Shoalhaven City Council
Leading Hand Plant Operator

Posted: 11 May
Closes: 27 May


  • Salary: $55,466 - $62,352 p.a. plus 11% Super
  • Work as part of a friendly team environment
  • Adverse Working Conditions Allowance
About the role
This is a fixed-term position until 20 September 2024 working 38 hours per week. This position is located at the Bomaderry Works Depot.

Reporting directly to the Team Supervisor – Northern Maintenance, the focus of this position is to:

  • Undertake manual tasks including but not limited to shovelling, screeding, raking, digging, lifting and traffic control
  • Operate and maintain medium heavy plant items Rollers, Backhoes, Heavy and Light rigid trucks as required
  • Operate and maintain small plant items such as chainsaws, plate compactors, jack picks, concrete saws, electric power tools, vegetation trimmers, etc
  • To work under routine supervision and direction either individually or in a team environment on a range of projects
  • Deliver quality workmanship in all tasks
  • Complete standard paperwork such as timesheets and daily site safety checklists, both written and electronically
  • Any other tasks and activities within the construction / maintenance environment within the employees’ abilities.

On call – Being available to be on-call and complete reasonable overtime is a requirement of this position.

Skills & Experience
To be successful in the position, you will possess:

  • School Certificate or equivalent
  • Minimum of 12 months’ work experience in civil construction and/or maintenance activities
  • Demonstrated experience in operating minor and major plant and/or light trucks
  • Minimum NSW Class MR Driver’s Licence or equivalent licence valid in NSW
  • Current RMS Issued Traffic Control or SafeWork NSW Traffic Control Work Training Cards –
  • ‘Traffic controller’ and ‘Implement traffic control plans’ or willingness to obtain
  • Current NSW General Construction induction card (white card) or accepted interstate alternative.
  • Proof of Australian residency or citizenship

About Shoalhaven City Council
Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Remote Working Arrangements
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply
You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  • At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  • Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
  • How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?

Contact: Scott Hughes – Teams Supervisor Northern Maintenance – 02 4429 3778

Applications Close: Sunday 26 May 2024 (at Midnight)

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email.