Vacancy Details

  • Based at our Linton Depot
  • Permanent full time role with opportunity to grow  
  • Fortnightly RDO (outdoor workers) 

Golden Plains Shire Council provides a workplace where people matter, communities are connected, and the future is bright. We offer a diverse range of career pathways in meaningful roles with a sense of purpose where you can grow and thrive. 

To continue to deliver for our community, we are seeking a dynamic crew member to join our Roads & Drainage team. Our ideal candidate will be an experienced excavator operator with experience in a similar role.

This role will provide you the opportunity to:

  • Carry out roads maintenance and construction work as directed daily by the Coordinator Roads & Drainage Maintenance and Supervisor Roads & Drainage Maintenance.
  • Operate plant in a competent, safe and efficient manner to carry out allocated tasks.
  • Carry out daily and routine maintenance of mobile plant and equipment including but not limited to, pre-start checks, greasing, cleaning and general basic maintenance. Ensure that equipment used is fuelled and ready to operate the next day before leaving work each day.
  • Assist with general maintenance as directed by the Supervisor or Team Lead. 

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience operating excavators & valid excavation operations licence 
  • HC licence 
  • Experience or transferable skills in the provision of maintenance services to local communities.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and self-manage quality, quantity and timeliness own work-load and tasks.
  • Ability to identify, discuss and resolve problems independently or in consultation with other officers.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying Occupational Health Safety and Risk Management principles that support an OHS culture.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing high quality customer focused outcomes.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.

* 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. We take into consideration transferable skills, future capability and cultural fit when reviewing applications and offer tailored development plans to support individuals to grow into their roles.  You may just be the right candidate for this or another position at Golden Plains.

We care, we thrive we grow

Our people are passionate, collaborative and deeply committed to both the community and the work they do. This commitment is felt from the moment you step through the doors, in every interaction and in the way we celebrate our collective achievements.

We care about our community and our people, provide flexibility and support so you can thrive and offer a diverse range of opportunities to support your personal and professional growth. We are dedicated to fostering this culture, because we know that our people are the key to the future growth and success of Golden Plains Shire.

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

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 & 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.

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Please address the key selection criteria (KSC) in your cover letter or use the KSC to guide your responses to the online questionnaire when submitting your application.

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Applications close on SATURDAY 11 MAY 2024 at 11.59PM

We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace that allows staff to bring their whole selves to all that they do.

 As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to providing a safe workplace that embraces and values child safety, diversity and inclusion. We recognise the value and diversity and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to the heritage of all Australians and our workplace.

We wholeheartedly believe that the decisions we make and the services we deliver benefit from having a workforce representative of the community we support - that the diversity of thought, experience, insights and background will ensure the needs of the broader community are considered in all we do. We encourage applications from people of all ages, genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds.