Road Grader Construction Team Leader

$1,164 - $1,396 yearly
  • Gilgandra Shire Council
  • Gilgandra NSW, Australia
  • 08 Apr, 2021
Full time Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Facilities, Real Estate, and Property

Job Description

Job No: GIL152021
Location: Gilgandra
Employment Status: Full Time

About Gilgandra Shire Council

Gilgandra is a vibrant rural community in Central West NSW, situated at the junction of three main highways and in close proximity to Dubbo. There is a strong supportive community that has worked together to develop excellent schools, medical services, retail services and recreational activities that you simply do not see in communities of a similar size.

Gilgandra presents you with an opportunity to have an excellent lifestyle you may not be able to afford in the city.

About the position

The successful applicant will supervise the Road Grader Construction team to fulfill the requirements of the Transport for NSW (TfNSW) Road Maintenance Council Contract (RMCC) and other roads construction works awarded to the Council. Operate the grader for road maintenance and on site supervision to direct staff and other plant operators involved in the given works such as water trucks, rollers, road stabilisers, and chemical spreaders.


  • WHS Construction Induction Training (white card)
  • National Unit of Competency - Grader Operations
  • Sound numeracy and literacy skills
  • Knowledge of gravel re-sheeting practices
  • Minimum of 3 years road construction/maintenance plant operation experience
  • Ability to perform risk assessments, conduct tool box meetings and lead small groups regarding Safe Work Method Statement development and reviews
  • Ability to ensure documentation (e.g. records, time sheets, plant sheets, incident reports) is completed and accurate
  • Possession of MR licence
  • Knowledge of heavy patching, stabilisation and bitumen sealing practices
  • Experience in the supervision of staff and contactors
  • The ability to manage time and priorities to complete work
  • Ability to operate more than one major item of plant
  • Traffic Controller Implement Traffic Control Plans
  • Knowledge of the TfNSW system of operation


  • Extensive knowledge of WH&S, environmental and Quality Control system under the TfNSW RMCC
  • WH&S for Supervisors certification
  • Front End Loader and other plant certification
  • HR Truck License
  • Ability to participate in the on-call roster

Salary: $1164.31 - $1395.84

Closing date: 9.00am, Monday 19 April 2021

Enquiries: Director Infrastructure, Mr Daryl Colwell, or the HR Department on 02 6817 8800

How to apply:

Before you apply for this position, please read the Position Description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. You will be required to answer questions that relate to the criteria on the online application below. You will also be required to attach your current resume which should include two recent employment related referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume. Council will only accept applications submitted online. Please include in your resume, evidence of qualifications that you possess. 

All correspondence will be via the email you have provided in your application.

Pre-employment screening

Should you be shortlisted for interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following interview, you may be required to undergo the following pre-employment screening process as part of the selection process:

  • A functional assessment (at Council's expense) including hearing and drug and alcohol testing
  • Reference checks from your 2 work related referees
  • Any other additional screening that may be relevant to the role
  • Council will check the authenticity of certificates and qualification

Job Closing Date

19 Apr, 2021