Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full-time
Career level: Not Applicable
Application close date: 11 Dec 2020 5-00 pm

Job Contact

Colin Pitman
Water Manager
Water Department
0418848279 (Mobile)


Circa $69k plus super

Coober Pedy District Council is focusing on providing the best quality water for its residents. This is a great opportunity for an experienced civil engineering and/or water plant operator who can be trained in Coober Pedy Council’s water plant operation and contribute to the ongoing work done by the Water department.


The Water Plant Operator will undertake a range of duties associated with the maintenance and repair of water supply/sewerage plant and equipment. The Water Plant Operator will maintain and repair water infrastructure in the distribution network, diagnose and repair issues across all water plant equipment and operate using correct WHS procedures. This position requires both internal and external work activity. The Water Plant Operator must take part in a weekly rotational on-call roster upon completion of the three-month trial period.

The position is permanent full-time.


  • Civil engineering Plumbing Qualifications or experience are desirable.
  • Experience in plant operation is desirable but not essential.
  • Technical skills needed to fulfil the requirements of the position.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Current National Police Clearance.


Please contact Colin Pitman on 0418 848 279, if you require further information.


Applications close at 5pm on 11 December 2020 and should include a covering letter (addressed to Colin Pitman, Water Manager) and a CV. Applications should be emailed to