We are currently seeking applications for a Leading Hand – Maintenance within the Works section. Applications close Wednesday, 17 July 2024 at 5:00pm.

We are currently seeking applications for a Leading Hand – Maintenance within the Works section.

The Leading Hand is responsible for the maintenance of existing Council assets including, but not limited to, road surfaces and pavement repairs, drainage maintenance and repairs, boat ramps and any other maintenance requirements to assets throughout the Shire. The maintenance program includes participation in the annual bitumen reseal program works.

About the position:

This position involves planning, supervising and coordinating site activities to execute Council maintenance and capital works. The Leading Hand will require well developed leadership skills to liaise and provide direction to contractors, tradespeople and Council employees at the work site. This extends to supervising and coordinating contracted plant and services on-site. The Leading Hand will need to use initiative in catering for short term changes in priorities and conditions impacting the works and ensure any updates are communicated to the Works Supervisor.

Why work for us?

  • 9-day fortnight (76hr fortnight)
  • Up to 12% Employer Superannuation with ability to salary sacrifice employee contribution.
  • 5 weeks Annual Leave per year
  • 13 weeks Long Service Leave after 10 years’ service – pro rata available after 7 years
  • Salary Packaging available
  • Supportive and motivating team
  • Active Social Club
  • Fitness Passport Program
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Relaxed lifestyle, boating, fishing, sports facilities, private and public schooling options up to Grade 12, cultural venues and events and all of this situated in a thriving agricultural community only an hour away from Townsville or two hours from the magical Whitsundays.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 6 ($68,937pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant. 

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Application Package

Applications for 24/34 – Leading Hand – Maintenance – Works should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria
  • Copies of relevant qualifications and licences

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods (Word or PDF format is preferable):

Applications close on Wednesday, 17 July 2024 at 5:00pm.

For further information please contact the Works Overseer – Robert Potter on (07) 4783 9800.



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Burdekin Shire,Queensland,Australia

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Burdekin Shire,Queensland,Australia