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Plant Operator (Waste Operations)

Job No: CEN1611
Location: Central Coast NSW

Internal applicants only

Location: Woy Woy and Kincumber landfills

  • Make a difference in your local community
  • Be a key part of operations
  • Permanent full time position - 38 hour week on a rotating roster with 9 day fortnight
  • Salary range between $1,041.00 to $1,250.00 per week ($54,327 to $65,205 per annum) + superannuation + Level 2 Adverse Working Conditions Allowance

Central Coast Council is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a healthy and safe work environment. We are committed to diversity in our community and our workforce and encourage Indigenous Australians, people with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds to apply to be part of our inclusive team.

The Plant Operator (Waste Operations) is responsible for the efficient operation of multiple heavy plant items to effectively support Central Coast Council’s waste management operations, while ensuring that the assigned plant is operated in a safe and courteous manner and within all prescribed legislation, regulation and Council’s policies and procedures.

Key activities of this role include: 

  • Operate plant with a strong focus on the optimisation of landfill air space, preserving valuable resources such as cover material and strong emphasis on resource recovery;
  • Carry out all operations in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with relevant Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) legislation, CCC practices, policies and procedures including accessing and adherence to Safe Work Methods Statements, Environmental procedures, CCC Motor Vehicle Policy and other safety documents and manufacturer’s operational manuals;
  • Complete daily vehicle and plant inspection forms and advise management of programmed servicing, repair requirements and/or any other safety issues identified that need attention.

Essential Criteria:

  • Current Heavy Rigid (HR) or Medium Rigid (MR) Driver’s Licence with a commitment to upgrade to a (HR) within a specified time period;
  • Current Construction General Induction Card – NSW WorkCover or equivalent;
  • Current WorkCover Licences for Excavator (LE), Front End Loader (LL), Front End Loader Skid Steer (LS), Certificate of competency issued by a regulator, (e.g. Work Cover NSW) or hold a nationally recognised statement of attainment or equivalent evidence of competency.
  • Current WorkCover Licence for Front End Loader Skid Steer (LS), or equivalent evidence of competency, or willingness to obtain within a specified time period.
  • Current Certificate for Class B - to remove non friable asbestos or equivalent, or willingness to obtain within a specified time period.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Current Safe Work Near Overhead Powerlines Licence;
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate;
  • Current RMS Traffic Controller and Implement Traffic Control Plans Certificate.

Applicants must be willing to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis B and Tetanus or demonstrate their immunity. 


PLEASE NOTE: The Local Government Act 1993 provides that an employee may be moved from their former position to a new position in the new organisational structure provided that the new position has 'substantially the same duties' as the former position.

In determining what constitutes 'substantially the same duties' consideration will be given to the following factors, with an alignment of at least 80% required to the new role for it to be deemed a lateral transfer opportunity.

  1. Overall role purpose
  2. Key responsibilities
  3. Consideration of the band and level

If you were a current employee of Gosford City Council or Wyong Shire Council as at 12 May 2016 (creation date of Central Coast Council), and believe you were, at that time, performing substantially the same duties  in your substantive role as this advertised role and therefore may be eligible for a current lateral transfer opportunity for this position please indicate this on your application by answering “Yes” to Question 2.

Enquiries:  Brian Leslie, Team Leader Waste Operations North on ph: 0418 160 428        

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Wednesday 20th February 2019.


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

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 To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

Step 2:  Attach your Resume 

Step 3:  Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

IMPORTANT: If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing or phone 0409 601 161 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

Applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone or e-mail.

PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false.  You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.


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