Job Vacancy 17/18 – Trainee Treatment Plant Operator

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Trainee in Council’s Waste Water Treatment Plant.

During the two-year traineeship the successful applicant will assist in providing effective services in the treatment of water and wastewater to the residents of the Burdekin Shire by the successful completion of study for the Certificate III in Water Operations (Waste Water) and the efficient operation and maintenance of Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants. Continuing employment after completion of the two-year traineeship is not guaranteed.

This traineeship opportunity is made available with the assistance of funding under the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queensland for Work – First Start Program.   The First Start Program primarily targets young Queensland school leavers and disadvantaged job seekers considered at risk of enduring prolonged periods of unemployment.  Funding eligibility will be assessed upon receipt of your application.  The First Start Program funding guideline is available at

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The minimum wage for this position is $1,205.10 gross per fortnight with the commencing wage dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 17/18 – Trainee Treatment Plant Operator should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found on the last page of the Position Description
  • Traineeship Eligibility Questionnaire

Applications are to be submitted online using the Online Job Application Form.

Applications close on Monday 22 May, 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Manager Water and Waste Water – Shaun Johnston on (07) 4783 9800.


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