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Operator Grader


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Mackay Regional Council offers you excellent career development opportunities, fantastic benefits and a commitment to work/life balance.

 Plant Operator Grader

The Mackay Region

Mackay is located halfway between Brisbane and Cairns and is truly the heart of Queensland, covering 7,621 square kilometres of rainforest, Natural Parks, historic townships, miles of golden beaches and more than 70 tropical islands.

The Region boasts a vibrant economy offering an idyllic lifestyle on the Central Queensland coast, from picturesque beaches and nearby island resorts to beautiful rainforests. The Region has a great climate coupled with good quality education and health facilities.

We are a dynamic, progressive and financially sound local government, with responsibility for $3.5 billion worth of assets and employing over 1000 dedicated staff in a vibrant, rapidly growing region where sugar, mining, beef, tourism and retail drive the economy.

About the role:

Are you an experienced in the construction/maintenance of roads and drainage infrastructure? Do you hold a current Grader Operator competency ticket? Mackay Regional Council have a position for a Plant Operator – Grader to join the team in a Permanent fulltime position with a 9-day fortnight roster.

The successful candidate will be based at the Paget Depot and will carry out predominately grader operations, plant and truck operation and labouring duties associated with the maintenance and construction of roads and drainage assets, or other associated civil infrastructure including, but not limited to earthworks, concrete, pipelaying, bitumen and vegetation work.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Current General Construction Safety "White" Card
  • Current QLD Heavy Rigid Truck ‘HR’ Class Licence or ability to obtain
  • Current Certificate of competency to operate motor grader > 35kw
  • Competent operation of a rigid motor vehicle with GVM equal to or greater than 22.5 tonne or rigid motor vehicle and trailer combination with GCM not exceeding 42.5 tonne
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in the operation of grader and in particular maintenance works (mixing existing gravels and imported gravels with required crossfalls), final trim operation including experience with Trimble would be desirable (or other computer-controlled software) guided operation
  • Experience in providing instructions to work crews

In return for your valued contribution you will receive:

  • Annual base salary from $55,176.75 plus allowances as applicable
  • Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • 9 day fortnight roster
  • May be eligible for salary sacrificing options
  • We’re bursting at the seams with career development and learning opportunities
  • Significant corporate and membership discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Active social clubs


For a Position Description and information on how to apply please visit https://vacancies.mackay.qld.gov.au/MRC_ER/VacancyList.aspx

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date resume and a cover letter outlining your industry experience and suitability for the role.

Applications Close: 17th June 2021

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to deliver extraordinary results.

Closing date: 17 June 2021 Enquiries: For further information:
Phone: 1300 MACKAY (1300 622 529)