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Truck Driver (MR Gang)

Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Projects
Job Location: 

South Grafton, NSW, AU, 2460

Job Ref No:  43782
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  $1311.0-$1311.0

About us


Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail, road and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.


  • Join a team committed to putting safety first
  • Career development opportunities and room to grow
  • Permanent full-time
  • Location Ballina

About the team
The Regional and Outer Metropolitan division is focused on understanding the particular needs of regional communities across NSW and delivering customer-centred integrated transport services and infrastructure.
The opportunity
Right now, we have a permanent full time opportunity for a Truck Driver MR Gang to join us in the Maintenance & Delivery team based in our Ballina Depot. 

You will be required to carry out certain duties including but not limited to:

  • Competently operate Light and Medium Rigid vehicles (with a GVM of greater than 4.5 tonnes)
  • To tow any trailers that their vehicle is rated to tow
  • To operate a HIAB or similar truck mounted crane
  • General road/bridge worker labouring duties


The area of operation is quite broad and may include maintenance of steel, concrete and timber bridges, slope remediation works and bridge painting.


You will also be required to work at night occasionally and travel away from home as part of this role.

 About you
We are looking for an experienced Truck Driver who has the capability to work under limited supervision and has experience in maintaining a safe and injury free work place for all employees while operating in a high speed, high traffic volume environment.
You have sound experience operating a HIAB or similar truck mounted cranes and experience undertaking physical labouring duties. You’ll also hold:

  • White Card
  • MR Driver Licence
  • Experience and understanding of local road networks across the district
  • Experience in bridge maintenance tasks and activities


You take pride in your ability to effectively communicate with other workers and members of public and are dedicated to maintaining a safe work environment.


You’re prepared to work outside regular working hours (day+night works when required), attend after hour call-outs, and prepared to travel extensively throughout the region and work at locations away from the base station including camping away from home when needed.
Whilst not required, experience in operating plant (excavator, bobcat, padfoot/smooth drum roller) is advantageous but not essential. Formal traffic control certification is also advantageous but not essential.
Wage and Benefits
The wage for this position is Truck Driver MR Gang Grade ($1,311) per week plus superannuation.


Other TfNSW benefits include:

  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption leave available
  • Partnership with Fitness Passport for ongoing staff and their families to access more than 390 gyms and pools at a discounted rate
  • Career progression opportunities encouraged
  • Rewarding and inclusive team environment


For more information on Employee Benefits at TfNSW please click here.

Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!
How to apply
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process. Please note applications submitted via email will not be considered.
Applications Close: 11:59 pm Sunday 5 December 2021

Find out more about Transport for NSW at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about-us

We take the WH&S and the management of fatigue of our employees seriously. Therefore, to be successful in this role it is a requirement that you must reside within a reasonable distance from your identified headquarters/depot.

Please note:

All Transport workers are required to have:

  • at least one dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 6 December 2021 and two doses by 7 February 2022; or
  • an approved medical contraindication. 

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing this role.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake background checks including a National Police Check.




We are the community we serve

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued.  We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them and their teams. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options. ​

For any enquiries, please email Brett Ireland at BRETT.IRELAND@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU. ​

Find out more about Transport for NSW at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about-us.

Check out this useful video series that will help you stand out from other applicants and navigate the recruitment process at Transport. View here​. ​ ​

All Transport workers are required to have:

  • at least one dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 6 December 2021 and two doses by 7 February 2022; or
  • an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing this role.

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