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Specialist Operator (Civil Construction)

MidCoast Council
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The role 

Responsible for undertaking the operation of specialised plant equipment and labouring duties within Civil construction and maintenance. This role will be working on a wide range of infrastructure such as roads, bridges and drainage.

About you

  • You will be a competent operator of various plant (rollers, graders, loaders, excavators, backhoes, tractors, trucks, watercarts)
  • Knowledge and experience of road, bridge and drainage construction and maintenance techniques
  • Minimum HR Truck licence or willingness to undertake HC Licence
  • Strong understanding of Work Health Safety and environmental requirements
  • Hold a current approved Traffic Controller’s Card and Implement Traffic Control Plans Card

Please note that to be a successful candidate for this role you’ll be required to complete a pre-employment medical check to ensure you can complete the essential requirements of the role.

Why work with us?

  • 38 hour work week with a nine-day fortnight
  • Long service leave when you’ve been with us for over 5 years
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program that provides confidential counselling for you and your immediate family
  • Journey to work cover
  • Above Award Parental Leave provisions
  • And lots more…

Salary: Commencing salary circa range $58,800 to $70,600 p.a. plus superannuation (dependent on skills and experience)

Location: Upon commencement your normal place of work will be the MidCoast Council Taree Depot located on Arkwright Crescent, Taree. You may also be required to be based from other Council sites across the MidCoast Council region.

Tenure: Permanent, Full Time.

Closing date: Sunday 25 February 2024 at 11.30 pm.

Want to know more?

For questions relating to the position requirements please contact Leonard Maharaj, Works Engineer Construction who is the hiring manager for this role. Leonard can be reached on (02) 7955 7339 or at

For enquiries regarding the application process contact Jess Anniwell, Talent Acquisition Officer who is the HR representative for this role. Jess can be reached on (02) 7955 7934 or at

How to apply: 

  • When responding to the questions below, please include detailed and relevant examples of your skills and experience
  • You have the option to save your application prior to submitting, however please ensure you don't forget to submit your application before the closing date
  • Click the "NEXT" button at the bottom of the application form to attach your resume
  • We will be in touch via email.

About the MidCoast Region

From lakes and estuaries to white sandy beaches to world heritage mountain wilderness, the MidCoast region offers an attractive lifestyle for everyone. Our community is characterised by its welcoming attitude, growing economy and natural beauty. These are the pillars of the quality of life we value. To find out more about our beautiful region click here.

Our organisation

At MidCoast Council our people are our most important asset and we believe that we can only reach our full potential when you reach yours. This is the place for those who seek to play a role in the community and have an enthusiasm to learn and grow. Here you can make a real difference.

Our community is our customer and is at the centre of everything we do.  We value, support and empower our people to deliver positive results for our community.

Our commitment

At MidCoast Council we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities. Our aim is to provide all of our staff with an inclusive, safe and healthy working environment. We never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age or marital, veteran or disability status. If you have a disability and need to request any adjustments to assist with the application process, or to discuss workplace adjustments you may require, please contact the HR representative.

Council also recognises the skills and attributes of veterans and welcomes applications from ex-service personnel.

We’re a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

We respectfully ask that recruitment agencies do not contact us at this stage.

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Job Type
Full time
$1132.49 per hours
Date Posted
February 15, 2024

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