Warrumbungle Shire Council

Plumber Dunedoo

Posted: 03 Mar
Closes: 22 May
Dunedoo, NSW


Department: Environment and Development Services

Reports to: Supervisor Warrumbungle Water Reticulation

Salary Range: $1,047 to $1,195 per 38 hour week, with a fortnightly RDO

Warrumbungle Shire is strategically positioned on the Newell Highway, a short drive from Tamworth, Mudgee and Dubbo, and just over 3 hours from Newcastle, making Warrumbungle Shire a great place to live and work. Covering an area of more than 12,000km², and with a population of nearly 10,000, Warrumbungle Shire Council is one of the larger Local Government Areas in Central West NSW, home to the townships of Coonabarabran, Coolah, Dunedoo, Binnaway, Baradine and Mendooran. 

With a rich history and stunning landscapes including spectacular mountain ranges, waterfalls, ancient sandstone caves, gorges, and beautiful plains, our scenic location amongst friendly country communities provides an ideal setting for those looking to balance a country lifestyle and career.

This position is located in Dunedoo. Close to major centres Dunedoo is the southern gateway to the Warrumbungle Region. Set amongst the rolling hills and valleys surrounding the Talbragar River, Dunedoo is the perfect place for a relaxing lifestyle. There’s a classic country pub, quaint shops and cafes and the majestic beauty of Dunedoo's Silo Art which is part of the Australian Silo Art Trail.

At Warrumbungle Shire Council we offer a broad variety of jobs with a range of benefits and career development opportunities within Local Government. Our scenic location, amongst friendly country communities, provides an ideal setting for those looking to balance a country lifestyle and career.

The guiding principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and compassion form the spirit of the team along with respect, transparency, passion, trust and opportunity is how Warrumbungle Shire Council strengthens its working environment to deliver on the aspirations of our community. We are an EEO Employer with a commitment to our staff and our vision is Excellence in Local Government. 

Benefits of working for Council

Council are committed to creating a positive working environment and offer a range of benefits for staff, including

  • Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Fortnightly RDO
  • Support for training and professional development
  • Salary Packaging options to maximise your take-home pay
  • Access to a fleet vehicle for work purposes
  • Training & Development opportunities
  • A generous relocation allowance may be available

Purpose of the Position

Located in the southern end of the shire, this person is responsible for preventative and reactive maintenance, operation and emergency repair of Council's water and sewer reticulation network in the towns of Dunedoo, Coolah and surrounding areas. The plumber assists in the implementation of Council’s Drinking Water Management System to ensure the provision of safe drinking water in accordance with health standards and the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.   

Essential Requirements

  • Commitment to Council’s Mission, Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Understanding of work health and safety (WHS) in the workplace and commitment to a positive contribution to WHS in the workplace and compliance with Council and legislative requirements.
  • Current Department of Fair Trading Plumber's and Drainer's licence
  • Backflow Prevention Certificate
  • Participate in rotating on-call roster for emergency call-outs
  • Ability to be onsite in Coolah or Dunedoo within 30 minutes for any emergency call-out and within 30 minutes plus travel time to calls at other centres in the group.
  • OHS Construction Induction Certificate ("white card")
  • Class MR Driver's Licence

Desirable Requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines
  • Current Department of Fair Trading Gasfitter's Licence
  • Current Traffic Controller Ticket (blue ticket)
  • Current Work Site Traffic Control Ticket (yellow ticket)
  • Safe Gravedigging training
  • Front End Loader Ticket
  • Backhoe Ticket
  • Confined Spaces Certificate
  • Chemical Handling Certificate (ChemCert)
  • Working at Heights training

Please click here to view the position description.

Applicants should note that Criminal History Checks, as well as alcohol and drug testing, are conditions of employment.

Applications close at 11.00 pm Sunday 22 May 2022.

For enquiries, please contact Human Resources on 6849 2000.

How to apply

Please provide sufficient detail in your answers to the questions as this information is used to assess your suitability for interview.

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  3. Attach your resume, covering letter and copies of your qualifications
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  5. Review your application and click ‘Confirm’ to submit your completed application

You will receive an email acknowledgement to confirm receipt of your application. You will receive email notifications regarding the status of your application. It is important that you regularly check your email to ensure you do not miss any notifications from Council.