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Team Leader - Electrical Maintenance

Location: Warrnambool
Company: Wannon Water
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
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About us

Wannon Water is Victoria’s second largest regional urban water corporation by area.

Each day across south-west Victoria we deliver clear, fresh drinking water to our customers. We also take away sewage and trade waste which we treat and return safely to the environment. As a key regional organisation, Wannon Water strives to be an influential community partner, contributing to the wellbeing and prosperity of the region as a whole. We are guided by our strategic direction of beyond water for strong communities.

We provide services to 34 towns, including residential, commercial, industrial and rural customers. Our 212-strong employee base has more than 1,500 years’ experience at Wannon Water to fulfil our purpose of delivering water and sewerage services and improving the lives of people in South West Victoria.

Our benefits

We are passionate about people - the people we employ, the people who depend on our products and services, and the people who make up our communities.

As an employee of Wannon Water, you will have a genuine opportunity to make the most of your talents, broaden your experience and take on rewarding challenges.

Working with the wider community, we commit to making gender equity a business and cultural norm. It’s simply the right thing to do. We embrace all forms of diversity and promote family-friendly working hours and leave arrangements to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we serve. We feature a mix of age groups and cultural diversity, programs to recognise and showcase great work and initiative, and a raft of professional development opportunities, making working here a great lifestyle choice.

You will have access to:

  • Programs to recognise and showcase great work and initiative
  • A flexible work environment
  • An events and activities committee
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Rostered days off
  • An employee assistance program
  • Study leave
  • Health and wellbeing programs
Job Description

About the role

The Team Leader Electrical Maintenance is responsible for providing organisation and supervision of the electrical maintenance team across Wannon Water service district to ensure maintenance activities are carried out safely and effectively including:

  • Directly supervising a multi-skilled team of employees and contractors while providing coaching and mentoring support to achieve team performance goals/KPIs
  • Ensuring all resources are coordinated effectively to manage planning and scheduling maintenance priorities and optimisation of works
  • Supporting and assisting with the development and implementation of maintenance programs consistent with good asset management practice and the needs of Wannon Water

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Ability to coach and develop others, monitor and measure performance and provide direct feedback
  • Lead the electrical maintenance team in the efficient delivery of planned and unplanned maintenance activities
  • Support and coordinate effective planning and scheduling processes implemented for the efficient delivery of electrical services
  • Champion a safety culture mindset for the team and develop, authorise and implement safe work methodologies to manage hazards and potential risks
  • Ensure legislative compliance is maintained for electrical works (including certificates of electrical safety and the like) carried out on Wannon Water assets
  • Support the Manager Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance to maintain and update electrical service standards and preferred equipment lists
  • Support the Manager Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance to update the electrical service improvement plans annually
  • Support the Manager Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance with monitoring and correct allocation of allocated operational budgets, and the development of annual operational budgets and investment plan budgets where required
  • Assist the Manager Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance with strategic planning of electrical and SCADA services at Wannon Water
Desired Skills and Experience

About you and your skills

To be considered for this role you will have to demonstrate the following skills and experience:


  • Trade qualifications as a registered A Grade Electrician
  • Minimum five years’ proven experience in leading, coaching and mentoring a multi-skilled team with project experience
  • Experience with troubleshooting of VSDs, soft–starters, motors, PLCs, RTUs and SCADA radios and other industrial electrical devices
  • Sound interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships, communicate and collaborate effectively with key stakeholders
  • Ability to identify and introduce improvements in maintenance practices and plant performance
  • Proven skills in the areas of attention to detail, information processing and problem solving with the ability to multi-task
  • Self-driven and motivated with sound technical skills and the ability to practically implement theoretical initiatives and ideas
  • Effective communication, negotiation and supervisory skills
  • Current valid Australian driver’s licence
  • Evidence of current COVID-19 vaccination is to be provided


  • Certificate in Electronics
  • PLC or RTU formal qualifications
  • Certificate IV – Industrial Electronics
  • Sound understanding and experience in using work management systems for the delivery of daily work and maintenance programs

This is a full-time ongoing position, located in Warrnambool. With a competitive salary commensurate to experience, starting at $92,818.39 p.a. plus superannuation.

There's plenty of opportunities for personal growth and to develop professional skills. As inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace, we are constantly adapting to change and innovating to lead positive change. You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including competitive pay, flexible working arrangements and working in a friendly team.

For further information, please contact Darrell Ralph (Manager Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance) on telephone 1300 926 666.

A copy of the position description here.

This is an open vacancy with no closing date. Candidates will be reviewed as applications are received, and notified of their progress.

Click APPLY and you will be taken through to the Wannon Water Careers Portal to complete your application. Once there, you will be prompted to answer a few simple questions and upload your cover letter and CV. To give yourself the best opportunity to progress your application, please outline in your cover letter how your skills and experience meet the role requirements as outlined in the position description.

We thank you for taking the time to consider Wannon Water as a future employer and look forward to hearing from you.

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