Employment Details
Date Added: 3-Nov-2023
Closing Date: 4-Dec-2023 09:00 AM


  • Permanent Full Time Position (9 Day Fortnight)
  • Pay rate $28.0297 - $33.6357 per hour (Level 5)
  • 11% Guaranteed superannuation plus up to an additional 6% matching employer contribution
  • 20 days annual leave (pro-rata) and 2 days Public Service Leave
  • Uniform Allowance

About the Shire of Chittering
It is an exciting and challenging time to work for the Shire as a Local Government that is experiencing growth due to its desirable lifestyle, scenic environment, and the recently extended Tonkin Highway.  The Shire of Chittering employees (around 60 FTE) comprising the Administration and Depot is located in Bindoon (30 minutes from Ellenbrook). Committed to a positive and collaborative work culture and providing employees diverse opportunities in their roles, the Shire of Chittering is a desirable place to work. 

About the Position
The Shire of Chittering are seeking a motivated Plant Operator General Hand who are able to assist in maintenance and construction works with the ability to operate heavy machinery including;  grader, backhoe, loader, and skid steer.  Some of your core functions will include assisting the Works Supervisor and Team Leaders undertaking works activities and to undertake maintenance and construction of parks, ovals, verges, drains, roads, footpaths, landfill sites, fleet, landscaped areas, and other associated works.

About You
The successful candidate will ideally have exceptional organisational skills, time management, problem solving and interpersonal skills while modelling a can-do attitude and is a collaborative team player. We are looking for an experienced and motivated Plant Operator – General Hand to join our Technical Services team.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria:

  • Have the right to work in Australia
  • Work effectively as a team member.
  • Possess an unrestricted ‘HR’ class motor vehicle licence.
  • Have experience in a similar position.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Ability to provide a National Police Clearance.

Applying for this Position
Applicants are required to refer to the position’s Information Package for position and application information; link below:


Application must include:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that addresses the selection criteria (max. 3 pages) and an
  • Employment Application Form.


Applications must be received by no later than 9am, Monday 4 December 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.  For further information contact Human Resources by email or phoning (08) 9576 4600.  We may commence interviews upon receipt and reserve the right to close the position early. 

We recognise that we are strengthened by diversity and are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage all applications, as part of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Melinda Prinsloo
Chief Executive Officer

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