Current Vacancies

Pump Station and Reticulation Operator (Wastewater)

We have a permanent full-time position available in our Wastewater Treatment Team based at our Nelson plant for a Pump Station and Reticulation 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. This pumped reticulation network comprises of two separate council contracts, 30+ pump stations with pumps ranging from 4 – 400kW in size, servicing a catchment area spanning from Nelson and Richmond to Mapua. These pump stations are required to be operational at all times to ensure wastewater is reliably pumped to the two treatment plants.

Role requirements include:

  • Monitoring pump stations and reticulation, making adjustments as necessary
  • Taking contributor trade waste samples for laboratory analysis
  • Maintaining, repairing and cleaning plant, equipment, buildings and surroundings
  • Completing reports and logs and entering into databases
  • Assisting team servicing the associated treatment plants
  • Basic computer work (with an ability to learn)
  • Assist in training and upskilling new staff

We’re looking for someone with excellent attention to detail and sound organisation skills, a willingness and ability to work after hours, good level of physical health as well as reliability in your approach to seeing the job through, and a strong commitment to customer service.

This is a great opportunity for a person who has a mechanical or engineering background and a willingness to develop new skills and undertake training.

Please note that applicants must have a current full drivers licence, NZ residency/citizenship or a valid NZ work visa, and will be required to undergo pre-employment medical and drug screening, and ACC checks.

How to apply:

Don’t delay! Applications close Sunday 28 June 2020 (unless filled prior), please submit your application online via

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact: Allan Jones, Operations Manager Treatment

M: 021 845 810 | E: [email protected]

For a copy of the position description, or if you have any issues regarding submitting your application please email: [email protected]

All applications will be treated in confidence.

Water Treatment Team Leader - South Canterbury

Excellent opportunity for a Level 4 qualified Water Treatment Supervisor

Your new company
You will be joining a well-established civil contractor that has a stable maintenance and construction workload across Canterbury and Otago. They service both road maintenance and 3 waters maintenance contracts across South Canterbury and are looking for an experienced Water Treatment Supervisor

Your new role
Your new role will see you report in to the Contract Manager and take on a real variety of responsibilities. You will liaising with the client on a regular basis, managing the team of skilled Water Treatment Operators and taking a solutions-focused approach to ensure smooth delivery of this maintenance contract.

What you'll need to succeed

  • A MINIMUM of Level 4 Water Treatment certificate
  • Proven experience in a contractor environment
  • A desire to work in a leadership role and develop your career
  • Strong knowledge of NZ standards for Water Treatment
  • Confident communication and the ability to deal with stakeholders at all levels

  • What you'll get in return
    This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career and build relationships on a long-term maintenance contract. You will receive a competitive salary and be provided with a company vehicle for use within the region. In what is an uncertain market currently, this is a fantastic, stable opportunity for the right person

    What you need to do now
    If you're interested in this role, please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to [email protected] or call Matt now on 033776656.

Mechanical Maintenance Fitter

Are you looking for a practical hands on role that contributes to meeting our community's critical infrastructure needs? Then this is the role for you!

We have a full-time, permanent Mechanical Maintenance Fitter vacancy in our Three Waters team. This role will be responsible for the maintenance of mechanical plant and equipment at our water and wastewater plant. You will be familiar with many different types of mechanical equipment, including pipework, valves, pumps and motors.

We are seeking a reliable team player, who has a demonstrated ability to build strong relationships and effectively communicate and work collaboratively with sub-contractors and plant staff.

Ideally the successful candidate will be self-motivated, have a relevant trade certification, and a proven mechanical maintenance background and be familiar with computerised maintenance and inventory systems.

If you think this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

At NPDC we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff. You can expect to start in this role between $62,214 and $67,743. We have put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans wellbeing, development, benefits, culture and recognition. The NPDC Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff.

Applications close Friday, 12 June 2020.


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Last updated: 24th January 2020

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