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Treatment Plant Operator

Central Highlands Regional Council - Emerald, QLD

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS REGIONAL COUNCIL

P OSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Treatment Plant Operator

POSITION NUMBER: 10490

Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream B) Award -

State 2017

AWARD:
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AWARD CLASSIFICATION: Senior Treatment Plant Operator

REPORTS TO: Infrastructure and Utilities

DEPARTMENT:
ABOUT US

Our vision

A progressive region creating opportunities for all.

Our mission

We are a council committed to continuous improvement, a sustainable future and efficient

investment in our communities.

Our values

  • Respect and integrity.
  • Accountability and transparency.
  • Providing value.
  • Commitment and teamwork.
OBJECTIVE OF THIS ROLE

The Treatment Plant Operator will undertake activities as directed to operate and undertake

planned or responsive activities to the water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations,

reservoirs or sources, mechanical maintenance and facilitate electrical maintenance. This includes

job planning, job safety and risk assessments, quality monitoring and reporting, identifying and

reporting failures, causes and remedies, and actioning tasks from customer requests as directed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES IN THIS ROLE

1. Operate and monitor. Undertake activities as directed to ensure effective daily and after-
hours operation and monitoring of treatment facilities, including regular reporting. Carry out
manual works as required.

2. Water and effluent quality. Undertake activities as directed to operate council’s water and
wastewater treatment plants to ensure compliance with Australian Drinking Water
Guidelines and DES Environmental Authority conditions.

3. Continuity of service. Follow work procedures to ensure continuity of service of pump
stations, reservoirs and treatment plants to achieve level of service and compliance.

4. Planned Maintenance. Undertake planned maintenance schedules with the aim to reduce
responsive maintenance and unplanned breakdowns.

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5. Responsive Maintenance. Undertake unplanned breakdown maintenance to ensure
legislative requirements are met.

6. Safety and training. Work according to safe work procedures and undertake necessary
training to ensure regulatory compliance is met and zero harm is achieved.

7. On-call / after-hours. Be available for emergency response duties if required
Participate in an on-call roster system as required to undertake after-hours operational
tasks and reactive activities.

Additionally, this position may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by the

reporting supervisor and/or manager. Commented [PM1]: Senior Operator

ABILITIES, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

Mandatory:
  • Sound knowledge of water and wastewater treatment plant operations planned and
reactive maintenance activities.

Desirable:
  • Field experience in a similar or related role.
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND LICENCES REQUIRED

Mandatory:
  • Cert III Water / Wastewater Treatment Operations or willingness to obtain.
  • General Construction Induction Card.
  • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional manual drivers licence.
Desirable:
  • Asbestos, confined space, working at heights,
  • MR licence, Forklift licence,
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

1. Ability to work as part of a team and follow direction to achieve required treatment

outcomes.

2. Sound written and oral communication skills.

3. Demonstrated willingness to work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures.

4. Sound attention to detail with analytical skills and the ability to methodically problem solve.

5. Self-motivated with the ability to work unsupervised at times.

CORPORATE REQUIREMENTS YOU MUST MEET

1. Commitment to council’s vision, mission and values.

2. Compliance with council’s code of conduct.

3. Adherence to all relevant council policies and procedures, certified agreement, your

contract of employment and relevant legislation, including the Local Government Act, 2009

and Work Health and Safety, Act 2011.

4. Commitment and adherence to council’s customer service charter.

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5. Compliance with all relevant and necessary pre-employment checks required for this role.

6. Commitment to council’s corporate plan.

7. Commitment to equal employment opportunity, diversity and merit principles.

8. Commitment to ensuring a workplace free from bullying, harassment and discrimination.

9. Efficient and effective utilisation of resources as allocated under the level of responsibility

for the position.

10. Commitment to change management.

ELIGIBILTY AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS

To be appointed to a permanent position, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent

residency status, or a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently. If you have a visa

permitting you to work temporarily in Australia, you may be appointed to a temporary or casual

position, providing the work complies with the conditions of your visa.

The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:
  • Right to work in Australia.
  • Medical and functional assessment including drug & alcohol testing.
  • Qualification check.
  • Reference checks.
CORE COMPETENCIES WE NEED FROM YOU

Competency Definition Level

Delivering Results Having the ability to set objectives for yourself and others, taking

a forward looking perspective, and delivering successful 1

outcomes within agreed parameters.

Communication Identifying and using appropriate communication styles and

methods, taking into consideration the audience and the desired
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outcome. Building and maintaining effective working

relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external.

Initiative and Anticipating situations and problems, finding appropriate

innovation solutions, grasping opportunities for improvements and taking
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ownership for continuous improvement that goes above and

beyond the call of duty.

Flexibility Being able to adapt your thinking and behaviour to suit different

situations and changing circumstances. Taking other people’s
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views on board, accepting new and different ways of working

and encouraging others to embrace change.

Teamwork Having the ability to work as part of a team, actively encouraging

team working and recognising the role you play as part of the 1

council team.

Commitment to Being willing and able to align your own behaviours with the

Council objectives, goals and values of council; acting as a role model 1

and promoting the values to others.

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Customer service Aligning your behaviour with the customer service charter to

ensure both internal and external customer needs are met;
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taking a positive attitude, showing commitment and having a can

do approach.

Workplace Health & Taking reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and

Safety others, complying with reasonable instruction and co-operating 1

with council policy and procedure.

A copy of the Competency Handbook is available on the Central Highlands Regional Council

website under ‘Careers with Council’.

GENERAL OBLIGATIONS

1. This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. Council will regularly review

position descriptions and appropriately update them to ensure that they relate to the job

being performed, or to incorporate whatever changes are being proposed. Where

appropriate, employees will be consulted on the changes and employees are expected to

participate in consultation.

2. Whilst employment is in the position described in this document it is understood that

employment is with Central Highlands Regional Council. In the event of organisational

change or restructure, Council may require employees to undertake other roles for which

they are qualified and capable of performing.

3. Employees may be required to undertake a variety of duties not related to their substantive

role in the times of disaster or significant exceptional operational circumstances.

4. All employees are responsible for making and keeping records in accordance with

legislation, information standards and other relevant guidelines and procedures.

5. Failure to maintain any licence or qualification, which are a condition of your employment,

may result in demotion or termination as Council is unable to guarantee your transfer to a

position not requiring said licence/qualification.

Please sign below if you have read, understood and accepted the responsibilities of this

position as outlined in this position description.

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