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Reference Number 13300
Position Title Small Engine Mechanic
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Martyn Street Depot
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification  
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Small Engine Mechanic  WS203

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

Location: Martyn Street Depot, 158a Martyn Street, Cairns

Reference Number: 13300

Close Date: Tuesday 6 October 2020

Primary Objective of the position:

  • Repair and maintain Council's small plant, other equipment and associated tasks as required

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Current Queensland Driver's Class ‘C’ Licence or equivalent
  • Outdoor Power Equipment or Motor Mechanic trade qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in the repair and maintenance of small plant and equipment
  • Demonstrated experience with small engine equipment
  • Experience with computerised maintenance systems
  • Experience in repair of vehicle fleet – heavy or light

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 Outdoor Power Equipment or Motor Mechanic trade qualifications?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated experience in the repair and maintenance of small plant and equipment?
Desirable: Do you have experience with computerised maintenance systems?
Desirable: Do you have experience in repair of vehicle fleet – heavy or light?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 06/10/2020
Position Description
Advert #13300 e.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.