Kempsey Shire Council
Electrical Fitter

Posted: 04 Mar
Closes: 02 Jun
West Kempsey, New South Wales


About Us:

Kempsey Shire Council (KSC) is located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, known for its genuine hospitality, pristine beaches, sub-tropical rainforests, mountain ranges, rock river gorges, sprawling farmland and peaceful villages.

We are a progressive, proactive and dynamic organisation, and we pride ourselves on the respectful and supportive workplace we have cultivated. With 360+ dedicated staff managing $1.3 billion worth of assets across many sites throughout the Shire, KSC work closely with our community to build an inspired, connected Macleay Valley.

Your New Role:

Are you a qualified Electrical Fitter looking for a new role with an award-winning organisation? Council currently has two vacancies available, presenting a fantastic opportunity for you to join our Electrical team in the Water and Sewer Department.

Reporting to the Team Leader Electrical, you’ll work across all of Council’s water and sewer assets for the benefit of the Kempsey Shire community.

Day-to-day, you’ll be installing, maintaining, repairing and upgrading electrical components and systems within water treatment plants, pumping stations, reservoirs and sewer networks (including PLC work) – ensuring all works are completed with a focus on Work Health & Safety procedures and in accordance with AS3000. In addition, you’ll perform regular inspections and testing of electrical equipment to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. You’ll use your prior experience and knowledge to troubleshoot any electrical issues and implement solutions to limit downtime, ensuring the continuous operation of Council’s water and sewer infrastructure.

For a full list of the Key Accountabilities of the role, please refer to the Position Description.

About You: The Successful Candidate

To be successful in this role, you will be able to bring the following:

  • Trade qualifications as an Electrical Fitter (Level 2 ASP highly desirable).
  • Proven previous work experience as an Electrical Fitter. Specific experience in water and sewer infrastructure preferred – but not essential. PLC experience is a must (Omron, Allen-Bradley and Schneider highly desirable).
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Work Health & Safety obligations as they relate to this position.
  • Proven ability to use a computer including mobile devices and software applications.
  • Physical capacity to work in an environment containing raw sewerage, confined spaces and heights.

Benefits of working for Kempsey Shire Council:

As the successful candidate, you’ll enjoy:

  • A permanent full-time position, 38 hours per week with a 9-day fortnight.
  • Weekly salary of $1,392.54 to $1,567.32 (plus 11% superannuation).
  • Access to a Council commuter use vehicle to travel to your different work locations across the Shire.
  • A working environment focussed on wellbeing, including access to flexible work arrangements, rostered days off, EAP access, social club, and health and wellbeing programs.
  • Fitness Passports for discounted access to a range of gym and pool facilities.
  • Career development and learning opportunities.
  • A supportive, collaborative working environment designed to help you grow!
  • A fantastic lifestyle and work life balance, on the beautiful Mid-North Coast.


Please apply via Council’s website Note that you will be required to prepare and submit:

  • A short statement (maximum 2 pages) outlining how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities will enable you to achieve the key accountabilities of the role; and
  • Your current resume.

Applications Close: Sunday 17 March 2024 at 4:00pm

Please note that Council reserves the right to close this job advertisement before the stated closing date if suitable candidates are found. Therefore, we encourage all interested applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Have questions? Please contact Darren Sutherland – Team Leader Electrical for a confidential discussion on Ph: 02 6566 3200.

Please Note:

  • This role does require participation in a rotating roster for after hours on-call duties as required.
  • Completion of a pre-employment medical assessment is a requirement of KSC’s recruitment process for this position.
  • Our recruitment notification process is primarily via system generated emails. Please ensure your email is correct before submitting your application to avoid missing crucial updates.

If you experience any difficulties applying online, please contact the Recruitment team on Ph: 02 6566 3200 or email

Thank you and good luck with your application.

Kempsey Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer and we celebrate our diverse, inclusive and values-led workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability. In addition, Kempsey Shire Council will provide reasonable adjustments for suitably qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require additional assistance to participate in the recruitment process, please discuss with the advertised contact person. You can ask for reasonable adjustments to be made at any time during the recruitment process.