Water Network Operator / Senior Water Network Operator
Orange City Council
Orange NSW, Australia
Orange City Council is committed to making a positive contribution to both our region and our local community. With around 500 employees, we take pride in being both for and part of the Orange community. Our aim - to make Orange a better place to live today and tomorrow.
We currently have opportunities for both a Water Network Operator and a Senior Water Network Operator to join the Water and Sewer team.
Working as part of a small team, you will be responsible for undertaking the operation, maintenance and construction of Council’s water supply and sewerage systems including:
Undertaking general labouring duties on water and sewer operations, maintenance and construction works
Undertaking the maintenance and construction of the water reticulation system including pipes, meters and services
Undertaking the maintenance and construction of the sewer reticulation system including choke clearing, reconstructions, manholes and junction cut-ins
Assisting with the remediation of environmental pollution events when required
Operating specialised tools and small plant such as trench compactors, generators, pumps, as well as large plant such as backhoe and excavator
Setting up and monitoring traffic control plans, interpreting plans and undertaking setting out levels
As Senior Water Network Operator you would also be responsible for coordinating and supervising the daily work activities of a water and sewer reticulation system team (including contractors), as well as undertaking periodic audits of homes and the water network to ensure system integrity and communicating with and educating customers on a range of water and sewer programs.
To be successful in either position you will need demonstrated experience in a similar role as well as:
A current Class MR driver’s licence
A General Construction Induction Card (White card)
Demonstrated experience in small and large plant operation
A proven ability to work unsupervised, as well as part of a team
An ability and willingness to participate in an on-call roster
Ideally you will also have knowledge and experience in the operation, maintenance and construction of water and sewer reticulation systems, a Confined Space Certificate and RMS Traffic Control Qualifications.
Orange City Council provides a wide range of services and facilities serving the Orange community and the wider region, including childcare, tourism support, sportsfields and park and gardens, water storages and treatment, waste management and more than 500 kilometres of roads. The Orange Local Government Area is 290 sq. kms.
Environment & Waste
Creating a sustainable environment is one of Orange City Council's key charters. This includes properly managing, developing, protecting, restoring, enhancing and conserving the environment of the area for which it is responsible. This is done in a manner that is consistent with and promotes the principles of ecologically sustainable development.
Maintaining Our City
Orange City Council manages and maintains sealed local roads, unsealed local roads and footpaths.
The infrastructure to be maintained also includes bridges, footpaths, cycleways, stormwater drainage, parks, sports fields and council-owned buildings.
There are 474 kms of sealed streets and 147 kms asphalt paved footpaths.420 kms of kerb and guttering. Maintenance of roads and foothpaths is prioritised according to a three-year management plan which is updated annually.
Like all local government authorities around Australia, Orange City Council faces a major challenge in keeping up with the replacement, renewal and maintenance of our city’s infrastructure.