Heavy Diesel Fitter/Operator

Come and work as a vital member of our Workshop 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:

As a Heavy Diesel Fitter/Operator you will be a fully qualified tradesperson and plant operator who will be required to service, maintain and repair all heavy plant and equipment, light vehicles, small plant or other assets owned and operated by Council.

What we are looking for:

  • You will need to operate and maintain Council’s heavy machinery and, in particular, the low loader used to transport plant and equipment to and from the workshop and Council depots.
  • Required to work anywhere within the Shire, including callouts and work which may require an overnight stay in Council-provided accommodation or camp environments.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills (Mandatory for the position)  

  • Engineering (Mechanical – Heavy Diesel Fitter) Trade Qualification
  • Construction Industry Blue Card or National equivalent White Card
  • High Risk Work Licence for Forklift
  • Current QLD HR/HC class driver’s licence
  • Experience in the service, maintenance and repair of a broad range of plant and equipment including earthmoving machinery, trucks, light vehicles and small engine equipment.

Holding an MC Drivers Licence or operator tickets for backhoe, grader, roller and loader will be highly regarded.

The role is physically demanding and requires you to be physically fit and will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a pre-employment medical assessment

What we can offer you:

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Level C8 – Base wage of $2,320.19 per fortnight
  • Industry Allowance of $55.50 per fortnight plus additional allowances including a tradesperson allowance ($114.00) and tool allowance ($42.00) per fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Up to 18% superannuation contributions (employer contribution 12%)
  • Lifestyle benefits such access to a Fitness passport
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrificing options


Please send the following documents to

  • Cover letter (no more than 500 words)
  • Your current resume
  • Completed Employment Application form

Applications Close: Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Contact: For further information about this position contact Stanley Roos, Coordinator Fleet & Workshop, on 0428 815 937 (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.