Labourer Construction & Maintenance – Western Roads (Dimbulah)

By September 14, 2022September 27th, 2022No Comments

Mareeba is 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 Labourer Construction & Maintenance in our Western Roads team, you will be based in Dimbulah. This position involves labouring work to assist with a variety of road maintenance and construction activities within the Works Group of Council. The work includes operating mobile plant and performing manual handling tasks. Maintenance of a safe working environment and application of correct manual handling techniques are essential requirements for this position.

What we are looking for:

  • You will have to undertake manual handling and labouring tasks in hot and humid conditions and be able to follow our safe work practices
  • You will be expected to operate Council plant, machinery and vehicles and work within a team environment with limited supervision
  • You will have sound written and verbal communication skills

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

  • Current MR/HR class driver licence or be able to obtain one within 6 months of employment
  • Queensland Construction White Card, or National equivalent.
  • Current Traffic Control Accreditation prior to commencement of employment or be eligible to obtain accreditation
  • Traffic Management Level 1 (MUTCD) or ability and willingness to acquire this qualification

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
  • LGEA Level 3 – $2,035.01 per fortnight
  • Work/Life balance – 9 day fortnight
  • Industry Allowance of $55.50 per fortnight and other award allowances as applicable
  • 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

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

Applications Close: Thursday, 29 September 2022

For further information about this position contact Darrin Hastie,  Coordinator – Transport Infrastructure, on 0429 611 049 (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.