Job Details
  • Reference396525A_1659687014
  • LocationPerth
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted10 days ago
  • ConsultantChandler Macleod
As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding engineering and technical professionals. Our clients span across a variety of Multi-Billion dollar projects and large Operations.

Chandler Macleod is working with a large company who currently have an exciting employment opportunity for an Irrigation Maintenance Worker for a temporary 6 month position located in Perth. This position is a
8.5 hour day, 76 hour fortnight with RDO with no overtime. Therefore one week would be 34 hours, the second at 42.5 hours.

  • Super on all hours
  • Based in Perth
  • Temporary 6 month position
  • Full time hours
  • 8.5 hour days


    Key responsibilities:
  • Installation and maintenance of irrigation systems to a high standard to ensure the City's valuable water resources are used effectively and efficiently.
  • Track water usage against ground water allocations and calibrate programs to balance priority requirements to ensure allocations are not exceeded.
  • Assist with the implementation of the City's capital works program, including infrastructure upgrades, bore and pump maintenance, and the ongoing deployment of the central control system.
  • Ensure the competent operation and maintenance of plant and equipment.
  • Monitor equipment usage and performance, and provide input into the selection of new equipment.
  • Proactively contribute to the team effort through developing work schedules to achieve desired service levels.
  • Provide onsite guidance and support to contractors.
  • Respond to operational challenges by looking for ways to improve operations and suggesting innovative solutions and ideas.
  • Actively participate in team meetings by contributing ideas and information.
  • Interact with customers in a positive and courteous manner.
  • Responsible for own safety and the safety of the team and public when undertaking operational activities.
  • Understand and apply traffic management principles and standards.
  • Proactively identify and address risks by adopting safe working practices, undertaking preventative maintenance or reporting risks to the appropriate person.
  • Active participation in development and learning pathways including attendance to industry, OSH and corporate training.
  • Ensure the City's Safety Framework is understood and complied with by team and contractors including but not limited to the Induction process; Personal Protective Equipment; OSH Management Practices; Job Safety Analyses; Risk Assessments; Safety Inspections; Prestart Checks; Incident/Accident Reporting; Safe Work Methods; Take 5 and Safe Act Observations.
  • Awareness of and compliance with the injury management process


    Skills required:
  • Proven experience in the irrigation field with the ability to apply industry technical knowledge in an operational context, and to deal with complex elements of large commercial irrigation systems.
  • Ability to undertake diagnostics and repair of irrigation systems, programming and calibration of irrigation systems, and preparation and interpretation of irrigation plans and specifications.
  • Ability to operate specialised equipment such as bore pumps, electrical controls, central control systems, data collecting instruments and mobile smart devices.
  • Good administrative and organisational skills to be able to prioritise tasks to meet demands.
  • Developed writing skills in order to respond to customer requests and undertake operational record keeping.
  • Computer savvy to adapt to City specific technology systems.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information and express thoughts and facts succinctly.
  • Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.
  • Fosters respect for all individuals and demonstrates positive, safe and inclusive behaviours. Interacts appropriately without regard to individual characteristics.
  • Highly developed knowledge and application of safety measures relevant to the nature and requirements of irrigation maintenance work.
  • Responsive, efficient, enthusiastic, professional, friendly and positive with an ability to deal with difficult issues.
  • Curious and willing to adopt new work methods; seeks way to improve processes and be more effective, is constructive and embraces change.




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