Ranger Workshop Coordinator / Mentor


Thamarrurr Development Corporation


Wadeye, Thamarrurr Region, NT

Salary etc:

$65,000 - $70,000 p.a.

Thamarrurr Development Corporation (TDC) located in Wadeye, NT, is seeking a Workshop Coordinator and Mentor to join our dynamic team of Land and Sea Rangers.

The Thamarrurr Rangers are based in Wadeye and look after the natural and cultural values of a large area of traditionally owned lands and coastline in the Western Top End of the Northern Territory.

Our responsibilities include the culturally appropriate management of fire, feral animals, and weeds on the land, and we play a compliance role in monitoring recreational and commercial fishing in our sea country. We also facilitate access and help to protect sacred and cultural sites in the region. All our activities are guided by the aspirations and values of the Traditional Owners.

The Ranger Workshop Coordinator & Mentor’s role is to ensure our mechanical fleet, assets and equipment at the Ranger base are maintained in a safe and tidy manner, and ready for use.

If you love working closely with the local Aboriginal people, appreciate the importance of a well-ordered workshop, and relish the day-to-day challenges of a varied range of duties, then this position will tick your boxes!    

Main duties include:

  • Maintain an organised, managed workshop including assets, equipment, tools, spare parts, inventories, and the proper storage of chemicals and dangerous goods.
  • Maintain equipment and irrigation systems at the Ranger plant nursery.
  • Support our local Rangers to learn basic repairs and maintenance skills, complete equipment condition reports, undertake pre-start checks and daily work preparation plans.
  • Coordinate the servicing and repair of Ranger fleet vehicles, vessels and equipment.
  • Assist the Ranger management in identifying needs and purchasing of new equipment.
  • Foster improved practice of safe work procedures and on-the-job risk assessment.
  • Support & foster independence and leadership in the Rangers.
  • Be prepared to travel around the Thamarrurr region, when required, including occasional overnight camping.

To be successful you’ll have:       

  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience in the basic repairs and ongoing maintenance of equipment and machinery.
  • A positive and effective mentoring, training, and development mindset- approach work focused on opportunities for all staff to grow skills and understanding.
  • Ability to respond appropriately, respectfully, and sensitively with members of the Aboriginal Community, government organisations and other partners.
  • Excellent organisational & time management skills, the ability to use initiative to problem solve, and work under pressure with little or no supervision.
  • Resilience, patience, cheerfulness, and a willing “can-do” attitude.
  • Strong understanding of WHS policies and procedures and actively contribute to a safe and respectful workplace.


  • Competitive salary, with a weekly pay cycle.
  • Generous 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading,
  • As we are a Not-for-Profit organisation, maximum salary packaging as it relates to PBIs to reduce tax and increase your take home pay.
  • Up to $1,500 reimbursement for travel expenses to Wadeye.
  • Subsidised, fully furnished single or double accommodation provided.
  • Be part of a busy, welcoming community.
  • Excellent fishing and outdoor activities on your doorstop.
  • Relish in exploring the art & culture, the people and the region.
  • Free professional development and training.

Essential Licences/ Clearances

  • Hold minimum current Class C NT driver’s Licence
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Northern Land Council Work Permit
  • Ability to obtain Police Clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Working with Children Clearance (Ochre card)
  • Must be an Australian/ New Zealand residence or citizen

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Closing date:

30th April 2021

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