Job Details - Cadet - Plumbing Inspector

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498875 Planning Full time, Maximum Term Labourer

The details:

  • 2 years Maximum Term Full Time
  • $73,560pa + super (up to 12%) + leave loading
    Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) - Level 3 of the MBRC EBA4 Certified Agreement
  • 9-day fortnight
  • 72.5-hour fortnight
  • Hybrid, flexible working environment, including some work from home days
  • Location: Strathpine with some travel required to other council offices

Moreton Bay Regional Council Cadetship in Plumbing Services

We have 2 Cadet - Plumbing Inspector roles up for grabs! 

These roles are part of a newly introduced program to the Building and Plumbing Services department that has successfully progressed three (3) cadets into full-time Level Five (5) plumbing inspector roles within the term above. 

Our Plumbing Inspector Cadetship is a two-year program providing a development pathway for a Queensland-licenced plumber and drainer in a local government setting. At the conclusion of the cadetship, you will have obtained the knowledge, skills, and on-the-job experience to be well-placed to begin your meaningful career as Plumbing Inspector.

As a cadet, you will undertake a mix of practical on-the-job training and formal learning to develop both technical and professional skills, learning about and supporting the functions of this team.  

Council’s Plumbing Services' main function is to regulate the carrying out of plumbing or drainage work to reduce risks to public health and safety and the environment. This is achieved primarily by ensuring all plumbing or drainage work, other than unregulated work, is carried out by qualified persons and ensure that plumbing or drainage work is carried out and maintained in compliance with the code requirements for the work.

About the Opportunity:

As our Cadet - Plumbing Inspector, experienced staff will guide and train you while supporting them in their day-to-day duties that align with the main functions and managing relationships with our stakeholders.

You will learn to undertake the assessment and approval of commercial and domestic plumbing and drainage applications, inspections, and investigations into compliance matters in accordance with legislative and public health and safety requirements to minimise risk.

You will learn how to assess, inspect, and monitor on-site sewage facilities to ensure they are installed, operated and maintained in accordance with current legislative requirements and provide advice on those requirements.

This role will be diverse, exposing you to all aspects of Plumbing Services and the team's interactions with other business areas within Moreton Bay Regional Council. 

About you:

We are seeking two plumbers who can cooperate and work well with others, approach tasks in a logical, organised, and professional manner to ensure the delivery of consistently high-quality work and keep yourself, your teammates, our community, and the environment safe. 

You will be able to engage with various internal and external stakeholders. You will learn new skills and be faced with new challenges. 

  • Must hold a current and valid occupational Queensland plumber and drainer licence
  • Hold or be willing to obtain a General Induction Licence (White Card)
  • Hold a current Queensland C class driver's licence

Please note: Council will not be able to satisfy the on-the-job training requirements to move from a provisional licence to a full occupational licence. Please seek guidance from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission prior to applying for this role if you hold a provisional licence and have not completed the required 12 months and technical requirements to obtain a full occupational licence.

Position Description

Download File Plumbing Inspector Cadet Program.pdf

 Why join the MBRC Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2,000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 479,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training And Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most - as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our Mates in Construction program.
  • Our Strathpine office has local parking on-site and is in close proximity to public transport networks.
  • Flexibility at MBRC depends on the type of work you do but could include options such as work from home, part time, 9-day fortnights and flexible days. Talk to us about what flexibility means to you!

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a physical and hearing assessment with an independent professional nominated by MBRC as part of the recruitment process for this role as well as a National Police History Check.

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