What’s the opportunity | He aha te whai waahi

In this critical role, you will be responsible for monitoring the district’s water supply ensuring it is maintained within the required parameters to provide Selwyn with premium drinking water. This role consists of a wide range of activities including scheduled and reactive maintenance of the water treatment plants, pump sheds and reticulation networks as well as performance checks for treatment systems and responding to call outs. No two days will be the same!

Ideally, you will have previous experience working in water treatment and candidates who have an NZ Certificate in Water Treatment (Level 4) will be looked at favourably. However, for the right candidate with the right attitude and demonstrated ability to learn, full training will be provided, and qualifications can be worked towards.

The successful applicant will need to be willing to learn, have a positive outlook and lots of energy, as this is a physically demanding role. You will also need to be safety conscious, learn quickly, follow instruction, and take direction.

CORDE’s maintenance contract covers the entire Selwyn District from the Rakaia River to the Waimakariri River and from Arthur’s Pass village to Lake Ellesmere. Truly a spectacular and beautiful area to work in.

What you’ll bring | Ko ngā pukenga ōu

  • National Certificate in Water Treatment – Level 4 (preferred)
  • Class 1 Driver Licence (essential)
  • Experience in civil / trade work (preferred)
  • Ability to work varied hours including weekends and public holidays
  • Physically fit and self-motivated
  • Health and Safety conscious with a positive attitude


What we bring | He aha ta tatou kawe mai

  • Training and the opportunity to gain qualifications which may include; NZ Cert Level 4 Water Treatment, working at heights, confined space entry and first aid
  • Birthday leave after 1 year, retail discounts and a great working culture
  • Increased KiwiSaver employer contributions after service milestones
  • Varied and interesting work every day
  • An innovative company with diverse projects


The company is committed to providing a safe work environment. Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol test prior to employment.


Our values | Ngā Uaratanga

Trustworthy | Whakawhirinaki – People You Can Rely On

Teamwork | Mahi Tahi – People Who Work Together

Guardianship | Kaitiakitanga – People Who Protect Our Place


How to apply | Me pēhea te tono

To apply, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Or email your CV and Cover Letter to recruit@corde.nz.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.