Recreation Works Labourer/Operator

Maitland City Council

Newcastle & Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 10/08/2018

Job Category:

Trades & Services / Cleaner, Labourer & General Hand

Job description:

Be a part of Maitland Council’s growing workforce

About the role

This role will put your skills to good use. As the successful applicant, you will undertake general labouring duties assisting in the maintenance of Council’s parks, gardens, sporting facilities and street infrastructure. You will operate mowers, tractors and other horticultural plant and equipment as required. Maitland City Council has a heavy focus on safety and providing high quality services to the community.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have previous experience in horticulture/recreation and maintenance works. You will have outstanding problem solving skills, be a team-player and will be adaptable to changes in your work environment. You must also have a current drivers licence.

Having the following licences/tickets is not essential, but would be handy:

  • Traffic Controller & Implement Traffic Control Plans
  • MR Driver’s Licence
  • Certificate in Competency: Front End Loader, Backhoe, Excavator & Skid Steer
  • WHS General Construction Induction


This is a permanent full time role with a salary ranging $47,573 up to $52,807 per year based on demonstrated competencies + 9.5% p.a. super. Work hours are currently 6:45am to 3:45pm, including a 30 minute overtime agreement per day (reviewed annually) which offers an additional overtime allowance of $4,694 up to $5,211 per year.

Council also offers a range of other benefits for its employees including:

  • Ongoing training and development
  • Access to our Healthy Employee Program (HEP): including reduced gym memberships and subsidies for programs that improve health and wellbeing
  • Positive team environment and work life balance
  • Beautiful Hunter Valley location


If after reading the role charter you have any questions, contact Brian Worboys, Coordinator Recreation & Noxious Weeds, on 02 4934 9602.

Applications close: Sunday 26 August 2018.

Please note, as a part of Maitland City Council’s recruitment process, you will be required to undertake a behavioural assessment which can take up to 45 minutes to complete before you can submit your application. Prior to an offer of employment being made, recommended candidates will also be required to undertake a medical assessment including drug and alcohol testing and may be subject to other pre-employment checks such as qualification and employment history checks. For more information about the recruitment process, visit our website and search ‘work with us’.