Vacancy Details

  • Based at our Shelford depot 
  • Permanent full time role with opportunity to grow  
  • Fortnightly RDO 

Golden Plains Shire Council provides a workplace where people matter, communities are connected, and the future is bright. We offer a future-focused culture, a sense of purpose and possibility, and real opportunities to strengthen and enrich our diverse and growing community. 

To continue to deliver for our community, we are seeking an experienced grader operator to lead a small maintenance team to deliver both programmed and reactive maintenance of roads.  

This role will provide you the opportunity to:

  • Participate in the scheduling and delivery of roads maintenance programs in collaboration with the Supervisor Roads & Drainage Maintenance. 
  • Perform high quality maintenance and improvements of Golden Plains Shire’s Roads ensuring all tasks have been completed to Council and industry best practice standards and expectations. 
  • Provide effective leadership, direction, supervision and support to a small maintenance team (including contractors) in the delivery of daily operations. Ensure team members are provided clear direction and instruction each day to deliver work effectively and in accordance with safe work practices.
  • Operate grader and heavy mobile plant in a competent, safe and efficient manner. Oversee the team’s operation of plant ensuring this is conducted safely, efficiently and as directed.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Good supervisory skills with the ability to effectively manage a team of maintenance workers.
  • Experience in the provision of maintenance services to local communities.
  • A commitment to building a positive and respectful workplace culture.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing high quality customer focused outcomes.
  • A strong knowledge of OHS practices and a commitment to supporting a culture that promotes safety and wellbeing.
  • Ability to identify, discuss and resolve problems through strong communication skills.
  • Australian heavy combination driver’s licence and grader ticket.

* Don’t meet every single requirement?  If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, give us a call to talk further.  Our recruitment process considers both technical and cultural fit, and how our development program can support individuals to grow into roles.  You may just be the right candidate for this or another position at Golden Plains.

A career with us

Our people are our most valued asset - we understand the importance of providing a rewarding, inclusive and supportive work environment where all people are empowered to bring their best selves.  

We offer:

  • Learning and development opportunities aligned to your role and aspirations, along with opportunities to work on a variety of projects and undertake secondments 
  • Flexible work arrangements to empower you to achieve better life/work balance
  • An environment where health, safety and wellbeing are prioritised in all that we do
  • An active Social Club
  • Ability to transfer years of service from Government organisations and transfer of LSL balance within Local Government and with some government organisations
  • Generous leave entitlements including: 
  • Up to 16 weeks primary & up to 3 weeks secondary parental leave
    • Purchased leave
    • Ceremonial leave
    • Gender affirmation leave
    • Family violence leave

If you are ready to carve out a future with Golden Plains Shire Council and are ready to join a values driven and community focused organisation, we look forward to hearing from you.

For further information about the role and the key selection criteria, please view the Position Description below or, for a confidential discussion, contact Col Duncan, Coordinator Roads and Drainage Maintenance on 03 5220 7295 or 0437 947 187.

We’d love to hear from you ASAP regarding this role!  To ensure we find the best candidates, applications for this role will be assessed as they are received, and the position may be filled prior to any end date advertised.

How to apply

Please submit your application by clicking on Apply below and following the prompts.  

We encourage you to talk to us about any adjustments or additional support you may require during the recruitment process, as well as how this role can be flexible for you. Please contact our People team at to discuss how we can best support you.

Applications close on SUNDAY 12 MAY 2024 at 11.59PM

At Golden Plains Shire Council we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace that allows staff to bring their whole selves to work. We believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We are striving to build a workforce that reflects the community in which we operate and encourage applications from people of all ages, genders and cultural backgrounds. We recognise our proactive duty to ensure compliance with equal opportunity, child safe and other workplace-related legislation, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination.