Employment Opportunities

There are currently no vacancies at The Western Weekender. If you’d like us to keep your resume on file for a sales, editorial, production or administration position, send an email to info@westernweekender.com.au

The Weekender has a proud partnership with Jobs Available Western Sydney. Here’s their latest jobs listings:

9th of July 2018 07:52 PM
Journalist - Penrith
The Western Weekender

The Western Weekender is the Penrith region's leading local media organisation. For more than 25 years, it has been the heartbeat of the city - providing a strong mix of news, sport, entertainment and more. The Weekender has been nominated as Newspaper of the Year on three separate occasions.

We currently have a position available for a journalist to join our team, writing for our highly respected print newspaper as well as our digital assets.

If you're somebody who checks the news websites before you've had your morning coffee, never misses the 6pm news and uses social media to catch up on national affairs rather than Kim Kardashian's latest drama, you're who we're looking for!

The successful candidate will write and research stories across a vast range of general local topics. Reporting to the Managing Editor, the successful candidate would write for both print and digital, with a primary focus on the highly regarded print edition.

This particular opportunity has a strong focus on political reporting (as well as a cross-section of other portfolios and topics), so knowledge of all levels of government would be an obvious advantage.

We're looking for an enthusiastic journalist with an eye for news, who is able to help deliver quality stories and information to our large readership.

Skills, attributes and requirements

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to produce accurate copy
- Ability to identify and research fresh story angles and ideas
- Ability to meet tight deadlines
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Strong worth ethic
- A genuine interest in the local, state and national news cycle
- High attention to detail

This is a full-time role and is open to all experience levels including junior journalists and recent graduates.

A driver's licence and car is a requirement of this role.

Please send your CV and cover letter to troy.dodds@westernweekender.com.au. Applications close Tuesday, July 17.
#journalism #penrith #employment #jobs
23rd of June 2018 05:30 PM
Travel Agent- Flight Centre, Penrith and Blacktown

We are currently looking for an energetic and proactive sales person to join our Flight Centre Cruise Specialist teams in Penrith & Blacktown!

What can you expect?

- Joining an energetic and social team on a 7 day rotating
- Using your travel experience to sell the products and
destinations you love
- Providing exceptional customer service in person, over the
phone and via email
- Preparing and issuing invoices, receipt payments and
maintain financial documents
- Advising customers of travel regulations, visas and local
- Working towards nationally recognised qualifications

All about you:

- Two years professional full-time work
- Experience in a customer facing or sales role
- Experience working towards and achieving sales targets
and KPI's
- Advanced computer skills and the ability to confidently
learn new computer systems
- Successfully completed year 12
- Resilient, driven, and ability to adapt to change
- Travel experience to a variety of overseas destinations
- Over 12 months unrestricted work rights within Australia

About your benefits:

- You will work on a base salary plus uncapped commission - the more you sell, the more you earn
- Access to exclusive employee discounts on flights,
accommodation, cruises, tours and more
- Domestic and international educational trips, awards
nights and conferences
- Free health and wellness consultations, fitness
challenges, and financial planning advice
- Get involved in supporting your community with paid
volunteer leave
-Enhance your career development through product,
business management and team leadership training

If you are ready to launch your career with Flight Centre please email your resume to nicole.gallagher@flightcentre.com.au
5th of June 2018 08:27 PM

- Monday - Friday opportunity
- Great and Supportive director
- Team incentives and bonding
- No-more commuting if you live locally! Bonus!!!

The Role:

Our Client has a distinct point of difference as a modern, full service real estate agency offering significant expertise in both residential and industrial / commercial property sales and leasing and development site sales. Monday - Friday, this is your chance to join a strong Property management division with a local based portfolio for a maternity leave contract!!

Your day to day responsibilities will include:
- Managing a portfolio with approximately 220 properties
- Effectively liaise with Landlords & tenants
- Attending Tribunals
- Using REST / FileSMART
- Conduct incoming, outgoing and routine inspections
- Complete repairs & maintenance management
- Arrears control
- Assist with making recommendations for rental increases and lease renewals
- Working towards targets and KPI's
- Full support available
- NO prospecting

The Candidate:
You will have 2+ years experience in Property Management
A current Certificate of Registration & Driver's License

How to apply:
Please call Georgia Barton on 9362 8500 or 0426 825 564
or email your CV to gbarton@goughrecruitment.com.au
5th of June 2018 07:30 PM
Various Positions - Penrith
Cook's Plumbing Supplies

Cook’s Plumbing Supplies, Sydney’s major independent plumbing supplier, is looking for hard-working and friendly staff to join their growing team at our new Penrith store.

