Plant Operator (Floating)

Job No: MPSC27
Location: Moree



Forming part of the Engineering Services Department, the Plant Operator (Floating) will be required to undertake the operation of all Council plant for the construction and maintenance of roads within the shire, providing economic maintenance and construction of services to ensure the safe operation of the road network for the community.

The successful applicant must hold a HC Drivers licence, have a Certificate III in Civil Construction (Applicants, who do not hold the Certificate III qualification may be considered in some instances, however must commit to gaining the qualification upon commencement) and have relevant experience related to the safe operation and maintenance of various road construction and maintenance plant.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award 2017, Band 1 Level 3 Grade 6 Step 1 $998.95 to Step 3 $1,073.85 in Council’s Salary System, depending on qualifications & experience.

MPSC uses job-matched pre-employment screenings to ensure that applicants are able to undertake the inherent physical requirements of this position without placing them at risk of injury.  Therefore the most meritorious applicant identified at interview will be required to undertake a pre-employment health screening and a three (3) month probationary period. 

Applications must be made on-line ONLY, at and will be accepted up until 4.00pm on Wednesday, 23 October 2019.

Further information regarding the on-line application process please contact the Human Resources Department on (02) 67573 234 via e-mail

A pre-employment health check and a three month probationary period apply to all positions. All employees are subject to drug and alcohol screening at the pre-employment health screening and random testing will occur throughout the probationary period.

Council has a generous incentive scheme for staff including salary sacrifice options.

Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a Smoke Free work environment.

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On-Line Recruitment and Privacy at Moree Plains Shire Council

Moree Plains Shire Council (Council) utilises the product “Scout Talent” to process applications for employment with Council.

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Scout Talent retains a history of applications made by individuals seeking work with Council, however this information is not transferred in to Council’s Record Management System unless specified below.

Information gathered by Moree Plains Shire Council with regards to job applicants is accessed and retained in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 No 133.

Your information in Scout Talent is retained only for the purposes of considering applicants for employment with Council and will not be utilised for any other purposes.

Only those Officers who are involved in the recruitment and selection process in order to fill specific roles will have access to this information within Scout Talent.

Applicants may express interest in non-specific roles, talent pools or job information sessions. Information is only retained and utilised in Scout Talent for those specific purposes.

Non-mandatory sections within the on-line application forms are completed on a voluntary basis and do not form any part of the selection decision. These sections allow for Council to provide trend information to agencies such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Council also utilises this trend data to critique trends such as the success of applications based on particular cohorts as this may identify areas of improvement or support needed in our processing of applications.

Information about applicants who achieve employment with Council is retained on an Electronic Personnel File in Councils Records Management System (HPE TRIM) in accordance with Council’s Records Management Policy which aligns with the State Records Act and is kept on this file for 75 years.

Information about applicants who achieve an interview but are then unsuccessful is retained in Council’s Record Management System for 2 years in the file established for recruitment of the specific job role.

In principal requests for personal information obtained through on on-line applications can only be accessed by the person whom the information pertains to without the specific consent of that individual. Other applications to access information about individuals must be lodged with Council’s Governance Coordinator) who will review the legal right to access to this information.


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