Nov 11, 2019

Treatment Plant Operator

  • Unitywater
  • Maroochydore QLD, Australia
Full time Engineering Engineering (environmental) Engineering (chemical) Engineering (process) Science


About us:
At Unitywater, we operate in a diverse and inclusive environment where no two days are the same. We provide essential water supply and reliable utilities services to the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa regions that account for 16% of Queensland’s population. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we are proud to service our communities with smart and environmentally sustainable practices.
About the role:
As a Treatment Plant Operator, you will be responsible for the operation of a Unitywater sewage treatment plant or recycled water plant to ensure compliance with Unitywater’s and legislative requirements. Your key accountabilities will include however not be limited to:

  • Monitor and control treatment plant processes, SCADA, and on-line monitoring systems to maintain the required treatment standards and undertakes duties as assigned by the Operator-in-Charge.
  • Liaise with Field Services to issue work orders and to ensure prompt servicing, repairs, and maintenance of assets such that plant equipment is maintained and in full working order.
  • Complete daily data and reporting logs including computerised spreadsheets.
  • Participate in Unitywater safety audits and inspections to demonstrate visible safety leadership and participation. 

About you:
To contribute to Unitywater’s values of ReliabilitySafetyHonesty & IntegrityEfficiencyOne TeamInnovation, you will demonstrate the following skills and qualities for the role:

  • Relevant industry qualifications such a Certificate III in sewage treatment plant operation or equivalent.
  • A practical and working knowledge with hardware, software, instrumentation, communications, and process control associated with sewage treatment and recycled water plants.
  • An understanding of OH&S requirements, particularly risk assessments.
  • Record keeping, report writing and document control experience using an Integrated Management System.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, coupled with time and project management skills.
  • Computer literacy with the Microsoft Office Suite of programs and software solutions specific to the team’s core business (e.g. SCADA).
  • High level investigative, analytical and research skills.
  • C Class Driver’s Licence.  

Working at Unitywater:
Unitywater is one of the largest employers in the region, offering continuous investment in training, diverse career paths, health and wellness benefits, flexible work arrangements and a rewarding environment. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment that supports individuals to reach their full potential.
Proudly Unitywater:
We know that we are smarter, better, together.  That’s why we are committed to working in a team that includes values the unique contributions of all our people.  Unitywater actively encourages candidates with all abilities and diverse backgrounds to apply.
How to apply:
Applicants will need to demonstrate eligibility and right to work in Australia and successfully complete relevant pre-employment checks, including verification of criminal history, drivers licence and driving history, alcohol and other drug screening.

Applications close: Monday 18th November 2019.

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date

Remuneration: OML Level 8
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