Specialist Fitter Water and Sewerage

Job No: GRC912
Location: Gympie, Queensland

  • A varied and challenging role associated with the maintenance, repair and construction of water & sewerage infrastructure.
  • Competitive annual salary of $67,499.64 plus applicable allowances and generous super.
  • Great range of additional benefits, including health & wellness programs, salary sacrifice options, salary packaging arrangements and a fortnightly RDO 

Gympie is at the heart of a rapidly expanding region which stretches from rural valleys in the west to the Cooloola Coast, gateway to spectacular Fraser Island. Enjoy the rural delights of the picturesque Mary Valley, the history of Gympie and the broad western area, home to country festivals and a strong agricultural base. For someone seeking a high quality of life, the region offers a unique opportunity.  You could be part of a forward thinking local government organisation with a commitment to continuously improving the services it provides to its 50,000 plus residents, in one of the most diverse locations in Queensland.

The regional centre of Gympie is central to the Gympie region, two hours north of Brisbane and in close proximity to the Sunshine and Fraser coasts. Council offices are located in Gympie's town centre close to shopping, cafes and parking.


Specialist Fitter Water and Sewerage


Remuneration: annual salary of $67,499.64 plus applicable allowances and up to 13% superannuation

Closing Date:  Sunday 16 October 2022 at 11.00pm AEST

No late applications will be accepted.  Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered. Unsolicited applications from agencies will not be considered. 


Role Overview

The purpose of this role will undertake general fitting duties associated with the operation, maintenance, repair and construction of infrastructure and equipment in the water and sewerage systems, including fabrication work for water and sewerage, infrastructure upgrades, replacements and renewal, delivery of preventative and reactive maintenance services for water and sewerage infrastructure, plant and equipment and the installation of plant and equipment.


What we are looking for

For this position, Council is seeking a responsible, self-motivated team player to join our Water/Waste Water - Treatment Operations Unit.  The ability to accept challenge, be versatile and adaptable with regards to planning and scheduling work, and the ability to receive direction yet also use initiative when required will be critical for success in this role.

As a trade qualified Specialist Fitter Water and Sewerage, you could expect to be responsible for tasks such as:

  • Carry out effective and efficient preventative maintenance, including scheduled maintenance and condition monitoring to maximize plant equipment and water and sewerage infrastructure reliability and operational performance.
  • Maintain sewage and water infrastructure and equipment in accordance with maintenance schedule.
  • Practice effective troubleshooting methods to repair plant breakdown, minimizing downtime.
  • Undertake or organize quality fabrication, mechanical overhaul of equipment and repair work to maintain the reliability of system operations.
  • Undertake general fitting duties associated with the operation, maintenance and repair of infrastructure and equipment in Council’s water and sewerage systems.
  • Prepare and provide plant maintenance documentation and reports as required by the Council’s documentation system.
  • Maintain critical spares inventory and ensure supplies of spare parts are maintained on site to ensure continuity of service.
  • Contribute to an effective team structure to ensure the highest quality of service is maintained to Council’s customers through compliance with industry guidelines, workplace procedures, Council’s Customer Service Standards and statutory requirements.

To be successful in this role, candidates must have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in water and waste water industry and experience in installation, operation, service, fault finding, repair and maintenance of plant equipment such as belt press & conveyor systems, compressors, vacuum systems, pumps, aeration system, chemical dosing pumps, gear boxes and electric motors and other systems pertaining to water and wastewater treatment and associated plant services.
  • Demonstrated ability to use crane truck.
  • Demonstrated ability to use workshop equipment such as lathes, sand blaster, welding equipment etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, schedule and carry out repairs and fabrication work as required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the operations and servicing requirements of plant equipment and associated systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe chemical handling and storage and ability to develop Hazard Analysis and risk assessments on maintenance jobs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously or cooperatively in an integrated team environment by developing effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

Mandatory tickets and licences will be:

  • Queensland ‘LR’ Class driver’s licence or above that is current and maintained.
  • Mechanical Fitter trade qualification or equivalent.
  • Queensland General Construction Induction (Blue/White Card)_.
  • Queensland High Risk Work Licence – LF Forklift that is current and maintained

Any candidates with the following will be highly regarded:

  • Queensland Restricted Electrical License.
  • RIIWHSWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights s
  • T0011 Introduction to Electrical Network Infrastructure for Authorised Person
  • Queensland Traffic Management Implementation Card

Position Description

For a full position description containing essential and desirable criteria, please click here.

Who to Contact

For information regarding the requirements of this role, please contact the Co-ordinator Treatment Plants, Mr Neelan Rana on 54810970 or email neelan.rana@gympie.qld.gov.au.

For assistance lodging your application using Council's online system, please contact Council's Advisor - Human Resources, Ros McVicar on 07-5481 0646 or email ros.mcvicar@gympie.qld.gov.au


What we offer?

  • Nine day fortnight
  • Access to employee health and well-being programs
  • Fitness Passport: work out at over 25 local gyms for you and your family at a subsidised rate
  • Access to professional development and employee education assistance
  • Long service leave after seven years
  • Generous superannuation scheme 13 per cent
  • Access to salary sacrificing
  • Employee assistance program offering free confidential counselling services for employees and their families.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake various checks such as skills, qualifications, reference, medical and national police.


How to apply

Keen to apply? Simply follow the instructions below:

1) Download and review the position description above
2) Complete the information below, as requested (please use an individualised email address as using another person's may effect your application, if you do not have one please follow this link to create a Gmail account)
3) Click 'APPLY'
4) Attach your resume, covering letter and a single document containing copies of your qualifications, licences or tickets as applicable.
5) Click 'NEXT' and 'CONFIRM'

Please note before continuing: It is advisable that you prepare your responses in a separate word or text document, saving your work as you go and that you then copy and paste this prepared information in the form before completing the application process. Please keep your responses to a maximum 300 words for each question.


Applications close  on Sunday 16 October 2022 at 11.00pm AEST. No late applications will be accepted. Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered.

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