Maintenance Officer in MICRRH
The Maintenance Officer, MICRRH is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of MICRRH’s property, buildings, furniture, accommodation inventory grounds, vehicles and staging of events. The position supports other MICRRH staff to meet the requirements of the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program (RHMT) funding grant by delivering timely, cost effective maintenance and improvement of MICRRH’s property which includes but not limited to buildings, furniture and fittings, utility services and infrastructure, grounds, gardens, vehicles and accommodation inventory.
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
The Division of Tropical Health and Medicine encompasses human and animal health professional areas and related biomedical science disciplines. The Division has a particular focus on the health of rural, remote and Indigenous Australian communities and tropical medicine. The Colleges of the Division include:
- Medicine and Dentistry
- Healthcare Sciences
- Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health
Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health is part of a national network of university departments of rural health in the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine with nodes in Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Longreach and Weipa. MICRRH’s footprint extends from the lower Gulf and Western Cape across the Central and northwest regions of outback Queensland. Externally funded by the Department of Health as a health and health workforce strategy with a particular focus on remote, rural and Indigenous health. MICRRH collaborates closely the communities, services and people of the region and with the Colleges and their schools within the Division and University towards achieving this.
James Cook University
- Manage various tasks involving maintenance and repairs to all forms of MICRRH’s assets including, but not limited to buildings (offices and accommodation), furniture and fittings, utility services and infrastructure, grounds, gardens, vehicles and accommodation inventory across all nodes within MICRRH’s footprint.
- Establish and manage relationships with contractors and other stakeholders to deliver high quality and cost effective maintenance solutions.
- Perform minor “handy man” type repairs as required.
- Move furniture, materials, and various other supplies.
- Perform regular inspection of the assets and plan maintenance tasks proactively.
- Contribute to staging of events.
- Other duties as required by Manager, MICRRH Operations.
- Ensure compliance with JCU’s Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures.
- Ensure compliance with JCU estate office policies and procedures.
- Support the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
- Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.
There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff. Your specific level descriptor can be found at:
Professional and Technical
There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff.
- The Maintenance Officer, MICRRH is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
- The Maintenance Officer, MICRRH is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
- The Maintenance Officer, MICRRH is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct.
- This position will be required to travel within the region and to other MICRRH locations in North West Queensland, Central West and Gulf of Carpentaria, which may include occasional overnight stays and after hours work.
- The incumbent is required to hold a current ‘C’ class Queensland Drivers licence.
Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.
- Self-directed application of the appropriate skills and equipment.
- Knowledge of basic tools used in minor maintenance jobs and a broad understanding of maintenance issues.
- Knowledge of pruning techniques, maintenance of watering and sprinkler systems.
- Knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety Procedures.
- Flexibility and a willingness to work on call and outside of normal hours to attend to any urgent maintenance issues.
- Demonstrated well‐developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage own workflow and prioritise tasks to ensure deadlines and targets are met.
- Demonstrated interpersonal, networking, collaboration and communication skills and experience in communicating with stakeholders and colleagues through use of multiple technologies.
- First aid and safety certificate.
- Handy man certification.