Wastewater Process Attendant in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council at Government – Local

Port Macquarie-Hastings Councilis hiring people as Wastewater Process Attendant. The Selected person will be earn at least Starting salary $1046.20 + super + allowances AUD per month. There are also many more opportunities. Read the entire post carefully to know all the details related to this job.
PostingWastewater Process Attendant
Job EmployerPort Macquarie-Hastings Council
LocationGovernment – Local
SalaryStarting salary $1046.20 + super + allowances
Job postedMay 29, 2022
Job Deadline2022-06-28
Job SectorGovernment – Local

Applications Close Tuesday 14 June 2022 11:30pm


About the Role

At PMHC every employee plays a part in ensuring we work together to achieve positive outcomes for our Community. To help us achieve this we require a number of Wastewater Process Attendant to work as part of the Water & Sewer Process team. This person must be a team player, a strong communicator and an analytical thinker. We are looking for team members that have a keen eye for detail, an enthusiastic approach to work and an understanding of systems and processes.

On a typical day our Wastewater Process Attendant will:

  • Assist in control, operation, monitoring, testing and maintenance of all facets of Council’s Wastewater and Recycled Water Treatment Plants systems
  • Conduct sample collection to meet NSW Regulatory requirements
  • Assist with performing laboratory & field water quality testing
  • Maintain wastewater pumping stations

Role Criteria

To be successful in this role, you should have relevant experience in the water, sewer or construction industry. A relevant trade qualification or a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Certificate or Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (or in the process of obtaining) would also be desirable. Recent water industry experience would be highly regarded. You will also display a working knowledge of obligations under the Work Health and Safety act, hold a class C drivers licence and be available for the out of hours on call roster.

To find out more about this role and what skills, qualifications and experience you will require to succeed, please refer to the Position Description and Selection Criteria below.


Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary (6 months), 38 hours per week

Salary (exclusive of super): Starting salary of $1,046.20 with the opportunity for competency based progression

Allowances: A sewer choke allowance and on call allowance is payable for this role.

Benefits: Fortnightly RDO, discounted gym membership, career development opportunities, PPE provided, annual salary increase set as per the Local Government (State) Award 2020 plus competency based salary reviews, long service leave after 5 years and employee assistance program.

About Councils Process Sewer Team

The Sewer Process Team operates and maintains Councils Wastewater Treatment Plants to ensure that the wastewater is treated to a high standard that meets our regulatory requirements. The team works closely with internal & external stakeholders including NSW Health, NSW Department Industry and the NSW EPA to ensure we meet these requirements. Operation of these systems requires a team of highly skilled operators, that understand mechanical systems, chemical and biological treatment systems and have a high level of computer literacy to use our remote monitoring and data entry systems.

About The Port Macquarie Hastings Region

Upon commencement, you shall call ‘home’ one of the East Coasts most enviable locations. With access to stunning hinterland, miles of pristine beaches, national parks, playgrounds sporting facilities, restaurants, galleries, theatres and a genuine community feel, the mid-north coast is the perfect location if you enjoy hiking, surfing, camping, fishing, off road exploration, Saturday sports, arts, theatre, food and wine.


If you would like to know more about this opportunity, or have any questions about the role please contact Belinda Green on 02 6581 8244


Interested in Applying?

Please click ‘Apply for this Job’ and you will be redirected to Council’s website where you can complete the application form & questions and upload your resume & cover letter.


Close Date:

All applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday 14 June 2022 11:30pm


These roles are temporary pending a review of our Community utilities team structure and ongoing opportunities may be available.

Suitable candidates may be placed on a talent pool or eligibility list for future identical, or similar positions for a period of 12 months.

We often ask our preferred applicants to complete pre-employment checks. This may include: Reference Checks; National Criminal Police Check; Medical Assessment; Qualification Verification; Working with Children Check Verification.

All PMHC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid Medical Contraindication Certificate.

PMHC’s recruitment notification process is primarily via system generated emails. Please ensure your email is correct before submitting an application to avoid missing crucial updates and outcomes.

Please regularly check your ‘junk mail’ or ensure our email address [email protected] is set to ‘trustworthy’.

Email communication notifications are used for but not limited to: application received, interview booking tools, confirmation of interview, request for references/more information, delay notifications, testing/assessments (aptitude/psychometric/industry specific) and application outcomes (unsuccessful before or after interview).

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