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Reference Number 13306
Position Title Diesel Fitter/Motor Mechanic
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Martyn Street Depot
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification  
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Diesel Fitter / Motor Mechanic  WS164

Salary Range: $55,647.89 - $62,667.74 per annum

Locations: Martyn Street Depot

Reference Number: 13306

Close Date: Monday 28 September 2020

Primary Objective of the position:

  • To repair and maintain Council's vehicular fleet, heavy plant, agricultural plant, small plant and associated tasks

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic or Diesel Fitter trade qualification
  • Current Queensland MR or above Driver's Licence
  • Enter Confined Space competency or ability to obtain
  • Working at Heights competency or ability to obtain
  • Elevated Work Platform (under 11 metres) or ability to obtain
  • High Risk Work Forklift Licence or ability to obtain
  • Demonstrated experience in the repair and maintenance of fleet, heavy plant and equipment
  • Demonstrated experience in vehicle and plant electronics

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 have trade experience in a Fleet Mechanical Workshop?
Essential: Do you have a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic or Diesel Fitter trade qualification?
Essential: Do you hold a current and valid MR Driver's Licence (or above)?
Desirable: Do you have a current High Risk Forklift licence?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 28/09/2020
Position Description
Advert #13306.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.