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Gisc72 Trainee Water And Waste Water Plant Operator - Closes Monday 12 April 2021

Glen Innes Severn Council - Glen Innes, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Temporary Full-Time (2 years, 76 hours per fortnight)

Nine Day Fortnight

Do you want to be part of something challenging and rewarding? Are you passionate about our community? If so, joining the Glen Innes Severn Council might be the right career move for you.

Working for Council means you'll be joining a dedicated team where your individual effort is part of something much bigger – delivering great things for our community.

The Council covers an area of 5,487km2, and is located in the beautiful New England area of NSW. This area encompasses the town of Glen Innes and villages of Deepwater, Emmaville, Glencoe, Wellingrove and Red Range. We're proud of the contribution our community makes to this vibrant, dynamic and attractive area in which to live and work.

Glen Innes offers an attractive lifestyle including a well serviced and friendly rural community, laid back living, short commuting times, affordable housing, easy access to NSW north coast beaches and larger regional centres, and terrific recreational and sporting facilities.


As part of our team you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to our community, working with a diverse range of passionate, supportive and engaging people within a collaborative environment. You will also be part of a workplace that offers competitive employee benefits and opportunities and encourages professional development including:

  • Salary packaging (including novated motor vehicle leasing and remote area housing benefits) for all permanent staff
  • Long service leave after 5 years
  • Corporate wellbeing programs
  • PPE supplied
  • Training and development programs
  • Education assistance

Working in Council’s Integrated Water Services Section, this position performs a key role within the team responsible for maintaining water and wastewater systems in the communities of Glen Innes and Deepwater.

Reporting to the Coordinator of Integrated Water Services, you will:
  • Participates in training, both on the job and off, to complete Certificate III in Water Operations (or an equivalent qualification).
  • Assists qualified operators with the operation of electric motors, pumps and valves to regulate the flow of raw water from the pump station to the water treatment plant.
  • Assists qualified operators to regulate the flow of water through filter beds to remove impurities.
  • Learns the skills necessary to add specified amounts of chemicals such as chlorine, fluoride, aluminium sulphate, polyelectrolyte and activated carbon into water, either manually or using automatic dosing equipment, to clarify, disinfect and deodorise water.
  • Assists qualified operators to clean tanks and filter beds, including using backwashing (reverse flow of water) procedures.
  • Learns the skills necessary to test water samples during and after water treatment to determine pH, chemical levels and other data, and assists qualified operators to record data on operating sheets.
  • Assists qualified operators to monitor control panels and adjust valves and gates to regulate the flow of raw sewage to the wastewater treatment plant.
Please note: A full list of accountabilities is located within the attached Information Package


Specifically, you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to be self motivated, learn new skills and participate in part-time study
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Sound mathematical skills with the ability to solve problems involving ratios, percentages, area and volume
  • Class C driver’s licence (manual car licence)
  • WorkCover Certificate General WHS Induction for Construction (White Card)
  • Ability and willingness to participate in a weekend work roster when required
  • Relevant experience in potable water treatment or reticulation systems
  • Applications close: 5:00pm on Monday 12 April 2021
  • Carefully read the Information Package to familiarise yourself with the role and application
  • Position specific enquiries may be directed to Winsome Herde, Technical Services Engineer on (02) 6730 2363 or emai wherde@gisc.nsw.gov.au
  • Enquiries relating to the application process may be directed to Helen Stapleton on (02) 6730 2303 or email jobs@gisc.nsw.gov.au
  • Please note that as part of Glen Innes Severn Council's recruitment process, prior to an offer of employment being made, recommended candidates will be required to undertake referee checks, police checks and a functional assessment with Council’s physiotherapist
  • All correspondence will be via the email address you supply as part of your application, therefore please ensure that the email address is valid and that you check it regularly (please be sure to check your junk email also).
Council is an EEO employer. Women, Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, people with a disability, and members of racial, ethnic, and ethno-religious minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Craig Bennett - General Manager

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Glen Innes Severn Council

Glen Innes, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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