Plant Operator

Job No: CN2687
Location: Newcastle

  • Permanent full-time role – 38 hours per week.
  • Are you keen to further develop your civil construction & maintenance experience?
  • Flexible work arrangements available, including a 9-day fortnight.

City of Newcastle (CN) is looking for an experienced Plant Operator to support our Civil Construction & Maintenance service unit, comprising 180+ civil construction professionals who work hard to deliver our Capital Works Program for the benefit of the community.

As the successful candidate you’ll operate a broad range of plant and carry out general civil labouring duties, supporting the efficient and effective construction and maintenance of civil infrastructure and other municipal works, including, but not limited to, road pavement construction, concrete works, asphalt works, drainage works and vegetation control. Safety, workmanship and teamwork are paramount when undertaking daily activities.  

We value diversity of thought, and we focus on equity in the workplace. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture where everyone feels respected, safe and valued so they can be themselves and fully contribute their opinions and perspectives to the success of the organisation.

The essentials you’ll need:

  • Previous experience in civil infrastructure and municipal works.
  • Plant experience and Certificates of Competency in LS (Skid Steer), LB (Backhoe and front-end loader) and LE (Excavator) with a requirement to operate all variants of plant.
  • General WHS Induction Training for Construction Industry (White Card).
  • Working knowledge of relevant Workplace Health and Safety requirements.
  • Class MR Driver’s Licence and preparedness to obtain a HR Drivers Licence within the probationary period at your own cost.
  • Safe Work Near Powerlines accreditation or a preparedness to attain at the employee's cost within the probationary period of employment
  • Ability to interpret construction plans, standards and related documentation and set out minor works.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and perform allocated duties with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to accept, interpret and action verbal and written instruction.
  • Literacy and numeracy skills adequate to meet the requirements of the position.

Other valuable skills you may have:

  • Heavy Rigid Motor Vehicle Driver’s Licence.
  • Traffic Control accreditation.
  • Skills and knowledge in the following municipal works:
  • The construction and maintenance of road pavements including sub grade, sub-base, and base preparation.
  • Concrete works including erection of formwork, reinforcement fixing and concrete finishing of both poured and extruded concrete.
  • Asphaltic concrete works including the preparation for and placement of both hand and machine laid asphalt.
  • The construction and maintenance of storm water drainage systems.

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Our people are valued and have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs.

CN proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area.

We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive workplace where diverse styles, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are valued, encouraged and respected. People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply!

If you need any adjustments to be made to the recruitment process or if you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements, please contact for a confidential discussion.

All candidates will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the position description.  Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months. You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

To view the full position description please click here.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 28 November 2021

Remuneration: $61,210.57 + 10% Superannuation per annum for a 38-hour week.

Contact: Trevor Cocksedge - Works Coordinator - 02 4974 2065

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