Be part of a well-respected company with a great product range and extensive customer base. Career opportunities exist.

Industry experience preferred, but not essential.

Positions Required:

MR Licence essential

Forklift ticket preferred (not essential)

No experience required (Manual licence preferred)

Expressions of interest to:
jrice@cooksplumbing.com.au and/or mflynn@cooksplumbing.com.au
#penrith #jobs #positionsvacant
5th of June 2018 04:44 PM
Plumbers - Penrith
Hix Group

We have a number of positions available for you to
join our team.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A NEW CHALLENGE with a Penrith based business which employs more than 70 staff and is rapidly expanding?

We offer a great working environment with a wide range of
duties across all areas of plumbing, roof plumbing, hot
water, drainage, backflow & specialised areas such as pipe relining & CCTV.

We provide vehicle, uniforms, smartphone (as a part of our
electronic job management system), a safe work environment and flexible start and finish times.

If you would like to join our team at Hix Group Pty Ltd please send your resume to HR@hix.com.au or contact 4721 7500 for more information.
#penrith #employment
4th of June 2018 07:00 PM
Rope Splicer - Homebush

Leading marine company requires an experience rope splicer at their Homebush warehouse.

Must be experienced in splicing silver and nylon ropes. Knowledge of double braid splicing an advantage.

Some general warehouse duties too.

Email your resume to craig@rwbmarine.com.au
#jobs #employment #homebush #positionsvacant
4th of June 2018 04:31 PM
Tyre Fitter - Seven Hills

A skilled and experienced tyre fitter is required for a busy shop in Seven Hills.

Call Rob for more details: (02) 9620 9060
#jobs #sevenhills #employment #positionsvacant
4th of June 2018 03:00 PM
Butcher - Kellyville

Butcher required for quality shop in Kellyville. Permanent position and immediate start.

Phone 0414 777 433 to find out more.
#kellyville #jobs #positionsvacant #employment
3rd of June 2018 06:15 PM
Logistics Administrator (Full Time)- Rydalmere

Salary: $47,500 pa. plus super
JOB Purpose:

The main purpose of the role is to maintain inventory accuracy and service partner warehouse locations with focus on reverse logistics and cycle count processes, the monitoring of in-transit inventory, freight movements, cost allocations and providing support to the logistics team, the broader business and its customers for inventory and logistics matters.

JOB Responsibilities:

- Liaising with Customers, branches and Service Partners to return parts held for greater than five (5) business days
- Monitoring of in-transit inventory and following up on overdue consignments
- Investigating and resolving futile collections / deliveries by transport partner
- Assisting with coordination of the rolling cycle program for
Branch and Service Partner warehouses
- Creation of purchase orders and inter warehouse stock transfers to maintain optimum inventory levels
- Responding to general enquiries submitted to the logistics team inbox and phone calls
- Vetting of invoices, ensuring correct charges and cost allocation


- Certificate 4 in Logistics (desirable)
- Experience and Attributes
- Experience in similar role highly regarded
- Good PC skills and proficient in MS Office applications, excel at an intermediary level
- Good problem solving / analytical skills
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
- High level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Excellent organisational skills
- Ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines

Please submit your resume hannah@works4you.com.au to apply of call our office on 02 9635 0015 for more info
3rd of June 2018 01:05 PM
Warehouse (manual D.L)- Auburn

Laundry equipment distributor for New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. We import the largest range of premium quality commercial laundry equipment and support our customers' investments by supplying market leading parts and sales back up, with our factory trained technicians delivering our ‘same day’ service commitment. Our full range of products is supported by staff with specific experience in excess of thirty years in both parts and service, ensuring bench mark results since 1955.


1) Good in & goods out
2) Stock control
3) Picking & packing items
4) Organising packing slips
5) Some occasional deliveries (must be able to drive manual)


- Min 4 years warehouse / storeperson experience
- Physically fit & health
- Stable employment history

Location: Auburn
7.30am till 3.30pm
Rate: $24 - $27 p/h

Please email hannah@works4you.com.au your resume.
2nd of June 2018 06:00 PM
Green Keeper- Wilberforce

HG Sports Turf is a market leader in the design, construction and maintenance of sports fields. HG Sports Turf has supplied its patented turf systems to many stadiums since 1999, including the ANZ Stadium, Eden Park, Westpac Stadium, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), NIB Stadium, Optus Stadium and Singapore National Stadium. Venues across the Asia Pacific have relied on HG Sports Turf to deliver on the international stage for iconic events such as; 2000 Olympic Games, 2003 & 2011 Rugby World Cup, 2006 Commonwealth Games, 2006 Asia Games, 2015 AFC Asian Cup, and 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

HG Sports Turf are looking for a Greenkeeper to join our team. The successful candidate will be required to work as part of the HG Sports Turf team preparing, maintaining and harvesting Elite Proprietary Turf sporting surfaces as well as working on the construction of Turf Sporting surfaces.

