Water Treatment Specialist Roles

We are looking for two full-time permanent Water Treatment Specialists who have what it takes to succeed in a dynamic and challenging role. One vacancy is located at our Wastewater Treatment Plant and the other one at our Water Treatment Plant.

The Water Treatment Plant team is responsible for operating and maintaining five water treatment plants, eight supplementary and two emergency bores. In addition they are responsible for monitoring the water quality in the reticulation system. The Waste Water Treatment Plant team is responsible for the efficient running of two sophisticated wastewater treatment plants and a Thermal Drying Plant using a wood fired burner.

Our teams work very collaboratively so we are looking for applicants who can demonstrate:

  • an ability to safely and competently undertake the physical tasks associated with these roles
  • a strong customer service focus with excellent communication skills
  • an ability and willingness to work on a 24/7 roster that may include overtime and standby to ensure effective cover for the treatment plants and services
  • a mechanical or electrical aptitude
  • a level of competence to effectively use current technology and a willingness to learn new systems and process to keep up to date with new technology in this field.
The successful applicants will need to undertake a relevant vaccination programme if appropriate, hold a Breathing Apparatus Certification and a Confined Spaces Certification. The Council will support the appointees to gain these in need within six months from commencement in the role.


Ideally applicants will hold a National Certificate in Water or Wastewater Treatment Level 4 or the equivalent. However where an appointment is made to the position without the National Certificate, the appointee will be required to gain this qualification within two years from commencement in the role and the Council will provide funding support for course costs.

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Grant Stuart, Treatment Plant Supervisor on 027 555 5680 for the Wastewater Plant Treatment Specialist role, or Bruce Nesbitt, Bulk Water Treatment Supervisor on 027 555 5762 for the Water Treatment Plant Specialist role.

The preferred candidate will hold a current New Zealand full driver's licence and will undergo the usual pre-employment checks, including drug and alcohol screening, criminal history and credit checks.

Please note you must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Further information about the position and application documents are published on our website at https://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/

Applications close 12.00 noon Thursday, 24 January 2019. 

Permanent Full Time

Job no: ALAM943356

Location: Kapiti Coast

Closing Date: Thursday, 24 January 2019