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Casual Plant Operators - Plant Pool

Job No: CEN3693
Location: Central Coast NSW

  • Work in a dynamic and enthusiastic team environment
  • Casual position up to 38 hours per week
  • Salary range for this position sits between $36.09 - $43.28 per hour (includes 25% casual loading) + 0.48c per hour allowance + 11% superannuation

About the role

The role of Plant Operator is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of assigned Council heavy plant and trucks operating within established Council, Local and State Authority guidelines. Working across all of Councils Works Depots, you will be responsible for providing support for civil works of Council's assets, with a focus on quality service delivery as a specialist plant operator across a variety of environments including open space and recreation, water and sewerage assets and natural assets.  

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

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A current Heavy Rigid (HR), or Medium Rigid (MR) Drivers Licence with obligation to upgrade to a (HR) within a specified time if required. 
  • A current SafeWork NSW general construction induction card or equivalent. 
  • A current RMS NSW Traffic Control Stop Slow accreditation or commitment to obtain within a specified time period. 
  • A current Working near Overhead Powerlines Safety accreditation or commitment to obtain within a specified time period. 
  • Relevant licences or certification of competency to operate allocated plant, which may include excavator, backhoe, front end loader and skid steer  or with obligation to obtain within a specified time period as required. 
  • Demonstrated experience working as a plant operator within the civil construction and maintenance industry. 

Our position description provides more information for you to learn more about this role.

Other important information

  • The salary range for this position sits between $36.09 - $43.28 per hour (includes 25% casual loading) + 0.48c per hour allowance + 11% superannuation
  • This is a casual role.
  • This role is located at various Council Works Depots. 
  • Successful candidates may be required to have vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus.

Extra benefits

At Central Coast Council we provide team members with a range of extras that help them balance their life when they need it. Fitness Passports give access to a range of gyms. Wellbeing leave can be accessed twice a year to tick off something that means something to you - volunteering, health check ups, a 'me day' to refresh you. And an Employee Assistance Program that offers a range of wellbeing initiatives to help you and your immediate family.

Other extras include:

  • Long service leave after 5 years of continuous service
  • Free flu vaccination program
  • Time provided for you to do annual skin cancer screening, Breast screen and blood donations
  • Access to professional development with career development and learning programs through various platforms
  • We reward and recognise our staff with our Cheers program
  • Novated leasing partnerships. 

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.

What to know more?

The contact people for this role are Mitchell Goldie, Team Leader Plant Pool North on ph: 0418 531 232 and Ryan Holt, Team Leader Plant Pool South on ph: 0447 086 748.

This position will close for applications at midnight on Sunday, 7 July 2024.

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

We have a number of work locations across the region, offering different work locations for team members.

How to apply

We have put together some additional resources to help you apply for a role at Central Coast Council.
By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information that you provide in this application is true and correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false. 
You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks including reference checks, Working with Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, employment history and an Australian Federal Police Check, as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.
You also acknowledge that you will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.

To lodge your application, please follow these steps:

  1. Answer the on-line questions shown below.
  2. Attach your resume 
  3. Attach your qualifications and licences.

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need. 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.

Applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone or e-mail. For further instructions please click here

You will have the ability to save your application as you go using the 'Save Application' button. You can start an application and return to it later via the automatic follow-up email once you have the time and required information at hand to finalise your application.  

If you don't have access to a computer or electronic device, you can lodge your application at any of Council's Library locations. Pre-book a free 1-hour computer timeslot by contacting your nearest library or ask at the enquiry counter.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not accept unsolicited resumes or applications being presented by recruitment agencies. 

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