Wastewater Treatment Team Leader


Tararua District Council

Wastewater Treatment Team Leader 

Full-Time Position

    Tararua offers you the country lifestyle you have always dreamed of. Take advantage of scenic attractions, great outdoors, and country hospitality at their best! If you are keen on tramping, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, camping, or kayaking, you will be spoilt for choice! All the facilities are accessible; swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts, sports clubs, championship golf courses and numerous service clubs including ‘family friendly’ groups. Tararua District has close proximity to the cities and airports of Palmerston North and Hastings/Napier, with Council Service Centres located in each of the main townships of Dannevirke, Woodville, Pahiatua and Eketahuna.

    We are currently seeking a Wastewater Treatment Team Leader to join Tararua District Council’s Utilities team.

    You will be responsible for the successful operation and maintenance of the district’s seven wastewater treatment plants, by proactively leading and managing staff, completing operational checks, maintenance activities, sampling and testing, data collection and participating in upgrade works and improvement of the treatment plants.

    Reporting to the Manager – Utilities, this role requires a passion for leadership, wastewater services, and for supporting Council to successfully meet commitments to our community. We can offer diverse opportunities to further develop your leadership and technical skills positioning you well for future three waters sector changes.

    The following skills and work experience are desirable:

    • Trade qualifications or diplomas in both water and wastewater treatment
    • At least 5 years’ experience in wastewater treatment plants
    • Experience in working with confined spaces and working at heights
    • Dangerous Goods Licence
    • Class 4 Heavy Vehicle Licence
    • Ability to read and understand manuals and drawings
    • A flexible attitude and ability to communicate at all levels

    To view the position description and download an application form, please visit our website - www.tararuadc.govt.nz/workingforcouncil.  Applications are also available at all Council Service Centres, for more information please call 06-374-4080 or email: hr@tararuadc.govt.nz.

    Applications close Friday 5th November 2021. However, please note that we will review applications as they are received – so apply now to avoid disappointment.


    Applications close: 5 November 2021

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