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Reference Number 13391
Position Title Senior Plant Operator - Wastewater Treatment
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Edmonton Treatment Plant
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification LGE State - Lev 9, Snr Sew Op 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Senior Plant Operator – Wastewater TreatmentCW823 (Full Time Permanent)

Salary Range: $65,268.83 per annum

Location: Edmonton Treatment Plant

Reference Number: 13391

Close Date: Sunday, 13 December 2020

Are you looking for an exciting career in a Local Government organisation?

Do you enjoy being a part of a team?

Are you seeking an opportunity that offers a Work Life Balance?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we would love to hear from you!

Enhance your career by joining Cairns Regional Council, one of the largest employers in the Cairns region. Our commitment to delivering high quality services to the community means we need talented, committed people – we need you!

Cairns Regional Council is currently seeking a Senior Plant Operator – Wastewater Treatment to join our Water & Waste Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • As a Senior Plant Operator – Wastewater Treatment, provide the required input as directed by the team leader to perform the process control measures necessary in the day to day operations of wastewater treatment plant to ensure compliance with relevant State / Federal laws.  This position is second to the Team Leader and as such will have the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake this role.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Current Certificate III in Wastewater Treatment operations.
  • Current “C” class driver’s license.
  • An Extensive knowledge of Wastewater Treatment Plant processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic laboratory procedures relative to monitoring plant operational process.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by scrolling to the Position Description area, then clicking on "Open" to download the attachment.

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment:

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following assessments/checks:

  • Pre‑employment medical assessment, which will include a functional capacity and a drug and alcohol test
  • National Police/Criminal History Check
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification/Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check


Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to Work Visa


We offer the following benefits:

  • 19 day month
  • Up to 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • On call, standby and other allowances
  • Subsidised Corporate Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 13/12/2020
Position Description
VRN__13391_-_Senior_Plant_Operator_-_Wastewater_Treatment_-_External_Information_Kit.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.