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Plant Operator

Wagga Wagga City Council - Wagga Wagga, NSW

Trades & Services
Source: Jobs Riverina


Council’s Parks & Strategic Operations Division is seeking experienced individuals familiar with tractor/mower operations that enjoy working outdoors and are looking for an active and hands on role.

  • Remuneration package of $2,004.68 gpf with the opportunity to progress to $2,405.62 gpf + superannuation;
  • Access to Council’s nine (9) day fortnight arrangement;
  • Generous leave entitlements; and
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.

Your new role:
The position is responsible for delivering a high level of presentation for the City’s parks, gardens, reserves, sportsgrounds, streetscapes and roadsides.

Duties of the role will include but not limit to:

  • Operate and maintain Council plant and equipment with an emphasis on tractor and mower operations;
  • Undertake gardening duties including establishment and maintenance of gardens and lawns, planting, pruning, mowing, tree maintenance, whipper snipping, weeding, irrigation, soil and sediment control, rehabilitation works, chemical application, pest/disease control, maintenance of facilities, rubbish removal, traffic/pedestrian management, fencing, concreting, paving and site safety and security; and
  • Complete documentation relevant to the role including standard forms, run sheets, payroll system, and site safety documentation.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Previous experience in tractor and mower operations is highly desirable;
  • Current Class C Driver’s Licence (MR Licence is desirable);
  • Current WH&S Construction Induction Certificate (White);
  • Be a team player, motivated and willing to learn new skills; and
  • Have strong communication skills in order to respond to customer requests.

What you need to do now:
All applications must include three (3) documents:

  • Covering letter,
  • Current Resume, and
  • Statement Addressing Focus Questions – Maximum two pages.

Focus Questions

  1. What skills and experience do you have that are relevant to this position, especially in relation to tractor and mower operations?
  2. Why would you like to work for Wagga Wagga City Council in the role of Plant Operator for the Parks and Strategic Operations team?
  3. What duties do you expect to be undertaking in this role?
  4. What are some WH&S hazards you would need to consider in this role?

What is next?
Applications close at 11.59pm on Friday, 23 April 2021 @ midnight AEST with interviews to be held in the week commencing Monday, 3 May 2021.

If you are interested in this role and would like more information, please contact Brian Cattell on 02 6926 9635 or 0436 914 838.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://recruit.wagga.nsw.gov.au/jobs/

As part of the recruitment process, pre-employment checks will be conducted in line with requirements of the position.

Council is an inclusive employer. We strive to reflect the community in which we work, as a result we welcome and encourage applications from skilled people from all walks of life. This includes women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with a disability, sexually and gender diverse people, people with lived experience and people of all ages.