Building Maintenance Officer

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Full Time
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Functional Expertise
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Job Description

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Position Title:

Building Maintenance Officer (Trade Qualified)


Development Services


Parks and Environment


Position Objective

Inspect and carry out general maintenance on Parks built assets and ensure that they are safe, well-maintained and compliant with Australian standards.


Key Responsibilities

Shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Undertake comprehensive visual inspections and condition audits of existing Parks built assets including picnic shelters, park furniture, shade structures, amenity buildings, and fencing. Provide direction to maintenance staff.
  2. Carry out trade level installations and repairs of existing park built assets.
  3. Raise work requests for non-scheduled maintenance tasks and close-out work orders.
  4. Maintain up to date knowledge of legislation and Australian Standards pertaining to the Queensland Building Industry.
  5. Operation and maintenance of small plant including power tools and equipment relevant to the position.
  6. Use technological devices for communication, data collection and work order system.
  7. Complete scheduled works and contribute to the completion of specific projects.
  8. Meet customer and stakeholder requirements while maintaining Council's image and reputation.
  9. Other responsibilities as directed by your immediate supervisor within the scope of this position.


Position Capabilities



(Includes Formal Qualifications, Licenses, Tickets, Registrations and Professional Memberships)


  • Trade Qualification in a related field such as Carpentry, Building and Construction, Painting and Decorating or similar relevant trade.
  • Conduct visual inspection of park facilities
  • General Construction Induction Training
  • QLD “C” Class Drivers Licence or interstate equivalent
  • Elevated Working Platform High Risk Work Licence
  • Working at Heights


  • Use explosive power tools
  • Operational inspection of park facilities
  • Medium Rigid (MR) Licence




  • Sound trade level experience in general building maintenance and/or construction.
  • Sound practical experience planning and organising projects.
  • Sound practical experience in the maintenance and operation of a wide range of machinery associated with repair/maintenance and general maintenance, including power tools.
  • Experience in providing direction to small work teams.
  • Practical experience in asset inspection and investigations including the use of asset data management systems.




  • Well-developed verbal and non-verbal communication skills and technological communication.
  • Well-developed problem solving ability.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment.
  • Well-developed ability to create and maintain accurate records in line with legislative requirements.
  • Ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Sound ability to write effective inspection reports as per Australian Standards.
  • Sound client service skills including ability to deliver a quality service with attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet strict deadlines and deliver identified outcomes.




  • Working knowledge of relevant plant and equipment.
  • General knowledge of relevant Acts, Regulations, Local Laws and Policies pertaining to Parks and Reserves.


  • Knowledge of the principles of arboriculture.


Special Requirements

  • Occasional out of hours work (including weekends).
  • Regular local travel.
  • Requirement to undertake physical work in a variety of outdoor environments.
  • Requirement to complete work as part of emergency management response, subject to prevailing conditions at the time.


Organisational Relationships

Reports to:      Team Leader Building Maintenance

Supervision of:   Nil

Internal Liaison:   Mackay Regional Council staff

External Liaison:   Members of the public and Contractors