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Reference Number 13667
Position Title Apprentice Fitter & Turner
Employment Type Apprentice Position (Fixed term up to 4 years)
Location Magazine Street
Minimum Award/Classification EA1- Eng 1ST YR App (No Site) GD 10 
Maximum Award/Classification EAA4- Eng Trade 4TH YR Adult App 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Apprentice Fitter & TurnerCW204 (Full-Time Fixed-Term up to four (4) years)

Salary Range: $26,959.05 - $60,586.33 per annum

Location: Magazine Street

Reference Number: 13667

Close Date: Sunday 26 September 2021

Are you looking for an exciting career in a Local Government organisation?

Do you enjoy being a part of a team?

Are you seeking an opportunity that offers a Work Life Balance?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we would love to hear from you!

Enhance your career by joining Cairns Regional Council, one of the largest employers in the Cairns region. Our commitment to delivering high quality services to the community means we need talented, committed people – we need you!

Cairns Regional Council is currently seeking an Apprentice Fitter & Turner to join our Water & Resource Recovery Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • Assist in the repair and service of Council's Water & Resource Recovery Assets while achieving the competency’s and training required to successfully complete Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical).

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Minimum year 10 schooling.
  • Working Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card).
  • Awareness of Workplace Health & Safety Act and regulations.
  • Intermediate computer skills.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a team, contributing positively to team operations and working relationships in a friendly and flexible manner.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by scrolling to the Position Description area, then clicking on "Open" to download the attachment.

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment:

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following assessments/checks:

  • Pre‑employment medical assessment, which will include a functional capacity and a drug and alcohol test
  • National Police/Criminal History Check
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification/Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check


Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to Work Visa


We offer the following benefits:

  • 9-day fortnight
  • Up to 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised Corporate Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a current C Class Driver's Licence or ability to obtain?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid General Construction Safety White Card?
Essential: Have you completed a minimum of Year 10 schooling?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 26/09/2021
Position Description
Advert #13667.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.