Plant Operator

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Job Description

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Position Title: Plant Operator – (L5 - Band 4)

Position Objective

To carry out labouring and plant and truck operation duties associated with maintenance and construction of roads and drainage assets, or other associated civil infrastructure under the limited supervision of a Supervisor or Leading Hand.

Key Responsibilities

Shall include, but not be limited to:

1. Competent operation of ride-on equipment and light and medium mechanical plant.

2. Competent operation of rigid motor vehicle (truck) with GVM equal to or greater than 22.5 tonne and rigid motor vehicle and trailer combination with GCM not exceeding 42.5 tonne.

3. Undertake tasks associated with maintenance and construction of roads, drainage and other civil infrastructure including earthworks, concrete, pipelaying, bitumen and vegetation work.

4. Hands on labouring tasks associated with maintenance and construction of roads, drainage and other civil infrastructure.

5. Daily maintenance of assigned plant and work cooperatively with mechanical service personnel in the repair and maintenance of assigned plant, including recording of pre-start checks

6. Provide competent traffic management associated with the control and direction of vehicular traffic through and around work sites.

7. Provide a high level of client service at all times, to both internal and external clients.

8. Complete required paperwork in a prompt and detailed manner, e.g. timesheets, etc.

9. Undertake basic numerical calculations to a standard commensurate with the duties involved in the position.

10. On-the-job training of fellow work colleagues and transfer of knowledge and skills to fellow work colleagues.

11. Compliance with Council’s policies, procedures and other legislative requirements in relation to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Anti-Discrimination, Workplace Health and Safety and Quality Assurance.

12. Compliance with Council’s Quality Assurance Strategy.

13. Commitment to contributing to and maintaining a culture of Best Practice as the means to improve our service delivery processes.

14. Work within confines of environmental legislation, ensuring best practice work procedures to minimise environmental impact.

15. Commitment to actively participate in training and skill development to suit the work environment.

16. Other responsibilities as delegated by Management within the scope of this position.

WH&S Obligations and Responsibilities

Attached to this position description is a WH&S Obligation and Responsibilities Statement that outlines the Workplace Health and Safety requirements of this position.

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Qualifications and Experience


• Current General Construction Safety "White" Card

• Current QLD Manual Car ‘C’ Class Open Driver’s Licence

• Current QLD Heavy Rigid Truck ‘HR’ Class Licence

• Certificate of Competency to operate road construction plant and/or equipment – skid steer loader, roller, loader, backhoe

• Current Traffic Controllers Ticket

• Good experience in driving trucks in varying road conditions

• Good experience in operating road construction plant e.g. roller, backhoe, loader

• Good experience in construction/maintenance of roads and drainage infrastructure


• Experience in concrete work.

• Certificate III in Civil Construction



• Good plant operation skills and competency

• Good truck driving skills and competency

• Good skills in oral and written communication

• Manual handling skills

• Ability to work cooperatively with others and foster a team environment

• Good skills in dealing with internal and external clients



• Good knowledge of preventative machinery maintenance

• Good knowledge of the Workplace Health and Safety regulations relevant to the Construction Industry

• Standard of education and/or demonstrated ability to read, write and perform basic numerical calculations to a standard commensurate with the duties involved in the position.

• Good knowledge of roads and drainage construction / maintenance works activities.

• Good knowledge of operation and maintenance of mechanical plant and equipment in road construction/maintenance related activities.


• Understanding of Council’s Enterprise Risk Management Policy and Framework objectives as they impact the position.

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Special Requirements

• Willingness and flexibility to work overtime outside normal hours, where required, to undertake assigned tasks.

• Commitment to working cooperatively with others and foster team environment in line with the Civil Operations/Civil Projects Team Book.

• Willingness to operate other construction equipment and undertake higher duties, where required, to meet task objectives, as directed by Supervisor.

• Proactively support, assist and communicate with the Leading Hand/Supervisor to complete assigned tasks effectively and efficiently and to improve service delivery.

WH&S OBLIGATION AND RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT – EMPLOYEES All employees have a legal obligation to comply with statutory and Mackay Regional Council WH&S Management System, SafePlan, WH&S policies, procedures and work instructions. These are introduced to ensure the health and safety of employees, contractors, visitors, volunteers, the public and the environment. The following statements apply to all employees, including permanent, part-time and casual employees. Responsibilities include:

1. Being aware of the Mackay Regional Council WH&S Management System, SafePlan, the WH&S Management System Plan and Monthly Action Plans (MAPs).

2. Performing all work and associated functions in a safe manner.

3. Complying with all documented WH&S policies, procedures, work instructions and verbal instructions issued by the organisation or its officers.

4. Correctly using and maintaining all personal protective clothing and equipment supplied by the organisation.

5. Identifying hazards, conducting risk assessments, and taking corrective actions to eliminate hazards where possible in the workplace, and/or report hazards and risks in accordance with WH&S procedures.

6. Establishing and maintaining a high standard of housekeeping and cleanliness within individual work areas and on Mackay Regional Council property generally.

7. Reporting and assisting with the investigation of all incidents within the workplace, including minor injuries, near hit and property damage.

8. Attending any Toolbox Talks or specific training supplied by Mackay Regional Council.

9. Being familiar with the location of first aid treatment centres, fire protection facilities and evacuation procedures.

10. Working in a manner that will not endanger themselves, other employees, or the public.

11. Report any concerns for WH&S to your Supervisor.