Plant Operator (Maintenance) (Miles)

  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Miles QLD, Australia
  • 26 Nov, 2021
Full time Engineering, Architecture, and Construction

Job Description



 Permanent Full Time

 Miles Depot

About Council

A region the size of Tasmania, just 2.5 hours west of Brisbane and an easy drive from the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, the Western Downs has a growing population of over 34,000 people.

The region’s diverse economy, vibrant active communities and the extensive infrastructure and multi-billion dollar energy investments are ensuring that the Western Downs continues to go from strength-to-strength.

Western Downs Regional Council is one of only a handful of Council’s in the state of Queensland to be debt-free.

Council is very proud of this immense achievement which it had been working towards since 2015, proving itself to be one of the most financially prudent Councils in Queensland.

About the Role

Based in Miles, you will be part of the Works Maintenance team responsible for maintaining Council's roads and infrastructure across the region.

Reporting to the Works Supervisor, you will:

  • Provide a high standard of skill of operating skills on a variety of civil construction and maintenance plant;
  • Be aware of and adhere to safe work practices; and
  • Complete allocated tasks within agreed time frames.

About you

The successful applicant will have:

  • current C Class Driver's Licence (HR advantageous);
  • a Construction Induction White Card;
  • a strong awareness of relevant safety standards and requirements;
  • possess good time management skills and the capability to complete allocated tasks while working within a team;
  • knowledge of the MUTCD and its application (desirable); and
  • be physically fit and enjoy manual labour.

What we offer:

  • Work life balance - 9 day fortnight
  • Access to Corporate Health Plan
  • Health & Wellbeing program
  • Salary Packaging available - Motor Vehicles, Superannuation, Remote Area Housing (Rent), Fuel, Gas and Electricity
  • Locality allowance
  • Job security in a local government position
  • Living in the Western Downs
    • Welcome Guides
    • Experience Western Downs
    • Taste the Western Downs

If you enjoy working in the outdoors and have a passion for working in a team to construct and maintain our Community's infrastructure, this role is for you.  TOGETHER WE MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE.

Applications close at 5.00pm Thursday 16 December 2021. 

WDRC require each candidate for this position to complete a Pre-Employment Health Declaration (see below). Please upload your completed questionnaire to the 'Qualifications' section at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this position.

Additional Information

The recruitment process may include candidates completing a pre-employment health declaration and you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

Applicants for this position agree to WDRC conducting an independent employment check with your current (or most recent) employer prior to your formal appointment to the advertised position.

Western Downs Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date without prior notice.

Note: Candidates using mobile devices are strongly advised to use a desktop computer to complete the application forms as they require extensive amounts of typing.

Job Closing Date

16 Dec, 2021