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Reference Number 13371
Position Title Fitter
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Magazine Street
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification  
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

FitterCW183 (Full-Time Permanent)

Salary Range: $66,908.30 per annum

Location: Magazine Street Depot

Reference Number: 13371

Close Date: Sunday, 29 November 2020

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 Fitter to join our Water & Waste Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • To maintain Water & Waste’s mechanical installations equipment infrastructure

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Trade qualified Fitter and Turner
  • Queensland ‘MR’ Driver's Licence
  • Experience in on-site repair and maintenance of fixed and mobile plant and equipment
  • Demonstrated skills mentoring/sharing with apprentices and co-workers
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team

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 trade qualified Fitter and Turner?
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?
Desirable: Do you have previous experience in water operations?
Desirable: Do you have previous experience working in Local Government?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 29/11/2020
Position Description
VRN__13371_-_CW183_Fitter_-_External_Information_Kit.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.