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Reference Number 12995
Position Title Heavy Vehicle Mechanic
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Martyn Street Depot
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification  
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Heavy Vehicle Mechanics  WS835  & WS837

Salary Range: $54,557 - $61,440 per annum

Locations: Martyn Street Depot and Gordonvale Depot

Reference Number: 12995

Close Date: Monday 6 January 2020

Primary Objective of the position:

  • To maintain Council's fleet, plant and equipment.

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.
  • Extensive trade experience.
  • Enter Confined Space Competency or ability to obtain.
  • Elevated Work Platform (under 11 metres) 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 hold a current and valid MR Driver's Licence (or above)?
Essential: Do you have a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic or Diesel Fitter trade qualification?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated experience in the repair and maintenance of fleet, heavy plant and equipment?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 06/01/2020
Position Description
Advert #12995.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.