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Potential Future Opportunities

By August 18, 2022January 30th, 2024No Comments

Come and work as a vital member of our Infrastructure Services 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.

We have a range of roles within Council’s Construction & Maintenance and Parks & Gardens teams that arise from time to time. We are seeking expressions of interest from people who are motivated to work in these areas. If you submit an application, it will be placed in a pool, remain active for 12 months and considered once a vacancy arises.

See below position descriptions for more detailed information about each role.

If you’re interested and have relevant skills for any of the positions, please send your Resume and a cover letter (up to 300 words) indicating which role you’re interested in to:

Heavy Plant Operator- Construction & Maintenance – LGEA Level 5

($58,240 per annum) plus applicable Allowances

  • Responsible for the operation and general maintenance of Council plant and equipment for transport infrastructure including heavy plant such as rollers, backhoes, excavators, loaders, job trucks and slashers.
  • Undertake labouring duties and perform manual handling tasks as required.
  • Traffic control duties.

Labourer – Construction & Maintenance – LGEA Level 3

($56,264 per annum) plus applicable Allowances

  • Provide high level labouring to assist with the delivery of day to day road maintenance and construction activities across the Shire.
  • Operate mobile plant and performing manual handling tasks.
  • Basic care and routine servicing of designated plant, including submission of plant maintenance reports.

Plant Operator – Parks & Gardens – LGEA Level 4

($57,239 per annum) plus applicable Allowances

  • Undertake a variety of duties to assist in the presentation and maintenance of Council’s open spaces.
  • Safely operating and general maintenance of Council’s plant, equipment and other machinery.
  • General duties such as mowing, weeding, brush cutting, fertilising, irrigating and other support for the workgroup.

Labourer- Parks & Gardens – LGEA Level 3

($56,264 per annum) plus applicable Allowances

  • Deliver a high standard of operational and maintenance support to the Parks and Gardens.
  • Operate Parks and Gardens machinery, plant and equipment and perform all task safely.
  • Assist and undertake landscape construction and maintenance of parks, gardens and playgrounds, including the cleaning of facilities.

What we can offer you: 

  • Permanent, full-time or fixed term opportunities
  • Work /Life balance – 9 day fortnight
  • Mareeba Allowance – up to $1,651 per annum and other applicable Award allowances
  • Up to 12% employer superannuation contributions
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to pro-rata long service leave after 7 years’ service
  • Lifestyle benefits such as access to a Fitness passport
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrificing options

For any further information about these opportunities, contact MSC’s recruitment team on 07 4086 4500.