Plant Operator

Wingecarribee Shire Council Full Time Permanent 9/06/2022

Permanent Full Time Opportunity
38 hour week with a 9 Day Fortnight
Salary from $52,429.00 p.a. to $60,818.16 p.a. plus superannuation




  • Love the Southern Highlands
  • Great team environment
    Located in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW, 1.5 hours south-west of Sydney -
    Wingecarribee Shire Council is working to create and nurture a vibrant & diverse community in harmony with the region's urban, agricultural & natural environments.
    We are looking for a Plant Operator to join our Infrastructure department. This position includes working across different work or project teams as business needs require and involves working under direct supervision assisting in a variety of routine manual labouring and skilled tasks.

About the Role:

  • Loading and unloading materials, tools and equipment and transporting to work sites.
  • Erecting fencing / barricades and/or traffic control devices.
  • Controlling traffic around worksites.
  • Using, operating and maintaining hand tools and/or other plant and machinery.
  • Collecting and removing rubble and waste material in or around or from work sites.
  • Manual labouring tasks including but not limited to: sweeping, digging, shovelling, levelling, clearing, lifting and spreading of materials.
  • Spreading, levelling and compacting of bitumen and other paving materials on roadways
  • Pouring, spreading, smoothing and finishing of concrete for structures such as footpaths and bridges

About You:

  • Demonstrated experience in construction and/or maintenance (roads and drainage).
  • Demonstrated experience in the operation of a range of plant and machinery relevant to the field.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in manual labouring roles
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions within a team environment and excellent communication skills.
  • Practical understanding of Workplace Health and Safety, awareness of environmental impacts, legislation, and responsibilities
  • Current WHS Construction Induction White Card.
  • Current Medium Rigid (MR) Drivers Licence

    Desirable:
  • Current Traffic Controller (Old Blue Card) and/or implement Traffic Control Plans (Old Yellow Card) Ticket
  • Confined space ticket
  • Working near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker certification
  • Level 1 Accredited Chainsaw - Trim & Crosscut Fallen Trees.
  • Demonstrated experience in concrete and pipeline labouring
  • First Aid certificate
  • Current Heavy Rigid (HR) Drivers Licence.
  • Certification in Asbestos Awareness
  • Certificate III in Civil Construction


The Benefits:

  • Competitive salary ($52,429.00 - $60,818.16 pa plus superannuation (depending on skills and experience)
  • Focus on Health and Well Being with flexible working conditions.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training
  • Access to our free, confidential employee assistance program (EAP).

How to Apply:
Please upload your current resume and a brief cover letter.
For further information about the role, please contact Greg Bray, Maintenance Engineer on (02) 4868 0888.
In accordance with Wingecarribee Shire Council's COVID 19 Safety Plan, we encourage all employees to be COVID 19 vaccinated.
Wingecarribee Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applications are to be received by 20 June 2022. Applications will be progressively reviewed prior to the closing date.


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