Current Vacancies

Water and Wastewater Treatment Operator

The Whakatāne District Council is seeking an experienced Water and Wastewater Treatment Operator to help deliver consistently excellent services to our communities.

We are looking for a customer-focused team-player with a sound knowledge of the technology required to operate our 11 water treatment plants and six wastewater plants. Key attributes for this position include:

  • Working knowledge of process control, analytical instrumentation, microbiology, chemistry hydrology and hydraulics;
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office software;
  • A great eye for detail;
  • Sound written and oral communications skills; and
  • A willingness to be part of a rostered team covering after-hours callouts when required.

Requirements include a National Certificate in Water Treatment and/or Wastewater Treatment, or equivalent, a clean Driver’s Licence and at least five years’ experience operating water and/or wastewater treatment plants or similar facilities.

We offer potential candidates the opportunity to work as part of a motivated, professional and

community-focused team in one of New Zealand’s sunniest locations. You will be working with talented and enthusiastic people who like to have fun and enjoy our spectacular natural environment.

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To list your vacancies (no charge) on this page please contact the Executive Officer at [email protected]

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Last updated: 20th March 2019

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