Plant Operator - Dunedoo

Warrumbungle Shire Council Full Time Permanent 22/06/2022

Salary Range: $996 - $1,136 per 38 hour week + superannuation with fortnightly RDO

Warrumbungle Shire is strategically positioned on the Newell Highway, a short drive from Tamworth, Mudgee and Dubbo, and just over 3 hours from Newcastle, making Warrumbungle Shire a great place to live and work. Covering an area of more than 12,000km², and with a population of nearly 10,000, Warrumbungle Shire Council is one of the larger Local Government Areas in Central West NSW, home to the townships of Coonabarabran, Coolah, Dunedoo, Binnaway, Baradine and Mendooran. 

With a rich history and stunning landscapes including spectacular mountain ranges, waterfalls, ancient sandstone caves, gorges, and beautiful plains, our scenic location amongst friendly country communities provides an ideal setting for those looking to balance a country lifestyle and career.

This position is located in Dunedoo. Close to major centres Dunedoo is the southern gateway to the Warrumbungle Region. Set amongst the rolling hills and valleys surrounding the Talbragar River, Dunedoo is the perfect place for a relaxing lifestyle. A quaint and friendly country village with a proud history, Dunedoo is also well known for its Silo Art which is part of the Australian Silo Art Trail.

At Warrumbungle Shire Council we offer a broad variety of jobs with a range of benefits and career development opportunities within Local Government. The guiding principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and compassion form the spirit of the team along with respect, transparency, passion, trust and opportunity is how Warrumbungle Shire Council strengthens its working environment to deliver on the aspirations of our community. We are an EEO Employer with a commitment to our staff and our vision is Excellence in Local Government. 


Benefits of working for Council

Council are committed to creating a positive working environment and offer a range of benefits for staff, including

  • Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Fortnightly RDO
  • Support for training and professional development
  • Salary Packaging options to maximise your take-home pay

The Position

This full time position is responsible for undertaking road construction and maintenance activities, operating and maintaining a variety of plant safely and efficiently on road construction and maintenance projects and miscellaneous works in accordance with Road Operations objectives and requirements.

As with all positions on the roads team, the person must be a team player, able to form excellent working relationships and to carry out a broad range of duties including maintenance and labouring duties.


Essential Requirements

  • Commitment to Council’s Mission, Values and Code of Conduct
  • Understanding of work health and safety (WHS) in the workplace and commitment to a positive contribution to WHS in the workplace and compliance with Council and legislative requirements
  • Demonstrated capability operating roller, tip truck, front end loader to effectively carry out the construction and maintenance of civil infrastructure, as well as undertaking daily maintenance with minimal supervision
  • Verification of competency (VOC) for front end loader
  • Current Traffic Controller ticket 
  • Demonstrated sound oral and written communication skills
  • OHS Construction Induction Certificate (white card)
  • HR drivers licence.

Desirable Requirements
  • Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Demonstrated ability to safely and competently operate a grader, excavator and backhoe on road construction and maintenance worksites to achieve required outcomes
  • Current Implement Traffic Control at Worksite (yellowcard)
  • Excavator VOC or ticket
  • Backhoe VOC or ticket
  • HC drivers licence

Applicants should note that Criminal History Checks, as well as alcohol and drug testing, are conditions of employment.

Applications close at 11.00 pm Sunday 3 July 2022.

For enquiries, please contact Human Resources on 6849 2000.