Job Description


Council is seeking to appoint a permanent full time Operator to contribute to Council’s success.

  • Enjoy working outdoors throughout the Gladstone Region
  • Monday to Friday – finishing at 3.30pm
  • Located in Calliope

About the Role

The purpose of this position is to effectively and safely operate Council’s plant and equipment, to undertake road patrol and maintenance civil infrastructure tasks. This includes undertaking a wide range of maintenance, repairs and improvement activities within the Gladstone Region.

Your role will include:

  • Operating plant and equipment effectively and safely for road vegetation maintenance activities including roadside slashing, vegetation clearing, brush cutting, herbicide application and other maintenance tasks. 
  • Developing your career in local government
  • Being present, pro-active and solutions-focused and recognise that the community is the core of our business.

You will bring:

  • Previous experience, ticket and competency operating the following plant: Excavator and Bobcat.
  • Previous experience and competency operating a tractor 85 to 115 Horsepower.
  • Experience and competency operating under a current Heavy Rigid (HR) licence.
  • Agricultural Chemical Distribution Control (ACDC) Unrestricted Commercial Operators Licence.
  • Traffic Management Implementation TMI.
  • Current Chainsaw Level 1 and 2.
  • Demonstrated labouring skills to carry out maintenance activities on a daily basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team and independently.
  • Sound communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic keyboard skills and experience and competency using technical devices.
  • Current Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card).

Why work for GRC?

The Gladstone Region is a dynamic Central Queensland coastal region that provides an enviable lifestyle and economic stability for more than 63,000 residents. Gladstone Regional Council is committed to a dynamic, proud and diverse future for the Gladstone Region that focuses on working together to balance our region’s lifestyle and opportunity. Our success is built on a foundation of safe, engaged, high performing talent and teams and a values-based culture centred around our SERVICE principles.

  • We are fortunate to live in an attractive, growing region and proud to provide opportunity for personal growth and career development for our employees. 
  • We offer opportunities to grow your career within a progressive local government organisation and work in a high performing team that values your contribution. 
  • You will be rewarded with a competitive salary including generous superannuation and a flexible roster that supports a generous work-life balance. 
  • We offer a range of employee benefits including free physiotherapy, support services and discounted health cover and fitness memberships. 

Please be advised that the preferred candidate for this position, as a condition of employment, may be required to complete a criminal history check, a pre-employment medical or a skills assessment.

Council is committed to connecting with the Gladstone Regional community which values diversity and inclusion and encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  First Nations people are encouraged to apply.