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									                 MECHANIC OR TRADES ASSISTANT
       Full Time – 38 hours
       Salary $708.13 – $866.59 per week – Dependant on Qualifications and
       Experience
       Rostered Days Off
An opportunity exists for a Mechanic or Trades Assistant to join Council. In this role you will exhibit your
skills and abilities as a general mechanic or your willingness to learn as a trades assistant in order to
contribute to our small, highly skilled work team. Located at the Council Depot, this is a perfect
opportunity for entry into local government and a sound future career within the mechanical trade.


The following qualifications, skills and experiences are essential to your success in this role:
       Motor Mechanic Trade Qualification (for Mechanic role only)
       Previous experience repairing vehicles
       An ability to be self motivated and work unsupervised
       Demonstrated welding experience
       Class ‘C’ drivers Licence

Desirable:
      Experience with heavy plant and equipment
      Class ‘HR’ drivers Licence or willingness to acquire


Further Enquiries: Contact Paul Glennon, Workshop and Plant Supervisor on 0427 723 162 or
email council@blandshire.nsw.gov.au


Position Description and Application Form: Interested persons are required to obtain an
information package and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description to be
considered for this position. Available from Councils website www.blandshire.nsw.gov.au or by
contacting Human Resources on 02 6972 2266.

                                                   Closing date for applications is 4 August 2008.
                                               BLAND SHIRE COUNCIL
                                               POSITION DESCRIPTION


Position Title:                                  Directorate:
Plant Mechanic                                   Engineering Services

Classification:                                  Location:
Grade 7 in Council’s Salary System               Chauvel Street Depot, West Wyalong
Band 2 Level 1

Basis of Employment:                             Reports to:
Full Time, 38 hour week                          Senior Mechanic

Award:                                           Vacancy Ref:
Local Government (State) Award


Primary Objective:
To carry out minor and major service and repairs to Council’s plant and equipment as directed.

Duties. Shall include but not be limited to:
• Undertake general maintenance and repairs on plant and equipment in Workshop and in the
   field in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and Council’s preventative
   maintenance program
• Undertake minor welding repairs as required
• Maintain the appearance of the Workshop
• Complete service record
• Diagnose and repair mechanical problems on a day to day basis
• Assist with on the job training of apprentices
• Operate two-way radio system
• Work as an effective team member
• Provide effective customer service to internal and external customers of Council
• Contribute to the continuous improvement of Workshop practices
• Undertake general administrative duties as required
• Identify and report workplace hazards and follow all reasonable directions of Supervisors with
   regard to safety
• Maintain awareness and follow all risk management and OHS policies and procedures
• Actively promote Council’s EEO policy to eliminate bullying and harassment
• Comply with Corporate record keeping requirements


Key Performance Indicators:
• Repairs completed to a high standard and within acceptable timeframes
• Minimum number of repeat jobs
• Equipment maintained and serviced in accordance with Council and manufacturers’
   requirements
• Workshop appearance maintained to a satisfactory level
• High level of customer service
• All liaison carried out in a professional manner being a positive ambassador for Bland Shire
   Council
• Promote and support the shared values of Council
• Follow Council’s policies and procedures
• Records maintained in accordance with legislative requirements
                                           Selection Criteria

                                                                              Weighting
Please address the following:                                                  100%

SC1      Motor Mechanic Trade Qualification or significant progress towards   Mandatory
         qualification.
         Class ‘C’ Drivers Licence . ‘HR’ Drivers Licence is desirable.

SC2      Demonstrated experience repairing vehicles. Experience with heavy      45%
         plant and equipment is highly desirable.

SC3      Demonstrated ability to be self motivated and work unsupervised        30%

SC4      Demonstrated welding experience                                        15%

SC5      Thorough knowledge of OHS & EEO practices and principles               10%


Organisational Reporting Arrangements

                                            Manager Assets &
                                              Infrastructure




                                               Workshop &
                                             Plant Supervisor




                                                 Senior
                                                Mechanic




                                Mechanic       Apprentice       Apprentice
                                               Mechanic         Mechanic




Authorisation

General Manager: Phil Marshall                       Date: 17 July 2008

Date originated: April 2005

Date last reviewed: July 2006
                                               BLAND SHIRE COUNCIL
                                               POSITION DESCRIPTION


Position Title:                                  Directorate:
Mechanical Trades Assistant                      Engineering Services

Classification:                                  Location:
Grade 6 in Council’s Salary System               Chauvel Street Depot, West Wyalong

Basis of Employment:                             Reports to:
Full Time, 38 hour week                          Senior Mechanic

Award:                                           Vacancy Ref:
Notional Agreement Preserving the Local
Government (State) Award


Primary Objective:
To assist with the daily operation of Council’s Workshop and aid with minor and major repairs to
Council’s plant and equipment as required.

