About the Opportunity

Council is seeking a Network Operator/Plant Operator to join their Utilities team to undertake construction and maintenance activities on Councils water and sewer infrastructure through the skilled operation of trucks and machinery, along with general labouring duties as required.

This position is based at Dalby.

Reporting to the Utilities Network Supervisor East, you will be:

  • Operating various types of trucks, plant and machinery, primarily Medium Rigid trucks;
  • Operating various types of mechanical or electrical hand tools and equipment in construction and maintenance works;
  • Participating in standby roster for afterhours work; and
  • Undertaking routine maintenance of assigned equipment. 

About yourself

The successful applicant will have:

  • knowledge and experience in various aspects of Civil Construction and maintenance works OR be able to demonstrate equivalent related experience;
  • Current MR Class or higher Licence;
  • WHS Construction White Card; and
  • Ability and willingness to obtain other competencies as required relevant to the position eg: Confined space entry, MUTCD level 2, Working at heights, Trench shoring.

Additional Allowances

This position will also receive additional allowances including:

  • On Call Allowance - applicable on call allowances as per Award
  • Locality Allowance - Dependent on location and dependants
  • Utilities Operations Retention Payment - $1,500.00 (conditions apply)

The benefits working for WDRC:

Work / life balance

Enjoy quality time with a 9 day fortnight

Relocation Assistance

Relocation assistance of up to $5,000 will be provided to the preferred candidate if relocating to the Western Downs Region.

Access to Corporate Health Plan

Take care of yourself and join a health plan to improve life.

Health & Wellbeing program and Mental Health Support

Change your lifestyle and live better with healthy ideas. Be your best possible self with provided support and information.

Access to free Employee Assistance Program & confidential counselling

Reach out to someone confidentially if you are experiencing any concerns or problems.

Salary Packaging Available

Restructure your salary to work for you to pay for everyday living expenses such as Motor Vehicles, Superannuation, Remote Area Housing (Rent), Fuel, Gas and Electricity.

Allowances Available (if applicable)

Allowances such as Locality Allowance may be applicable to your position.

Job security in a local government position

Feel secure working for an organisation who believes in strong foundations of respect, balance, communication, teamwork, accountability and leadership. 

Living & Working in the Western Downs:

Experience Western Downs

If you are looking for a new challenge and want to play a key role in supporting the delivery of Utilities services across the region, this role is for you.  TOGETHER WE MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE.

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.

WDRC reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date, or extend the closing date, without prior notice.

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Western Downs Regional,Queensland,Australia

Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 week ago
Job Expire:
3w 1d
Job Type
Full Time
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