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Job No: 114448
Location: Mornington Island

  • 2 opportunities to work within the busy warehouse of a vibrant, remote community!
  • Attractive base salary circa $48,728 plus super!
  • Fully furnished & highly subsidised accommodation, 6 weeks annual leave, and 2 flights per year to point of engagement!

About the Opportunities

Mornington Shire Council now has 2 Storeperson opportunities with their team on Mornington Island. These are both 1 year, full time contract positions.

Reporting to the Warehouse Manager, you will be involved with all of the day-to-day aspects of Council's warehouse, including goods inwards/outwards, stocktake, accurate inventory, and security.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Receiving and issuing stock items according to demand and alerting leaders when stock is low;
  • Participating in all regular stocktakes to control loss and leakage of stock;
  • Re-organising storage of items as necessary to assist with effective asset control;
  • Answering incoming calls and acting upon issues or requests in a prompt and professional manner;
  • Obtaining, storing, and displaying Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all current and new products stored or introduced into the store;
  • Ensuring a consistently high level of customer service to the local community; and
  • Assisting in the organisation and collection of job costing information and performing daily processing of job related paperwork for stock issues.

What you need to succeed

Council is seeking candidates with an understanding of work activities, procedures, and operational functions within a warehouse environment. This includes stock control, inventory, stocktaking, ordering and purchasing methodology. 

These positions require a sound knowledge of procedures and operational methods within a stores environment, including computer skills and data entry.

Importantly, you will have demonstrated skills in Workplace Health and Safety activities, with a proven safety focus and the ability to perform manual handling tasks with no restrictions. Whilst not essential, a High Risk Work or LF Forklift license would be highly regarded, as would any qualifications in warehousing, logistics, or similar. 

Critical to your success in these roles will be the willingness and resilience to live and work in a highly remote location. You will be comfortable living and working with people from all different cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous Australians, and will be unbiased, hardworking, honest and respectful in all of your dealings with the community and other relevant stakeholders. 

Please Note: Mornington Island is a dry community.

About the Benefits

These are rewarding and challenging positions within a remote community. You will be joining a team of resilient, passionate and dedicated individuals working together to support the local community.

On offer is an attractive base salary circa $48,728 plus super and an excellent range of benefits including:

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Fully furnished, highly subsidised accommodation
  • Relocation Assistance
  • 2 return flights per year to point of recruitment

About Mornington Shire Council and Mornington Island

Mornington Shire Council provides a range of services to twenty two islands of the Wellesley Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the State of Queensland. Mornington Island is the largest island in the group with the main township of Gununa, housing the majority of the population. Mornington Island is located 125kms north-west of Burketown, 200kms west of Karumba and 444kms from Mount Isa. 

The islands are renowned for their windswept beaches lined with sea-oak trees, rocky outcrops and mangroves. The surrounding sea is abundant with fish and marine life, such as turtle and dugong. The Lardil, Kaiadilt and Yangkaal people manage a number of land and sea management projects aimed at maintaining the unique natural environment and supporting future generations to live off the land.

Please note: Prior to employment you must also:

  • Hold a current 'C' class Drivers License with manual driving capacity;
  • Undertake a new criminal history check; and
  • Be an Australian resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia.

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