Plant Operator and Labourer - Casual

Employment Details
Date Added: 29-Oct-2020
Closing Date: 24-Dec-2021 11:59 PM

Plant Operator and Labourer

Applications will close upon successful recruitment 

  • Casual - As needed basis for the Festive Season 
  • Monday – Sunday roster
  • Based at the Waste Management Facility
  • Level 3: $28.01 - $31.87 + 25% Casual Loading  

This position reports directly to the Operations Manager and is responsible for undertaking duties for the Infrastructure Operations works program. Duties include minor projects, maintenance, and service delivery related to roads, paths and drainage networks, buildings, recreation and public facilities, landfill and waste transfer station operations.

This role is responsible for the safe and effective operation of plant and equipment and performing labouring tasks as requested to maintain and improve Council assets and infrastructure throughout the Katherine Municipality.

Selection Criteria:


  • Demonstrated ability to meet the position’s key responsibilities
  • Current NT Heavy Rigid (HR) Driver’s Licence
  • Physically fit to undertake manual labour in an outdoor setting for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to undertake and pass a medical assessment
  • Experience in operating plant, machinery and equipment independently
  • Ability to manage time to achieve tasks within a set timeframe
  • Ability to problem solve and critically think in the workplace
  • Ability to take instruction and work unsupervised
  • Experience in general repairs and maintenance for buildings, facilities, roads, footpaths or other infrastructure
  • Sound verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability in maintaining a safe working environment and application of correct manual handling techniques
  • Minimum experience of 2 years in similar or related role


  • Experience or qualifications related to civil construction and/or waste management facility operations
  • Related trade skills certification
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Those applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted two (2) weeks after the closing date. Unfortunately, those who are not shortlisted will not be contacted. 

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