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Trainee Water and Wastewater Treatment Technician

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 575898
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Levin
Categories: Water

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand’s infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 12,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Are you looking for a fantastic career opportunity?  You may be just starting out, or you may be someone that is looking for a career change.

Downer New Zealand is the largest private-sector water services provider in New Zealand, and we are now looking for a Treatment Assistant/Operator in Levin, covering our operations across the Horowhenua district.   We are offering someone the unique opportunity of gaining a career not just a job

We are looking for a Trainee Water and/or Wastewater Treatment Operator. You will be working as part of a dedicated utilities maintenance team delivering the most efficient and quality-driven service possible to our clients.  Your key duties will include Water and Wastewater treatment operational duties, including routine and planned maintenance of the plants. You will work within a committed team to collectively ensure our client's long term goals are reached within the capabilities of the reticulation networks.

As Treatment Operator your key duties will include:

  • Routine water/wastewater treatment plant operations
  • Managing workload allocation and planning forward work
  • Participating in the call out roster (once necessary knowledge is gained)
  • Driving customer service delivery and quality to ensure KPI's are met

About you:

  • Interest in the waste/water industry
  • Ability to perform to a high standard
  • Be able to work well within a team and by yourself
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Full class 1 drivers licence
  • Sound numeracy, literacy and computer skills
  • Mechanically minded 

What we offer:

  • Full on the job training!
  • An absolute focus on working safely
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Excellent career opportunities within the industry
  • A comprehensive employee benefits package

If this sounds like the career for you, head to and enter reference number 575898 to apply. Full training and the opportunity to obtain industry relevant qualifications will be provided to the successful applicant.

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture. 

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol-free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a Pre-Employment drug test and medical.  

Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible. 

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Applications close: New Zealand Standard Time

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