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Water Treatment Plant Operator

Matraville, NSW, AU, 2036

Fixed Term


The name IXOM may be new to you (it’s only a few years old) but as an organisation we’ve been around for over a century. We now have more than 1,100 employees across 10 countries, so far.


IXOM is a market leader in water treatment and chemical distribution in Australia and New Zealand, with an increasing presence throughout South East Asia and North America.


Every day, we provide solutions to a range of industries including dairy, water, and food & beverage.


Chances are, we are already part of your everyday life, in some way or another. To see how, go to our website, www.IXOM.com.


This is an exciting time to join our business as we move towards a sustainable, successful, and promising future.



Your role


We have an opportunity for an experienced Water Treatment Plant Operator to join the Ixom team on site at a coal mine in the Ulan/Mudgee area.  We are looking for a dedicated, hardworking go-getter with a positive attitude to contribute to the safe and efficient day to day operations of the site, including being accountable for the contractual obligations we have to our customer.


Unlike most jobs on a mine site, you’ll ordinarily only be required to work on site during business hours Monday to Friday and be on-call every second week with the co-operator to response to any process operation critical events from time to time, should they arise.


The WTP has been operating reliably since it was built and we’re embarking on a significant plant capacity increase project. You’ll be joining as we continue commence civil works on the upgrade project, as such it will be a dynamic and demanding role as the cut ins take place and the plant is upgraded WTP is integrated into the existing.


Your responsibilities


  • Deliver outstanding results for Ixom and its customers
  • Undertake site-based operation and maintenance activities
  • Prioritise incidents or other safety, quality, or environmental concerns as required by the Operations Safety Management Plan
  • Monitor plant performance from SCADA and on the ground
  • Undertake visual inspections, pre-start checks, preventative maintenance, CIPs, and cartridge filter changeouts as necessary
  • Participate in project installation, commissioning and maintenance activities at the Ulan site and other Ixom sites as required from time to time
  • Be on-call every second week for 2 WTPs, and be ready to attend the Ulan based site within 2 hours if the problem can’t solved remotely
  • Complies with SHEQ policy and procedures
  • Liaise with contractors and vendors as required


Your skills & experience


  • Electrical or Mechanical experience essential (trade qualification preferred but not essential)
  • Water treatment plant operation and maintenance experience highly desirable
  • Forklift licence (or willing to get one upon joining)
  • First aid certification (or willing to get one upon joining)
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in the maintenance of pumps, pipelines, and other mechanical equipment
  • Knowledge of water treatment engineering practices
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal ability
  • Promote a high standard of safety culture
  • Proven maintenance capabilities
  • Attention to detail



Your benefits at IXOM


For a start, you’ll work for a large successful global organisation, where you’ll not only earn a competitive salary, you’ll have access to an Employee Assistance Program, a Recognition Program, and a range of health and benefits discounts. You’ll be provided with ongoing learning and development to meet your professional needs. You’ll be supported by an accessible leadership team who are driven by a solid values platform that underpins who we are and how we operate.


What’s more, you’ll find yourself working with a flexible, diverse, and inclusive workforce. 


We celebrate and nurture our people. We’re focused on embracing change.


There is no better time to join us.


Your next step


To apply for this position, please click the link on this job advert to send your CV to our Talent Acquisition team.


Please note that you must have full working rights to apply.


No agencies please. Ixom will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. You. After all, that’s who we’re really interested in.



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