Team Member (Plant Operator- Mower)

Job No: BVSC390
Location: Bega

A career at Bega Valley Shire Council will immerse you in rewarding and interesting work for the diverse communities that call the south-east corner of NSW home, all of them nestled between rolling countryside and some of the best seaside locations NSW has to offer.

Our workforce of over 350 meets the needs of these communities with a wide range of services including libraries, customer service, finance, children’s services, engineering, project management, road works, water management, environment and parks, gardens and  town centre care.

Council has a range of employment benefits supporting our staff which may include:

  • rostered day off schemes
  • flexible work arrangements
  • salary packaging
  • staff development and award programs.

The Opportunity

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to operate a variety of plant equipment including mowers, tractors, slashes, whipper snippers, sprayers and vehicles for the primary purpose of maintaining BVSC vegetation and drainage assets and associated infrastructure.

As Team Member (Plant Operator- Mower), you will operate and maintain vehicles, plant equipment and tools on vegetation and drainage maintenance tasks as well as perform basic routine and corrective maintenance on plant, vehicles, equipment, and tools. You will cross-skill and mentor other team members in the operation and application of a range of plant, equipment, and tools.

About You

We are seeking an individual who holds a SafeWork NSW General Construction Induction Card (White Card) and has experience in operating and maintaining a range of equipment and vehicles directly relating to the requirements of this position such as ride on mowers, tractors and light trucks.

You will have the following skills and experience;

  • Demonstrated relevant experience in vegetation and drainage infrastructure asset maintenance works which may include the following: Turf maintenance, large area mowing, tractor slashing, tree maintenance, weeding (including chemical controls), sports field maintenance and drainage maintenance. 
  • Experience in operating and maintaining a variety of hand and power tools which may include (but not limited to): chainsaws, brush cutters, edging machines, mowers and blowers.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret both paper and electronically based plans and schedules and apply these to work being performed.
  • Experience in the use of proprietary software and mobile devices to capture maintenance data.

This is a permanent full-time position working 38 hours per week. Remuneration is $1084.00 per week, plus 10.5% employer superannuation contribution.

To view the Position Description, please click here.

For further information on this position, please contact Joshua Reeve- Vegetation and Drainage Co-ordinator on 02 6499 2494 or 0427 929 688.

Applications close 11.30pm AEDT on Sunday 5 February 2023.

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia and address the advertised selection criteria demonstrating their suitability for the role.

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