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Landfill Operator

Job No: RVC336
Location: Casino

Do you have an interest in Waste and Resource Recovery?

We are currently looking for an experienced operator to undertake routine waste management tasks.  You would screen and sort incoming waste, operate and maintain plant, maintain accurate records of all incoming waste and outgoing recyclable and reusable material, receipt and balance monies daily using current gatehouse software and work in a safe manner having regard for self and others.


About Us

The Richmond Valley local government area is located in the heart of the Northern Rivers region of NSW; around three hours from Brisbane. With it being one of regional NSW's fastest-growing areas, the Richmond Valley provides many reasons to relocate with great lifestyle benefits and the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The region's community is welcoming and friendly, which is why it has become a popular location for sea and tree changers who have had enough of traffic jams, congestion and long work hours.

Please visit Working With Us for more detail regarding benefits Richmond Valley Council has to offer.


About the Role

Full time: 9 day fortnight

Salary: Range from $49,961 to $57,454 pa + 9.5% super

Closing date: 11:30pm Sunday 20 June 2021

Contact: Malcolm Massey, Overseer Waste Management - 0436 609 412


The primary purpose of the role is to provide a high level of service, support and maintenance in the operation of Council's waste and resource recovery facilities.


  • Screen and sort incoming waste accurately to minimise quantities directed to landfill
  • Provide efficient and effective administrative support including maintaining accurate records of all incoming waste and outgoing recyclable and reusable material, receipt of monies and daily balancing using current weighbridge software
  • Operate and maintain plant to complete routine waste management tasks
  • Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change, demonstrating a willingness to do what is required to deliver quality outcomes


About You

  • You are flexible, adaptable and responsive to change, demonstrating a willingness to do what is required to deliver quality outcomes
  • You are positive, supportive and proactively participate as a team player in the achievement of team goals
  • You have a 'can do' attitude in your approach to meet expectations of Council and the community we serve
  • You possess a safety first attitude in everything you do and will lead by example in the promotion of WHS in your team


We are seeking someone who has:

  • Minimum two (2) years experience (or equivalent) in the operations of a landfill/waste/resource recovery facility or a facility of a similar capacity and type
  • Construction Induction Certificate (WHS White Card)
  • Nationally accredited certificate of competency for LL – Front End Loader
  • Nationally accredited certificate of competency for LE – Excavator
  • SafeWork High Risk Licence for LF – Fork Lift
  • Experience in cashiering and balancing money floats
  • Current Class HR Driver Licence
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to work health and safety, equal employment opportunity and cultural diversity principles
  • Demonstrated conduct aligned with Council’s corporate behaviours supporting our values

NOTE: As the activities of this position could involve exposure to Hepatitis A and B or Q Fever, the employee will be vaccinated against these hazards or required to provide proof of immunity against these diseases.


Our Values

Integrity and Passion


The Way We Do Business

We lead by example. We take responsibility. We do what we say. We embrace change. We are community focused. We are in this together


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  2. We encourage you to speak with the contact person listed above to understand whether this is the right role for you.
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