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Maintenance Manager – Sovereign Hill

Closing date:   January 30, 2022
Institution:   Sovereign Hill
Salary:   Not supplied yet.
Employment status:   This is a full time role - 40 hours per week
Location :   Ballarat
Contact name:   Georgia Fraser, 53292328
Contact email:   gfraser@sovereignhill.com.au

Sovereign Hill is internationally recognised as Australia’s foremost outdoor museum. The Sovereign Hill Museums Association is a not-for profit community-based organisation that includes: Sovereign Hill outdoor museum, the Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill Hotel, AURA and Narmbool.

We are looking for a driven individual to join our Engineering team as Manager

The Manager Maintenance is responsible for the maintenance of buildings and renovation works across Sovereign Hill, Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill Hotel and Narmbool to a very high standard.

Are you looking for that next step-up career challenge? Have a passion for creating meaningful work, management and a ‘hands-on’ role? Than Manager Maintenance could be for you.

The successful applicant must have

  • Qualified Tradesperson with at least five years’ experience, post Apprenticeship
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Must display initiative and problem solving skills whilst been able to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated capacity for leading a team with a diverse range of people to achieve goals efficiently and effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage projects within budget
  • Intermediate computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office programs/ AutoCad
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical data from plans
  • Proficient in the use of all building power and hand tools as well as workshop machinery
  • Have the ability to tender elements of projects
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Must have metal welding/fabrication skills, or agreement to obtain this
  • Must have Medium or Heavy rigid license, or agreement to obtain this.
  • Must have Chainsaw and Working at Height qualification, or agreement to obtain this
  • Must have a pronounced sense of maturity and responsibility to deal with all facets of the general public

Qualifications and checks

  • Must hold a nationally recognised trade qualification in a relevant trade qualification at a minimum Certificate III level
  • Qualification in Fabrication, Welding discipline would be advantageous
  • Current Australian manual drivers licence
  • Construction induction card or red card
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Police check
  • Fully Covid Vaccinated
  • Will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical
  • Must be eligible to work in Australia

If you are looking for work within a great team and love variety in your daily work, then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Sovereign Hill welcomes, encourages and endorses applications from diverse backgrounds and provides equal opportunities to all who wish to apply.

For more information or to apply visit our website.


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