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Plant Operator (Grader Final Trim)

Diamantina Shire Council - Birdsville, QLD

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

2.0 AWARD: QueenslandLocal Government Industry
(Stream B)Award - State 2017


3.0 SECTION: Operational Services


4.0 DESCRIPTOR Not Applicable


5.0 CLASSIFICATION: Level 8


6.0 DEPARTMENT: Infrastructure


7.0 BRANCH: Works


8.0 LOCATION: Bedourie or Birdsville


9.0 POSITION OBJECTIVE

To operate a Grader in all situations as required by the supervisor in all aspects of final trim grading of
local Council and Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) roads.


10.0 REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB

a) Skills/Capabilities

Ability to final trim all types of road construction including DTMR projects.
Ability to operate a Grader to Councils Quality standards to perform maintenance grading,

including but not limited to; mixing WQ35 best locally sourced gravels, and reforming a road
incorporating the crown, crossfall, table drains and catch drains to provide a quality finish
on the pavement surface to Council Standard.

Ability to coordinate other construction equipment operators including; truck drivers, roller
operators etc

Ability to carry out machine operation, daily servicing checks and basic maintenance as
per operators handbook and DSC workshop guidelines.

Ability to operate a variety of plant and hand tools associated with road maintenance and
construction works.

Ability to prepare and check paperwork as required
Ability to work within stipulated guidelines.
Ability to work as a team member and contribute to team outcomes.
Willingness to learn.
Ability to complete manual tasks.
Ability to be flexible, reliable, honest and committed.


b) Knowledge


Sound knowledge of DTMR management of works standards as stated in the Manual of

Uniform Traffic Control Devices
High Level knowledge of road maintenance and construction techniques.
Sound knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety Act – 2011 and safe work practices.
Sound knowledge of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulations (NHVR) Chain of

Responsibility and the National Transport Commission (NTC) Load Restraint guidelines
and requirements.

Sound knowledge of Council’s policies and procedures or a demonstrated ability to learn.


Reference: 112021


c) Experience and/or qualifications

Proven experience and competency in the operation and maintenance of a grader in a

road construction and maintenance environment.
Proven experience in final trim operations.
Current Construction Safety Induction Card (White Card)
Current Queensland ‘C’ Class Drivers Licence.
Current Queensland Occupational Health & Safety Licence – Grader or Current RII

Certificate of Competency in Grader Operations
Desirable: experience and competency on other road construction and maintenance

machinery.
Desirable: MC Class Licence


11.0 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

1) Operate Grader within operating parameters as advised by manufacturer, including but not limited
to:

  • Conducting pre-start checks;
  • Performing final trim grading to a high standard surface;
  • Mixing all gravels including WQ35 (locally sourced);
  • Reforming a road incorporating the crown, crossfall, table drains and catch drains to provide a
quality finish on the pavement surface to Council Standard;
  • Performing minor maintenance including greasing, oiling and minor repairs;
  • Keeping the interior and exterior of the allocated plant clean and tidy.

2) Coordinate a variety of construction plant i.e. Rollers, Water Trucks to complete jobs in an efficient
and cost effective manner;

3) Operate and maintain any vehicle/plant in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with traffic
regulations, operators’ handbook, and DSC workshop guidelines.

4) Perform some paperwork duties as required by the Supervisor.
5) Provide work progress reports to the Supervisor.
6) Undertake training in accordance with council requirements.
7) Communicate, solve and discuss work problems with other team members and the Supervisor.
8) Assist with prompt responses to customer requests/enquiries and project a helpful and positive

image of the Council and its staff.
9) Ensure that Councils Quality Assurance Program is adhered to.
10) Comply with all Councils policies including but not limited to the Code of Conduct, Drug and

Alcohol policy, Smoking policy and Workplace Bullying and Harassment Policy.
11) Perform other Council work as directed by your supervisor

Workplace Health and Safety Responsibilities

12) Undertake the responsibilities relevant to the position as specified in Schedule 1 – WH&S Obligation

and Responsibility Statement as amended from time to time.

Note: An employee may be directed to carry out such duties as are within the limits of the employee’s skill, competence
and training. All employees have a legal obligation and are required to observe Council policies and procedures in
relation to Code of Conduct, Confidentiality, Anti-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity; Workplace Health
& Safety; Employee Welfare; the Environment and Service Delivery Standards. Employees must also fulfil all
recordkeeping responsibilities in accordance with relevant Information Standards and associated guidelines.



12.0 KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

1) Demonstrated ability to operate a Grader to Councils Quality standards to perform final trim
grading, including but not limited to; mixing WQ35 best locally sourced gravels, and reforming a
road incorporating the crown, crossfall, table drains and catch drains to provide a quality finish on
the pavement surface to Council Standard.

2) Demonstrated ability to final trim on local road maintenance and DTMR seal pavement
reconstructions.


Reference: 112021


3) Demonstrated ability to coordinate the work of other plant operators to complete jobs in a timely

and cost effective manner.
4) Demonstrated ability to operate a variety of plant and hand tools associated with road maintenance

and construction works.
5) Ability to work within a team and under remote supervision whilst exercising initiative, judgement

and enthusiasm.
6) Demonstrated commitment to Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures.
7) Current Queensland ‘C’ Class Drivers Licence.


Note: As part of any recruitment for this position, Council may require the applicant to undertake a Criminal Records
Check, Working with Children Check, Physical fitness/medical test, drug or alcohol test, relevant skill test, machine
competency test prior to appointment. It is a condition of employment with DSC that all applicants agree to this
requirement before appointment. Some positions require incumbent to undergo mandatory immunisation or provide
medical documentary evidence of suitable immunisation as the work environment may involve exposure to areas
identified as "at risk" work areas.

Birdsville, QLD

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design




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