Title:  Wastewater Pump Station Technician


Queenstown, NZ, NZ

The Opportunity

Veolia Australia & New Zealand is the only global company to provide a full range of environmental services in the fields of water, waste management and energy solutions. With the global expertise gained from serving the environment for more than 150 years, Veolia operates in more than 40 countries around the world, with well over a hundred sites and approximately 4000 employees in Australia & New Zealand.

Are you a hands-on problem solver with experience in mechanical and electrical things? Join our Queenstown team as a Wastewater Pump Station Technician and play a crucial role in maintaining our community's wastewater infrastructure.
In this position, you will be responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of wastewater pump stations and associated equipment. Your primary duties will include performing routine inspections, troubleshooting equipment malfunctions, operating pump stations manually or through control systems, and conducting basic electrical and mechanical repairs.

What's on offer

  • A great team-working environment
  • Employee share plan where employees have the opportunity to purchase discounted Veolia shares
  • Employee assistance programs (EAP) through assure which covers mental health, nutrition, financial, legal, coaching and career transition support
  •  Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Stable employment with a reputable organisation
  •  Meaningful work that contributes to the well-being of our community

What you'll need to be successful

● Technical training in wastewater operations or mechanics preferred
● 1-3 years of experience in the 3 waters operations and maintenance industry
● Valid driver's licence with a clean driving record
● Ability to obtain relevant certifications (e.g., wastewater operator certification)
● Basic knowledge of electrical and mechanical principles, pumps, valves, and control systems
● Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
● Proficient in using computers and software for data entry and record-keeping
● Ability to perform physical labor, including lifting heavy objects and working in confined spaces
● Excellent attention to detail and commitment to safety

What you'll be responsible for

● Inspect, maintain, and repair pumps, motors, valves, piping, controls, and
other pump station equipment
● Respond to pump station alarms and troubleshoot issues
● Operate pump stations to maintain proper flow levels
● Collect and record operational data
● Perform grounds maintenance tasks around pump station sites
● Follow safety protocols and procedures, including lockout/tagout and confined
space entry
● Participate in on-call rotation for after-hours emergency response

A Veolia Career

At Veolia Australia and New Zealand, you’ll join a team of over 4000 passionate innovators... and good humans. Our environmental solutions help customers preserve and renew our natural resources, creating a better future for our planet. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to build your career, and resource the world. If you are a dedicated professional with a passion for maintaining critical infrastructure, we want to hear from you. Apply now and join our team of skilled technicians committed to ensuring the efficient and compliant operation of our wastewater pump stations.

We value diversity, equality and inclusion, and we are committed to providing working environments where everyone is included and treated fairly and with respect. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

If you are able to tick most of the above, and are a reliable team player with excellent organisational, communication and customer service skills, we would like to hear from you. 

To apply for this vacancy you MUST be a New Zealand citizen, resident, or have already secured the right to work in New Zealand and therefore hold a valid visa.