• Temporary/Contract
  • Yorketown

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 role

The SA Water Field Operations team at Yorketown are looking for their newest Field Technician to join their experienced team on a 2 year maximum term contract. If you are a proactive individual who loves field-based work, getting the job done, and the excitement of no day being the same we would love to hear from you!

This is a dynamic role, that focuses on construction and maintenance, where you and your team will be responsible for delivering preventative, corrective maintenance, emergency response activities, and new construction projects. The Yorketown depot covers the bottom-end of the Yorke Peninsula up to Maitland and will at times support the Kadina depot.

As a Field Technician you will bring your ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to working in the great outdoors in a hands-on role. You will demonstrate excellent communication skills, with an ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team. You will be driven to apply your problem-solving and decision-making skills on complex water systems, striving for optimal outcomes and resolution.

Key Responsibilities

  • Put safety above all else, taking responsibility for your safety as well as others.
  • Undertake construction, maintenance, and operational tasks on complex water and wastewater systems.
  • Lead water and wastewater investigations, construction, commissioning, laying mains and connections.
  • Undertake environmental reporting and acquire relevant permits and approvals.
  • Perform manual handling tasks, working at heights and confined space work.
  • Use technology systems and programs in accordance with procedures, and complete electronic reporting.
  • Deliver excellent customer service, you will be representing SA Water in the community and strive to maintain a customer focused approach.
  • Willingness to work on call (compensated), a key requirement of the role
  • Occasional travel (allowances and compensation included)

Key requirements of the role include:

  • Drivers license – Essential
  • White Card or willingness to obtain one
  • Passionate keen and willing to learn – Essential
  • Truck license (HC) and excavator license – Highly desirable
  • Skilled in the use and maintenance of hand and power tools, small machinery and various static and mobile vehicles, plant and machinery – Highly Desirable

If you are keen to join supportive team while making a difference to the South Australian community, we look forward to hearing from you as this role is a lifestyle. This full-time role operates 7.5 hours per day, 5 days per week, with a rostered on-call component with associated overtime, offering a favourable base salary of $63,606.65 (excluding super, allowances and overtime) and an array of career and training opportunities.

Further information can be found in the attached PD:  Field Technician (FOR).docx

To apply, click ‘Apply’. Please submit and complete the application form, upload a cover letter and current resume. For enquiries, please contact Rebecca from the Talent Acquisition team Rebecca.Darling@sawater.com.au

Applications close 5pm, Monday 15 July 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 LGBTQ+ community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Our Industry is like no other. Dive into the wonderful world of water and explore the boundless opportunities. Learn more about the water industry at careersinwater.com.au

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.