Forklift and Truck Driver - Materials Recovery Facility

Last updated: 20/02/2023

IMPACT Community Services Limited (IMPACT) is a high profile, community owned organisation supporting the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our community. Since 1978, we have been supporting local people experiencing disadvantage, poverty and exclusion. Our vision is to improve lives. IMPACT is also a Child Safe Organisation committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. 

About the job

This Forklift & Truck Driver position is a full- time permanent role based at our materials recovery facility at University Drive, Bundaberg. Join our friendly team and:

  • Collect recyclable materials such as card, paper, bottles, cans and drums from customers around the Bundaberg region
  • Perform pre-trip inspections on the truck
  • Complete run sheets on a daily basis
  • Operate a forklift within the facility 
  • Perform some manual tasks to assist in the operation of the facility  
  • Follow WH&S processes to ensure your safety and the safety of others in the workplace

We are a social enterprise employing workers with a disability to sort waste from Council's yellow top bins. We make a real difference to the environment and to the lives of our workers. 

Our offer to you 

This role provides:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 per year
  • Birthday bonus day off
  • Paid 2 hours per month to donate to a worthy cause of your choice
  • Opportunities for advancement with our 'grow your own' approach
  • Professional development by participating in in-house and external training 
  • Reimbursement for Working with Children and NDIS Worker screening clearances

About you

To enjoy this role, you need:

  • Recent experience as a HR truck driver with an active HR license
  • Recent experience as a forklift operator with a LF licence
  • Literacy and numeracy skills so you can accurately complete run sheets 
  • Your own transport and a current drivers' license
  • A willingness to participate in a Commercial Driver medical assessment 
  • A track record as a team player who assists team mates and completes manual tasks

How to apply

Submit your application today by providing an up to date resume.

IMPACT welcomes all applications, including from Indigenous Australians, people with a lived experience of mental health concerns and recovery, a disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

We believe that diversity in our workplace makes us stronger and we provide equal opportunity to all. IMPACT is proud to be an INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER 2022-2023 with the Diversity Council Australia

The successful applicant will need to obtain background checks prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, an NDIS Worker Screening clearance and proof of Covid-19 vaccinations.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Do you have a heavy vehicle driver's licence?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a truck driver?
  • Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical check?
  • Do you have experience operating a forklift?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • Which of the following forklift licences do you have?
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