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Dunedin is an amazing place to live and work, and if you were to ask anyone living here, they’ll tell you that there’s something indescribably special about our city. It’s small enough to feel like you’re part of a community, but big enough to ensure that there’s always something going on. From the great outdoors to arts, culture and education, all within 10 minutes of the city centre. Dunedin has so much to offer, so why not come and feel just how special it is?


We are looking for an experienced Team Leader who has extensive knowledge managing people, resources and processes. You will be responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient daily operation of Dunedin’s wastewater treatment plants, while providing line management to our wastewater treatment technicians. You will be working in a collaborative environment to help achieve clear goals for our wastewater services. You may be required to be part of the stand-by roster and to respond to emergency calls.

You may already be in Dunedin and know that it is one of the world’s great small cities, but if you aren’t, Dunedin offers you a fantastic, affordable place to live and work, with access to a wide range of recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities all in one of the country’s most beautiful locations.

If you have proven experience managing and motivating teams, highly developed communication and leadership skills, and a strong customer service philosophy, then we want to hear from you!

Applications close Monday 30th July 2018.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity and to apply visit our website:

Treatment Plant Operator (Wastewater)

The Nelmac treatment team operates and maintains two treatment facilities servicing the wider Nelson area and a large reticulation network of pump stations and rising mains.

Bell Island is the largest of the two treatment facilities, it provides treatment for a population base spanning from Nelson and Richmond to Mapua. It is a complex treatment plant comprising of activated sludge process, A.T.A.D sludge digestion and an extensive pond system.

There is a continual strive for improvement, from utilising environmentally friendly solutions such as the newly installed wind-powered mixer/aerators in the pond system, forestry disposal of treated biosolid, as well as utilising cutting edge technology like s::can influent monitoring to analyse load patterns and troubleshoot process operation.  Imagine working with all of this and living in one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand.

It is a dynamic team environment where focus is on continual process improvement and optimisation always looking to the future.

Key tasks in this role include:

  • Ensuring optimal day to day operation of the treatment system
  • Working alongside an experienced team of operators and mechanical engineers
  • Monitoring and trending of plant data and identifying abnormalities based upon laboratory and process data results
  • Problem solving of treatment and mechanical issues and developing initiatives to further optimise the treatment process
  • Maintaining a high level of health and safety culture within the team
  • Implementation of preventative maintenance programmes
  • National Certificate in Wastewater Treatment or working towards (highly desirable).

 As a 24/7 operation the role demands flexibility for team members in working hours and being part of an after-hours duty roster. 

 We are proud of our people and what we do. If you’ve got the enthusiasm, skills and energy to become part of our team, we’d love to hear from you.

 Please note that applicants must have a clean driver’s licence, NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa, and will be required to undergo pre-employment medical checks and drug screening.

 To apply, please email your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected]. Applications welcomed via email until Wednesday 18 July 2018.

For any enquiries please contact Allan Jones | Operations Manager Treatment | M: 021 845 810 | E: [email protected]

Taking care of your environment from advice to delivery.

Nelmac is proud to safely deliver comprehensive solutions that enhance environments and communities, both now and for the future.  As a wholly New Zealand-owned company with a professional, one-team approach, we utilise our resources and expertise of our 250 professionals to care for our natural and built environment by providing high quality consultancy, design, construction, asset management, maintenance and conservation services.


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

WIOG advertises positions vacant free of charge as a service to our members and the wider water industry. WIOG is in no way involved in the application or selection process for any advertised position. Please contact the organisation/company directly with any inquiries or applications.

Last updated: 15th June 2018

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