Aug 13, 2019

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

$1,068 - $1,282 weekly
  • Central Coast Council
  • Central Coast - Wastewater Treatment Plants - Various locations
Full time Engineering Engineering (environmental)


Primary Work Location: Central Coast - Wastewater Treatment Plants - Various locations

  • Opportunity to become a member of a dynamic team and contribute to the protection of the environment by operating and optimising sewage treatment processes
  • Apply your skills at a variety of sites to establish and maintain a high standard of service
  • Permanent Full Time positions + RDO

As a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator you will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of Council’s Wastewater Treatment Plants to provide a cost effective service which meets regulatory requirements and defined levels of service and quality. The decisions you make are supported by established systems and processes.

Central Coast Council is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a healthy and safe work environment. We are committed to diversity in our community and our workforce and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, people with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds to apply to be part of our inclusive team.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Operate and maintain Council’s Wastewater Treatment Plants and Recycled Water Treatment Plants to ensure compliance with regulatory and other requirements (eg. EPA Licence; Recycling Water Guidelines);
  • Respond to and manage process exceptions/equipment failure/unusual events in a timely manner, utilising specialist (e.g. mechanical/electrical/engineering) resources, and reporting to others (e.g. supervisors, regulators), as appropriate;
  • Manage and optimise treatment performance through collection and analysis of samples and review of treatment performance data (e.g. laboratory analysis, SCADA).

Essential licences/certificates include:

  • Recognised Wastewater Operations qualification, Water Industry Operations Certificate III or DPI Water Training Certification or demonstrated solid contemporary experience in a similar role equivalent to qualification;
  • Current Class C Driver’s Licence;
  • Overhead Crane Driver Certificate of Competence, or willingness to obtain;
  • High Risk Work Licence for operation of forklift, or willingness to obtain;
  • Crane Chaser (dogman) Certificate of Competence, or willingness to obtain;
  • Sewer Treatment Works Certificate;
  • Current Confined Spaces Certification;
  • Statement of Attainment in Work Safely at Heights, or willingness to obtain;
  • Statement of Attainment in Operate and Control Liquefied Chlorine Gas Disinfection;
  • General Construction Induction Card (White Card);
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent;
  • Proficient swimmer.

This role provides a salary range of $1,068.18 to $1,282.12 per week ($55,694 to $66,849 per annum) + Superannuation + $16.20 weekly Allowance.

Applicants will be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus or demonstrate their immunity.

Enquiries:  Greg Hickson, Operations Supervisor Dams & Treatment on 0417 676 942.

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Sunday, 25 August 2019.


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

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Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process. 

Don't have access to a computer or electronic device? Applications can be lodged at any of Council's 11 Library locations. Pre-book a free 1 hour computer time-slot by contacting your nearest library or ask at the  Library enquiry counter.

Please note that you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you will need to complete your application without leaving the system as your application will not be saved.

** It is recommended that you review the questions and prepare your responses in a Word document or similar before commencing your on-line application. Your responses will not be saved if you encounter any problems submitting your application.

IMPORTANT: If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing or phone 0409 601 161 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

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 PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false.  You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.


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Recognised Wastewater Operations qualification, Water Industry Operations Certificate III or DPI Water Training Certification or demonstrated solid contemporary experience in a similar role equivalent to qualification.

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