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Crew Member (Waste Operations)

Job No: CEN1792
Location: Central Coast NSW


Primary Work Location: Roles Available at Woy Woy and Buttonderry Waste Facilities

  • Make a difference in your local community
  • Career opportunities and training available
  • Varied role including labouring duties, plant operation and customer service
  • Permanent Full Time position + RDO

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, people with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds to apply to be part of our inclusive team.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

The Crew Member (Waste Operations) is responsible for the operation of Central Coast Council (CCC) waste facilities at a standard that meets CCC social, economic and environmental objectives.  This role is required to action waste services, landfill operations and the maintenance of all assets in a cost effective and efficient manner.

In addition to general labouring duties, the Crew Member will act as a relief plant operator and gatehouse attendant when required.

Council will also be creating an eligibility list from this recruitment process and may utilise this eligibility list to fill other Crew Member (Waste Operations) vacancies.

Key activities of this role include:

  • General labouring duties required to maintain landfill infrastructure and other duties as directed by Crew Leader;
  • Provide a customer focussed waste management service with a positive community impact, ensuring the correct use of the landfill and recycling areas;
  • Carry out programmed operational and maintenance works as directed by the Crew Leader including supervising various waste and recycling drop off areas, removing litter, flocculating sediment ponds, mowing and operating water cart and loader.

Essential Criteria:

  • Valid Construction General Induction Card – NSW WorkCover or equivalent;
  • Current Heavy Rigid (HR) Driver's Licence OR a Medium Rigid (MR) Driver's Licence with a commitment to upgrade to a (HR) within a specified time period;
  • Current Bonded Asbestos Removal Certificate or equivalent or willingness to obtain within a specified time;
  • Current RMS NSW Traffic Control Stop/Slow accreditation or willingness to obtain within a specified time;
  • Current Confined Space Certificate or willingness to obtain within a specified time;
  • Proof of competency to operate a loader or willingness to obtain within a specified time;
  • Demonstrated experience in general labouring;
  • Demonstrated experience with mobile plant;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of landfill operations and procedures.

Please refer to the Position Description for detailed information on the position and required skills and experience.

Salary range between $935.56 to $1,122.90 per week ($48,780 to $58,548 per annum) + superannuation + $41.70 weekly allowance.

Applicants will be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus or demonstrate their immunity.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake and pass a Confined Spaces Medical.

Enquiries:  Colin Stalker, Team Leader Waste Operations South on ph: 0409 912 674.

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 Thursday, 30 May 2019.


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process. 

Please note that you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you will need to complete your application without leaving the system as your application will not be saved.

** It is recommended that you review the questions and prepare your responses in a Word document or similar before commencing your on-line application. Your responses will not be saved if you encounter any problems submitting your application.

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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