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Electrical Coordinator

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ABOUT THE ROLE (Purpose statement)

This trade position is responsible for delivering preventative and corrective maintenance programs associated with electrical and communications equipment across a broad range of water delivery infrastructure in the Burnett Lower Mary Region.

  • Ability to maintain electrical equipment associated with pipelines and bulk water storages
  • Undertake preventive, corrective, emergency maintenance and renewals work on the complete suite of Sunwater assets.
  • Perform electrical installation, modification and repair work as required
  • Gather information from and monitor performance of plant and equipment to ensure its safe, reliable and efficient operation
  • Work safely and in accordance with Sunwater’s safe work and other policies, procedures and guides and ensure the Sunwater electrical safe systems of work are adopted, and used at all times.
  • Identify, report and correct workplace hazards and defects in a timely manner
  • Undertake routine mechanical preventative and corrective maintenance and troubleshooting tasks to restore pumping systems, valves, control, communication and instrumentation and other equipment associated with the operation of pipelines and bulk water storages
  • Perform the duties of a high voltage switching operator and perform isolations act as isolation officer and permit holder for high voltage and permit to work activities
  • Manage contractor activities in conjunction with supervisors to provide information and safe access to assets for operational and maintenance tasks to enable them to safely complete their contract services
  • Assist in ensuring all electrical drawings are up to date and single line diagrams for high voltage switching are available at each site and are up to date.
  • Undertake routine operations and surveillance activities in accordance with Sunwater procedures
  • Complete routine administrative and reporting tasks associated with the duties and responsibilities of the position
  • Undertake flood and emergency operations as required
  • Positively promote and actively role model the SunWater values and behaviours to support the delivery of our services
  • Fostering and maintaining good working relationships with water supply customers, internal and external clients, and fellow workers
  • Participate actively in a team environment with responsibility for the execution of mechanical and maintenance and operational activities to ensure assets are maintained and operated to meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Perform the duties of a high voltage switching operator’s assistant upon attainment of competency and to perform isolations for mechanical access
  • Well-developed computer, diagnostic and technical skills
  • Previous experience in operating and maintaining bulk water assets and high capacity pumping systems or in a heavy industrial environment or a desire to attain them


  • Queensland Electrical Work Licence as an electrical fitter-mechanic
  • Class ‘C’ Driver’s license
  • The ability and desire to complete training and assessment to become a High Voltage Switching Operator.
  • Must be physically fit and able to perform the manual task requirements of the position, swim, and work in confined spaces, at heights and use elevating work platforms.

Highly Preferable:

  • Dual trade qualifications i.e., Instrumentation, Mechanical trade or similar will be highly regarded
  • Experience with control systems including PLC’s, communication and network systems, and instrumentation
  • High voltage switching operator certificate and experience in performing high voltage switching.
  • Heavy rigid licence and other equipment licences, e.g. Forklift, EWP



Our values describe our day to day behaviours, setting the standard for how we treat each other and every person we interact with.

Values Positive Behaviours
Value People
  • We take personal responsibility for safety and achieving no harm
  • We demonstrate honesty, ethics, integrity and treat others with respect
  • We have our say, listen and are open to others’ views
  • We live our values and have the courage to do the right thing
Work Together
  • We are open and transparent in order to maintain good working relationships
  • We ask for help and help others to get the job done
  • We work with our team and with customer always in mind
  • We deliver on our promise
Take Responsibility
  • We listen to and deliver to our customers’ needs
  • We do what we say and what we are going to do
  • We understand change is a constant and always look to focus on the benefits
  • We identify and put forward new and innovative ways of doing things

The Successful Applicant may be eligible for State and Federal relocation assistance. Check your eligibility HERE: Back to work in Agriculture incentive scheme | Relocation Assistance to take up a job

Applications close Friday 15th October 2021 

  • Please submit cover letter stating which role or roles you’re interested in
  • Resume with details of contactable references