Plant Operator - Skid Steer

Job No: CCC322
Location: Cessnock, NSW, 2325

About the opportunity

Undertake plant operator duties as part of a multi-skilled team, associated with maintenance and construction of roads, paved areas, drainage facilities and/or parks.  Primary item of plant operated being Skid-Steer Loader and Truck. General labouring duties are also associated with the maintenance and construction of roads, paved areas, drainage facilities and parks.

Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake the safe operation of the Skid Steer for the maintenance and construction of roads, paved areas, drainage facilities and/or parks, ensuring that it is operated in accordance with relevant regulation and Council policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • Operate and maintain small plant and equipment e.g. chainsaws, plate compactor’s, hand mowers, hand tools, brush cutters, small fuel driven roller, concrete vibrators; and
  • Complete the daily pre-start checklist and ensure that all relevant paperwork, including pre-start, fault repot and incident reports are completely accurately and in a timely manner and in accordance with Council policies and procedures.

About you

  • Current class MR licence (minimum);
  • Demonstrated competence and experience in the operation of skid steer;
  • Demonstrated competence and experience in the operation of other heavy plant; and
  • Thorough understanding of road and drainage construction and maintenance requirements.


$52,221 – $60,466 per annum plus 10.5% superannuation


  • 38 hour per week position
  • 19 day month/RDO scheme
  • Generous corporate fitness program
  • Picturesque Hunter Valley location!

Applications Close: Tuesday 25 February 2020 at 11.30pm

Who to Contact:

Kevin Massey, Construction Coordinator on 4993 4305

How to Apply:

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Position Description

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Guided by staff values of integrity, respect, teamwork, accountability and excellence, Cessnock City Council is indeed an attractive, thriving Council and employer of choice.

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