Operations Team Member Job at in Leongatha VIC

Job Description

Job Ref: SGSC355

Employer: South Gippsland Shire Council

Job Type: Full Time

City: Leongatha, Foster

Salary and Benefits: Band 3 + Industry Allowance – commences $60,784.88 annual salary

Post Date: 19/11/2020

Operations Team Member


South Gippsland offers welcoming townships, friendly communities and colourful landscapes. You can enjoy green rolling hills, wind-swept beaches and the world-famous Wilsons Prom, right on your doorstep. South Gippslanders enjoy the beauty and freedom of country living with easy access to Melbourne.

We pride ourselves on sustaining a close-knit workplace with principled leadership. Our residents expect their services to be delivered efficiently and with minimal fuss. We aim to meet and exceed these expectations. We seek like-minded colleagues to join our team.


Note: only applications received via the South Gippsland Shire Council Careers Portal that answer all selection criteria questions will be considered.

Full Time – Ongoing

Work from Leongatha & Foster

Band 3 + Industry Allowance – commences $60,784.88 annual salary

Operations team members assist across any area where work priorities demand, helping to achieve the overall Operations Department Objectives. As a team member, you will be working across all facets, this could include but not be limited to:

Maintenance and Construction of Council Assets including Roads, Bridges and Drains

Traffic Management

Operations and Maintenance of council equipment

Upkeep and improvements of other council assets

This role may be required to work across all facets of the Operations Team as requirements dictate. The role will be based primarily from either the Foster or Leongatha depot, however you will be required to work from either location to meet the needs of the communities we serve. Early morning starts are a must with most mornings commencing at 7.00am. The role is full time, with work finished at 4pm on most days to allow for a fortnightly RDO. Emergency response to events such as storms may be required to make immediate repairs to damage.

This role is a full time ongoing.

This role is remunerated as Band 3 + Industry Allowance with a starting salary of $60,784.88 with annual increases.

Further details are contained in the position description available here.


You will have relevant experience in all facets of civil construction and machine operations, including manual labour. Ideally you will have some tickets and experience for operation of plant and equipment such as chainsaws, mowers, small engine plant. You will be prepared to work from either depot location – Foster and Leongatha as the requirements of the work dictate. A current manual drivers licence is mandatory – the carrying of a current Medium or Heavy Rigid truck licence will help you stand out. Attitude is the most important aspect you will bring, the current team takes great pride in their work and perform to their best ability, show us through your application that you will enhance this within the team.


Work-life balance with flexible working arrangements

Rostered Days Off offered for full time roles

Ongoing training and professional development opportunities

Diversity and inclusiveness, flexibility and a satisfying work environment

Enjoy a variety of changing health and well-being programs and initiatives including flu vaccinations, health checks and Social Club

Diverse range of exciting career paths in full time, part time or casual positions

Mentoring, coaching and secondments

Access to 24/7 Employee Assistance Program

Annual Enterprise Agreement salary increments

Applications close 7.00am Monday 30 November 2020.

South Gippsland Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity employer and aims to provide all necessary support to ensure that all abilities and backgrounds are not disadvantaged in the recruitment process. If you require an adjustment to the recruitment process, please feel free to identify yourself as a person with different needs in your application and indicate what type of reasonable adjustment you require. Alternatively you can contact a member of the People & Culture team on 03 5662 9233 and identify the position you are applying for and specify your requirements.

If you are having any issues applying for this position, please call our People & Culture Team on 03 5662 9233 or email humanresources@southgippsland.vic.gov.au.


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