Wastewater Ganger

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Current "MR" class Queensland driver’s licence.
  • LGE 6LH ($57,803 per annum + superannuation) based on skills, qualifications and experience

Why Choose Us

Townsville City Council is the largest local government authority in Northern Australia.

We are committed to delivering quality services to facilitate sustainable growth, enhancing the enjoyment of our residents and unlocking the potential of our city through inspired leadership, community engagement and sound financial management. 

Our organisation provides and maintains over $4.7b worth of community infrastructure including bridges, drainage, roads, community facilities, sporting venues and more. We look after the health and wellbeing of the community through public health initiatives and provide recreational facilities, events and a wide range of Smart City and environmentally sustainable activities.  We also work to build, develop and enhance resilience in our community, working to create a mentally and physically robust city.

We have reached many significant milestones as we continue on our journey towards building a clean and green city for our current and future community members.

We know that it takes more than construction to build our city; it takes people.

Townsville City Council is building for our future.

About the role

This Wastewater Ganger will be required:

  • To liaise with the Team Leaders to ensure all operational and maintenance duties are performed in accordance with Council policies and procedures, Council’s customer service standards and relevant legislation, standards and codes of practices.
  • To perform daily planning and resourcing of materials, equipment and labour required to complete the operations and maintenance tasks on time and within budget.
  • To construct, maintain and operate all aspects of the wastewater reticulation system.
  • To maintain wastewater house drains, gravity mains and pressure mains including: clearing blockages; pipe repair and construction; manhole inspections, repair and construction.
  • To operate and maintain wastewater pump stations including cleaning probes, cleaning wet wells, maintaining the surroundings of the pump stations and monitoring, maintaining log sheets and reporting on pump station performance including the performance of all pump station equipment.
  • To perform general construction work including concreting, block work and carpentry.

About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Ability to participate in the on call roster and overtime arrangements as required, to resolve out of hours operational issues or emergency works including disaster management.
  • Current "MR" class Queensland driver’s licence.
  • Confined Space Entry ticket and a good knowledge of confined space entry procedures
  • Completion of a White Card (Construction Industry) general safety induction course.
  • Current Drainers license will be highly desirable
  • Ability to receive Immunisation against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B provided through Council
  • Ability to work as part of a team and also independently, including the ability to supervise work crews.
  • Knowledge of and experience in operation and maintenance of wastewater distribution and reticulation systems, including maintenance, repair and construction techniques and operation and maintenance of pump stations
  • Ability to read and understand basic mechanical and civil engineering drawings and to create as constructed plans.
  • Ability to understand and operate pump station control (SCADA) Systems.
  • Ability to read, write and prepare numerical calculations to a standard commensurate with the duties of the position.

What We Offer

  • 17.5% annual leave loading 
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • Up to 3 weeks Personal/Carers Leave
  • 14 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • Domestic and Family Violence Leave
  • Natural Disaster Leave
  • Long Service Leave available pro rata after seven years
  • Up to *13.5% Superannuation employer contribution for contributing members
  • Salary Sacrifice opportunities
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership to selected gym, pool, and yoga facilities
  • Employee Loyalty Program offering discounts at selected local businesses
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Active Family Social Club
  • Flexible working arrangements

For further information review the Position Description and/or click Apply. 

- PD_Wastewater Ganger.pdf