Local recruitment: Water Systems Operator

Government of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

  • Ongoing full-time Contract  
  • Taronga Conservation Society Australia Wages Award, Water Systems Operator, base salary $64,529 plus superannuation and annual leave loading where applicable
  • Located at Taronga Zoo, Mosman

Looking to secure a shared future for wildlife and people?

Taronga is looking for an experienced, driven and motivated Water Systems Operator who is interested in joining a leading organisation in conservation, education, animal management and transformational guest experiences.

About us…

Taronga Zoo officially opened in October 1916, with Taronga Western Plains Zoo officially opening in February 1977!  We believe in a shared future for Wildlife and People. Taronga is working in partnership with wildlife conservation organizations and communities to develop ways to protect species and habitats. Taronga. For the Wild!

Our employees enjoy generous employment conditions including:

  • Complimentary family and friends passes
  • A wide range of discounts on our award winning accommodation
  • Discounted food and beverage purchases across the site
  • Reduced rates for other services including animal encounters 
  • To discover more about the benefits of working at Taronga, please visit our website here.

We value diversity…

Taronga is an equal opportunity employer, where we recognise the diversity of our workforce and community – be it on the basis of gender, age, culture, religion, language or personal circumstances.

Taronga is also committed to building on the perspectives, experience, knowledge and skills that this diversity brings to our organisation.

About the role…

To provide a broad range of skills across the water systems for cyclic maintenance, restoration, repairs and ensure water quality is maintained at the acceptable standards.

Key accountabilities…

  • Perform all types of duties associated with all water systems maintenance, including but not limited to; Water quality testing and recording, commissioning restoration repairs, general housekeeping and construction work as directed on the zoo site.
  • To develop skills in the operation of the water and/or sewerage treatment and reticulation systems in a safe manner.
  • Monitor the operation of all water systems to ensure appropriate levels of disinfection and water quality is provided consistent with relevant standards and requirements.
  • Adhere to works requisition system and follow through with projects in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Ensure work is performed in a timely, cost effective manner to prescribed quality standards to meet stakeholder and Taronga’s needs.
  • Perform all trade and non-trade related work activities as scheduled / allocated and instructed by the Supervisor, Water Systems.
  • Maintain Taronga tools, vehicles and machinery in a sound and safe working condition.
  • Comply and suggest sustainability practices in the workplace to help achieve Taronga’s sustainability targets and reduce the environmental impact.

About you…

We are looking for candidates that have/ are willing to:

  • Relevant trade qualification or equivalent experience in the operation of Water Systems related to Water Treatment Plants, Reticulation Systems and Water Treatment Plant processes
  • Completed or willingness to complete Certificate III in Water Operations
  • Hold a current NSW Drivers License or ability to have existing license formally recognised, including manual.
  • Current vaccinations records for Q Fever, Tetanus, Hepatitis A & B and Tuberculosis Screening maintained at your own expense.
  • Obtain and maintain a current paid NSW Working with Children Check at own expense.

In the interest of the health and safety for everyone accessing a Taronga workplace, it is a requirement of the incumbent, who can safely vaccinate against Covid-19, to do so and provide their certificate prior to commencement.

About applying…

We value your safety, and the privacy of your information. Please only apply for this position via http://www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/. This is the only legitimate website to apply via, and the only website whereby applications will be accepted.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter of one page.  You are also required to complete the two target questions as part of your application. 

  1. Detail your experience working in a water management (or related) role and what you found to be the key challenges in that role
  2. Detail a challenging situation that you had with a team member or stakeholder and what you did to ensure a positive resolution.

Applications must be completed via http://www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/ using the reference number  000093JC or searching the word Taronga. For more information in relation to the vacant position please contact Taronga Recruitment Team at  [email protected]

To review a copy of the role description, please visit the careers page of the Taronga website https://taronga.org.au/work-at-taronga/current-vacancies

If you are experiencing technical difficulties in applying, please contact “I work for NSW” support team on 1800 562 679 or [email protected]

Applications close:11:59PM, Monday 26 September 2022

Responsibilities

  • Perform all types of duties associated with all water systems maintenance, including but not limited to; Water quality testing and recording, commissioning restoration repairs, general housekeeping and construction work as directed on the zoo site.
  • To develop skills in the operation of the water and/or sewerage treatment and reticulation systems in a safe manner.
  • Monitor the operation of all water systems to ensure appropriate levels of disinfection and water quality is provided consistent with relevant standards and requirements.
  • Adhere to works requisition system and follow through with projects in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Ensure work is performed in a timely, cost effective manner to prescribed quality standards to meet stakeholder and Taronga’s needs.
  • Perform all trade and non-trade related work activities as scheduled / allocated and instructed by the Supervisor, Water Systems.
  • Maintain Taronga tools, vehicles and machinery in a sound and safe working condition.
  • Comply and suggest sustainability practices in the workplace to help achieve Taronga’s sustainability targets and reduce the environmental impact.

Key Application Responses

  1. Detail your experience working in a water management (or related) role and what you found to be the key challenges in that role
  2. Detail a challenging situation that you had with a team member or stakeholder and what you did to ensure a positive resolution.

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