Although based in NSW the role requires travel to our established turf farms and Sporting Stadiums, throughout the Asia Pacific region and Middle East.

We are looking for an individual who is:

- Experienced in all facets of Sports Turf Field construction including the use of construction equipment.
- Experience in the growing, maintenance, harvesting and installation of Stabilised and Hybrid Turf technologies
- Up to date knowledge and understanding of warm and cool season sports turf maintenance and installation.
- Motivated and capable of operating under their own initiative and as part of a team.
- Organised and able to prioritise workloads effectively
- Proud of their work, has an ‘eye for detail’ and has an uncompromising attitude to quality on a ‘right first time’ basis, whilst remaining cost conscious.
- Experienced with OH&S practices and systems, together with a real commitment to safety in the workplace.
- Able to competently operate and maintain turf machinery and laser grading equipment, together with relevant licenses.
- Willing and able to travel interstate and overseas as required.
- Experience with sports turf construction.
- Competent with Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel


- Minimum Certificate III in Turf management and 3 years of industry experience, or 5+ years of industry experience
- Relevant pesticide application ticket (eg. Smart train/Chemcert)
- Clean drivers licence
- Forklift licence

This position will include an attractive remuneration package including salary (from $54k upwards depending on skills and experience), vehicle and mobile phone. Please send your resume and covering letter clearly explaining why you feel you are the ideal candidate for this position to ddesantis@hgturf.com.au
24th of May 2018 07:13 PM
Business Development Manager - Hills District

About Ultrafloor:
Ultrafloor is focused on providing the construction sector with an innovative, efficient and cost effective precast concrete flooring solutions.

Over the last 25 years, Ultrafloor has become the leading supplier of precast flooring in Australia with offices in all major centres. This growth has been achieved due to the inherent advantages of the Ultrafloor system and the company's emphasis on providing a quality service to our customers.

The role:
Due to recent growth, an exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced BDM to join our Precast concrete sales team. Reporting to the Director of Sales you will be responsible for maintaining existing customer accounts whilst establishing new business and maximising sales opportunities in the Sydney region.

- Build and maintain strong relationships with our customers
- Develop and foster new client relationships
- Provide timely detailed proposals and quotations
- Follow up on issued proposals
- Secure profitable projects
- Gather market intelligence on customers, competitors and industry.
- Prepare monthly forecasts and reports

Skills & Experience:
- At least 5 years’ experience in a similar BDM or sales role
- Proven ability to achieve sales outcomes
- The ability to draw and interpret construction drawings and have a sound general construction knowledge.
- Personal drive and results focused
- Exceptional communication skills
- Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise competing deadlines
- Develop effective working relationships with all people
- Ability to quickly assess, price and mitigate contractual risk
- Excellent attention to detail
- A suitably attractive package will be negotiated for the right person.

Please submit your CV in confidence to recruitment@ultrafloor.com

No telephone contact please. No recruitment organisations please.
24th of May 2018 06:06 PM
Customer Service Representative - Hills District

Great opportunity for a dedicated Customer Service Representative to join this leading Australian organisation. You will join a friendly and supportive team with a great culture and team environment.

The Role:
- As the Customer Service Representative, you will be the first point of contact for customers (both residential and commercial) wanting to place orders
- Managing the inbox as well as high volume calls
- Ensure all orders are inputted promptly and accurately into the CRM
- Process and investigate any returns
- You will provide a one stop service managing their orders and any queries that pop up along the way
- Work closely with warehouse and distribution regarding any stock issues, shipping issues, missing items, damages and delays
- Support the Account Managers with any customer queries
- Deal with any account queries
- After sales service and support
- Ensure all customers are kept up to date with any delivery/ stock issues
- Work collaboratively with all parts of the business
- Keep up to date records of all correspondence in the system

The Candidate
This will be a rewarding role for an experienced customer service representative who is well versed in end to end order processing. You will be a proactive self-starter who enjoys working in a busy environment. First rate communication skills both written and oral are essential for this role.

If this sounds like you get in touch asap

Due to the large number of applicants we will only contact you if you are shortlisted for the role.

Apply now for an immediate interview.

