First listed on: 06 February 2020

Trainee (General Plant)

When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community. We’ve had a good close up look and reckon that this is what Clarence Valley can deliver to your life and your family.

So, if you want what others have - that’s great. But just maybe we’re what you need.

Either way it really can’t hurt to check what living in the Clarence is all about.... right! 

Clarence Valley Council has reputation in the community for providing quality service and this is a credit to the teamwork, dedication and skill of our employees. We value our employees and provide a progressive, rewarding and flexible working environment. 

So... come join us in the Clarence Valley where we work, rest & play!

Checkout about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know...

  • temporary full time - 76 hours per fortnight
  • a 9 day fortnight
  • location - South Grafton
  • full payment of course fees

About the role

We have one vacancy in our Civil Services section for someone who is interested in a traineeship for a general plant operator with our road construction and maintenance team. Council has multiple teams that deliver a large amount of road construction and maintenance work every year.

The Field Operator (General Plant Trainee) position offers you the chance to be trained in the use and operation of 3 items of plant used in an organisation that values you and is willing to invest in your skills and experience. The role requires that your equipment is kept in good condition and operational at all times and will require you to help out with other duties such as labouring and traffic control from time to time.

We are looking for someone who is willing to learn new skills and has an enthusiastic attitude.

Download the position description here.


Allan Donaghey, Supervisor (Roads South Grafton) on 6643 0200.

Closing date

Monday, 2 March 2020 at 11.30 pm (NSW time) daylight savings time.

Other important information

This position is located at Council's Rushforth Road Works Depot, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

Candidates must be eligible for a Government funded traineeship. Please ensure the traineeship/apprenticeship eligibility form is completed or your application will not be considered. Please download the form here.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Once you start your online application you cannot save and return later. 
  • You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the fields below.
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website. 

For this application you will be required to supply relevant certificates and licences.


Council is an EEO employer and indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

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