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Reference Number 13374
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  WS236

Salary Range: $52,441.56 per annum

Location: Stratford Depot, Arnold Street, Stratford

Reference Number: 13374

Close Date: Monday 30 November 2020

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
  • Secondary education to Year 10 with good writing and communication skills and an understanding of basic mathematics
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 the ability to undertake a wide range of maintenance / construction labouring tasks?
Essential: Do you have substantial previous experience in repairs to concrete infrastructure involving form work and concrete finishing?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated skills and experience in driving trucks with the ability to perform daily routine safety checks of vehicle and trailer?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 30/11/2020
Position Description
Advert #13374.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.