Alexa Robertson
Account Manager
23rd of May 2018 08:25 PM
Air Conditioning Installer - Penrith

Amped Up Solutions is a young and vibrant Air Conditoning and Electrical company based in the heart of Penrith, servicing the local area and surrounds. We provide Air Conditioning services and Installations for residential builders and private home owners.

As we continue to experience growth within the company, we are looking to add like-minded individuals to our team within our Air-Conditioning division.

Amped Up Solutions pride ourselves on our strong service skills and work ethics. Our team members are all presentable, approachable and are thorough in their work. We encourage new and existing apprentices to apply, as well as fully qualified tradespersons.

As an Amped Up Solution’s employee you will possess a strong work ethic, and will be a punctual, reliable team player. You will be communicating with our clients, so you will be presentable with a pleasant approach and a positive attitude.

Training is provided as necessary, and a uniform provided.
If this sounds like you, please forward your resume to Brett by email: info@ampedupsolutions.com.au, or to discuss, please call Brett directly on 0413 705 610.

*Unfortunately due to high volume responses, only successful candidates will be contacted.*
23rd of May 2018 07:55 PM
Social Media Manager, Social, Office of Marketing and Communications

Western Sydney University's Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking a Social Media Manager to manage and drive the University’s social media strategy through new and existing social channels.

The successful candidate, reporting to the Director, Corporate Communications, you will be responsible for managing online community engagement and ensuring all content positions the brand effectively and is relevant to the targeted segments. The successful candidate is also responsible for managing social media advertising and is required to have a good understanding of all the underlying metrics to drive data based decision-making.

You will:

• Drive and manage the University’s social media strategy, channel development and online community engagement.

• Manage social media advertising, measuring performance and effectiveness.

• Plan, create and deliver engaging content to drive brand social engagement and advocacy across all social media channels.

• Provide analysis, performance tracking and reporting across all social channels and social media campaigns. Provide regular reports on social media content performance.

• Monitor and respond to comments and reviews, engaging with the community in the agreed tone of voice.

• Use Social Listening to identify consumer behaviour and leverage insight, spot trends, recognise opportunities for engagement and influencers to engage with, and identify appropriate platforms to leverage engagement.

• Understand the changing consumer landscape and champion the social consumer, providing recommendations and thought leadership to the wider team.

• Manage a direct report (Social Platforms Officer) and work closely with the Manager, Contact Services Centre to manage the University’s social media customer care program and staff.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

• Relevant degree or post-graduate qualifications and/or equivalent significant professional experience in a marketing role.

• A demonstrated understanding of online marketing theory and web practice with proven success in designing innovative and effective digital marketing programs with the ability to extract, analyse and evaluate market intelligence from marketing information systems.

• Demonstrated substantial experience in digital and social media strategy development and implementation.

• Demonstrated substantial experience in social media, building online communities and marketing planning and management with proven problem solving and trouble shooting skills.

• Ability to focus on strategic, long-term plans and determine and implement effective strategies for achieving objectives.

• Proven organisational, planning and project management skills

• A high level of written communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to best practice and quality service delivery.

• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, meet deadlines and complete duties without close supervision

This is a full-time, ongoing position based at our Penrith, Werrington North Campus.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 8 $113,906 - $126,449 p.a. (comprising salary $94,271 - $104,651 p.a. plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

Position Enquiries: Imogen Corlette email i.corlette@westernsydney.edu.au

Closing Date: 4 June 2018

Full details on how to apply for these positions can be found at our website. Western Sydney University values workplace diversity.
23rd of May 2018 05:55 PM
Accounts Assistant - Northmead

BGIS Technical Services (BGIS TS) is a leading provider of facilities management services, project delivery services, and workplace solutions.

BGIS Technical Services deliver planned and reactive maintenance solutions across mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, building and fire disciplines to a range of existing accounts within the BGIS contract portfolio.

We are looking for a highly motivated experienced Accounts Assistant to join our Finance Team at our Head Office based in Northmead. This is a broad role offering exposure to many areas of the finance division to help support our rapidly growing business.

This is a permanent full-time position, working Monday to Friday.

Assist Finance Manager in day to day finance processes.
Assist in month end processing and reporting.
Assist in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions.
Perform various reconciliations and troubleshooting when required.
Assist Finance Manager with various Management Reporting and Analysis.
Perform detailed review of Payroll.
Ad hoc tasks to assist finance team as required.

