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Reference Number 13007
Position Title Leading Hand Carpenter
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Martyn Street Depot
Minimum Award/Classification Bld'g Trades-Carp/Paint LH2-5 
Maximum Award/Classification Bld'g Trades-Carp/Paint LH2-5 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Leading Hand Carpenter  WS464

Salary: $60,497.18 per annum
Location: Martyn Street Depot, 158A Martyn Street, Cairns 
Reference Number: 13007
Close Date: Monday 4 November 2019

Primary Objectives of the position:-

  • This position is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of carpentry and trade services, including building maintenance, form work construction, steel fixing, concrete finishing, joinery and plan interpretation.
  • Supervision of Carpenters, Formsetters and Labour staff within the maintenance crew.

To be successful in this role you must have:- 

  • Trade Qualifications (Carpenter or Carpenter/Joiner).
  • Current Queensland Driver’s Licence (Class C).
  • Demonstrated skills in the delivery of efficient, effective and timely carpentry and trade services including building maintenance, form work construction, steel fixing, concrete finishing, joinery and plan interpretation.
  • Developed organisational skills including a demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organise and coordinate a number of tasks at the same time.
  • Advanced Construction Formwork experience.
  • Advanced Concrete Finishing skills.
  • Demonstrated effective people management skills specifically in the areas of dealing with the public, staff supervision, leadership, motivation and team building.

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 clicking on the Position Description, select 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 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:

  • 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 have Trade Qualification as a Carpenter or Carpenter/Joiner?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 04/11/2019
Position Description
Advert #13007.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.