Plant Operator Collection Services

Job No: BDBRC928
Location: Bundaberg

$32.55 per hour + 23% Loading + Allowances 
Waste & Recycling Services

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 centered on our core values. To be a Council that is customer-focused, respectful and prides itself on teamwork, diversity, sustainability, and innovation. 

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 Collection Services is to provide efficient waste management services in the local Community. In this role, you will be responsible for the collection of wheelie bins from residential and commercial premises, as well as, the distribution of wheelie bins for new services, replacement and repair of damaged wheelie bins. This role will require you to have the ability to work public holidays and outside of normal hours including weekends and On Call.

About You

  • You hold a current 'HR' licence and "C" Class Licence
  • Holding a Forklift Operator Ticket & HC Licence would be highly regarded
  • Substantial experience in operating a truck mounted waste compaction unit and bin lifting mechanism
  • Demonstrated experience in the operation of both single and dual axle trucks, including pre-start checks and essential basic maintenance
  • Strong knowledge of the Bundaberg region, with the ability to learn and follow predetermined collection routes
  • Good customer service and conflict resolutions skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of State Government legislation relating to Department of Transport rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated literacy and numeracy skills to record and report information and follow written instructions
  • The ability to work in a team environment to ensure team objectives are successfully achieved 
  • Live and uphold the Council's values

What we offer

  • An attractive remuneration salary with options for salary sacrifice
  • 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 will be required to undergo a National Police Check and Pre-employment medicals (which may include drug and alcohol testing)

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.

Closing Date: Wednesday 7 June 2023 11:30pm AEST

Thank you for your interest in this position.  We look forward to receiving your application.


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