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Peter Ward

SKILL-SET/EXPERIENCE: | All-Round Driver/Operator of Mobile Plant | Asset-Maint: Amenities/Parks/Gardens | Process-Plant Operator | Courier/Delivery | Caretaker/Handyman | NIGHTWATCHMAN | GROUNDSMAN | Permaculture/Biodynamics/Landscaping | Harvest Worker

Contact Details: phone - 044 762 7169

 Residential Address:  Mullumbimby, NSW

Hold 'clean' HR/Loader/Forklift tickets, plus 'White Card'.


My most recent employment contract [Two Years: August 2015 to August 2017]  - was as a full-time Caretaker/Groundsman/Nightwatchman at a business premises of circa 15 acres in the rural hinterland behind Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast.

Primary duties were ensuring the security of the premises & maintaining the overall presentation of the grounds.

My employment contract prior to this, was circa three months on the Harvest-Trail working as a Grain-Sampler/Classifier at the Cargill-Grainflow, Grain-Receival Precincts at Talwood in the South-West Darling Downs, QLD. & West Wyalong in southern NSW.


I have had many years of DRIVER/PLANT OPERATOR experience, most recently as a Harvest Operator [ mainly tractors/forklift ]; Water-Cart Operator; Service-Truck Operator; Six-Wheel Backtipper Operator & general duties HR Truck Driver;  however I would also be happy to sign up for any kind of MACHINERY- OPERATOR position which matches my skillset. 

I also established - in 1987 -  & managed [for two years] Perth's most successfull Backpacker Hostel - Aberdeen Lodge in Northbridge.    I have had circa 10 years experience either living in Mining Camps & Caravan Parks associated with mining/resource-sector industries & arrying out asset-maintenance tasks related to heavily used public amenities;  this experience in conjunction with very strong people/admin./computer skills gives me a solid grounding in the skill-set required for Caravan Park Management.

I have spent the last 12 months establishing a Permaculture Farm in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW for my parents retirement.

[pls. note that I am eligible to work under my own ABN: 32 752 810 399 if required]

Current Residential Area: 

Mullumbimby, NSW.


  • Grain-Sampler [wheat & barley] for Cargill-Grainflow at Talwood in the southern Darling Downs Qld. -  & West Wyalong, southern NSW circa three months.
  • Tractor Operator Ballina Racecourse Upgrade - circa six weeks; mainly tractor operations & rebuilding racecource fencing.
  • Grape-harvest at St George Grape Exchange - circa 2 months - picking / tractor-operator / forklift  
  • Harvest/D.O.G. Operator for AWB GrainFlow Pty Ltd ; Surat Precinct - circa 4 months - tarp & tractor operations also 
  • Refueling / maintenance of Refrigerated Trailer Units;  TOLL Depot Morningside - circa 3 months 
    • Parts procurement & delivery / forklift operations / asset-maintenance;  Aluweld Engineering, Archerfield - circa 3 months


Longer-Term-Employment: Work History

Feb 2011Dec 2011

Water Truck Operator

My most recent longer-term employment was with Rio Tinto Alcan's Yarwun Refinery RMA-Expansion Project ... the position was contract-based & ended with Stage I completion.

Up until early 2012 I was a full-time [12-hour dayshifts] Water-Cart Operator on Rio Tinto Alcan's Yarwun Refinery RMA-Expansion Project;  I held this position for around nine months, operating Nissan Twin-Steer UD's, Hino Econo Diesel Tautliners & Ford Cargo Water-Carts on an '8 days on-4 days off' rotation. The position was contract-based - with WATPAC - & ended at completion of Stage I of the project.

Prior to the above position, I operated water-carts & six-wheel backtippers on Bechtel-BMD Constructions Gladstone Services Corridor Project at Yarwun for around three months.

[The Gladstone Services Corridor Project created a 25-kilometre pipeline and services corridor for the future industries of Gladstone & was primarily designed to link the Gladstone Port to greenfields industrial land in the Aldoga LNG Precinct.]

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT: Prior to the above I worked in Karratha for around six months with Premier Mining Transport Pty Ltd. operating a range of vehicles for the transport of both personnel [mainly ships crew] & general mining-related freight around the Pilbara region. Previous to this I worked for BGC  Industries for approx. 9 months operating  Kenworth T350's [in both six-wheel back-tipper & HiAb-Service Truck configurations] on their Pilbara/Kimberley WA Main Roads Maintenance Contract, working out of Broome in the Kimberley. This was an all-rounder role which could involve projects as varied as rebuilding legacy culverts in a remote region of the Gibb River Road using river stone & jerry-mortar one day;  to repairing vandalized cattle grids at Sandfire Road House the next. However the bulk of work on a daily basis [12 hour day] would usually involve Highway Patrols & include the following: 

  • attend accidents & emergencies in order to clear & repair the road asap [usually using a compact skidsteer]  
  • routine repair & maintainence of road & signage & drainage damage eg. filling pot holes etc.  
  • timely removal & disposal of road kill  
  • maintaining road-side stops & facilities in good order & repair  
  • removing abandoned vehicles from the highway verge & disposal at a Council Tip  
  • hauling road-building materials from various quarries by six-wheel backtipper  
  • tree & foliage lopping & disposal  
  • routine clean-up of highway verge & collection of waste from roadside bins etc.


Prior to the above role I was employed as an all-round Operator [mainly operating six-wheel backtippers, water-carts & pad-foot rollers] by Carr Civil Contracting at Rio Tinto Minerals Dampier Salt Levee Reconstruction Project, north of Port Hedland, since Sept. 2006.



Most Recent Experience:

  • operating a range of water-cart configurations
  • operating HiAb Service Trucks
  • operating six-wheel backtippers
  • operating front-end loaders
  • operating padfoot & flatdrum rollers
  • operating Manitou telehandlers

• Hold currrent Mines Medical Certificate

• Hold current National Police Clearance Certificate  • Hold currrent First Aid Certificate • Hold current construction industry Blue Card




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