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Ganger Construction & Maintenance – Dimbulah

Come and work as a vital member of our Works team here at Mareeba Shire Council, located within an easy one-hour drive from Cairns offering a regional lifestyle with all its benefits in relatively close proximity to Cairns.

The Role:

Our Ganger Construction & Maintenance assists the Foreperson in the delivery of daily road maintenance and construction activities within the Shire by directing and supervising the activities of the work group they are responsible for.

The role involves physically demanding work to be undertaken in a hot and humid climate on a daily basis. As such it is the responsibility of the Ganger Construction & Maintenance to ensure they are physically fit and able to efficiently and consistently undertake these tasks. This includes a requirement to maintain their weight at or below the Safe Working Load (SWL) for the seat of the machinery and equipment the position is required to operate.

This role will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a pre-employment medical assessment.

This position is based in Dimbulah.

What we are looking for:

  • You will have good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution
  • You will have sound knowledge of road maintenance and construction procedures and be able to interpret and analyse plans and specifications
  • You will have good organisational skills to meet deadlines and satisfy customer demands
  • You will have sound computer skills and be able to use the Microsoft suite of applications such as Outlook, Excel and Word
  • You will be able to work with limited supervision and be able to problem solve on the job
  • You will have knowledge of WHS and Environmental Legislation and Local Authority practices and procedures

What we can offer you:

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • LGEA Level 6 – $60,345 per annum
  • Mareeba Allowance of $1,651 per annum and other Award allowances as applicable
  • Work/life balance – 9-day fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Up to 12% employer superannuation contributions
  • Lifestyle benefits such access to a Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrificing options


Please send the following documents to

  • Short cover letter (no more than 300 words)
  • Your current resume
  • Completed Employment Application form

Applications Close: Sunday, 26 May 2024     

Contact:  For further information about this position please contact Trevor Yujnovich, Foreperson Construction & Maintenance, on 0427 590 643 (during business hours only).

Mareeba Shire Council is committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity and workplace diversity. We encourage a diverse workforce reflective of our community to better meet the needs of our customers.