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Fitter and Machinist - Water and Sewer

Job No: CEN3402
Location: Central Coast NSW


Primary Work Location: Central Coast NSW

  • Great opportunity to use your mechanical trade skills within the Water and Sewer industry
  • Serve your community ensuring clean water supply and sanitation
  • Work/Life Balance - 9 day fortnight 
  • Permanent and Temporary Full Time roles available 

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. 

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the 3rd largest Water Utility and Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

Working in the Water and Sewer directorate you will be responsible for maintaining and repairing Water and Sewer assets such as pump stations, vacuum sewer systems and processing equipment at treatment plants, undertaking maintenance duties in the field and at mechanical workshops. 

Our ideal candidate will be someone who is trade qualified and experienced with process equipment, preferably within the Water and Sewer industry. You will be able to work alone in a fast paced environment and look for the best and most efficient ways to maintain and repair mechanical assets, looking to take initiative where it's needed. 

We offer an attractive range of benefits to our employees.

There is a requirement to participate in a rotating on call roster, some weekend work will be required. Penalty rates will apply. 

This position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

Council will also be creating an eligibility list from this recruitment process and may utilise this eligibility list to fill other Permanent and Temporary Fitter and Machinist vacancies at other locations.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Investigating and trouble shooting mechanical issues in the field, and making repairs and reporting recommended follow up action as required;
  • Carrying out scheduled asset maintenance, inspections and mechanical repairs of Water and Sewer pumps in the field or within the workshop;
  • Stripping down and carrying out condition assessment of all mechanical assets within the Water and Sewer field and where applicable undertaking repairs as per OEM guidelines.

Essential Criteria:

  • Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade or equivalent Fitting / Machining), combined with ongoing professional development;
  • Valid Construction General Induction card - NSW WorkCover or equivalent OR willing to obtain prior to commencement;
  • Current Class C Driver’s Licence;
  • Demonstrated experience working in a similar mechanical workshop environment, with demonstrated experience in using manual lathes, radial drills and universal mills;
  • Demonstrated experience in being able to interpret OEM manuals and schematics;
  • Demonstrate experience in pump repair and assembly;
  • Ability to complete work and deliver according to project schedules, deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Strong customer service ethos and a demonstrated customer-centric approach to service provision;
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in communicating effectively and exchanging of information both verbally and in writing with staff and other stakeholders.

What we offer: 

  • Weekly pay cycle;
  • Generous Leave Provisions: 20 days paid Annual Leave, 15 days Sick Leave/Carers Leave, Health & Wellbeing Leave, Long Service Leave after 5 years, Additional purchased leave, Parental Leave – 18 weeks full pay/36 weeks ½ pay, Paternity Leave - 2 weeks
  • Novated Leasing;
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to employees and their families;
  • Fitness Passport – access to gyms across the Central Coast and Newcastle;
  • Health & Wellbeing programs – skin cancer screening, Breastscreen, Flu vaccination, blood donations;
  • Recognition of Service;
  • Council Child Care Salary Sacrifice;
  • Professional Development opportunities;
  • Individual career development and learning opportunities;
  • Reward & Recognition programs.

This role provides a salary range of $1,179.90 to $1,415.50 per week ($61,519.99 to $73,804.17 per annum) + $18.28 weekly allowance + Superannuation.

A 9 day fortnight work-cycle currently applies to this role.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus or demonstrate their immunity.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake and pass a Confined Spaces medical. 

Central Coast Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all of our employees. In accordance with Council's WHS requirements and COVID-19 Safety Plans we require all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Enquiries:  Chris Urquhart, Section Manager Maintenance Services on ph: 0418 489 815.

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.


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