Waste Opportunties in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council at Government – Local

Port Macquarie-Hastings Councilis hiring people as Waste Opportunties. The Selected person will be earn at least Full & part time opportunities AUD per month. There are also many more opportunities. Read the entire post carefully to know all the details related to this job.
PostingWaste Opportunties
Job EmployerPort Macquarie-Hastings Council
LocationGovernment – Local
SalaryFull & part time opportunities
Job postedMay 29, 2022
Job Deadline2022-06-28
Job SectorGovernment – Local

Applications Close: Tuesday 7 June 2022 11:30pm


About the Opportunity

Our waste team provide essential services at our landfills, at waste transfer stations, driving our litter trucks and operating machinery. Every employee plays a part in ensuring we work together to achieve positive outcomes for our Community. To help us achieve this we are looking for candidates who are able to be a positive contribution to our hard-working teams as well as having the ability to work independently. All roles will have face to face interaction with our customers so you should also be able to demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills and be able to successfully deal with customers who may not be happy. These roles are physical and you must be capable of operating and carrying out the duties of the role.

We have a number of full time and part time roles available:

Waste Depot Attendant

Our Waste Depot Attendants work across our primary site at Cairncross and our waste transfer stations at Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Kew. In this role you will be required to operate weighbridges, weighbridge software and process payments. You will be responsible for directing customers to designated disposal locations, pushing up waste stockpiles, assessing loads of waste against council’s fees and charges and general site maintenance duties.

This role is available part time, 24 hours per week and offers starting salary of $540.20 per week + super with the opportunity for competency based progression within the first three months and ongoing.

Waste Excavator Operator

This role operates our onsite plant including 22 tonne excavators, 39 tonne landfill compactor and MR trucks (a MR licence is required). On a day to day basis, you will be located at Cairncross Waste Management Facility and will manage stockpiles using an excavator, maintain drains and roads, load trucks with crushed concrete and other materials and maintain general upkeep of the site.

This roles offer a full time starting salary of $1,046.00 per week + super with the opportunity for competency based progression within the first three months and ongoing.

Waste Relief Operator

Our Relief Operators enjoy variety in their work as they cover for all roles within the waste team; this means that no day is the same! You may be at one of our waste facilities one day, out on the litter truck another and operating our plant on another. For this reason, you should hold an MR licence as a base and experience and/or tickets in other plant is highly regarded.

This roles offer a base full time starting salary of $977.50 per week + super with the opportunity for competency based progression within the first three months and ongoing. You will also be paid at the appropriate grade when carrying out duties in other, higher graded roles.


These roles attract a fortnightly RDO, discounted gym membership, career development opportunities, PPE provided, annual salary increase set as per the Local Government (State) Award 2020 plus competency based salary reviews, long service leave after 5 years and employee assistance program.

About the Port Macquarie Hastings Region

Upon commencement, you shall call ‘home’ one of the East Coasts most enviable locations. With access to stunning hinterland, miles of pristine beaches, national parks, playgrounds sporting facilities, restaurants, galleries, theatres and a genuine community feel, the mid-north coast is the perfect location if you enjoy hiking, surfing, camping, fishing, off road exploration, Saturday sports, arts, theatre, food and wine.


If you would like to know more about this opportunity, or have any questions about the role please contact Wayne Lenard, Waste Coordinator on 0407 417 414.

Interested in Applying?

Please click ‘Apply for this Job’ and you will be redirected to Council’s website where you can complete the application form & questions and upload your resume & cover letter.

Applications Close: Tuesday 7 June 2022 11:30pm


Suitable candidates may be placed on a talent pool or eligibility list for future identical, or similar positions for a period of 12 months.

We often ask our preferred applicants to complete pre-employment checks. This may include: Reference Checks; National Criminal Police Check; Medical Assessment; Qualification Verification; Working with Children Check Verification.

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