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Plant Operator (Loader)

Diamantina Shire Council - Birdsville, QLD

Trades & Services
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
2.0 AWARD: Queensland Local Government Industry
(Stream B) Award - State 2017

3.0 AREA: Operational Services

4.0 DESCRIPTOR Not Applicable


6.0 DEPARTMENT: Infrastructure

7.0 BRANCH: Works

8.0 LOCATION: Bedourie or Birdsville


To operate a Loader in all situations and perform various labouring jobs as required by the


a) Skills/Capabilities
 Ability to carry out machine operation, daily servicing checks and basic maintenance as

per Operators handbook and DSC workshop guidelines.
 Ability to operate a range of hand tools associated with road maintenance and

construction works.
 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

 The Main Roads standards as stated in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
 The Local Government Act 1993.
 Good knowledge of road maintenance and construction techniques.
 Good knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety Act - 2011 and safe work practices.
 Good knowledge of Council’s policies and procedures or a demonstrated ability to learn.

c) Experience and/or qualifications

 Proven experience in the high standard of operation and maintenance of a Loader.
 Experience in road construction and maintenance.
 Current Queensland MC Class driver’s license or ability to obtain
 Construction Industry Induction Card (White Card).
 Experience and competencies in various other plant is desirable.
 Forklift High Risk Work Licence is desirable.
 Civil Construction qualifications are desirable.

Reference: 156119


1) Operate Loader within operating parameters as advised by manufacturer, including but not limited

  • Conducting pre-start checks;
  • Operation in successive passes over working area to achieve specified result, such as grade
terrain or remove, dump, or spread earth, rock or other material;
  • Operating switches, levers and pedals to control loading gate on bucket (scraper), to adjust
depth of cut, to raise and close filled bucket for hauling, and to spread or dump earth;
  • Alignment of operations with reference stakes and guidelines on ground or positions equipment
including following hand signals of others;
  • Minor maintenance including greasing, oiling and minor repairs.
  • Keeping the interior and exterior of the allocated plant clean and tidy.
2) Operate and maintain any vehicle/plant in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with traffic
regulations, operators’ handbook, and DSC workshop guidelines.

3) Carry out various duties including labouring and manual handling tasks as directed by Supervisor.
4) Carry out traffic control, including installation of temporary signs and barricades as required
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) Complete Timesheets in a clear and accurate manner.
10) Ensure that Councils Quality Assurance Program is adhered to.
11) Ensure that Councils Workplace Bullying and Harassment Policy, Workplace Health and Safety

Policy is upheld and all operations are carried out in accordance with this policy
12) Perform other Council work as directed

Workplace Health and Safety Responsibilities
13) 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, 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


1) Minimum of two years’ experience driving a Loader in a road construction environment.
2) Demonstrated ability to operate a Loader in a safe manner.
3) Demonstrated ability to operate a variety of plant and hand tools associated with road maintenance

and construction works.
4) Ability to operate effectively in a team, contributing positively to team operations and working

relationships in a friendly and flexible manner.
5) Ability to work under direct supervision whilst exercising initiative, judgement and enthusiasm.
6) Demonstrated commitment to Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures.
7) Current Queensland ‘MC’ Class Drivers Licence.
8) Current Construction Industry Induction Card (White Card)
9) Current RII Certificate of Competency in Loader Operations

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, personality
profile and/or psychometric testing 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.

Reference: 156119