Maintenance Employee/Plant Operator St Arnaud

Job No: NGSC242
Location: St Arnaud

Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Package  $61,880 PA including allowances
Position Description Maintenance Employee/Plant Operator 

About us

We have implemented a flexible approach to working arrangements and locations that operates on the Microsoft Platform and, where possible, we are upgrading our systems to be cloud-based. This improves efficiency and equips our employees to undertake their roles effectively and efficiently whether they are working in the office or in other locations

We have a Bring Your Own Device and Mobile Allowance policy, which we encourage candidates to read in conjunction with the position description.

Covid-19 Vaccination Status

It is a requirement for all local government employees in Victoria to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and evidence must be provided by the preferred candidate prior to an offer of employment.

About this role

Maintenance Employee/Plant Operator is responsible for maintaining, repairing and servicing Council’s properties and equipment and to perform various specialised duties in accordance with directions given by the Team Leader Works to assist in Council's maintenance programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake routine and scheduled patrol maintenance on Council’s roads, streets, footpaths, drains and other physical assets, ensuring work is undertaken in accordance with adopted standards, safe working practices and quality of work performed.
  • Record daily activity sheets as to work performed and defects/faults observed.
  • Estimate quantities and requisition materials as required.
  • Install, repair or replace signs as directed by Team Leader Works.
  • Take charge of any plant and equipment allocated to the work and carry out regular (minimum daily) checks of oil, fuel, coolants, tyres, belts, etc. - reporting problems to the mechanic.
  • React immediately to overcome problems observed either by undertaking maintenance of road seals, pavements, shoulders, drainage systems (table drains, culverts and bridges), furniture (posts and signs) and removing obstructions to traffic or drainage (fallen limbs/trees or re-growth) if within the limits of personal skill, competence and training or by making an immediate report to the Team Leader Works.
  • Carry out all duties directed by the Team Leader Works as are within the limits of your skill, competence and training.

About You

  1. Qualifications and experience as outlined above
  2. A demonstrated ability to undertake routine maintenance and running repairs on plant and equipment applicable to this position.
  3. A demonstrated ability in the maintenance of roads, streets, footpaths, drains and street furniture.
  4. A certificate of competency in heavy plant operation relevant to maintenance activities.

How to apply

  • Download and read the position description.
  • Attach a cover letter and resume.
  • Submit your application by following the process on this page.

If you'd like to know more contact Colin Campbell, Team leader Works St Arnaud at or call 03 5358 8700. 

Applications close 12.00pm Monday 27 June 2022

Northern Grampians Shire Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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