Water Corporation

Location: Canning Vale

Job Type: Not Specified


What does a Water Operator do?

Picture a plumber fixing a burst pipe in your house. Now think about a leaking pipe in the street. Same problem. The only difference is you’re keeping your community’s water supply running.

As a Water Operator, you’re regularly outdoors. You’re digging trenches, inspecting pipelines, and repairing broken water services. You’re learning a collection of skills that can set you on your way to a technical, management or leadership role.

We have positions available south of the river in Perth based out of our depot in Canning Vale.

Your main concern is keeping the water supply network running. That’s finding and fixing faults on pipes and joints. It’s upgrading the water supply network. It’s understanding the end-to-end water cycle and how water networks help your local community.

Mix in the supportive, family-friendly culture, the opportunity to add a nationally recognised qualification to your CV and a collection of fantastic perks / benefits (including 9-day fortnights) - and you’ve discovered a career with the Water Corporation.

What the role will involve:

  • Participate in safe job planning, team meetings and workplace inspections.
  • Demonstrate leadership by ensuring that all work is undertaken with safety as the first priority in the provision of a work environment where no injury is considered acceptable, and all activities are undertaken without compromising health and safety.
  • Operate, maintain, monitors and repair water and wastewater assets, operational sites, and public facilities as required.
  • Participating in overtime and call out availability rosters as required.
  • Base salary of $71,055 + super (co-contribution available)

Key skills and experience:

  • Willingness to complete Certificate III National Water Package
  • White/Blue Card
  • Western Australian “C” Class Drivers Licence, with a truck licence (MR or HR) being beneficial
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Experience in civil work and/or water supply and wastewater systems
  • Ability to work regular overtime and a rotating roster

Apply: If you are interested in the above opportunity, please submit a covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.

Please note: By applying for this role, you are consenting to your current and previous line managers being contacted as references. It is strongly recommended that all internal applicants advise their line manager of any applications for acting or permanent positions prior to applying.

As part of the recruitment process you may be required to complete pre-employment screening which may include a medical, qualification check, police clearance and Australian working rights check.

Applications close 19th February 2023

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace:

Water Corporation is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and our community. How we will achieve this is outlined in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and People and Safety Strategy.

We acknowledge the different skills, experiences and perspectives that people from diverse backgrounds including, race, ethnicity, disability, age, gender identity and sexual orientation bring to the workplace, will only strengthen our workforce.

We are committed to ensuring that our workplace is inclusive, where all our people feel that they belong, are valued, respected and have equal access to opportunities and resources.

We encourage applications from our key priority communities – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, youth and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment to enable people with disability to participate fully in all aspects of employment wherever possible by offering reasonable adjustments including adjustments in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.”

Applicants with disability who require adjustments in the recruitment process, or alternative methods of communication, can contact a Recruitment Officer at recruitment@watercorporation.com.au or 08 9420 2000.

To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion please visit our website.

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