Maintenance Employee/Plant Operator

Job No: NGSC411
Location: Stawell

Join us and play a lead role in our construction and maintenance works 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, reliable and motivated person to join our Operations team at Northern Grampians Shire Council.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • a current White Card,
  • Medium Rigid Truck licence - Heavy Articulated or Heavy Combination preferred
  • Grader Experience is desirable. 

Our Operations team work between 7.00am and 4.00pm.


Maintenance Employee/Plant Operator

Job Type Full Time
Tenure Permanent
Location Stawell
Package $32.05 per hour (including industry and maintenance allowances) plus superannuation
Position Description Maintenance Employee/Plant Operator
Closing Applications close Monday 1 April 2024


About Northern Grampians Shire Council

Northern Grampians Shire Council has a diverse employment base, across 14 worksites in the Grampians Region of Victoria. We offer flexible work arrangements, providing access to relevant training and professional development opportunities with a variety of employee benefits. We promote innovation, responsiveness, respectfulness and continuous improvement as our core values. Being a smaller organisation, we can provide you with opportunities to act in leadership roles, transition between teams and participate in a range of collaborative projects with other team members or the wider community. We provide a supportive and flexible environment that values the balance between work and our employees' personal lives. 

Why join us?

In addition to the picturesque landscapes at our backdoor, there are many other benefits to working for our innovative and vibrant Northern Grampians Shire Council. These include:

  • Fortnightly RDO: Enjoy a well-deserved break and rejuvenate. 
  • Great Team Environment:  A safe, respectful and supportive environment to enable you to thrive.  You will work with like-minded, passionate individuals who love what they do.
  • Professional Growth: We nurture talent and provide opportunities to flourish.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: To support your work life balance.
  • Salary Packaging Options: Including remote area housing allowances and novated lease vehicles
  • Access to Paid Leave: including purchased leave, paid parental leave, gender affirmation leave and to respond to family violence matters
  • Employee Assistance Program: Your well-being matters - we've got you covered.
  • Biodiversity: Explore our Council region's varied flora and fauna

The Role

This position is responsible for maintaining, repairing and servicing Council’s physical assets and operate plant and equipment to assist in Council's maintenance and capital works programs. 

Responsibilities Include

  • Undertake routine and scheduled patrol maintenance on Council’s roads, streets, footpaths, drains and other physical assets. 
  • 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. 
  • Competently operate plant and equipment for which induction and training has been completed. 
  • 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. 
  • React immediately to overcome problems observed either by undertaking maintenance or making an immediate report. 
  • Perform as directed, other duties that are within the limits of the incumbents’ skill, competence and training.

Qualifications and experience

  • Satisfactory completion of Certificate III in Civil Construction or other relevant qualifications, or relevant experience/on-the-job training commensurate with the requirements of the role. 
  • Hold a medium rigid drivers’ licence, as a minimum. 
  • Hold a Construction Induction White Card, or equivalent. 
  • Experience and proficiency in the safe and competent operation in a range of light, medium and heavy-sized plant, with relevant licences and certifications. 

Selection criteria

  1. Demonstrated ability to safely operate, maintain and complete running repairs on a range of plant and equipment, with required certification where applicable.
  2. Understanding of methods and techniques required in road maintenance, traffic management and workplace safety.
  3. Ability to understand and apply quality control processes to maintain standards in a construction/manufacturing environment.
  4. Ability to accurately complete basic administration tasks, check lists and reports, and to navigate software applications competently.

How to apply

  • Download and read the position description.
  • Download and read the Candidate Information Pack
  • Attach a resume and cover letter explaining why you are the best person for the job.
  • Submit your application by following the process on this page.

If you'd like to know more contact Mick McQueen, Coordinator Infrastructure Operations at or call 03 5358 8700.

Applications close 11.00 am Monday 27 May 2024

Northern Grampians Shire Council is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace.  We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to providing a safe workplace that embraces and values child safety.


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