Aug 24, 2021

Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

  • Simmonds & Bristow Pty Ltd
  • Rylstone NSW, Australia
Contract Operations and Maintenance


About the business

Simmonds and Bristow (Est 1965) is a well-recognised, long term stable and Covid resilient water industry service provider delivering Plant Operations and Maintenance, Relief Operators, Engineering & Scientific Advice and Operator and EHO training (as an RTO - 1735) based at Rocklea in Brisbane. 

We help people make good clean water throughout Australia, with special emphasis on looking after small and remote communities; from mines, industry and resorts, to rural towns and indigenous communities.

About the role

We are looking for Water / Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators with Chlorine Gas Handling Certification to help service a regional New South Wales council facility on a fixed-term contract from September until end of December 2021. Roster 4 Weeks on / 2 Weeks off.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Must hold a Certificate III in Water Operations, or above, or equivalent.
  • Experience in operating/maintaining water and waste water treatment plants. 
  • Maintenance and Calibration of field equipment (dissolved oxygen meters, field analyses and pH meters).
  • Assist in the preparation of Operation and Maintenance Manuals for Water and Wastewater Treatment plant operation and sampling activities.
  • Work in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with our safety policy and procedures.
  • Will hold themselves to high professional standards and be a self-starter.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with management and liaise with clients is important, as is a flexible attitude to work hours.
  • Calm, systematic and logical approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willing to provide on-call coverage, respond to call-outs and do additional O/T if needed.
  • Good written and spoken English plus the ability to follow procedures.
  • Basic computer skills 

What is highly sought after but not a requirement:

  • Certificate in Plumbing or Electrical 
  • Operate Breathing Apparatus Certification
  • Work in Confined Spaces Certification
  • Chlorine Gas Handling Certification
  • Working at Heights Certification

What’s on offer

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and are always looking for innovative ways to motivate and retain our team members.

  • Competitive rates, variable to recognise qualifications, capability and experience;
  • Opportunity for on-call and/or call-out and overtime
  • A small, well-structured and Australian owned consultancy firm with over 50 years of service;
  • Work in the essential services industry
  • Opportunity to work, experience and travel to different sites and locations.

If you feel that you tick most of these boxes, we would like to hear from you.

Please click the “Apply” button to submit your application via Seek. A resume must be attached and Cover Letter to address the required skills and experience would be preferred.

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Jamee Cook at 07 3434 3800 or email


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