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Apprentice - Mechanical Port Macquarie , Hastings Council
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Apprenticeship – Mechanical


Applications Close: Sunday 9 October 2022 11:30pm

About the Opportunity

PMHC are excited to be recruiting for our 2023 Apprenticeship program. We have the opportunity for a four-year apprenticeship combined with studying for a Certificate III Engineering - Mechanical Trade.

Working on projects and tasks that matter to our community, your apprenticeship will include working on:

  • Primarily major water and wastewater infrastructure; treatment plants, pump Stations, dams, reservoir’s, pipe lines, valves and chemical dosing installations.
  • Community infrastructure, airport, sporting fields, events centres, pools, buildings and emergency services
  • Installing mechanical equipment to a high standard and quality

This is a full time role for up to 4 years working primarily in the water, wastewater and construction areas of Council, working with diversely skilled tradespeople across Council.

Whether you're a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or an adult simply wishing to change careers this a great opportunity so don't miss out!

Remuneration and Benefits

  • Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary (up to 4 years), 38 hours per week
  • Salary (exclusive of super): Starting salary of $590.90-$807.90 (depending on your highest year of schooling completed and number years since you finished school).
  • Benefits: Fortnightly RDO, discounted gym membership, career development opportunities, PPE provided, annual salary increase set as per the Local Government (State) Award 2020 plus competency based salary reviews and employee assistance program.

About the Port Macquarie Hastings Region
Upon commencement, you shall call ‘home’ one of the East Coasts most enviable locations. With access to stunning hinterland, miles of pristine beaches, national parks, playgrounds sporting facilities, restaurants, galleries, theatres and a genuine community feel, the mid-north coast is the perfect location if you enjoy hiking, surfing, camping, fishing, off road exploration, Saturday sports, arts, theatre, food and wine.

Hiring Timeline

Applications for this opportunity closes on 9 October 2021; after this date, the recruitment process will include:

  • Online Aptitude Testing: 13 October 2022 (multiple 1 hour session timeslots will be available)
  • Interviews: 25/26 October 2022
  • Checks (Reference/Medical/Police): Exact Dates TBC in November 2022
  • Employment Commences: From Mid-January 2023

These dates are not flexible.


Please note you must submit your application in one attempt. If you wish to apply for multiple apprenticeships/traineeships, you must submit an application for each to be considered.

Applications Close: Sunday 9 October 2022 11:30pm


Suitable candidates may be placed on a talent pool or eligibility list for future identical, or similar positions for a period of 12 months. You are encouraged to discuss your application with your line manager prior to submission.

Please upload documents in PDF format.

We often ask our preferred applicants to complete pre-employment checks. This may include: Reference Checks; National Criminal Police Check; Medical Assessment; Qualification Verification; Working with Children Check Verification.

All PMHC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid Medical Contraindication Certificate.

PMHC's recruitment notification process is primarily via system generated emails. Please ensure your email is correct before submitting an application to avoid missing crucial updates and outcomes.

Please regularly check your 'junk mail' or ensure our email address Jobs@pmhc.nsw.gov.au is set to 'trustworthy'.

Email communication notifications are used for but not limited to: application received, interview booking tools, confirmation of interview, request for references/more information, delay notifications, testing/assessments (aptitude/psychometric/industry specific) and application outcomes (unsuccessful before or after interview).



  • If you would like to know more about this opportunity, or have any questions about the role please contact Ian Atkins on 02 6581 8143.
  • For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Jobs@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Interested in Applying?

To apply, you will need to complete our application form. You may find it helpful to write your response to the questions in a word document then copy/paste this into the application form once you are ready to submit your application. Please take the time to consider your skills and experiences, which may not directly be related to this role but may be transferable.

You may wish to review the Position Description to assist you in your application.


Date posted
September 9, 2022
Closing date
October 9, 2022
Job Location
Port Macquarie, NSW
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