Trainee – Dam Operator (Scenic Rim)


About Seqwater

We are incredibly passionate about the good work we do and the difference we make. We serve the community by delivering safe and secure water that sustains life and prosperity for over 3.2 million people every day.

We boast a workforce genuinely committed to our shared purpose. It is a positive and supportive culture empowered to nurture diversity, career growth, and opportunity.  Most importantly, we get to work with great people. 

We also get to live and work on and around our dams, lakes, and parks! Our workplace is a beautiful place and holds vast cultural, historical, and environmental significance.

About Your Opportunity

Fixed term opportunity for 2 years, commencing in mid-2023.

Seqwater is committed to providing career opportunities within the water industry. Our Next Generation Trainee Program provides participants the opportunity to earn while they learn.

Trainee Dam Operators undertake a Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Source) whilst also working within a team of experienced Dam Operations professionals.

As a Trainee Dam Operator, you will develop competencies to be able to assist in carrying out activities in relation to the operation of dams and weirs and other water-related infrastructure to effectively meet the requirements relating to water delivery, regulatory standards, and operational efficiencies.

You will work under supervision to undertake the following:

  • Work with staff at various Seqwater dams, recreational spaces, catchments and other water source infrastructure to assist in the operation and maintenance of built and natural assets.
  • Assist in the operation of valves and electrical/mechanical water equipment to meet required water delivery needs under instruction of the immediate supervisor.
  • Assist in the delivery of water quality sampling programs through the collation and analysis of water samples.
  • Assist in the operations of fishways, including duties for the relocation and recovery of stranded fish and aquatic species.
  • Assist in the collection of operational data as requested in relation to regulatory requirements as instructed.

Dam operations work can include weekend, on-call and out of hours work including public holidays.

About you

You have a keen interest in mechanics, working with small plant and equipment, and like working outdoors. You have a good awareness of safety and will follow all safe work practices and procedures to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

You take care and diligence in your work and ensure records are kept accurately and willing to follow directions given by your leader and supervising operators.

In addition to the Certificate III, you will be willing to undertake a range of other training such as confined space training, First Aid certificate, and any additional training deemed necessary to carry out the duties of a Dam Operator.

A drivers licence or the ability to attain quickly is a must, along with a willing to travel around your designated region. Ideally you will have basic computer skills and have some experience with or a willingness to learn the use of small plant and equipment. 

This position has a starting salary at $42,124.55 plus superannuation, with remuneration increasing upon completion of various milestones throughout the trainee program. By completion of the program the salary will increase up to $61,761.92 per annum plus superannuation.

For a more detailed preview of the work that you will be involved in, please take a look at the position description on our careers page. We also invite you to connect with us on LinkedIn and join our growing community of followers to see all the latest news and job opportunities as and when they happen.

If you are looking for an extraordinary career in which you can make a real impact, we’d love to hear from you!

To apply

Submit your resume via the Apply button and complete the application form.

Applications close: 11.55pm AEST, Sunday, 2nd April 2023

For further information please email enquiries to [email protected]

Please note – applications cannot be accepted via email.