Forming part of the Water and Waste Department, this position contributes to the organisations goals by ensuring water quality and quantity of the Moree Plains Shire water supply, maintenance and operation of the water treatment works is efficiently and effectively carried out and that the Moree Plains Shire Sewerage Treatment Works, Sewerage Pump Stations, rising mains and reticulation work effectively.
Reporting to the Water and Waste Superintendent, the successful applicant will hold a current MR Driver’s Licence and a Certificate III in Water Industry Operations. (People who do not hold this qualification are encouraged to apply, but will be required to gain such qualifications upon commencement).
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award 2017 – from Band 1, Level 3 Grade 4 Step 1 $914.45 to Step 3 $974.25 with grading dependent upon level of experience and qualifications.
Physical ability to operate plant for long periods over the course of the working day is an inherent requirement of this position. Operation of plant includes the ability to enter and exit the plant safely and withstand vibration and jarring which may occur on uneven surfaces. Other manual tasks are required including bending and working at low levels, lifting above 15kg, handling unstable and awkward loads, working above shoulder height, push and pull objects such as wheelbarrows, standing for up to 3 hours at a time, walking on uneven surfaces, working outdoor and operating tools and small plant such as mowers, jack hammers, moving in and out of plant such as trucks.
MPSC uses job-matched pre-employment screenings to ensure that applicants are able to undertake the inherent physical requirements of this position without placing them at risk of injury. Therefore the most meritorious applicant identified at interview will be required to undertake a pre-employment health screening and a three (3) month probationary period applies.
Applications must be made on-line ONLY, 4.00pm on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.
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A pre-employment health check and a three month probationary period apply to all positions. All employees are subject to drug and alcohol screening at the pre-employment health screening and random testing will occur throughout the probationary period.
Council has a generous incentive scheme for staff including salary sacrifice options.
Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a Smoke Free work environment.