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Wastewater Treatment Supervisor

Job No: PNCC394
Location: Palmerston North

Are you passionate about all things Wastewater, and ready to provide leadership to an established team? Palmerston North City Council is seeking an experienced individual to coordinate and supervise the team, ensuring the smooth operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and associated pumping facilities.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has good communication skills
  • Has a passion for process improvement
  • Is well organised and has the ability to programme work, equipment and material resources and to manage staff to achieve objectives.
  • Is able to lead and motivate a team.
  • Is willing to work outside normal hours when needed.
  • Adapts easily to a variety of situations.
  • Has excellent customer service skills.

Your National Diploma in Wastewater Treatment, or similar qualification, together with your technical knowledge and substantial experience relating to the operation, process control and maintenance of treatment facilities will be of value. Your knowledge of relevant legislation, particularly health and safety legislation, codes of practice and other relevant information will ensure best practice and the safety of others is maintained. A full or restricted driver’s license is essential as participating in a duty roster system and attending after-hours call outs are required.

If you believe you have the right technical knowledge and experience relating to our treatment facilities and are keen to join our close-knit team, please apply today! 


Applications close: 11.00 pm, 25 August 2019

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcome applications from all those suitably qualified for this position. 

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I understand that the Palmerston North City Council may require verification of an applicant's academic record. I consent to the Palmerston North City Council seeking verbal or written verification on a confidential basis of my academic record as described in this application form or in any Curriculum Vitae I have provided. I understand that this information will be used for the purposes of assessing my suitability for the position for which I am applying. I authorise the release of this information to the Palmerston North City Council.


I declare that to the best of my knowledge, the information supplied in this application and in any Curriculum Vitae provided is correct and I understand that if any false or deliberately misleading information is given, or any relevant material withheld, I will not be accepted, or if I am employed, my employment will be terminated. I also understand that any false information given in relation to my medical history with regards to gradual process, disease or infection, can result in my loss of entitlement for any compensation from ACC. I further understand that any offer of employment if made is conditional on my obtaining a full medical clearance through the Council's pre-employment medical examination or employment check.  In applicable areas of employment credit checks, Ministry of Justice Criminal Conviction checks, and visa checks may be undertaken to assess candidate suitability for a position.  I understand that I may be required to give my consent for these checks and that any offer of employment if made is conditional on the results of these checks.

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As part of the Council's Management Team Drug and Alcohol Policy, to ensure the safety of those who come into contact with Council, applicants for employment in safety sensitive positions must undergo a drug test before being employed. All applicants for employment outside of safety sensitive areas may undergo a pre-employment drug test at the Council's discretion.  If an applicant fails the test, he/she will not be considered for appointment, or if the applicant has already been appointed, the employment may be cancelled or terminated.

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