Plant Operator / Labourer (Parks & Open Space)

Job No: BDBRC787
Location: Bundaberg

$59,124 per annum + super + benefits
Permanent Full-Time 
Parks, Sports & Natural Areas Branch

Community & Environment
Bundaberg Region

About Us

Are you ready to join our team and build Australia's best regional community?  

Here at Bundaberg Regional Council, our vision is bold but simple, to build Australia’s best regional community. In order to achieve this, we’ve created a culture that’s centred on our core values. To be a Council that is customer-focused, respectful and prides itself on teamwork, diversity, sustainability, and innovation. We’re an all-inclusive Council that celebrates diversity and communicates in an open and respectful manner.

Uniquely positioned north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, the Bundaberg Region is one of Australia’s fastest-growing regional cities and the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The Bundaberg Region boasts the most equitable climate in Australia and rates fifth in the world alongside Hawaii.  Noted for its environmental excellence, pristine waterways, and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the Bundaberg Region showcases everything that nature’s palette can create. 

About The Opportunity 
Your role as a Plant Operator/Labourer is to be part of a multi-disciplined team that is capable of performing a wide range of maintenance, repair and improvement activities within the Parks and Open Spaces section. A significate portion of this role is to operate large ride on equipment (e.g skid steer loader exceeding 2,000cc or ride-on mower exceeding 12h.p). 

About You

  • Possession of a current Construction Industry General Safety Induction
  • Hold a current drivers' 'C' class licence
  • Holding a Class 'UD' & 'HR' or 'MR' Truck License is desirable 
  • Demonstrated experience in Parks Environment, Landscape and Horticultural activities
  • A sound knowledge of/or the ability to acquire sound knowledge of Part 3 of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
  • Sound interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally with a variety of internal and external parties
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment to ensure set outcomes are achieved.
  • Certificate II or higher in horticultural related field and/or Herbicide Operator Ticket (AC/DC) and/or Chemical Awareness Certification would be highly regarded  
  • Live and uphold Council values 

What we offer

  • A competitive remuneration salary with options for salary sacrifice, up to 12% Superannuation contributions, 17.5% leave loading
  • Regular rostered days off
  • Opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression
  • Work within a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance and a friendly and supported team
  • An all-inclusive and diverse workplace culture where everyone feels valued

The Selection Process

We celebrate our community's rich diversity and are committed to attracting and employing people that represent the community that we serve.  We recognise and appreciate the diversity of our employees and are committed to creating an inclusive and safe working environment where all employees are valued, respected and supported to achieve their potential. We are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

The preferred candidate may be required to undertake a National Police Clearance and Pre-employment Medical (which may include drug and alcohol testing), as part of the recruitment process you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide the appropriate evidence.

How to Apply

To apply or find out more about the Position Description  or our Benefits, Rewards and Recognition and our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy visit our Careers with Council webpage.

Applications Close: Friday 27 January 2023  11:30pm  AEST


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