Senior Plumber - Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council
About the Organisation and life in Pormpuraaw
Pormpuraaw is on the west coast of Cape York about 500 kilometres from the tip of Australia, just south of the Edward River. It is the home of the Thaayore, Wik, Bakanh and Yir Yoront People, with a total population just under 800 people.
Pormpuraaw is a very remote, but beautiful community that is well known for it's coastal location, magnificent sunsets and abundant fishing experiences. It is approximately 8 hours drive from Cairns and is also regularly serviced by two airlines.
As the Local Government organisation for the region, Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council works with the local community to ensure residents have a happy, healthy and safe future and are able to lead their cultural and traditional ways.
About the Opportunity
Council now has an opportunity for a Senior Plumber to join their team at Pormpuraaw on a full-time basis. This is an 'Essential Services position' and as such, you will be required to be on-call to deal with any emergencies if/when they arise.
Reporting to the Operations Manager and supported by an apprentice and labourer, the Senior Plumber is responsible for providing sound and reliable technical support to Council.
Your day-to-day responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
- Overseeing operations and daily maintenance of water reticulation infrastructure;
- Overseeing operations and daily maintenance of waste water infrastructure;
- Undertaking compliance inspections of sanitary plumbing and drainage installations to ensure conformity with relevant legislation, best practice and related approvals/permits;
- Maintaining accurate records of compliance inspections; and
- Conducting investigations into and where necessary resolves alleged contraventions of statutory legislation and other matters relating to sanitary plumbing and drainage.
To be considered for this position you will be a Trade Qualified Plumber with demonstrated experience in overseeing the daily operations and maintenance of water reticulation infrastructure and waste water infrastructure.
Critical to your success in this position will be the ability to live and work in a highly remote location and to interact respectfully with the local Aboriginal community.
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About the Benefits
If you are interested in living and working in a coastal location with great fishing and a quiet lifestyle - look no further!
Council is offering the successful candidate an attractive remuneration package which will be commensurate with the skills and experience you are bringing to the role. You will also have access to a host of other benefits including relocation assistance and fully furnished accommodation.
You will have 5 weeks annual leave per year during which a subcontractor will be flown to community to cover your workload in your absence.
The community has a daycare centre and primary school so can support children at school up to Year 6. Should you be choosing to relocate with a partner and/or family, Council is open to supporting them to also find employment within a different area of Council or elsewhere in the community.
This is a unique opportunity for a Plumber to experience life in one of the most remote and picturesque parts of Australia. If you are interested in learning more, don't wait - Apply Now!