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Reference Number 12998
Position Title Apprentice Fitter & Turner
Employment Type Apprentice Position (Fixed term up to 4 years)
Location Magazine Street
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification  
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Apprentice Fitter & Turner - CW387

Salary Range: $26,431.56 - $59,399.48 per annum

Location: Magazine Street Depot 

Reference Number: 12998

Close Date: Sunday 3 November 2019

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 Apprentice Fitter & Turner to join our Water & Waste Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • Assist in the repair and service of Council's Water & Waste Assets while achieving the competency’s and training required to successfully complete Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical (Maintenance) Fitting and/or Turning pathway

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Current Queensland Driver's Licence
  • Working Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card)
  • Ability to complete/maintain training required to/and work; in Confined Spaces and Working at Heights
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Ability to operate effectively in a team, contributing positively to team operations and working relationships in a friendly and flexible manner

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 assessment and 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:

  • 19 day month
  • Up to 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position


Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 03/11/2019
Position Description
External Information Kit - CW387 - Apprentice Fitter &Turner.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.