Dubbo Regional Council

Excavator Operator

Job No: DRC646
Location: Dubbo, NSW

About us

We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of over 50,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $200 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services. 

About our region

The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population of 51,429 and 4,500 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is consistently thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle.

The Opportunity

Council has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Excavator Operator where you will be responsible for assisting in the coordination of the on site, day to day, resource requirements for sub crews in order to ensure efficient project /programme delivery.  You will be responsible for skilfully operating specialised equipment, coordinating the timely supply of resources and liaising with the public and others about works progress.  

In this role, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Provide assistance to, or as required, act as the Works Ganger in undertaking day to day coordination of plant, labour, materials resources for activities.
  • Obtain and respond to client and public requests for information and assistance with works matters.
  • Ensure compliance with and efficient implementation of the Defined Asset Management Policy as it applies to programmes assigned.

Undertake the following duties in regards to civil works:

  • traffic control
  • pot hole patching
  • heavy patching
  • road construction/maintenance
  • minor sealing works
  • footpath work
  • pipe laying
  • concrete work

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Appropriate work related (civil assets) experience.
  • Minimum Class MR Drivers Licence and plant operator competence in backhoe/loader/excavator operation including mechanical aptitude.
  • Construction Induction Card and Traffic Controller and Apply Traffic Control Plans tickets.
  • General administrative skills demonstrating a competent level of literacy and numeracy and basic computer skills.
  • Good customer service and verbal communication skills.

About you

You will have an exceptional work ethic with a strong focus on safety and working efficiently. You will have a good understanding of Council's civil works and be able to competently dig trenches, load trucks and shape earthworks as required.

What we offer

In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation you will be offered a range of  benefits, including 4 weeks annual leave, access to DRC fitness passport program, wellbeing program and access to salary sacrificed child care. Furthermore DRC also offers flexible working conditions, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.

Dubbo Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria which all applicants must meet.

This position requires a pre employment health assessment.  Please refer to the attached Job Demands document for the physical requirements of the position.

Salary: $57,621 - $66,965 per annum plus superannuation and an industry allowance.

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 20 January 2020.

Enquiries: Works Supervisor - 6801 4000

How to Apply:

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