Dubbo Regional Council

Labourer - Water & Sewerage Supply Branch

Job No: DRC711
Location: Dubbo

About us

We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of over 50,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $200 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services. 

About our region

The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population of 51,429 and 4,500 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is consistently thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle.

The Opportunity

As a Labourer in the Water & Sewerage branch, you play an important role in maintaining and repairing water and sewer reticulation assets to ensure their availability for operational and community usage.  In this role you will have the opportunity to work as part of a team carrying out repairs, maintenance and connections for both water and sewerage.  This position requires you to participate in an on call roster and perform after hours work.

The position in our internal organisational structure is known as Water and Sewerage Reticulation Team Member.

In this role, there will an opportunity to:

  • Operate and maintain specialised equipment and construction plant
  • Repair and maintain infrastructure
  • Ensure the continuous operation of Water and Sewer Reticulation system

 To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • The ability to read and interpret engineering plans
  • General Construction Induction Card
  • General administrative skills demonstrating a competent level of literacy, numeracy and basic computer skills
  • MR licence would be an advantage

About you:

You will be interested in the water and sewer industry and committed to ensuring Dubbo residents have a quality reticulation service. You will enjoy practical, hands on work and working in a diverse outdoor environment.

You have excellent communication skills, be a team player and continually look for positive ways to contribute to team culture.

What we offer:

In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation you will be offered a range of  benefits, including 4 weeks annual leave, access to DRC fitness passport program, wellbeing program and access to salary sacrificed child care. Furthermore DRC also offers flexible working conditions, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.

Dubbo Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria which all applicants must meet.

This position requires a pre employment health assessment.  Please refer to the attached Jobs Demands document for the physical requirements of the position.

Salary: $51,389 - $59,721 per annum plus superannuation

Closing Date: 9.00am, Monday 10 August 2020

Enquiries: Water & Sewer Operations Specialist - Reticulation - 6801 4863

How to Apply:

  1. Please fill out the questions in the application page below.
  2. On the following page you will have the opportunity to attach your resume.
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