McKinlay Shire Council

This position is based in Julia Creek, the administrative centre of McKinlay Shire. Julia Creek is located in the heart of the North West, 650 kilometres west of Townsville and approximately 2.5 hours drive east of Mount Isa. Mount Isa offers direct flights to Brisbane, and Julia Creek has the option of REX flights to Mount Isa and Townsville three days per week. Julia Creek has a population of approximately 400 people; however the Shire’s population is close to 1000 residents.

Julia Creek is a friendly community which punches well above its weight for a small community and offers an abundance of facilities and opportunities for its residents. The facilities include, medical centre, 24/7 accessible gym, swimming pool with water slides, dog park, bike safety park and indoor sports centre and tennis courts just to name a few. Recreational activities also are plenty with many great annual events (Races, Rodeos, Campdrafts, Arts & Cultural Workshops) taking place in the region.

The Role
McKinlay Shire Council is seeking to employ an experienced Final Trim Grader Operator to undertake a range of civil construction and maintenance tasks within the Shire.

Key responsibilities of the role are inclusive of:

  • Maintain and service the item of plant in accordance with Council Policy;
  •  Report promptly any fault or problem with an item of equipment to job supervisor;
  • Final Trim grading of new road pavement, resheets etc
  • Maintenance grading of unsealed road surfaces, road shoulders, open drains and road construction;

Essential Requirements

  • Final Trim Grader operating ability and experience in construction/maintenance of roads and drainage infrastructure
  • Current Construction Safety Induction Card (White Card)
  • Current Plant Operator Tickets/Certificates of Competency


  • Attractive Salary $61,433.32‐per annum Level 8 Local Government Industry Award (Stream B)
  • District Allowance
  • Five weeks Annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Accrued day off once per month

A recruitment pack, including Position Description, can be found on, or by contacting the HR department on (07) 47 467 166, email

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