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Mechanical Coordinator

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ABOUT THE ROLE (Purpose statement)

This position is part of the Mechanical Team and responsible for undertaking preventative and corrective maintenance activities on a broad range of water delivery infrastructure across the Burnett Lower Mary Region. 

  • Deliver preventative, corrective and emergency maintenance on pumps, valves and mechanical equipment associated with pipelines and bulk water storages
  • Capturing information to inform future maintenance plans and monitor performance of plant and equipment to ensure its ongoing safe, reliable and efficient operation
  • Ensure all work is completed safely and in accordance with Sunwater’s WH&S and environmental management requirements
  • Identify, report and correct workplace hazards and defects in a timely manner
  • Ensure all work is completed in accordance with Sunwater’s asset management standards
  • Manage contractors to ensure works are completed safely and to standard.
  • Undertake routine operations and surveillance activities on critical water supply infrastructure.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Essential:

    • Trade qualification as fitter, fitter-mechanic or other suitable trade
    • Class ‘C’ driver’s licence

    Highly Preferable:

    • Dual trade qualifications i.e., Instrumentation, Mechanic, Boilermaker or similar will be highly regarded
    • Heavy rigid licence and other equipment licences, e.g. Forklift, EWP.
    • Confined Space; working at heights experience
    • Water industry experience



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