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Cemetery Operations/team Member - North

Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust - Fawkner, VIC

Manufacturing & Industrial
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Full Job Description
Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

Location: Fawkner
Salary: EBA Level 2.1A ($71,198.00)
Full-time, ongoing

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced cemetery operations/team member to be part of our operations team based at Fawkner, working across The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust's northern cemeteries and memorial parks.

Key responsibilities include:
Identifying and checking accurately, the location of a gravesite
Operating and/or directing backhoe/excavator in digging graves
Hand digging graves when required
Assessing soil conditions and the installation of appropriate shoring for individual graves
Preparing a gravesite with equipment as requested by the funeral director and surrounds including pathways or other requests as directed by manager/supervisor for a funeral

To be successful in this position you will require:
Recognised industry experience will be favourable
Correct manual handling technique
Proven understanding of, and commitment to, OHS practices which ensure a safe and healthy working environment for staff and the public
Display acceptance and understanding of ethno-cultural and religious diversity; and
Current driver's license (mandatory)
Excavator/backhoe license (desirable)
EWP license (desirable)
Confined spaces certification (desirable)

Why join us:
As part of creating a workplace that supports and enables collaboration, our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

Comprehensive induction program
Two RDO's (Rostered Days Off) per month
Free onsite car parking
Close to public transport

How to Apply:
Please ensure you include a cover letter as part of your application. We would like to know why you want to work for The GMCT, why you are interested in the role, and, taking into account the Key Selection Criteria as a whole, how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role.

Applications close 5pm Friday 23 April 2021

For a confidential discussion, please contact Rose Naaz (03) 9355 3196

Please note, we do NOT accept applications via the Seek "Apply Now" button. Please apply via our careers site by following the link below.

This position requires the successful candidate to undergo a pre-employment medical, police check and values testing.

GMCT is a Supportive Employer of Australian Defence Force Reservists.

GMCT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures - including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs - so reach out to us at


The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust GMCT) is a progressive, customer-centric, not-for-profit organisation, which administers 21 historic and transformational memorial parks in perpetuity. Each year we support the burial, cremation, interment and memorialisation needs of over 12,500 multi-cultural families. Always forward-thinking GMCT is committed to developing an empowered, collaborative and can-do workforce, and a culture of continuous improvement.

Applications close: 23 Apr 2021