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Channel Technician

Channel Technician - Coleambally, NSW

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Channel Technician

Coleambally Irrigation Co-operative Limited (CICL) is a world-class irrigation company operating a modern and highly automated irrigation delivery service across an area of 400,000ha. CICL seeks a Channel Technician to join our Water Operations team.

Reporting to the Channel Technician Supervisor, the Channel Technician will provide technical support to operate and maintain the Total Channel Control infrastructure. Key responsibilities include:

Observing and reporting on channel flow conditions, aquatic weed growth, access conditions and leaks through banks and around structures

Undertaking inspections on channel control and metering equipment, performing accuracy checks, preventative maintenance and corrective actions as required

Monitoring system alarms and channel supply level trends to identify outages and breakdowns

Diagnosing faults and carrying out appropriate repairs for channel control and metering equipment, including with the use of software tools

Determining electrical and mechanical equipment required for ongoing repairs and future installations and maintaining an adequate inventory of parts

Working co-operatively with all staff, members/customers and contractors to achieve the objectives of the business

The successful applicant will have a strong interest in the agricultural industry, be self-motivated and have a strong practical approach to solving operational, maintenance and technical problems. Other essential attributes include:

Ability to swim and be physically able to undertake fieldwork

Hold a current class C manual driver's licence

Ability to work independently with a high level of autonomy and accuracy

Have good time management and organisational skills

Willingness to learn new skills and undertake training as required

Effective communication skills Basic computer skills in Microsoft word, excel and outlook

Availability to work weekends and outside normal office hours when required

Being an Australian citizen or having an Australian permanent residence status

An attractive and competitive remuneration package based on qualifications and experience, as well as an annual performance bonus, will be offered to the successful applicant.

A detailed position description is available on CICL's Website.

Application letters and resumes that specifically address each of the essential attributes along with your qualifications and experience relevant to the key responsibilities of the role should be emailed to the HR Officer, Jane McIntyre, at [email protected].

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2021; in the interim, applicants who wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, or seek more specific information, can contact the GM Operations, Steve Oosthuysen, on 02 6954 4003.