Waste Management Centre Operator

Job No: BRC0296
Location: Bathurst

About the role

Do you have an HR licence? Do you have experience operating various machinery? If you answered yes, we have an exciting opportunity for you! 

Bathurst Regional Council is currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced person to join the team at Council's Waste Management Centre in the critical role of Waste Management Centre Operator (WMC Operator).  

As the WMC Operator, you will be responsible for effectively compacting and covering waste material at the tip face using Council's Compactor and Front-End Loader. You will be required to operate various items of plant in a manner appropriate to the EPA licence conditions and in accordance with WHS requirements, relevant codes and legislation. You will work across Rural Transfer Stations as well as the Waste Management Centre Transfer Station. Ideally, the successful candidates will have experience in driving and operating Multi-lift trucks with trailer and skid steer loader. 

Key Requirements

  • Driver's Licence Class HR 
  • Proven experience and certification of competency to operate Front End Loader and Skid Steer Loader 
  • Proven experience in the operation of Multi-lift trucks and Landfill Compactor 
  • Working knowledge of WHS procedures including Work Health & Safety Induction 
  • Experience in handling customers to reach successful outcomes 
  • Ability to operate a computer 

What we can offer

  • Work/Life Balance 
  • Rostered day off every third week 
  • Generous leave entitlements 
  • Corporate gym membership 
  • Employee education assistance 
  • Access to training and professional development opportunities
  • Access to confidential employee assistance program  

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This position requires a pre employment health assessment which includes a functional, audio and drug & alcohol screen.

Salary: $1068.20 to $1122.28 per week + Adverse working allowance of $45.10 per week + Super

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Hours of work: 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with an RDO every third week 

Application closing date: Sunday, 29 January 2023, at 11.30pm

Contact Officer:  Tania Parkinson - 6333 6574

Bathurst Regional Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To submit your application for this position, please complete the questionnaire below. You will then be prompted to attach your resume and copies of any relevant qualifications (please note, attaching a resume is mandatory). You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job. 

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About Bathurst Regional Council

Congratulations on taking the first step toward joining one of the Bathurst Region’s largest employers! Bathurst Regional Council employs over 400 staff in a diverse range of careers and provides a large range of services to our community. Working for Council is a stimulating and rewarding career option, providing the opportunity to be part of a team contributing to shaping the success and future of our Region.

Bathurst really is the best of both worlds – a beautiful country lifestyle just two and a half hours from Sydney. Bathurst is Australia’s oldest inland settlement located just over 200 kilometres west of Sydney on the Macquarie River. The region is conveniently located with effective transport links to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra and there is no shortage of things to see and do if you want to explore or take a lazy Sunday drive.