Mar 17, 2023

Dams and Treatment Operator

$62,998 - $73,694 yearly
  • Rous County Council
  • Lismore NSW, Australia
Full time Water Treatment


About Us 

Rous County Council are unlike other councils. We are a small and unique organisation with a big role to play across our region. We are deeply connected to our communities through our environmental services of bulk water supply, weed biosecurity, and flood mitigation infrastructure across various local council areas. 

The role 

Do you love working outdoors, have a hands-on approach to problem solving, able to adapt to challenges and are keen to contribute to the operation and maintenance of Council’s water treatment services? Then we would love for you to join the team.  

This role will see you undertake the operation and maintenance of Councils water treatment plants, dosing stations, water sources and related recreational areas in compliance with Council’s Drinking Water Management System. See link for more information Water treatment (  

*Please note: This role requires you to be available for an on-call roster for after-hours duties  

What we offer 

We offer a 9-day fortnight – that equates to 26 days off each year! 

On-call allowances 

Commuter Use Motor Vehicle 

A supportive team environment for career development, ongoing learning and training, and an Employee Assistance Program 


Rous County Council

Job ID


Required work rights

Australian Citizen

Degree targeted

About You 

Your excellent technical problem solving, and accurate data recording will be put to great use, as will any previous experience in water industry operations.  

This is a diverse outdoor role and will suit someone who thrives on learning new things, enjoys working in a team and has a passion for supporting a sustainable future of water for our local region.  

Ideally, you have experience in the operation of water treatment plants and knowledge of water quality risks, contamination issues and their management including water quality sampling, water treatment and monitoring. Basic laboratory skills, and mechanical aptitude would be beneficial.  

We understand that not every candidate will meet every desired qualification or skill, so if you have knowledge in water operations and a willingness to learn, we’d love to hear from you. 


To apply and for more information, please you can view the position description on our Careers page or if you have any questions, please email  

A satisfactory health assessment, including drug screening and a national police history check and entitlement to work in Australia is a pre-requisite to an offer of employment.  

Note: Location subject to change to reflect daily operational needs.  

Applications will be assessed as they are received, and this advert will close when the position is filled. 


Rous County Council is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and diversity across our workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.  

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