Major Plant Operator

Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.


About the role

Shoalhaven City Council is seeking a Major Plant Operator to join the Southern Maintenance team based at the Ulladulla depot. You will have civil construction and maintenance experience and supervisory skills.



Reporting directly to the Team Supervisor, Southern Maintenance, the focus of this position is to:

  • Operate Major plant and equipment for maintenance and/or construction activities as directed by the Supervisor and/or Ganger whilst providing quality workmanship
  • Support and supervise staff in the day to day operations of the Construction and Maintenance Unit
  • Undertake manual tasks such as shovelling, screeding, raking, digging and lifting, traffic control, etc.
  • Operate and maintain small plant items such as chainsaws, plate compactors, jack picks, concrete saws, electric power tools, vegetation trimmers, etc.
  • Assist in Councils’ after hours responses to emergencies and other operational needs. This includes being available for ‘call backs’.
  • Ensure the work area’s compliance with relevant legislation and Council policies and ensure that risks are managed.

Position will work 76 hours within a 2 week roster.


Skills & Experience

 In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • School Certificate and/or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in operating major plant, backhoes, excavators and trucks.
  • Demonstrated experience in civil construction and/or maintenance activities
  • Current WHS Construction Card (WorkCover)
  • RMS Traffic Controller Certificates – Traffic Controller Blue Card and Apply Traffic Control Plans – Yellow Card
  • Class HR Licence



 We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits: 

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs


How to Apply

You will be required to upload your resume and a brief cover letter which should address the selection criteria as outlined in the job description. 

During the application you will also be required to respond to position related questions as shown below and questions regarding general information about you.

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
  3. Briefly describe your experience supervising and supporting teams, how do you approach leadership tasks?


Contact:  Scott Bowman (Team Supervisor – Southern Maintenance) on (02) 4429 8934.


Applications Close: Tuesday, 8 December November 2020, (at Midnight)


When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email

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