Aug 02, 2022

Plumber Drainer

$60,000 - $65,000 yearly
  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Chinchilla QLD, Australia
Full time Water Treatment


·  Permanent Full Time Position | Contribute to the quality of our community's water supply

·  Ongoing training and career progression opportunities | Work / life balance - 9 day fortnight

·  Experience Western Downs - It's the people who make it!


Take a stepping stone to progress your career in a water industry role. Be part of the team providing an essential service to the community.


About the Western Downs and Council

It is an exciting time to be living and working on the Western Downs, with a strong, diverse economy creating exciting opportunities for our growing regional area.

The Western Downs is also emerging as a prime tourist destination with a variety of unique experiences, vibrant major events, and stunning natural landscapes to captivate visitors of all ages and interests.

Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC) is a sustainable organisation delivering modern and quality essential services to around 35,000 residents.

WDRC is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, demonstrating the people that make our region unique and dedicated to making a real difference in the community.


About the Opportunity

Based in Chinchilla, you will be part of the Utilities Water Treatment team responsible for providing construction and maintenance services and expertise to contribute to the provision of safe water and wastewater for our community. This role is suited for those who hold a Plumber and Drainer licence. 

Reporting to the Utilities Supervisor, you will:

· perform a variety of construction and maintenance tasks on water mains, water meters, sewer mains, jump ups, manholes and associated fittings;

· undertake building maintenance on Council infrastructure including swimming pools, depots, offices; and

· be accountable for recording all paperwork for the completion of works and required log sheets.


About yourself

The successful applicant will:

· have a willingness to obtain within two (2) years of commencing employment a Certificate III in Water Operations;

· hold a Plumber Drainer Licence and a Construction Safety White card (essential);

· hold a C Class Drivers Licence;

· have certificates in backflow prevention endorsement, confined space entry, a backhoe ticket, and an MR driver's licence (desirable);

· have good time management skills and the capability to complete allocated tasks while working within a team; and

· enjoy manual labour and applying technical knowledge.

The successful candidate will participate in a standby roster for afterhours work.


It is strongly recommended that applicants are fully vaccinated (as per COVID-19 vaccine guidelines as recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration or as determined by Queensland Health (Public Health Direction)). You agree that you will comply with Council's COVID-19 Vaccination - Organisational Policy.


The benefits working for WDRC:

Relocation assistance of up to $5,000 may be approved if relocating to the region

Opportunity for future growth within Council

Work / life balance

Enjoy quality time with a 9 day fortnight

Access to Corporate Health Plan

Take care of yourself and join a health plan to improve life

Health & Wellbeing program and Mental Health Support

Change your lifestyle and live better with healthy ideas. Be your best possible self with provided support and information.

Access to free Employee Assistance Program & confidential counselling

Reach out to someone confidentially if you are experiencing any concerns or problems

Salary Packaging Available

Restructure your salary to work for you to pay for everyday living expenses such as Motor Vehicles, Superannuation, Remote Area Housing (Rent), Fuel, Gas and Electricity.

 Allowances Available (if applicable)

Allowances such as Locality, Tools and Plumbers Allowance may be applicable to your position.

Job security in a local government position

Feel secure working for an organisation who believes in strong foundations of respect, balance, communication, teamwork, accountability and leadership. 


Living & Working in the Western Downs:

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Gain valuable real-life experience with a diverse range of work for a driven and enthusiastic Plumber.   TOGETHER WE MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE.


WDRC require each candidate for this position to complete a Pre-Employment Questionnaire (see attached). Please upload your completed questionnaire in the qualifications section at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this position. 


Applications close at 5.00pm AEST on Thursday 18 August 2022.


Additional Information

The recruitment process may include candidates completing a pre-employment health declaration and you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

Applicants for this position agree to WDRC conducting an independent employment check with your current (or most recent) employer prior to your formal appointment to the advertised position.

WDRC reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date, or extend the closing date, without prior notice.


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