Wastewater Technician


South Waikato District Council

The South Waikato region is thriving, and we currently have an outstanding opportunity for a technically minded person to join our team as a Wastewater Technician. Taking the next step in their career whilst being involved in some exciting projects on a day to day basis.

As part of a dedicated team, the successful candidate will be primarily responsible for performing a wide variety of operational maintenance to meet resource consent requirements and ensuring that our Wastewater Treatment Plant assets are operated and maintained to a high standard.

You will:

  • Operate, inspect, repair and maintain all wastewater equipment
  • Collect, test and record samples ensuring that effluent meets resource consent
  • Enter wastewater manholes, chambers and pump stations for inspections and maintenance
  • Investigate wastewater pipeline leaks, equipment failures, blockages, and overflows
  • Carry out monitoring and preventative maintenance on all equipment
  • Logging operational status, jobs and changes

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • New Zealand Certificate or Diploma in Wastewater treatment
  • Three to four years relevant experience
  • Minimum Full driver's licence
  • Commitment to health and safety standards
  • Flexibility to work on a roster which includes shift work/standby
  • Proven problem-solving ability
  • Great work ethic

To excel in this role, you will need to possess a high level of initiative, work unsupervised, strong attention to detail and able to accurately record data and write reports.

What do we offer?

We offer you the chance to build an exciting career in an evolving work environment! As the successful candidate, you will be part of an organisation with a commitment to its staff, the community and the sustainable management of our environmental resources.

If you are reliable, hardworking and keen to be part of a busy team that prides themselves on servicing our community then we want to hear from you. Apply today!