Maintenance Crew Member - Melbourne


Balance Enviro Solutions


Fairfield, Melbourne

Our Company

Balance Enviro Solutions (BES) specialises in the design, construction and management of wetland, riparian and revegetation projects, ecological restoration and aquatic environments in the Greater Melbourne and Greater Geelong.

We are an interesting, progressive workplace with a positive work environment. With a hands-on attitude, no job is too big or too hard, our crew is a strong team of individuals appreciating everyone’s diversity. Effective communication is ensuring a cohesive, safe and productive work environment. 

Your Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Maintenance Crew team member to be based out of our Fairfiedl depot. As a Crew Member of the Maintenance team, you are an integral part of our long-term success. With your own hands, you help maintain our wetland construction sites. You love to work outdoors and get your hands dirty.

You will report directly to the Maintenance Manager and will take directions from our Fairfield Site and Project Managers relating to daily scheduled works on-site.

Your responsibility will be the maintaining and improving of our wetland sites. You will work in a small team but need to be able to organise your busy schedule - you need to demonstrate your ability to work autonomously. Additionally, to be successful in this role, effective communication and capacity to work well with others will be crucial.

​​We are seeking reliable individuals looking to contribute to the maintenance of remnant native bushland, constructed wetlands and newly built native landscapes throughout Greater  Melbourne region. (see our other ad for Geelong Maintainance crew positions) 

This position favours those who seek a challenging position in the environmental field. You might not have all the skills required yet, this is where your willingness to learn and adapt is crucially important.

The health and safety of our crew is of the utmost importance, so understanding and following instructions and our internal procedures and policies are a basic requirement, at every time of day and every day of the year. You will contribute to create a positive atmosphere for all our employees while maintaining a solid pace and a task-oriented focus on site.

Your Responsibilities

The below outlined duties and responsibilities are the basic requirements when working for us. Our internal Balance Enviro policies and procedures are the foundation of our doing, these might be accompanied by our contractors’, clients’ or site-specific procedures.  

  • Assist other crew members and leaders to perform work tasks in a safe manner and to a professional standard
  • Behave to the standards  set by your crew members and leaders
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively in a team environment, communicate clearly and ask questions when clarification is required
  • Follow work task instructions from the Maintenance Manager and other leaders. This might include but is not limited to: work task safety, work tasks procedures, machinery use and maintenance, pre-starts
  • Follow our SWMS, policies & procedures and our COVID-19 Action Plans. This might include but is not limited to: Covid-safe actions, Uniform and PPE compliance, incident reporting
  • Take part and actively participate in the fortnightly toolbox meetings
  • Regularly submit improvement suggestions

Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role, you need to bring these characteristics and qualifications to the job. 


  • Demonstrated experience in environmental tasks such as, but not limited to: revegetation works, planting, hand weeding, herbicide application, brush cutting, landscaping, chainsaw work
  • Ability to identify indigenous and exotic flora species
  • Industry-related license and certificatio


  • Driver’s licence and Construction White Card required
  • A genuine interest in native plants and landscapes
  • Willing to learn and adapt
  • Desire to work outdoors all-year round
  • Practical work experience, manual labour
  • Organised, goal-orientated with efficient work attitude
  • Ability to motivate yourself and others
  • Respectful and professional behaviour, appreciating individual differences
  • Appreciation for diversity and inclusion
  • Personal commitment to our organisation, our clients and our work
  • Hold a Covid vaccine certificate or medical exemption (mandatory)

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