Track Maintenance Operator

Perth Racing
July 14, 2020
Job Type
Western Australia


About the Company

The Western Australian Turf Club (trading as Perth Racing) has an iconic history of hosting thoroughbred racing in the state of Western Australia for over 160 years. Perth Racing manages two tracks - Ascot Racecourse and Belmont Park and is a club that never sleeps. As Western Australia's only metropolitan club, Perth Racing is a multi-faceted racing, entertainment and event business and stages approximately 92 race meetings including outstanding carnivals from both tracks. When we are not racing we offer corporate and non-corporate facilities for groups and conferences of 20 – 20,000 and highly versatile venues with unique indoor and scenic outdoor settings.

Perth Racing is currently going through an exciting transformation in order to achieve its vision: To be the leading Racing Club and Premier Events host in Western Australia. Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive relationships and practice our core values to inspire how we interact and deliver to our customers:

  • Integrity and Transparency
  • Leadership & Empowerment
  • Innovation & Excellence
  • Safety & Sustainability
  • Engagement & Understanding

About this Role

Reporting to the Racecourse Manager, the Track Maintenance Operator is responsible for presenting and maintaining tracks, grounds and buildings to high standards as specified by Perth Racing. This role is a permanent full time position which involves weekend raceday work and public holiday work. Safety in the operations of this position by the individual and towards others is paramount at all times.

Primary Duties

  • Maintain tracks for Racing and Training by watering grass tracks, cutting grass and sweeping up clippings, rolling track, shifting moveable rail as required, fertilising and maintaining gardens and grounds
  • Sweep and hose out horse stalls
  • Maintain horse swimming pool
  • Set up furniture & equipment for race days & non race day functions as per function requirements
  • High pressure clean outside buildings
  • Drive horse float when required

To be successful in this role you will have

  • Fitness to handle heavy loads/duties is essential – lift 15 kg. This is a position which has a high demand of physical exertion, frequent heavy lifting, sweeping, use of sledge hammers, use of jack hammer for moving of rails, moving of machinery on and off of tractors, long periods of standing/walking, carrying furniture. The incumbent is exposed to all elements of the weather
  • Proven experience in using a limited range of tools such as drills, brush cutters, vacuum’s, blowers etc.
  • Current WA C class driver’s licence is essential
  • Previous experience in a physical job working in outside elements
  • Truck licence is desirable
  • First aid qualification is desirable
  • Manual handling certificate is desirable
  • Grounds maintenance qualification is desirable
  • Horse skills, knowledge and experience is desirable

In return for your skills and achievements Perth Racing will offer you the opportunity to join our dynamic team, gain invaluable experience and contribute in an exciting and challenging environment. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, excellent working conditions, discounted healthcare, an array of social and employee benefits and a professional and friendly working environment.

If you meet the requirements of this role, please head to our website (link below) to submit your application.

Please note only candidates that strictly meet the requirements will be considered and only short listed applicants will be contacted. Only candidates with Australian work rights should apply.

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