Blacktown is a vibrant city located in the very heart of Greater Sydney, halfway between Sydney City and the Blue Mountains. It is a city of ambition and excitement. With a total of 54 residential suburbs, and population of 435,000 coming from more than 180 different birthplaces, Blacktown City is one of the most diverse communities in Australia.

Working in Blacktown City provides a wealth of professional opportunities. Blacktown City Council is the largest council in New South Wales, 4th largest in Australia and a leader in the development of the western Sydney region. With almost unmatched growth expected over the next 25 years, we are on an exciting journey of transformation to prepare for a population of more than 644,000. There has never been a more exciting time to join one of Sydney’s most dynamic and high-performing councils as we continue to deliver outstanding levels of service for our proud and diverse community and prepare our great city for the future.

Blacktown City Council strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities.

About the opportunity

We are looking for a 2 motivated candidates to join our Council's Workshop as a Trades Assistant on a permanent, full-time basis. 

You will assist with the maintenance and repair of Council's fleet, plant and equipment including tyre replacement, greasing, washing, and cleaning of these items. 

You will be required to work a 76 hour fortnight on alternate weekly shifts of 5.00 am - 2.30 pm and 1.30 pm - 10.30 pm, with a rostered day off on alternate Fridays. 

Qualifications and experience

Essential:

  • School certificate or equivalent
  • A minimum of 4 years related work experience in a workshop environment
  • Current class HR licence.

Desirable:

  • Current HC licence
  • Current Fork Lift Ticket
  • Experience with heavy plant & vehicle maintenance.

Remuneration and benefits

The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Blacktown City Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

  • Entry level for this position starts at $1,112.32 per week
  • 76-hour working fortnight
  • Rostered Day Off (RDO) every fortnight
  • Employee benefits such as leave entitlements (where applicable), 11.5% employer contribution payable to your nominated superannuation fund, Fitness Passport, gym membership discounts, and social clubs.

Our commitment to safety

Blacktown City Council is committed to safety. We have introduced alcohol and other drug testing at the pre-employment phase, and via a series of random and cause testing.

We are a child safe organisation that supports and promotes the safety, wellbeing and empowerment of children.

Position description 

Click here to view or download the position description.

  Apply now using our fast and easy-to-use online application process:

  1. Have your resume and any other relevant documentation ready to attach.
  2. Have a personal email address ready to use and complete your application without 'logging out' of the system.
  3. Review the questions and decide on your responses before commencing your application.

Closing date:           Friday, 19 July 2024, 11.59 pm    

Contact officer:       Daniel Ryan on 02 9830 9748 or 0402 231 279

Internal ref:              BCC455 and BCC457 

Salary

- AUD

Monthly based

Location

Blacktown City Council,New South Wales,Australia

Job Overview
Job Posted:
2 weeks ago
Job Type
Full Time
Total Vacancies
2

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Blacktown City Council,New South Wales,Australia