Oct 03, 2019

Mechanical Fitter – Water Network

$59,517 yearly
  • Mackay Regional Council
  • Mackay QLD, Australia
Full time Construction Government


An opportunity has become available for an experienced and qualified Mechanical Fitter to join the Water Network team at Mackay Regional Council.

We are offering a permanent full-time position with a 9-day fortnight roster (every 2nd weekend is a long weekend!) based out of the Paget Depot. Be home with your family every night and gain the work/life balance, coupled with job security that you've been searching for.

The position of the Mechanical Fitter is part of a team that performs technical and operational tasks under the general supervision of the Team Leader. The position is integral to the mechanical team day labour workforce and is responsible for implementing effective maintenance and construction work practices; as well as providing prompt and effective attention to the repair and maintenance of Water Network and Treatment assets


Key responsibilities of this role shall include but not be limited to:

  • Under the general supervision and direction of the Team Leader carry out repair and maintenance work on Water Network and Treatment assets
  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure employees, including apprentices under supervision, and contractors are productive and appropriately skilled and/or qualified to operate in an operations and maintenance environment within the water industry
  • Ensure all works carried out comply with Council’s Environmental Policies and By-Laws and other related legislative and regulatory requirements, including WH&S
  • Order required resources, fittings, plant and equipment from construction plans; check supplier invoices and authorise for payment or resolve discrepancies with suppliers
  • Provide a high level of internal and external client service including dissemination of information to engineers and other Council employees as requested and where appropriate to do so
  • In conjunction with the Team Leader regularly report on progress towards KPIs and other relevant operational matters
  • Undertake inspections and investigations and carry out mechanical works as required
  • Maintain plant and equipment to a high standard
  • Contribute to the review and development of procedures to enhance performance and safety of works carried out
  • Use the Maintenance Management System in accordance with MRC Water Networks procedures for work order management and raise work requests for follow up work

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have:

  • Trade qualified Mechanical Fitter
  • Medium Rigid (MR) driver’s licence (QLD)
  • White Card (Construction)
  • Experience with servicing & repairing a range of pump types, control valves, pneumatic systems, dosing systems and general water industry plant and equipment
  • Strong personal organisation skills
  • Ability to construct written reports
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills along with the ability to create and foster a positive team environment and resolve conflicts if they occur


In return for your valued contribution you will be rewarded with;

  • Annual base salary from $59,517 plus allowances as applicable
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Up to 18% superannuation contribution (conditions apply)
  • Flexible work arrangements – 9 day fortnight roster
  • May be eligible for salary sacrificing options through Salaris
  • Membership to lifestyle benefits program including corporate discounts
  • Study and assistance programs for career development
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program


For further information, a position description and information on how to apply please visit https://vacancies.mackay.qld.gov.au/ER21_31613/VacancyList.aspx

To apply, you will need to submit a resume, cover letter + a brief statement addressing the selection criteria (from the job description attached to the vacancy on Council’s website)


Applications Close:  17th October 2019

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to deliver extraordinary results.


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