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HC/HR/MR Truck Drivers



People & HR
Canberra, Australia
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2022

Goterra is a Canberra based envirotech startup company that designs and builds modular infrastructure to process food waste using insects. We are looking for energetic Truck Drivers to join our HC/HR/MR Truck Drivers Casual Pool in our Facilities Team supporting the collection and transport of organic (food) waste from client sites in the ACT and regional NSW to our base in Hume, Canberra. Shifts are available Monday-Sunday between the hours of 7am-7pm.

If you are looking for a positive and engaged workplace environment with rewarding and meaningful work, with the opportunity for on-going work as we continue our expansion, this could be the job for you!

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Driving flatbed truck carrying up to 4.5 tonnes
  • Travelling to locations in Canberra and regional NSW (eg Goulburn, Yass, Cooma) to collect food waste from clients (eg supermarkets) and returning to Canberra plant
  • Planning transport operations (route, delivery schedule)
  • Checking the vehicle is in good, safe working order before departure
  • Loading and unloading bins containing food waste on and off the truck using mechanical handling equipment (e.g. forklifts, pallet jacks)
  • Checking and securing the load
  • Preparing transport documentation
  • Checking fuel and oil levels, oil filters and tyres
  • Cleaning, washing, refuelling and ordinary maintenance of vehicle
  • Emptying and cleaning waste containers (eg pallet bins)

Candidates must have:

  • A valid, full clean HR/MR driver’s licence and own reliable transport to and from work base in Hume, Canberra
  • The ability to drive safely, and a thorough understanding of and adherence to the regulations set out in the rules of the road for the ACT & NSW
  • High levels of concentration and rapid reflexes
  • A strong sense of orientation
  • Problem-solving skills (e.g. dealing with accidents and unforeseen issues)
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Patience, flexibility, and resilience
  • The ability to meet the physical requirements of the role (e.g. some lifting up to 20kgs may be required)
  • Basic mechanical knowledge
  • Digital literacy skills - a mobile phone is required to communicate with the team and for task management through the applications Slack and Asana
  • HC/MR/HR licence and some work experience in a commercial driving or material handling position is preferred

You must have unrestricted rights to live and work in this location to apply for this job

As a member of the Goterra team, you'll love:

  • Above award rates plus the opportunity to work in a dynamic and fast moving startup environment
  • Working with people who believe in what they’re doing and are aligned in mission and purpose
  • Being part of a diverse and multidisciplinary team doing exciting and ground breaking work
  • The chance to make a real impact, stopping one of the leading causes of climate change, every day. Literally, we’re doing it right now, as you read this

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive organisation and encourage applications from people with a disability, of mature age,Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTIQ+ community, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This is an ongoing open round and applications will be processed on submission