Part Time Water Supply Operator Silvan

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Work type:
Fixed Term Contract
Silvan Office
Engineering, Operations and Maintenance, Other

Our Organisation

We love water and love life. What we do makes a vital contribution to Melbourne’s famous lifestyle. We achieve this by supplying high quality drinking water, providing outstanding sewerage services, integrating drainage systems, building resilience to flooding and by enhancing our waterway and land for greater community use. It’s a pride we share in helping to make greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live.

Reporting to the Lead Operator you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and add to our work environment, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.

The Role

We welcome applications from all applicants. This part time, fixed term contract role (3 days a week) could be of particular interest to parents returning to the workforce, those returning from careers breaks, or students seeking part time work.

The function of the Water Supply Operator is to manage day-to-day and emergency operations of Melbourne Water’s water supply assets. These assets include; storage and service reservoirs, treatment plants, pumping stations, transfer mains, pressure reducing valves and hydro generation facilities. This involves practical hands-on operational duties, and the use of several IT systems including remote monitoring & system control. This role is based out of our Silvan Water Treatment Plant.  

Make an Impact

Become part of a talented and passionate team dedicated to enhancing life and liveability in Melbourne and beyond. Doing truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

We provide a range of employee benefits that will make your experience working at Melbourne Water both professionally and personally rewarding.


Melbourne Water is committed to flexible working. We offer a variety of flexible arrangements to suit our employees varied needs and the business, including purchased leave, varied start and finish times, working from alternative locations, part time work and 9-day fortnights. We understand that Melbourne Water and our customers benefit from enabling our employees to achieve balance in work and life.

Growth & Development

We’re a curious bunch at Melbourne Water and relish any opportunity to learn something new. We are in the business of enhancing life and liveability, which lends itself to re-imagining what’s possible and challenging the status quo. We offer a variety of learning opportunities; from formal development programs, digital learning content and lunch & learns; to visiting our sites and getting to see our initiatives and projects first hand. We believe that learning happens every day, so we support our people to continuously learn and experiment in the flow of their work, designing their own development path.


Our people are passionate, welcoming and inclusive. We welcome applications from everyone, including people with disability, mature age and young job seekers, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Melbourne Water welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Ability to take accurate numerical readings and measurements.
  • Ability to write clear incident reports and complete log sheets.
  • Competent in the use of computer applications, such as Word, Excel and Email.
  • Experience in using other internal computer applications such as SCADA (either through Melbourne Water or a similar organisation).
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a systematic, well-organised way to complete tasks according to established procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a positive and professional way with people from within Melbourne Water and outside it.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems.
  • Experience with water/wastewater treatment processes is not mandatory. (now is your chance to try something new)
  • Willingness to pursue further studies relevant to Water Industry Operations.
  • Certificate III or higher in Water/Wastewater Industry Operations is highly desirable. 

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File Position Description - Water Supply Operator Feb 2021.docx

How to apply

To apply for this part time fixed term contract role based out of Silvan, please click on the "apply" button and complete the online application form.

Closing date: Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 11:55pm AEST

Please note a Police Check / Health Assessment is required for this position.

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