Duties. Shall include but not be limited to:
• Undertake general labouring duties associated with the maintenance and repairs of plant and
   equipment in Workshop and in the field in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and
   Council’s preventative maintenance program
• Undertake minor welding repairs as required
• Maintain the appearance of the Workshop
• Complete service record
• Operate two-way radio system
• Work as an effective team member
• Provide effective customer service to internal and external customers of Council
• Contribute to the continuous improvement of Workshop practices
• Undertake general administrative duties as required
• Identify and report workplace hazards and follow all reasonable directions of Supervisors with
   regard to safety
• Maintain awareness and follow all risk management and OHS policies and procedures
• Follow Council’s EEO policy
• Comply with Corporate record keeping requirements


Key Performance Indicators:
• Workshop appearance maintained to a satisfactory level
• High level of customer service
• All liaison carried out in a professional manner being a positive ambassador for Bland Shire
   Council
• Work is performed in a manner that ensures the safety and health of employees, contractors,
   and the general public
• Promote and support the shared values of Council
• Follow Council’s policies and procedures
• Records maintained in accordance with legislative requirements
                                         Selection Criteria

                                                                                     Weighting
Please address the following:                                                         100%

SC1      Demonstrated labouring experience                                           Mandatory

         Class ‘C’ Drivers Licence.
         ‘HR’ Drivers Licence and welding experience is desirable
SC2      Demonstrated ability to assist with Mechanical and Welding repairs            50%

SC3      Ability to work within a team and independently                               20%

SC4      Ability to read and interpret instructions                                    20%

SC5      Thorough knowledge of OHS & EEO practices and principles                      10%


Organisational Reporting Arrangements



                              Work Shop and Plant Supervisor


                                        Senior Mechanic


          Mechanic/Trades Assistant                            Apprentice Mechanic




Authorisation

General Manager: Phil Marshall                        Date: 11 July 2008

Date originated: July 2008

Date last reviewed: July 2008
                                                    APPLICATION INFORMATION

ABOUT BLAND SHIRE COUNCIL

The Local Government Area of Bland is located on the northern fringes of the Riverina, New South Wales.
Bland Shire Council covers an area of 8,482 square kilometres and supports a population of 6,343 residents
(2006 Census).

Today Bland Shire is a blossoming rural economy built around sheep, cattle, wheat and other crop varieties.
In recent times, West Wyalong has also experienced significant developments away from agriculture. Barrick
Gold has established themselves as a major industrial client for our region and Pace Farm have also recently
built one of the largest egg producing facility in the southern hemisphere.

Bland Shire is well serviced with excellent transport and telecommunication networks allowing easy access
to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Residents enjoy affordable housing and excellent child-care,
education, health (a new hospital opened in 1999) and aged care facilities.

CORPORATE VALUES

All employees of the Bland Shire Council uphold the following values in their day to day activities:
     Put the community first
     Work together as a committed team
     Respect and value each other
     Have open & honest two-way communication
     Act with integrity and honesty
     Continuously improve our services
     Keep ourselves and others safe

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Position Title:

Surname
                                                                                  Ms       Mrs    Miss     Mr
Given Names:                                              Preferred Name:

Address:                                                                      Post Code:

Phone:            (B)                               (M)             Email:
Where did you see this position
advertised?
Are you legally entitled to work in
                                           Yes        No     Details:
Australia?

I declare that all information provided in this application and any attached or presented documents are true
and correct. I agree that should any of the critical information, including qualification information, to be found
false or misleading, this application may be rejected or my employment with Council subsequently
terminated.

Signature:                                                                        Date:


                            Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer




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                                                     APPLICATION INFORMATION

BEFORE APPLYING
Before applying for any advertised job with the Bland Shire Council, you will need to obtain a copy of the
position description. You can obtain a copy from our website www.blandshire.nsw.gov.au or by contacting
our Human Resources department on (02) 6972 2266.

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR APPLICATION
Your application should include the following:
       Resume or CV detailing your education details, employment history and details of 3 contactable
       referees
       Completed Application for Employment details
       Your response to the selection criteria as outlined in the position description

RESPONSE TO SELECTION CRITERIA
Using the selection criteria as headings, describe how your particular skills, work experience, abilities and
qualifications enable you to satisfy each of the selection criteria.

As an applicant it is your responsibility to demonstrate how well you meet the selection criteria. If your
application does not address the selection criteria it will not be considered.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
Applications should be addressed to:

        Phil Marshall
        General Manager
        Bland Shire Council
        PO Box 21
        WEST WYALONG NSW 2671

Your application can be:
       Sent electronically to council@blandshire.nsw.gov.au (Microsoft Word documents are preferred)
       Posted to the above address
       Faxed to (02) 6972 2145
       Handed in at Band Shire Council Office, Shire Street, West Wyalong.

Applications must be received by close of business on the closing date specified in the advertisement.

SELECTION PROCESS
Our selection process is based on merit. That is how well your knowledge, skills and abilities meet each
selection criteria.

In the week following the closing date applications will be shortlisted. If you are selected for an interview, you
will contacted by phone. At this time, please advise the Human Resources department of any special needs
you may require for the interview, such as building access or communication assistance.

If you are selected for interview, it will be necessary to bring original evidence of your qualifications with you.
You may also want to bring along other documentation that will support claims you have made about your
experience and skills such as copies of reports and examples of your past work.

The interview panel will usually consist of three people, with a structured set of questions to ask each
applicant. These questions will be relevant to the position and based on the selection criteria. In some
cases, an assessment may be given as part of the selection process, e.g. practical use of computer
software.

NOTIFICATION
All applicants will receive written notification on the outcome of their application.




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