Current Vacancies

Water & Wastewater Operations (Reticulation)

We’re on the hunt for two skilled workers to join our Reticulation Operators team – one in water and one in wastewater.

Working in the Water Operations Team in the Palmerston North City Council you’ll be undertaking maintenance and construction of water, wastewater, and stormwater networks within the city.  These roles involve a range of duties from providing manual labour to applying specialised knowledge, so you can expect variety in your work.    

To be successful in this role you will have a strong working knowledge of reticulation systems, and experience working with civil plant and equipment. You will have excellent attention to detail, sound driving skills and pride yourself on providing great customer service. You will also have an understanding of safe work practices, the ability to think fast and react quickly and a reasonable standard of physical fitness. A class 4 driver's licence and Wheels, Tracks and Rollers licences are essential for this role.

If you are excited by this opportunity, and have the skills and experience to meet the challenge, please apply now.

Applications close: 11.00 pm, 25 August 2019

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcome applications from all those suitably qualified for this position. 

To apply for the position and to view the job profile click Here

Wastewater Treatment Supervisor

Are you passionate about all things Wastewater, and ready to provide leadership to an established team? Palmerston North City Council is seeking an experienced individual to coordinate and supervise the team, ensuring the smooth operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and associated pumping facilities.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has good communication skills
  • Has a passion for process improvement
  • Is well organised and has the ability to programme work, equipment and material resources and to manage staff to achieve objectives.
  • Is able to lead and motivate a team.
  • Is willing to work outside normal hours when needed.
  • Adapts easily to a variety of situations.
  • Has excellent customer service skills.

Your National Diploma in Wastewater Treatment, or similar qualification, together with your technical knowledge and substantial experience relating to the operation, process control and maintenance of treatment facilities will be of value. Your knowledge of relevant legislation, particularly health and safety legislation, codes of practice and other relevant information will ensure best practice and the safety of others is maintained. A full or restricted driver’s license is essential as participating in a duty roster system and attending after-hours call outs are required.

If you believe you have the right technical knowledge and experience relating to our treatment facilities and are keen to join our close-knit team, please apply today! 

Applications close: 11.00pm 25 August 2019

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcome applications from all those suitably qualified for this position. 

To apply for the position and to view the job profile click Here

Wastewater Treatment Specialist

Kāpiti Coast District Council provides wastewater collection, treatment and disposal for the residents and businesses of urban communities in Ōtaki, Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Raumati. We use a computerised monitoring and control system to manage all treatment plants and pumping stations, except for very small pump stations and those with very high storage capacities, which are monitored manually.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Wastewater Treatment Plant team located in Paraparaumu. Our team works very collaboratively so we are looking for applicants who can demonstrate:

  • an ability to safely and competently undertake the physical tasks associated with these roles.
  • a strong customer service focus with excellent communication skills.
  • an ability and willingness to work on a 24/7 roster that may include overtime and standby to ensure effective cover for the treatment plants and services.
  • a mechanical or electrical aptitude.
  • a level of competence to effectively use current technology and a willingness to learn new systems and process to keep up to date with new technology in this field.

The successful applicants will need to undertake a relevant vaccination programme if appropriate, hold a Breathing Apparatus Certification and a Confined Spaces Certification. The Council will support the appointees to gain these in need within six months from commencement in the role.

Ideally applicants will hold a National Certificate in Water or Wastewater Treatment Level 4 or the equivalent. However, where an appointment is made to the position without the National Certificate, the appointee will be required to gain this qualification within two years from commencement in the role and the Council will provide funding support for course costs.

Please find the Job Description Here

Working for the Kāpiti Coast District Council means being part of a caring, dynamic and effective customer-focused team who make a positive difference in the community we serve.  If you’d like to be part of the team, contact us now.

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Grant Stuart, Wastewater Treatment Supervisor on 04 296 4680 or free phone 0800 486 486.

Applications close 12.00 noon, Wednesday 28 August 2019. 

Please email your cover letter, CV, completed Council Application form, copy of your work visa (if applicable) and Drivers Licence marked “Wastewater Treatment Specialist - Ref:20” to [email protected]   


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Last updated: 15th August 2019

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