First listed on: 13 May 2024

Wastewater Treatment Technician


  • Opportunities for career growth and professional development
  • Take initiative and make your mark in this key influential role
  • Make a difference with sustainability at the forefront

About the company

At Visy, we love solving problems and that’s something we do better working together.  We’re looking for people who see what’s ahead and run towards it.  Visy people are helping us to achieve our vision to become the global leader in sustainable packaging.  Because together, we can create a better world.

About the role

The Wastewater Treatment Technician will report to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager for Visy’s Pulp and Paper division.  The role will focus on Wastewater treatment plant operation regarding plant performance drive, effluent quality improvement, continuous biogas production, and cost reduction activities


Reporting to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager, key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Process optimization, troubleshooting and problem solving for wastewater treatment plant
  • Perform improvement project activities from process analysis through implementation and evaluation e.g. cost saving, process reliability, and safety 
  • Wastewater treatment chemical management
  • Maintain conditions of wastewater treatment plant’s equipment to keep plant’s performance and safe working environment
  • In charge of wastewater treatment operation cost control and wastewater testing
  • Plan, liaise and execute maintenance activities based on criticality
  • Ensure compliance of HSE of activities to company’s policy

What you will bring to the team


  • Diploma / bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or environmental engineering
  • 1-2 years of work experience in wastewater treatment plant operation or industrial engineering


  • Forklift license
  • Anaerobic Reactor Operation working knowledge and/or experience
  • Wastewater Treatment Lab knowledge
  • DCS Operation (Distributed Control System)
  • PLC Operation (Programmable Logic Controller)

Core Skills & Competencies

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job especially confined space and working at height
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • An aptitude for working with computers, learning, and using new technologies
  • Experienced Control through DCS, PLC
  • Ability to work both independently (self-sufficient) and with part of a team
  • Strong sense of leadership and accountability
  • Self-motivated with personal drive for achieving targets
  • Flexible to fulfill team’s task
  • Commitment to occupational health and safety

When you join Visy, you’re joining a global leader dedicated to making serious progress in the sustainable packaging, recycling, re-manufacturing and logistics industries.  We love solving the problems that make an impact and grow our business.  If you think you can help us, you’ll fit right in!

Please contact Anelle Mackinlay on for a confidential discussion or apply now.

  • You will be required to meet Visy’s employment criteria which will include a criminal history check and pre-employment medical (including drug & alcohol ­testing).
  • Visy is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.
  • Must have full working rights for Australia

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