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Truck Driver

Reverse Garbage Queensland

Reverse Garbage Queensland is currently seeking an experienced, well organised person to join our team in the position of Truck Driver for the collection of donations. We are seeking someone who is keen to make a positive contribution to a not-for-profit organisation and passionate about issues surrounding sustainability, the environment and waste reduction. This is a permanent part-time position, three days per week.

Reverse Garbage Queensland is a non-profit re-use centre located in Woolloongabba, Brisbane. We collect high quality industrial discards from a wide range of industries around Brisbane, diverting them from landfill to make them available at low cost to the community through our warehouse at 20 Burke Street.

The position will consist of three days collecting a broad range of materials from our supplies across the greater Brisbane region. The successful applicant will be responsible for organising the truck run, contacting suppliers, liaising with the Shop Floor and Sorting Coordinators, manually loading and unloading the truck and other duties as required. They will also be required to work an additional day in our warehouse one Saturday every four weeks on a rotating roster in sorting or sales, as well as participate in other work of the co-operative.

Selection Criteria

Essential skills/experience:

  • Proven ability to drive a light truck (3.2 tonne GVM) in a safe and responsible manner
  • Current manual drivers licence and clean driving record for the past five years
  • Broad knowledge of the types of materials Reverse Garbage Queensland collects and the ability to evaluate a diverse range of industrial materials and make sound decisions on their value and potential reuseExcellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to interact with a diverse a range of people from varied industries
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Manual dexterity and a high level of physical fitness
  • Ability to self direct and work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Computer and mobile device literacy skills
  • A strong understanding of issues surrounding waste, resource use and sustainability
  • A strong commitment to environmental protection

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Business management skills
  • Work in a community based organisation
  • An understanding of meeting processes
  • Understanding of the philosophy and practice of consensus based decision making
  • Ability to interpret financial reports and budgets
  • Ability to assist with strategic planning

Reverse Garbage Queensland is a worker-run co-operative and applicants with an interest in becoming a member/director of the co-op in the long term will be favourably regarded.

Remuneration: This is a permanent part time position. The wage is $21.41 per hour and is based on the General Retail Industry award. Normal award penalty rates apply for Saturday work.

For further information, please call Bill Ennals or Jennifer Hancott (Monday-Wednesday) on 07 3891 9744.

A position description is attached.

Employment to commence shortly after the closing date.

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