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4 month contract - Full-time Labourer

Department: Building Services

The Building Services Department in Australia Zoo is primarily responsible for the maintenance and development of the grounds and facilities. Labourers are employed to assist with maintenance systems and minor construction projects. They are required to be multi-skilled and may also be termed ‘handypersons'. They may, in some instances, hold a trade certificate or with a specialized background.

This is a Fixed Term, Full-time contract for the duration of 4 months.

Duties and requirements include:

  • Assist with the general maintenance & building of the facilities, fences and signage in and around the Zoo
  • General cleaning duties of work sites, work sheds and equipment
  • Assist tradespersons as requested
  • Work within the guidelines of the health and safety procedures to ensure security and safety of self, staff, visitors and animals
  • Assist with maintenance of facilities
  • Maintenance of fencing
  • Operation of plant machinery
  • Working out the quantity of materials needed for the job by taking surface measurements or by looking at job specifications or drawings
  • Removing old paint or paper using sanders, scrapers, blowtorches, liquid paint removers and steam strippers as appropriate 
  • Preparing surfaces by fixing woodwork, filling or sealing holes, cracks and joins, and washing them down to remove dust and grease 
  • Assist general building and maintenance tasks
  • Operating basic tools and machinery
  • Other duties as requested

Essential Criteria:

  • Must be physically fit, motivated and show good communication/organisational skills
  • Current White Card
  • Ability to work well as a team and unsupervised
  • Previous maintenance/ labouring experience
  • Experience operating tools and equipment related to position
  • Hold current manual Driver's Licence
  • Available to work weekends (as needed), public holidays, and school holiday periods

Preferred Criteria:

  • Any other relevant tickets/licenses
  • Forklift ticket
  • Elevated Work Platform ticket
  • MR/HR License



Apply for this job below. Applications close 17th of November 2019

Here is a checklist of information you will need to have ready before you start to complete the employment application form:

  • Education history
  • Employment history
  • References
  • Any qualifications you may have eg First Aid
  • Any achievements you may like to tell us about
  • your availability (what hours can you work)
  • A resume in .pdf or .doc format
  • Any other info that may support your application

Please allow 20 minutes to complete the application.