Plant Operator Arborist

About the role

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor - Arborist, the position of Plant Operator- Arborist will Operate the Council plant and to undertake specialist tree management, maintenance and removal operations.

Skills and experience

The successful applicant will possess a Certificate III in Horticulture (Arboriculture) or significant relevant experience and willingness to undertake this training and will hold a Class HR Drivers' license. You will be required to have experience and be competent in operating the below:

  • National Construction Induction Certification (Whitecard)
  • High-Risk Work Licence - Elevated work platform
  • Working near overhead Powerlines (formerly 5099)
  • Basic tree felling
  • Traffic Controller Certificate
  • Select and Implement Traffic Control Plans
  • First Aid Certificate (Desirable)

About Coffs Harbour City Council

Council is committed to the pursuit of excellence, which means we strive to deliver the excellent services that are desired and valued by our community, now and into the future. We stand by the values of delivering excellence in our services through innovation, recognising that our customers are at the heart of what we do, supporting our people to provide them the scope to deliver outcomes, working together to seek solutions both internally and externally and being transparent and responsible in all that we do.

Council provides a number of benefits to our staff including:

  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Flexible work opportunities
  • Learning and development programs
  • Performance based rewards including bonus schemes
  • Opportunities to purchase additional annual leave
  • Generous salary sacrifice options

What we offer:

  • Starting salary of $55,668 (Grade C) + Super. All other conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Coffs harbour City Council Enterprise Agreement 2017 and the NSW Local Government (State) Award 2020

Additional Requirements

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Pre-Employment Medical Screening and Pre Employment Alcohol & Drug Testing.

More details:

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Coffs Harbour City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages and background.


Applications close 18 Oct 2020

05/10/2020 $0 Coffs Harbour & North Coast 1 Trades & Services
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