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Water Treatment Plant Operator


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Mackay Regional Council offers you excellent career development opportunities, fantastic benefits and a commitment to work/life balance.

 Water Treatment Plant Operator

The Mackay Region

Mackay is located halfway between Brisbane and Cairns and is truly the heart of Queensland, covering 7,621 square kilometres of rainforest, Natural Parks, historic townships, miles of golden beaches and more than 70 tropical islands.

The Region boasts a vibrant economy offering an idyllic lifestyle on the Central Queensland coast, from picturesque beaches and nearby island resorts to beautiful rainforests. The Region has a great climate coupled with good quality education and health facilities.

We are a dynamic, progressive and financially sound local government, with responsibility for $3.5 billion worth of assets and employing over 1000 dedicated staff in a vibrant, rapidly growing region where sugar, mining, beef, tourism and retail drive the economy.

About the role:

Mackay Regional Council is seeking a qualified and experienced Water Treatment Operator to join our Water Treatment team, working at various locations within the Mackay Region.

The Role:

To carry out the continuous operation and monitoring of the Mackay Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants in accordance with regulatory requirements such as the Environmental Protection Act, Environment Licences, Public Health Act and Drinking Water Quality and Recycled Water Management Plans.

To carry out maintenance and operational activities within the area of the Treatment Plants in an effective, efficient and safe manner and in accordance with the adopted process control philosophy.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Current QLD ‘C’ class drivers licence
  • Certificate III in either Water Treatment Plant Operations OR Wastewater Treatment Operation or ability to obtain.
  • General Construction Safety White Card
  • Current self-contained breathing apparatus certificate
  • Current First Aid certificate or ability to obtain.
  • Sound experience conducting sampling and laboratory testing.

Applicants must have the ability to perform after hours work on an on-call and call-out basis.

In return for your valued contribution you will be rewarded with;

  • Annual base salary from $70,706 (dependent on experience and qualifications of the successful applicants) + annualised over time allowance.
  • Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • May be eligible for salary sacrificing options
  • Membership to lifestyle benefits program including corporate discounts
  • Study and assistance programs for career development
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives

Are you ready to catapult your career?

For a Position Description and information on how to apply please visithttps://vacancies.mackay.qld.gov.au/MRC_ER/VacancyList.aspx 

For us to assess if you’re the one we are searching for, it is mandatory that you submit your resume, a cover letter and a full statement addressing the selection criteria. The selection criteria can be found on the Position Description, available to be downloaded from the vacancy on Council’s website. 

Applications Close: 17th June 2021

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to deliver extraordinary results.

Closing date: 17 June 2021 Enquiries: For further information:
Phone: 1300 MACKAY (1300 622 529)