Vacancy Details

Apprentice Diesel Fitter - 10847

The Gladstone Region is a dynamic Central Queensland coastal region that provides an enviable lifestyle and economic stability for more than 63,000 residents. Gladstone Regional Council is committed to a dynamic, proud and diverse future for the Gladstone region that focuses on working together to balance our Region’s lifestyle and opportunity. Our success is built on a foundation of safe, engaged, high performing talent and teams and a values based culture centred around our SERVICE principles.

Council has an opportunity to appoint a maximum-term full time Apprentice Diesel Fitter in Operations  to contribute to Council’s success.

It is anticipated the employment contract will commence on March 2020 for a 4 year period

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to support the Fleet Maintenance section by undertaking, to completion, Certificate  III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitting) training, to repair, service and maintain Council's fleet of heavy earthmoving plant and heavy vehicle assets.

About you

1.      Completion of Senior Certificate.

2.      Minimum sound achievement in Mathematics and English.

3.      Time management skills to prioritise and complete tasks.

4.      Communication and literacy skills to complete required paperwork.

5.      Perform physical tasks on a daily basis.

6.      Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card).

7.      Legally able to drive a motor vehicle in Queensland.

Applicants are required to answer the job specific screening questions and provide a resume, as this forms part of the application process. For further information about the role, please refer to the position description. Applicants should note that due to the volume of applications expected, the evaluation process will take several days and feedback on individual applications submitted is unable to be provided.


We are fortunate to live in an attractive, growing region and proud to be able to provide opportunity for personal growth and career development for our employees. You will have the opportunity to grow your career within a progressive local government organisation, working within a high performing team that values your contribution. You will be rewarded with a salary aligned to the award and a roster that supports a generous work-life balance. We also offer a range of employee benefits including free physiotherapy and discounted health cover and fitness memberships.

Gladstone Regional Council’s vision is that all employees access and enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender, identity or cultural beliefs. Council is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women.

Please be advised that the preferred candidate for this position, as a condition of employment, may be required to complete a pre-employment medical, criminal history check and attend and participate in a skills assessment to further evaluate suitability for the position.

Council is committed to connecting with the Gladstone region community. Aboriginal, Torres Strait and South Sea Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Position closes 12 noon Thursday 14 November 2019.