencement.
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate or a willingness to obtain within 6 months of commencement.

How to apply:

For full details of this position, please ensure you download the Position Description which provides the Success Criteria.

Please provide your current Resume and a two page Cover Letter addressing each of the Success Criteria with your experience, abilities, knowledge, and personal qualities which are relevant for the position; this allows the panel to assess your suitability.

The preferred candidate will be required to undertake a Criminal History Check and a pre-employment medical assessment to assess their ability to perform the genuine occupational requirements of the position.

Please note to have your application considered, ensure that you have followed the instructions outlined above.

About Council:

The Toowoomba region is about rich traditions and bold ambitions. Our long and proud agricultural history has evolved Toowoomba into Australia’s second largest inland city with a population of 180,000 and employs approximately 1,600 staff, dedicated and enthusiastic, about delivering excellent customer service to the community, residents, and visitors throughout the region. We recognise that our success depends upon attracting and retaining skilled and talented staff and offer a wide variety of interesting challenges and opportunities to gain experience your career.

Visit our website for information on how to apply for jobs at Toowoomba Regional Council. Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

For further information:

Please contact Neil Roberts on 0438 104... within business hours.

Closing date:

The closing date for applications is at 11:45pm, Sunday 18th of February.

Toowoomba 4352

Sub Sector
Plant & Machinery Operators