Waste Attendant

Dubbo Regional Council Full Time Permanent 9/10/2020
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

The Waste Attendant will work with other staff to provide beneficial and cost efficient solid waste receival and processing at waste facilities. Responsibilities will include weighbridge operation and management of transfer stations at Geurie and Stuart Town. 

In this role, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Undertake waste classification;
  • Provide customer assistance;
  • Packaging and processing of waste material for recycling or treatment;
  • Weighbridge operations and
  • Undertake plant operation.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
  • Appropriate work related (waste management) experience.
  • Plant operator competence in loader, compactor or other plant operation applicable to landfill operations including mechanical aptitude.
  • Class HR Drivers Licence and WorkCover construction induction card.
  • General administrative skills demonstrating a competent level of literacy, numeracy, basic computer skills and cashier work.
  • Good customer service and verbal communication skills.
About you

You will be physically fit, love working out doors. You will enjoy working in an environment that is varied and provides the opportunity to multi-skill in a variety of areas across waste services. You will be a team player who looks for positive ways to contribute to team culture.

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 and Job Demands Analysis.

This position requires a pre employment health assessment.  Please refer to the attached <insert hyperlink to (Job Demands)> document for the physical requirements of the position.

Salary: $51,389 - $59,721 plus adverse working conditions allowance and superannuation.

Closing Date: 9am Monday 26 October 2020

Enquiries: Manager Resource Recovery and Efficiency 

How to Apply:

  1. Please fill out the questions in the application page below.
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