Mechanical Fitter

  • Position Vacant
  • Lismore

Website Rous County Council

Mechanical Fitter (Permanent Full Time)

Located in the northern rivers area of NSW, Rous County Council is a special-purpose local government organisation that delivers bulk water and provides flood mitigation and weed biosecurity services.

The position
Sitting within the Operations Branch, the core function of this role is to carry out the maintenance, installation and repair of Council’s mechanical, piping and metalwork assets to the required level of service.

Qualifications and experience
This role requires a Trade qualified Mechanical Engineer with Cert IV or equivalent and demonstrated experience in the maintenance and repair of pumps and motors and pneumatic and mechanical drive systems. Skills in metal fabrication, welding and toolmaking are also an essential requirement for this position.
Previous experience in the area of water treatment for public water supply purposes and the use of computerised management systems is desirable.

You must also be committed to promoting Council’s Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability and Respect.

Please refer to the position description for full details of essential and desirable criteria.

Conditions of employment
Conditions of employment are in accordance with the Local Government State Award 2017. Salary range $64,235 – $75,145 per annum based on skills and experience plus statutory superannuation (9.5%) and generous working conditions including a 76 hour, nine-day fortnight.  A satisfactory health assessment, including drug screening is a pre-requisite to an offer of employment.

A position description, information package and further details about Rous County Council are available on Council’s website at or by contacting Human Resources on (02) 6623 3800.

Applicants must address the selection criteria contained in the position description.

Applications can be forwarded by:
• email to
• by post addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 230, Lismore NSW 2480, or
• delivery to Reception on Level 4, 218-232 Molesworth Street, Lismore.

Applications close: 4:30pm, Friday 24 November 2017  

Rous County Council is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and diversity across our workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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