SA Water

About the Company 

Every day our people provide reliable and trusted water services for more than 1.8 million South Australians. Our work helps ensure this state is a sustainable and healthy place to work and live.

Our business supports our state’s prosperity and is significant in both size and impact. With a commitment to being climate-ready, we are guided by environmental goals and practices that enable continued service delivery, not just for today’s community, but for future generations.

For more than 165 years we have been delivering services for South Australians. Ongoing adaptation is necessary, and our people are encouraged to share and develop innovative solutions and fresh ideas.

In short, we make a positive different to the lives of South Australians and the communities they live in every day.

About the job 

At SA Water we are committed to delivering efficient and safe planned and unplanned maintenance, capital projects, and non-regulated programs to ensure the availability, performance, cost, and risk targets for our smart and reliable water services are met. As a Electrical Trade Technician, you’ll be a crucial part of our mission to provide sustainable and healthy water solutions to the people of South Australia. This ongoing opportunity has become available due to an internal promotion.

About you

You will have demonstrated technical knowledge and experience in the electrical trade, enabling you to effectively manage the maintenance, repair, and enhancement of infrastructure within water and wastewater systems. The goal is to elevate the performance, reliability, and availability of our assets. Additionally, we seek a team-oriented individual with a positive outlook who actively contributes to our strong safety culture.

While experience with PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) would be desirable, we are open to considering candidates with a background in industrial or commercial settings.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Your commitment to workplace safety and constructive behaviours will ensure a safe environment for yourself and your colleagues.
  • Actively participate in corporate WHS initiatives and help build a culture of maintenance excellence.
  • Infrastructure is safely maintained to deliver quality drinking water in accordance with SA Water and Australian Standards.
  • Provide technical expertise and support for trade-related maintenance activities.
  • Execute asset maintenance regimes according to plans and schedules to optimise uptime and reliability of infrastructure assets.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including People & Safety, Works Management, Capital Delivery, and asset maintenance to ensure the success of our water service initiatives.
  • Participation in an on-call roster will be required.
  • Overtime may be necessary to meet the requirements of the role.

Your success in this role will come from:

  • Relevant Trade Certificate and Licence – Electrical only.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision and in a team environment.
  • Trust and respect as core values in the team environment
  • Understanding of work health and safety and the ability to manage safety and risk.
  • Ability to analyse technical operational problems and recommend appropriate solutions while working under limited supervision.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Competent with compute/software applications,
  • Experience running and/or managing small projects is desirable.

What we can offer you:

  • Work with cutting edge technology on a variety of assets.
  • Diversity in tasks and locations, spanning from the SA/NSW border to the SA/NT border, covering Whyalla, Burra, York Peninsula, and points in between.
  • A focus on wellbeing and work-life balance.
  • Work in a team that shares common goals and values, fostering a sense of unity and purpose in achieving success together.
  • Access to a provided work phone, laptop, tablet, and vehicle for work use.
  • Opportunities for upskilling.
  • Opportunity to join a highly skilled and engaged team

To apply, click ‘Apply’. Please submit and complete the application form, upload a cover letter and current resume. For enquiries or for a copy of the Position Description, please contact Despina Livadiotis from the Talent Acquisition team at

Applications close 11:55pm, 20 June 2024.

A great customer experience is best achieved by having a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the community we serve. Applications are encouraged from everyone, including people living with disability, job seekers of all ages, members of the LGBTIQA+ community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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