Fitter Machinist

About the role

This permanent fulltime position will work 38 hours per week/9 days per fortnight, working 7.00am to 4.00pm. The position works from the Shoalhaven Water Operations, Depot, Flinders road, South Nowra.   The position is in the Mechanical/Electrical Team of the Shoalhaven Water Operations & Maintenance Department.

Reporting directly to the Coordinator – Pump Fitters, the focus of this position is to:

  • Diagnose, maintain, and repair pumps, including submersible and dry well, of waste, water, and sewerage treatment.
  • Perform general jobbing work including operating lathes, mills and presses.
  • Undertake welding of all ferrous and non-ferrous metals using specialised welding equipment, eg Mig, Electric Arc, Oxy Acetylene.
  • Carry out the lifting of pumps and other heavy equipment using truck mounted cranes, in accordance with a C2 licence.
  • Vibration analysis and condition monitoring of pumps, gearboxes, and other Council assets
  • Supervise and train apprentices and trades assistants.

On call – Being available to be on-call and complete reasonable overtime is a requirement of this position.

Skills & Experience
To be successful in the position, you will possess:

  • Trade Certification in Fitting & Machining
  • Minimum 4.5 years’ experience, inclusive of apprenticeship experience
  • MR truck licence or ability to obtain.
  • WorkCover Construction Induction card.
  • Hold or could obtain the following,
    • C2 licence to operate a truck mounted crane.
    • Confined spaces certificate and the ability to work in confined spaces.
    • Working at heights.
  • Proof of Australian residency or citizenship, or the right to work in Australia (visa)

About Shoalhaven City 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.

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
  • Remote Working Arrangements
  • 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. How do you effectively manage your time and ensure deadlines are met?

Contact:  Dave Morison - Leading Hand Pump Fitters - 02-4429 3762

Applications Close: Tuesday 23 July 2024 (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.

Shoalhaven City Council is a Child Safe Organisation that recognises and advocates for the rights of children and young people and are committed to providing a safe workplace.

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


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