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Leading Hand Maintenance

Job No: RVC530
Location: Evans Head

Join our Roads & Drainage Crew 

The primary purpose of the role is to lead the maintenance and concrete construction team to achieve the required outcomes of Council’s delivery and operational plan. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead a team of staff in the effective maintenance and construction of road pavements, footpaths, signs, kerb and gutter, drainage pits, pipes, culvert works, bridges and scour protection works
  • Coordinate and program the delivery of routine works in collaboration with your supervisor including post works electronic record keeping requirements
  • Read and interpret basic construction plans and set out works from reference points fixed by others as well as carry out ongoing checks of accuracy
  • Initiate and encourage innovative work practices and procedures whilst maximising utilisation of resources
  • Use and maintain small plant and hand tools in a safe and effective manner
  • Juggling the competing priorities on a daily basis while keeping work sites safe and compliant
  • Applying knowledge to find solutions when things don’t work as they should
  • Understanding and allocating resources for jobs to reduce waste and meet budgets

We are looking for 

  • A motivated leader with a safety-first focus 
  • A problem solver with a solutions based focus that will provide the best outcome for Council and Our Community
  • A passionate individual with a track record of producing high quality work

We are seeking someone who has or is willing to obtain:

  • SafeWork Construction Induction Certificate (WHS White Card)
  • Current Class MR Driver Licence
  • SafeWork accredited approved certificate for Traffic Controller
  • Nationally accredited for Confined Spaces operations
  • SafeWork accredited certificate for Implement Traffic Control Plans
  • Nationally accredited certificate of competency for LE - Excavator

About the Role

Full time: 76-hour fortnight

Salary: Range from $53,762 to $61,828 pa + 10.5% super

Closing date: 11:30pm Sunday, 26 March 2023

Contact: Terry Nixon, Overseer Roads & Drainage Maintenance - 0418 155 210

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

About Richmond Valley

The Richmond Valley LGA is the base of the Northern Rivers region of NSW. The area is around three hours from Brisbane and less than an hour to Byron Bay. Richmond Valley and our surrounding areas are some of the most beautiful and desired in the country. Why wait in bumper-to-bumper traffic when you can drive past the gorgeous beaches, through rolling hills and fully embrace the benefits of regional living. Your "office" will range from beautiful coastal villages and country towns to vast fertile farm lands. 

Richmond Valley has a generous Leave Management Policy including three weeks sick leave, compassionate leave, and volunteer leave to name a few. Our Health & Wellbeing Program includes Fitness Passports, free yoga each week, free meditation and a fun Health & Wellbeing day alongside many other initiatives.

We are a strong believer in developing those who want to learn more, master their field or enter a new one, our Learning & Development strategy supports professional growth that aligns to organisational need. Leadership is very important to Richmond Valley and we invest every year in our Leadership team with the aim of making all staff at Council empowered and engaged.

Please visit Working With Us for more detail regarding benefits Richmond Valley Council has to offer and here for more information about the Regional Job Precincts.

Our Values

Integrity and Passion

Our Behaviours

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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