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Plant Operator (Cleansing Services)

Job No: CB18103
Location: Sydney

  •          Permanent Full-Time Position - 38 hours per week
  •          Participation in 9 day fortnight scheme
  •          Competitive salary per annum + Super

The City of Canada Bay is a thriving, colourful community, surrounded by the beautiful bays of Sydney Harbour. The area is also known for its parklands, cycle paths and walkways. City of Canada Bay Council’s values underpin how we operate: We act with integrity; We empower our people; We are respectful; We work together; We innovate.

About the position

We are seeking a skilled and dedicated Plant Operator to join our Cleansing Services team within our Roads & Traffic business unit. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating and maintaining various plant equipment and machinery critical to the delivery of essential services within our community. 

You must be an early riser as you will be required to work from 4.00am to 1.00pm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Operate and maintain plant equipment.
  • Monitor plant processes and equipment performance to ensure efficient and effective operation.
  • Conduct routine inspections, maintenance, and repairs on plant equipment to ensure optimal functionality and compliance with safety standards.
  • Respond promptly to equipment malfunctions, emergencies, and alarms, taking appropriate corrective actions as necessary.
  • Maintain accurate records of plant operations, equipment maintenance, and regulatory compliance activities.
  • Collaborate with team members and supervisors to coordinate work activities and achieve operational goals.
  •  Adhere to all safety protocols, procedures, and regulatory requirements to ensure a safe working environment for oneself and             others.

About the person

The successful candidate should have the following.

  • High school diploma or equivalent; additional technical training or certification in plant operations or related field is preferred.
  • Proven experience in operating and maintaining plant equipment, preferably within a municipal or industrial setting.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and technical skills, with the ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment as needed.
  • Knowledge of relevant safety regulations, environmental standards, and best practices in plant operations.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise tasks, and adapt to changing work demands.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends, evenings, and holidays, as needed.

What’s on offer

We are offering a remuneration between $58,548.54 to $67,330.82 per annum + Super. The City of Canada Bay also offers excellent employee benefits which include:

  • Rostered Days Off (participation in a 9-day fortnight scheme).
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • 2 days health and wellbeing leave per year and access to Long Service leave after 5 years)
  • Health and Wellbeing programs (Yoga classes, Fitness Passport, Flu vaccinations, Head Space, Skin Cancer Checks)

Want to know more?
Further information regarding the requirements of this role can be found in the attached Position Description here, alternatively for a confidential discussion please contact Craig O'Brien, Acting Coordinator, Cleansing Services on 0410 911 171.

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How to apply
Candidates MUST apply online by clicking 'begin' below. Applications close 11:30pm, 10 April 2024 and will not be accepted through any other medium.

If you have any accessibility requirements, please feel free to contact April McCarthy on 02 9121 0076 or email to discuss.

The City of Canada Bay Council is a Child Safe Organisation that recognises and advocates for the rights of Children and Young People and are committed to a Safe Workplace. 

The City of Canada Bay Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to maintaining, growing and supporting a diverse, respectful, collaborative & inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, people with disabilities, women, and other diversity groups. 

 “Formal offers of employment are subject to standard Council pre-employment checks including medical and other background checks”.

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