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Reference Number 13607
Position Title Plumber
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Location Magazine Street
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification  
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

PlumberCW611 (Fixed-Term Full-Time until 30 June 2022)

Salary Range: $64,211.70 pro-rata per annum

Location: Magazine Street Depot

Reference Number: 13607

Close Date: Monday, 28 June 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 a Plumber to join our Water & Resource Recovery Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • As a Water Operations/Construction plumber, operate as directed by the Team Leader Capital Works/Maintenance in the installation of new & replacement water reticulation mains, property services, water meters, fire hydrants & service valves and customer complaints regarding the construction of water reticulation mains in accordance with the service standards set by Water & Resource Recovery.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Licensed Plumber & Drainer
  • Current drivers license to 3 tonne vehicle capacity
  • Physical wellbeing to receive training and accreditation for entry into confined spaces
  • Previous experience in water systems construction works
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and an understanding of basic mathematics

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: Are you a Licensed Plumber / Drainer?
Essential: Do you hold a current and valid LR Drivers Licence (or above)?
Desirable: Do you have a current and valid General Construction Safety White Card?
Desirable: Do you have an Enter Confined Space Competency or ability to obtain?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 28/06/2021
Position Description
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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.