Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

  • A unique opportunity in a stunning location!
  • Six weeks annual leave!
  • Relocation assistance available!
  • Subsidised housing available!

About the Carpentaria Shire Council

The Carpentaria Shire Council is committed to working hard, providing strong leadership and transparent governance for the Carpentaria community. The Council is dedicated to delivering financially sustainable services, efficient allocation of resources, as well as managing infrastructure to improve the social well being of those living in the region.

About Carpentaria Shire

Carpentaria Shire is located where the Outback meets the sea, in the south eastern region of the Gulf of Carpentaria in North Western Queensland. The Shire covers around 65,000 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 2,200. A uniquely beautiful part of the world, Carpentaria Shire encompasses countryside ranging from vast inland plains to mangrove forests, deltas and saltpans along the coastal areas of the Gulf.  

The traditional country of the Gkuthaarn, Kukatj and Kurtijar people, Carpentaria Shire offers a friendly and close-knit community atmosphere, fantastic primary and secondary schools, medical services, recreational and sporting facilities and the standard infrastructure to be expected in a modern community. The region has a diverse industry base with agriculture, fishing, mining, tourism and government administration all contributing to the thriving local economy.

Carpentaria Shire encompasses the towns of Normanton and Karumba and has a friendly, laid-back lifestyle. 

If you’re looking for a change of pace and the opportunity to gain a unique experience that few will ever encounter, this is the location for you! 

About the Opportunity

Are you looking for a unique opportunity with a progressive local government in North Queensland?

Carpentaria Shire Council has an exciting opportunity for a Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator to provide effective services in the treatment of water and wastewater to the residents of Carpentaria Shire.

Reporting to the Manager of Water and Wastewater, your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Operating and maintaining the water & wastewater treatment plants and water & wastewater pump stations;
  • Performing routine plant, pump station and system inspections to maintain operating capability and organise any maintenance work or configuration requirements; and
  • Monitor, control and optimise process performance in response to water and wastewater quality and or hydraulic variations.

To be considered, you will hold a Certificate III in Water Industry Operations or equivalent and have sound knowledge in working with SCADA and Telemetry systems. You must also be willing to participate in an on-call and call-out roster.    

This is the perfect opportunity for you to take on a unique opportunity and relocate to a place of unparalleled beauty in a friendly and accepting community!

Carpentaria Shire Council will reward your commitment with an attractive base salary , plus overtime and guaranteed on-call rates!  Also offered is relocation assistance and 6 weeks annual leave. Subsidised housing is available with this position.

The successful applicant will be welcomed into a supportive and close-knit team.

This is an opportunity to make your mark on an established and highly respected community organisation, using your experience and skills to have a direct and positive impact on those within the Carpentaria Shire.

For a full position description, please click here.

Close date:         Council will assess applications are they are received.

Enquiries:            Natasha Glaskin, Manager Water and Waste, on [email protected] or 0437 503 648.

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