Nov 09, 2021

Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

$30.00 - $35.00 hourly
  • Simmonds & Bristow Pty Ltd
  • Remote
Contract Operations and Maintenance


Simmonds and Bristow (Est 1965) is a well-recognised, long term stable and Covid resilient water industry service provider delivering Plant Operations and Maintenance, Relief Operators, Engineering & Scientific Advice and Operator and EHO training (as an RTO - 1735) based in Brisbane, Queensland. 

We help people make good clean water throughout Australia, with special emphasis on looking after small and remote communities; from mines, industry and resorts, to rural towns and indigenous communities.

We are seeking an experienced Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators from across the country to work as relief operators in regional and remote communities. You will work within our Operations & Maintenance Team on Fixed-term contracts ranging in length from 1 month to 12 months. 

This is an opportunity for anyone with Water & Wastewater Operator experience to see our great country and meet new people. Our opportunities can take you to places you have only dreamed of, with the bonus of working and gaining further experience along the way. 

To be successful in this role

  • Applicants must hold a Certificate 3 in Water Operations, or above. 
  • Experience in the operations and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants.
  • Work in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with our safety policy and procedures.
  • Will hold themselves to high professional standards and be a self-starter.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with management and liaise with clients is important, as is a flexible attitude to work hours.
  • Calm, systematic and logical approach to problem-solving
  • Good written and spoken English plus the ability to follow procedures.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Basic computer skills 

General daily duties may include: 

  • Monitoring of plant and equipment (i.e. SCADA, Telemetry)
  • Dosing of plant chemicals
  • Taking samples and operation of standard lab equipment and test relevant to Water/Wastewater Treatment Plat operation
  • Minor maintenance of Waste/Water Treatment Plant
  • Manual Waste/Water Treatment Plant operations such as values opening and closing, hosing and cleaning items of plant
  • Recording figures in log book
  • General yard housekeeping

What's on offer

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and are always looking for innovative ways to motivate and retain our team members.

  • A small, well-structured and Australian owned consultancy firm with over 50 years of service;
  • Work in the essential services industry
  • Opportunity to work, experience and travel to different sites and locations.

If you feel that you tick most of these boxes, we would like to hear from you.

A resume must be attached and Cover Letter to address the required skills and experience would be preferred.

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Jamee Cook at 07 3434 3800 or email 


Simmonds & Bristow

Required work rights

Australian Permanent Resident

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