Trainee Operator Supply – Minjerribah

Seqwater is looking for a self-driven and motivated individual to join our Operations team with this Trainee Operator Supply opportunity based on Minjerribah.

  • Interested in helping to provide a safe, secure and reliable water supply to your community and South East Queensland?
  • Want an opportunity to earn while you learn?
  • Are you looking for an exciting role that will start your career in the water industry?

About the position

Seqwater is seeking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to start a career in an essential service industry.

The position of Supply Operator will be based on Minjerribah at the North Stradbroke Island Water Treatment Plant, servicing our treatment plant in the Redlands as required.

The Trainee Supply Operator assists in carrying out activities relating to the operation of the Water Treatment Plant and other water-related infrastructure. Working as part of a team, you will learn how to manage water treatment processes, inspect and calibrate online analysers, establish chemical doses and carry out laboratory testing, ensuring the highest quality of drinking water for supply to the Redlands region.

Applicants should note that due to training requirements, the first six months of this traineeship will be based at our Capalaba Water Treatment Plant in the Redlands.

Position requirements

There are some essential requirements for our traineeship roles including:

  • An unrestricted C Class Driver’s Licence for manual vehicle
  • a “can-do” attitude
  • an ability to lift up to 20kg
  • working outdoors
  • confined space entry and working at heights
  • willingness to travel within the SEQ region when required
  • rostered working including working public holidays and weekends when required
  • a demonstrated commitment to Work Health and Safety.

We’re looking for individuals who:

  • Are team players and communicate well
  • have an interest in science and maths
  • are reliable and punctual
  • have sound computer skills
  • show initiative and seek resolutions to problems
  • are willing to follow directions from supervisors and peers
  • take care and diligence in their work
  • have a genuine willingness to learn
  • would be proud to be a part of an essential community service.

Trainee positions are graded in accordance with Seqwater’s EBA with a starting salary of $36,620.39, with competency-based salary increments.

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About Us

Minjerribah Ganaba Education & Training is a branch of The Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC). QYAC was incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth).  In 2011 it was determined by the Federal Court to be the Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA) to act as agent for the Quandamooka native title holders. 

Later in 2011, the QYAC was registered as the Registered Native Title Body Corporate (RNTBC) and performs the functions set out in the NTA. This includes managing the native title rights and interests of the Quandamooka people as recognised in the Federal Court determinations of   4 July 2011, Delaney v State of Queensland [2011] FCA 741.

QYAC has approximately 700 members and has the largest membership of all RNTBC’s/PBC’s in Australia. QYAC is also a registered Cultural Heritage Body under the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld). It is responsible for cultural heritage management across the Quandamooka estate.

Quandamooka territory, known as ‘Country’, comprises the waters and lands of and around Moorgumpin (Moreton Island), Minjerribah, the Southern Moreton Bay islands and South Stradbroke Island. It includes the mainland from the mouth of the Brisbane River, Wynnum, Chandler, Lytton, Belmont, Tingalpa, south to Cleveland, to the Logan River. Quandamooka Country crosses the boundaries of four Queensland local governments.

The Minjerribah Ganaba Education & Training Centre will deliver a suite of education and training services in Quandamooka country to the Minjerribah community. Our goal is to improve the accessibility of education & training services to our community and to build understanding, respect for and recognition of Quandamooka custodianship, language and culture. As part of the Queensland Government’s Economic Transition strategy, Minjerribah Ganaba Education & Training Centre will service the residents of Minjerribah for years to come. To see our most recent workshops, courses or initiatives; check out our latest news page.

Minjerribah Ganaba Training & Education

Training Options

Minjerribah Ganaba have a variety of training options available for all ages, backgrounds and industries.

Simply fill in the contact form below to get in touch with one of our training guides to find out what funding, courses and career paths you could qualify for.