First listed on: 21 June 2024

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Is serving your community your passion? Do you love to identify unique solutions to problems? We are currently seeking a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator and if you have these skills this might be your chance to rewrite the future with us.

  • Work in a friendly and community focused team
  • Permanent full-time
  • Balance your life with a 9 day fortnight

About the role

The Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Council’s Wastewater Treatment Plants, ensuring that regulations in this industry are maintained and adhered to.

The role will see you sampling water, managing process exceptions, cleaning and maintaining plant and equipment and performing preventative and scheduled maintenance.

This position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Operation and maintenance of Wastewater & Recycled Water Treatment Plants
  • Assist in managing the performance of Odour Control Systems at various Catchment Pump Stations
  • Manage and optimise treatment performance through collection and analysis of samples and review of treatment performance data

To be successful in this role:

  • You are committed to providing quality service to the treatment of Wastewater to aid in community water quality
  • You are experienced and skilled in Wastewater treatment or have Recognised Wastewater Operations qualifications or willing to obtain
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge and expertise, while also learning from others
  • Having a work/life balance is important to you

Our position description provides more information for you to learn more about this role.

Other important information

  • The salary range for the permanent full-time position sits between $63.6k - $76.3K + $18.92 weekly allowance + superannuation
  • This is a Permanent full time
  • This role will be able to access a 9 day fortnight.
  • Successful candidates may be required to have vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake and pass a Confined Spaces medical.

Council will be creating an eligibility list from this recruitment process and may utilise this eligibility list to fill other permanent or temporary vacancies.

Extra benefits

At Central Coast Council we provide team members with a range of extras that help them balance their life when they need it. Fitness Passports give access to a range of gyms. Wellbeing leave can be accessed twice a year to tick off something that means something to you - volunteering, health check ups, a 'me day' to refresh you. And an Employee Assistance Program that offers a range of wellbeing initiatives to help you and your immediate family.

Other extras include:

  • Long service leave after 5 years of continuous service
  • Free flu vaccination program
  • Time provided for you to do annual skin cancer screening, Breast screen and blood donations
  • Access to professional development with career development and learning programs through various platforms
  • We reward and recognise our staff with our Cheers program
  • Novated leasing partnerships.

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

What to know more?

The contact person for this role is Steven Lane Team Leader Wastewater. You can contact them on 0473 432 894 or on email at

This position will close for applications at midnight on Sunday 7 July 2024.

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Central Coast Council is ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. The Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

Central Coast Council is the third largest water utility (or water and sewage service) in NSW servicing 139,000 homes and businesses in a growing region.

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