Position: Plant Operator/Labourer
Key Result Area: Asset Management
Classification: Band 3
Award name: Victorian Local Authorities Award 2001 varied by the Towong Shire
Council Enterprise Agreement 2014
Hours: Full time
Employment status: Permanent
Worksite location: Tallangatta
Reports to: Team Leader
Approved by: Chief Executive Officer
Date approved: March 2019
Document type: Position Description
Demonstrate positive and supportive behaviour, consistent with Council’s values, towards all
staff, contractors and Councillors.
Embrace innovation, technology and sustainability in delivering the objectives and key
responsibilities of the role.
To contribute to the efficient construction, maintenance and operation of community
To efficiently and effectively operate and maintain the allocated tools and equipment.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
Undertake works associated with the construction and maintenance of infrastructure.
Accurately record work related activities on time sheets daily.
Complete forms accurately and legibly.
Participate in and contribute to activities to improve individual, team and organizational
Carry out other duties as directed that are within the limits of the employees skills, competence
Operate allocated equipment to the satisfaction of the Team Leader.
Maintain allocated equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation or as directed, including daily start-up and shut-down procedures.
Identify potential malfunctions in the equipment and initiate appropriate corrective action.
Ensure Council’s Risk Management Policy and Procedures are observed and complied with at a personal level.
Ensure compliance with the Information Privacy Act 2000 and treat all information of a sensitive nature concerning the business of Council, Ratepayers or Residents in a professional and confidential manner.
Occupational Health and Safety
Ensure Council’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Procedures are observed and complied with at a personal level.
Ensure that no actions taken by the officer interfere with or place at risk the health and safety of any person at the workplace.
Fulfill any other duties as directed by the Team Leader that are reasonably within the limits of the employee’s skills, competence and training.
Accountability and Extent of Authority
Under the guidance of the Team Leader, authority is extended to decision and policy making
within areas managed not requiring a direct Council resolution, within the constraints of the
Council Plan, policy and delegations, statutory obligations and budget.
Taking appropriate action in an emergency.
Judgment and Decision Making Skills
Selects the best method to carry out construction and maintenance tasks within documented
guidelines and procedures.
Ability to manage own time, set priorities and plan and organise one’s own work to achieve
specific and set objectives in the most efficient way possible within the resources available and
within a set timetable.
Excellent written and oral skills.
Ability to work as a team member, and maintain effective communication with staff.
Ability to communicate within all levels of Council, community and external sources as required
Qualification and Experience
Experience in municipal or similar work.
Current Class C Drivers licence.
Outdoors in all weather conditions.
Out of hours calls for assistance.