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Grave Digger

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Job Ref:  3404
Employer:  Mackay Regional Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Mackay QLD 4740, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  50087.00 - 51103.00

Grave Digger

Mackay Regional Council is seeking a Grave Digger to work within our Parks, Environment and Sustainability Program. This position will be based at Mackay cemetery. 

In this role, you will work within a small team that is be responsible for cemetery maintenance, including mowing, whipper snipping and gardening, landscape development and cemetery preparation and filling in, along with the digging and supply of graves for burials. Some out of hours work may be required.

Applicants with the following experience and/or skills will be highly regarded: 

  • Horticultural Traineeship or equivalent 
  • Current General Construction Safety ‘White’ Card 
  • Current QLD Manual Car ‘C’ Class Open Driver’s Licence 
  • Current QLD Light Rigid Truck ‘LR’ Class Licence or willingness to obtain if required 
  • Experience in the repair and installation of irrigation equipment 
  • Experience with working in public gardens/cemeteries 
  • Experience in the use of herbicides 
  • ACDC Commercial Operator’s Licence 
  • Chainsaw Level 1 

To apply, you will need to submit a resume, cover letter and a brief statement addressing the selection criteria (from the job description attached to the vacancy on Council’s website)

* Please note: Applications submitted without addressing the selection criteria may not be considered

Salary & Benefits Package: 

  • Full-time, permanent position
  • Base salary from $50,087 plus allowances
  • Up to 18% superannuation 
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks annual leave
  • 9 day fortnight
  • All PPE/Uniforms provided
  • 17.5% leave loading 
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Active social clubs with regular events 

Applications Close: 20 September 2018

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to deliver extraordinary results. 

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