Current Vacancies

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Taupō District Council’s Wastewater Treatment Team need a suitably experienced hard worker with a can-do attitude to fill the position of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.

We are seeking applicants with experience in the operation and maintenance of treatment or processing plants or practical experience in mechanical/farming maintenance.  While it would be an advantage to hold a National Certificate in Wastewater Treatment, is not essential as the successful applicant will be expected to attain this qualification through the course of their employment with us in addition to a Class 2 Drivers Licence.

This is an enjoyable and challenging position for a great team player with a positive attitude.

For further details on position description and job application, please refer to our website - APPLY HERE

Applications close Friday 12th April 2019

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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Water Treatment Plant Operator

WestReef Services Ltd is looking for a solutions focused, diligent, reliable and dedicated professional to join our team. You will report to and work closely with our Services & Utilities Manager daily.

This is a key role responsible for the operation and maintenance of our clients’ various water treatment plants ensuring safe and reliable drinking water throughout the Buller District. You will be expected to deliver high quality standards while adhering to current regulations and legislation. You will be constantly responsive to and take ownership of plant issues, requests and resolving queries. Sound time management, record keeping, and strong communication skills is required to be successful in this role.

Candidates will be required to display a high level of flexibility including monitoring and attending various plants throughout the District. You are expected to be part of the retention and development of good team culture including the promotion and taking accountability for sound and effective zero harm practices. There is an ‘On Call’ expectation, which is currently rotated within the team.

Although not essential the successful candidate would preferably hold or be training towards industry qualifications relating to water treatment. Alternatively, you may hold a form of trade and have sound knowledge of process and systems. Additional licenses and/or certificates in the handling or transporting of dangerous goods would also be an advantage.

This is a great opportunity to be involved in a supportive team. It would suit someone who is keen, self-motivated, and can adapt well to change. If this role sounds like an opportunity you would enjoy, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our office (03 788 9090) for a position description and further information.

Applications to:

Services & Utilities Manager, WestReef Services Ltd, 80 Russell Street, Westport

Applications close 29th March 2019 - 4.00pm.


We have a vacancy for a water or wastewater treatment operator in the Far North. The area of operations is from Kawakawa in the South to Kaitaia in the North and Hokianga in the West to Paihia in the east.

We are in year one of an eleven year contract.

For further details, in the first instance, contact

Peter Cowdell. 021-908691


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Last updated: 20th March 2019

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