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Labourers (General Equipment Operators)

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Date posted: January 22, 2024

Closes: Apr 21, 2024


Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is currently seeking applications for a number of Labourers (General Equipment Operators) in our Roads Construction and Maintenance, Water and Sewer, and Waste teams. From this recruitment process a merit pool will be created.

How to apply:

To apply for our Labourer roles, please go to our Current Job Vacancies and select ‘Apply for Labourer (General Equipment Operator) jobs here’. To apply, you will be required to fill out the online form and attach your resume and a statement outlining how your skills, professional experience and qualifications make you suitable for the role.

About the role

  • Full-time – Ongoing & Fixed-term (Multiple Roles)
  • Location: Braidwood, Bungendore or Queanbeyan
  • The Package: $1,101.39 - $1,217.07 gross per week + 11% super. (Evaluated as Grade 4 of the QPRC Salary System 2023).

These positions are based on a 38-hour week, with a 9-day fortnight available. Employees are guaranteed a 3.5% wage increase in 2024-25 and 3% in 2025-26, plus potential performance increases.

Some other employee benefits include:

  • Paid overtime
  • On-call conditions apply
  • Paid superannuation
  • Various training and upskilling opportunities

As a Labourer in any of our Infrastructure Services teams, you may be responsible for undertaking a variety of manual labouring tasks including:

  • Road, Drainage, concrete, timber construction and/ or maintenance
  • Litter patrol and/ or waste collection
  • Stock and animal control
  • Roads line marking, street signs and furniture and cleaning
  • Water supply operations
  • Worksite traffic control
  • Waste and recycling operations
  • Water meter replacement and reading
  • Drive or operate, maintain and service Council’s plant.

We are looking for people with working experience in either the roads construction and maintenance industry or the water and sewer or waste industry (or in similar roles). Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills and take pride in their work, and be able to work autonomously and as part of a team.

If you have any questions relating to Road Construction and Maintenance Labourer roles

  • Barry Osmond Coordinator, Transport Construction (02) 6238 8158
  • Patrick Cook Coordinator, Transport Maintenance (02) 6238 8167

If you have any questions relating to Water, Sewer and Waste Labourer roles:

  • Brett Meddemmen Coordinator, Operations – West (02) 6285 6282
  • Ken Pearce Coordinator, Operations - East (02) 6238 8139
  • Shane O’Shea Coordinator, Waste Operations (02) 6238 8173
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