Water Supply Operator

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Permanent Full Time
Winneke Office
Operations and Maintenance, Other

Our Organisation

We love water and love life. What we do makes a vital contribution to Melbourne’s famous lifestyle. We achieve this by supplying high quality drinking water, providing outstanding sewerage services, integrating drainage systems, building resilience to flooding and by enhancing our waterway and land for greater community use. It’s a pride we share in helping to make greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live.

Reporting to the Lead Operator; Peninsula Team, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and add to our work environment, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.

The Role

This fantastic opportunity is based at our Winneke Water Treatment Plant. As the Water Supply Operator you will be responsible for managing day-to-day and emergency operations of Melbourne Water’s water supply Assets. These assets include; storage and service reservoirs, treatment plants, pumping stations, transfer mines, pressure reducing valves and hydro generation facilities.

Having a trade background or relevant experience in mining or food/beverage manufacturing or chemical processing is advantageous. This role will be working as part of a diverse team, and allows future development within the Water Treatment and Transfer Operations.

Make an Impact

Become part of a talented and passionate team dedicated to enhancing life and liveability in Melbourne and beyond. Doing truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

We provide a range of employee benefits that will make your experience working at Melbourne Water both professionally and personally rewarding.


Melbourne Water is committed to flexible working. We offer a variety of flexible arrangements to suit our employees varied needs and the business, including purchased leave, varied start and finish times, working from alternative locations, part time work and 9-day fortnights. We understand that Melbourne Water and our customers benefit from enabling our employees to achieve balance in work and life.


Our people are passionate, welcoming and inclusive. We welcome applications from everyone, including people with disability, mature age and young job seekers, members of the LGBTI+ community, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Melbourne Water welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Certificate III or higher in Water/Wastewater Industry Operations, a relevant trade background or other relevant industry experience such as mining, food/beverage manufacturing, chemical, processing etc
  • Ability to take accurate numerical readings and measurements.
  • Ability to write clear incident reports and complete log sheets.
  • Competent in the use of computer applications, such as Word, Excel and Email.
  • Experience using or ability to learn other internal computer applications such as SCADA/PCS.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a systematic, well-organised way to complete tasks according to established procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a positive and professional way with people from within Melbourne Water and outside it.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds
  • A commitment to ongoing personal development, self-awareness and resilience

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File WS0121_-_Position_Description_-_Water_Supply_Operator.docx

How to apply

Click on the "apply" button and complete the online application form.

Closing date: Sunday 9 August 2020 at 11:55pm AEST

Please note a Police Check / Health Assessment is required for this position.

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