Waste Depot Operator

About Shoalhaven Council
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
This is a permanent, full time, Monday to Sunday 7.15am to 5.15pm position working 38 hours per week.

A monthly roster will be developed to support the business which operates 7 days a week. Incumbents will be required to work weekend and public holiday shifts.

You will work on a rotational basis between West Nowra, Huskisson, and Ulladulla. You will also be required to work at the 7 other sites including Kangaroo Valley, Berry, Callala, Sussex Inlet, Bendalong, Lake Conjola, and Kioloa as required.

Reporting directly to the Team Supervisor – Waste Operations, the focus of this position is to:

  • Operate in accordance with adopted management plans and procedures to ensure the safe and efficient operation of SCC Recycling and Waste Depots.
  • Work in a team to ensure Recycling and Waste Depots are operated in accordance with regulations, EPA licence conditions, relevant procedures, that resources are recovered and diverted from landfill, litter, dust, and sediment controls are implemented, leachate management and environmental controls are carried out.

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

  • Certificate 2 in Waste Management, Civil Construction, or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience working in waste management or a civil engineering environment
  • Hold a current HR Drivers licence or be willing and able to obtain as soon as practicable
  • Hold or be willing to obtain a current SafeWork NSW Construction Induction Card (i.e. White Card)
  • Experience in the operation of heavy plant and vehicles
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to WHS principles and practices
  • Ability and willingness to undertake physical manual work
  • Experience in weighbridge operation, and customer service
  • Proof of Australian residency or citizenship

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
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply
You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  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. In your previous positions have you actively participated in WHS practices?
  4. Why do you want to work at Shoalhaven City Council?

Contact:  Elizabeth Smith – Team Supervisor – Waste Services (02) 4429 5687

Applications Close: Wednesday, 5 October 2022 (at Midnight) 

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds 

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


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