Water and Wastewater Operator - Water Unit - Waimakariri


  • Plenty of support, great learning and development opportunities
  • Strong focus on integrity, safety and quality
  • Long term job stability
  • Wide variety of work, no day is ever the same

The Water Unit manages the reticulation network, water, wastewater & stormwater treatment plants and works closely with Council Asset Managers to delivery the 3 Waters renewal programmes and capital projects for the Waimakariri District Council.

The Waimakariri District is one of the fastest growing districts in New Zealand and the fourth largest, by population, in the South Island.

As a Water and Wastewater Operator your role will be to integrate with the crew working on the maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants and pump stations. You will be responsible for undertaking operational checks, maintenance activities, data collection, water sampling and testing, and also be part of undertaking improvement and upgrade works on the treatment plants.

We are looking for people who have a professional and positive attitude with experience in water, engineering, construction, and maintenance who enjoy working collaboratively. There may be a need for call outs, roster duties and weekend work as part of this role.

You will need the following:

  • Relevant licenses, including Class; 2, W, T, R (Class 4 desirable)
  • Good knowledge and experience working in water and
  • wastewater systems
  • Water and/or Wastewater Treatment Site Operator Level 4
  • Qualification
  • Previous water testing and treatment experience
  • Commitment to Health & Safety

You will provide exceptional service in a time-critical industry and have the ability to work unsupervised. This role requires an excellent level of customer service as you will be dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. You will be a great communicator and have the ability to get along and engage with people at all levels of our organisation.

For any further information on this position, please contact, Darryn Williams, Water and Wastewater Technician Team Leader on 021 416 488, email darryn.williams@wmk.govt.nz or call us on 0800 WMK GOV (0800 965 468).

If you have the appropriate skills, experience and attitude to fulfil the requirements of this position, and you want to be on our team then get in touch because we want to hear from you!

All successful applicants will need to pass a pre-employment medical and drug & alcohol screening test.

The Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications close Monday 25th March 2019 at 5pm.

To find out more about working at the Waimakariri District Council check out the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mywEJi6JGuw

To apply for this job go to: http://waimakariridc.recruitmenthub.co.nz/Vacancies/ & enter ref code: 4607807.