Plant and Reach Mower Operator

$60,010 yearly
  • Newcastle City Council
  • 12 Stewart Avenue, Newcastle West NSW, Australia
  • Jan 07, 2021
Full time Engineering, Architecture, and Construction

Job Description

Job No: CN2398

Location: Newcastle

  • Do you have experience operating a Reach Mower and other large Plant?
  • Are you looking for work/life balance and career progression?
  • Permanent, full-time opportunity – 38 hours per week.

City of Newcastle (CN) is looking for an experienced Plant Operator to contribute to the efficient and effective construction and maintenance of civil infrastructure and other municipal works, including but not limited to, road pavement construction, concrete works, asphalt works, drainage works and vegetation control.

Reporting to a Field Supervisor, you’ll maximise productivity through the organisation and completion of allocated works within nominated timeframes, meeting budgetary constraints and minimizing public inconvenience. You will mainly be operating our brand-new Reach Mower but may occasionally operate other types of plant such as skid steer, backhoe, front end loader or excavator.

Working as part of the Civil Construction & Maintenance Service Unit, you’ll ensure the safe, efficient and productive operation of allocated plant and motor vehicles including conducting routine servicing and safety checks as well as arranging mechanical repairs as required. You’ll also ensure safe work practices are adopted and adhered to in accordance with WHS Guidelines.

At CN our people are valued and have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs.

The essentials you’ll need:

  • Previous experience in civil infrastructure and municipal works.
  • Plant experience and Certificates of Competency in LS (Skid Steer), LB (Backhoe and front-end loader) and LE (Excavator) with a requirement to operate all variants of plant.
  • General WHS Induction Training for Construction Industry (White Card).
  • Working knowledge of relevant Workplace Health and Safety requirements.
  • Class MR Driver’s Licence and preparedness to obtain a HR Drivers Licence within the probationary period at your own cost.
  • Ability to interpret construction plans, standards and related documentation and set out minor works.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and perform allocated duties with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to accept, interpret and action verbal and written instruction.
  • Literacy and numeracy skills adequate to meet the requirements of the position.

Other valuable skills you may have:

  • Heavy Rigid Motor Vehicle Driver’s Licence.
  • Traffic Control accreditation.
  • Safe Work Near Power Lines accreditation.
  • Skills and knowledge in the following municipal works:
    • The construction and maintenance of road pavements including sub grade, sub-base, and base preparation.
    • Concrete works including erection of formwork, reinforcement fixing and concrete finishing of both poured and extruded concrete.
    • Asphaltic concrete works including the preparation for and placement of both hand and machine laid asphalt.
    • The construction and maintenance of storm water drainage systems.

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City of Newcastle proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area.

All candidates will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

To view the full position description please click here.

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 17 January 2021.

Remuneration: $60,010.37 + 9.5% Superannuation per annum for a 38-hour week.

Contact: Matt Hardy, Construction Manager, 02 4974 6092.

Please note, this role has been titled ‘Plant and Reach Mower Operator’ for recruitment purposes, but in our organisation is called ‘Plant Operator – Construction’.

Job Closing Date

Jan 17, 2021