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Reference Number 13491
Position Title Labourer / Truck Driver
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Stratford Depot
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification LGE State - Lev 2 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Labourer / Truck Driver  WS237

Salary Range: $52,441.56 per annum

Location: Stratford Depot, Arnold Street, Stratford

Reference Number: 13491

Close Date: Monday 8 March 2021

Primary Objective of the position:

  • Perform on site labouring and driving tasks primarily associated with Maintenance and Construction activities within the Northern District
  • To work in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner whilst ensuring maximum productivity with a high standard of workmanship and job safety
  • To be a good team player

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Hold a current Queensland Medium Rigid (MR) class driver’s licence or above
  • White Card (General Safety Construction)
  • Secondary education to Year 10 with good writing and communication skills and an understanding of basic mathematics
  • Previous experience in repairs to concrete infrastructure involving form work and concrete finishing
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in driving trucks with the ability to perform daily routine safety checks of vehicle and trailer
  • Having a physical capacity and endurance to be able to undertake a variety of strenuous labouring tasks associated with Construction and Maintenance activities
  • The ability to use or to learn to use electronic devices (e.g. tablets, smartphones) as applicable to this position
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a small team environment, be a good team player, possess a high level of motivation and work efficiently with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a public environment with the emphasis on communication and providing quality customer service

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities, Selection Criteria and Functional Job Demands, 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 functional medical assessment, which will include 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 off the following benefits:

  • Full-time Permanent Position
  • 9 day fortnight work roster
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • Up to 3 weeks sick leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • 17.5% 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 hold a current and valid MR Driver's Licence (or above)?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid General Construction Safety White Card?
Essential: Do you have substantial previous experience in repairs to concrete infrastructure involving form work and concrete finishing?
Essential: Do you have the ability to undertake a wide range of maintenance / construction labouring tasks?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 08/03/2021
Position Description
Advert #13491.pdf Open
Application Guide View Guide
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.