At least 2-4 years’ experience in a similar role.
Relevant Bachelor’s degree/ Tertiary qualifications in accounting or studying towards.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook) and competent using MS Excel.
Outstanding attention to detail and reconciliation skills
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
The ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work with conflicting time constraints.
Strong business acumen and can-do attitude.
Experience in reviewing payroll in detail or processing is highly regarded

An attractive remuneration package will be provided. If you are committed, enthusiastic and professional, this is a great opportunity for you to join a highly motivated and dynamic organisation.

Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience to: hr@bgists.com
Contractor Licence:308408C

BGIS TS is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and minority groups are encouraged to apply.
22nd of May 2018 08:56 PM
Batching Operator & Forklift Driver - Villawood

We are currently seeking a suitable person to fill the position of Batching Operator at our Villawood plant.

As the Batching Operator you will be working with a small team and your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

- Movement of raw materials and completed batches within the batching area
- Manual handling of raw materials up to 25kg
- Precise weighing of raw materials (Pre weigh)
- Addition of raw material into batching vessels
- Strict adherence batch specifications & directions
- Housekeeping of the area
- Cleaning of the batching equipment
- Working on production lines as required
- Accurate completion of batching documentation
- Batch sampling and testing
- Liaising with other departments as required. Eg. Quality, Production, Warehouse and Scheduling.

Benefits and perks

- This is a full time position working a 38 hours/week, (9.5 hours per day, 4 days/week (06:00 to 15:30 Monday – Thursday) + overtime as required Working with a growing Australian business
- Excellent working conditions and friendly team
- Competitive wage on offer
- Skills and experience


- Current Forklift license with minimum 2 year experience
- Experience working within a GMP & HACCP environment
- Previous experience in a food processing role
- Previous batching experience desired but not essential
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Ability to work collaboratively with a small team
- Willingness to participate in a pre-employment medical
- Must have suitable requirements to work in Australia

If you think this role would suit you, please forward your resume to trading3361@gmail.com
#villawood #jobs #employment #positionsvacant
22nd of May 2018 07:54 PM
Boilermakers & Sheetmetal Workers
The Dragon Group

The Dragon Group is currently looking for experienced and reliable Boilermakers & Sheetmetal workers for various projects in Sydney. These roles are based in Western Sydney and can require travel to different sites for installs.

These roles include Sheetmetal Ducting assembly, installation, machinery and structural frame manufacturing in-house and also on-site installations. The positions are casual and will be project-based, to begin with, a view to more permanent work for the right candidate.

You will be reading drawings, marking up, drilling, cutting and assembling stainless steel and aluminium products using various methods including TIG, MIG and Stick welding.

We are looking for 1st class Boilermakers with a minimum of 3 years similar experience. You must be able to read and understand drawing and have a good understanding of the Australian Standards. Sheetmetal workers will need at least 1 years experience in a similar role, previous installation experience and a White Card. A Forklift licence is not a must but would be favourable.

If you have any concerns or questions, give Mitch a call on 02 9630 0423 or email at mitch@thedragongroup.com.au to learn more and register your interest.
#jobs #employment #westernsydney #positionsvacant
22nd of May 2018 06:53 PM
Air Conditioner Installer - Penrith
Amped Up Solutions

Amped Up Solutions is a young and vibrant Air Conditoning and Electrical company based in the heart of Penrith, servicing the local area and surrounds. We provide Air Conditioning services and Installations for residential builders and private home owners.

As we continue to experience growth within the company, we are looking to add like-minded individuals to our team within our Air-Conditioning division.

Amped Up Solutions pride ourselves on our strong service skills and work ethics. Our team members are all presentable, approachable and are thorough in their work. We encourage new and existing apprentices to apply, as well as fully qualified tradespersons.

As an Amped Up Solution’s employee you will possess a strong work ethic, and will be a punctual, reliable team player. You will be communicating with our clients, so you will be presentable with a pleasant approach and a positive attitude.

Training is provided as necessary, and a uniform provided.

If this sounds like you, please forward your resume to Brett by email: info@ampedupsolutions.com.au, or to discuss, please call Brett directly on 0413 705 610.
#jobs #employment #penrith
22nd of May 2018 02:30 PM
Truck Driver / Labourer - St Marys
Dave Fenech Electrical Services


- Driving truck to and from job sites.
- Installation of underground mains, trenching, Excavation, pole installation
- Friendly Working Environment

- Must have MR drivers licence with minimum 2 years experience
- References from Employers
- Driving history from RMS
- Local to St Marys / Penrith Area

Email Resume to dave@davefenechelectrical or contact us on 9833 9566. All Resumes will be considered.
#jobs #stmarys #penrith #employment