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Senior Plumber

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Employer:  Cloncurry Shire Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Cloncurry QLD 4824, Australia (Show on map)

Senior Plumber

Position Objective

Conduct plumbing and drainage activities within Cloncurry Shire, both routine and unscheduled.

Ensure all Council water and waste water mains, reticulation and associated infrastructure are maintained or replaced to avoid disruption of service to the residents of Cloncurry.

Conduct plumbing inspections as required in accordance with legislation and industry standards.

Key Responsibilities

The following outlines the general duties and responsibilities of the position, but is not all encompassing:


➢ Work with the Water and Sewer Supervisor to assist in the preparation of fortnightly works programs;

➢ Perform daily plumbing activities both routine and unscheduled;

➢ Undertake regular inspections of the water and sewerage systems and correct defects and/or inadequacies as directed in accordance with established priorities;

➢ Monitor the progress, quality and cost of various activities undertaken within the area of responsibility and report to the Manager;

➢ Perform plumbing inspections on behalf of Council and clients;

➢ Assist in the preparation of materials, and quantities lists for water and sewerage main construction or major maintenance works;

➢ Assist in the design of water and sewerage mains and other infrastructure;

➢ Liaise with the Urban Services Supervisor and Manager for the allocation of plant, labour and associated resources necessary to complete the various activities within the responsibility of the position;

➢ Liaise with other Council departments and external service providers in relation to the location of services;

➢ Recommend improvements to the system as identified that would facilitate better services to the residents of Cloncurry Shire or would improve efficiency and reduce costs within the area of responsibility or other areas of Council’s operations;

➢ Ensure complete records are maintained on a regular basis relevant to the position as per Council’s Record Keeping Policy, procedures and relevant legislative requirements;

➢ Perform weekend work as rostered;

➢ Attend to enquiries and complaints from the general public in relation to plumbing related issues.

Staff and Contractors

➢ Monitor and manage performance of plumbers, apprentices and/or trainees and allocate tasks both programmed and unscheduled;

➢ Provide a high level of training and mentoring to Council’s apprentice and/or trainees as required;

➢ Organise and work with other external contractors as required and within delegated authority;

➢ Ensure all staff and contractors comply with Council’s policies and procedures;

➢ Other duties as reasonably expected within the scope of the position.


➢ Must hold and maintain a manual “LR” Class driver’s licence;

➢ Minimum Certificate III in Plumbing (Trade Qualification);

➢ Must possess QBCC licence prior to commencement;

➢ Must have a Construction White Card or acquire prior to commencement;

➢ Possess Confined Spaces Certification (or the ability to acquire);

➢ Possess Backflow Prevention Certification (or the ability to acquire);

➢ Possess Thermostatic Mixing Valves Certification (or the ability to acquire);

➢ Operator ticket and/or skid steer loader ticket (highly desirable).

Applications close: Closes 30 July. 2018

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