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Employment Opportunity - Plant Operator Labourer Waste Operations


Location: Landfill   Occupation: Waste Operations/Landfill   Division: Town of Port Hedland

Plant Operator Labourer Waste Operations

$72,914.40 pro rata per annum (including Port Hedland Allowance)

Fixed term 6 month contract 

  • Great Work Life Balance
  • Dynamic Team Environment
  • Full time – fixed term position

Port Hedland is a dynamic, diverse town in Western Australia’s beautiful North West that enjoys a relaxed lifestyle. We are proud of our stunning landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, vibrant multicultural community and our significant resources industry. At the Town of Port Hedland, let your career take-off as you tackle challenges unique to the region, collaborate with a range of people from all walks of life and become part of a vibrant team that is making real change in the Pilbara. 

The Role

This position will be a crucial part of the landfill waste team and will work closely with all staff members at the landfill as well as the general public and contractors. The role will involve operating heavy plant and machinery to aid in the disposal of waste materials, weighbridge operations and general labour works around site. Our ideal candidate would have previous experience in waste landfill operations or previous experience in relevant plant and equipment. 

Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Previous experience in operation of medium to large sized mechanical plant (Bulldozer, Excavator, Loader, Compactor or Watercart)
  • Previous experience working with a weighbridge
  • Current ‘C’ drivers licence
  • White card 

Employee Benefits

In addition to the salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Five weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading at pro rata based
  • Wellness program (includes discounted gym membership, pool passes etc.)
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme
  • Training and professional development opportunities 

This position is not eligible for subsidised housing or housing allowance. Prospective applicants should make themselves aware of the accommodation situation in Port Hedland prior to submitting an application. 

Our Values

Creating a nationally significant, friendly city people are proud to call home. 

Our supporting values are:

Quality – We strive for excellence and take pride in everything we do. We challenge our thinking and look beyond the obvious.

Unity – We work as one team and actively share our ideas and information across the organisation.

Integrity – We are honest and ethical in everything we do, fostering transparency and promoting public trust and continued confidence. 

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at 

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by: 

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721   

Applicants are advised to provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarises how any relevant experience meets the position requirements, as detailed in the position description. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time. 

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process. 

For further information about this position please contact Daniel Widdup, Coordinator Waste Operations, on (08) 9158 9746. 

Applications close 4:00pm, Friday 19 October 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. 

The Town of Port Hedland is Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities

Attachments : - Position Description_POL Waste Operations.pdf - PreApplicationFormASAP_327493.pdf

Posted on Oct 5 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:00:00

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