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CERES Maintenance Technician


  • Permanent Part-time, 14 hours per week
    Melbourne – Brunswick East
  • Applications close 30 August 2022
  • CERES is seeking a maintenance technician with a proven track record performing facility and maintenance repairs.


CERES Community Environment Park is an award-winning, not-for-profit environment park and urban
farm located by Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne. Once a landfill site and wasteland, today,
CERES is a thriving, vibrant community. With over 450,000 visitors a year, CERES is Australia’s most visited environmental centre.

The CERES Visitor Experience Area is located at the original CERES park in East Brunswick. It presents a complex array of gardens, infrastructure, renewable energy systems, filtration systems, and building types, including staff and public facilities. The site is a hub for urban farms, thriving social enterprises and holistic education programs across all various age groups and demographics.


The Maintenance Technician works closely with the Lead Maintenance Technician and other Maintenance Technicians to maintain and repair the park’s facilities. The technician will work on various buildings and equipment and, in addition, will maintain hard landscaping such as paths, retaining walls and fencing. This position will support the maintenance of other types of infrastructure, including water harvesting and filtration systems and waste management.


This role requires experience in maintaining large, diverse infrastructure in a fast-paced and busy
environment, experience in working as part of a close-knit team and a capacity to assess, prioritise and carry out the repair of all constructed mediums.

  • Physically capable of performing manual tasks, including safely lifting heavy objects.
  • Experienced in operating various equipment, including leaf blowers and small hand tools.
  • Ability to work well with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and follow specified procedures.
  • Remains calm in challenging situations; does not give up easily when problems arise.
  • Acts with integrity and behaves in an honest, ethical and professional manner.
  • Manages self, shows awareness of own strengths and areas for growth; develops and applies new skills; seeks feedback from colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Works well collaboratively.


  • Steel fabrication, including welding
  • Timber and Masonry Construction
  • Hard landscaping and Arboriculture
  • Plumbing and basic Mechanical maintenance


It’s the feeling of knowing that your work contributes to making the world a better place and working
with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Agile working environment
  • Collaborative, values-centred and highly supportive team environment
  • Access to all CERES’ unique environments, including the park, with strong links to the
    environment and community
  • Generous staff discounts across many CERES enterprises and products, including educational programs and food purchases at our Grocery
  • Access to staff training and wellbeing initiatives, including Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselling services.


We’d love to hear from you! Please submit your resume and cover letter addressing
the Person Specifications in the Position Description to Cass Froese, Director – Visitor Experience, as one document.

CERES is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment and without risk to the health of its employees, consistent with our obligations under Occupational Health and Safety legislation. If you are successful in this role, you may be asked to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19, or that you have proof of medical exemption from the vaccine. Acceptable evidence includes a COVID-19 digital certificate stored on an appropriate App on your phone.

At CERES we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, culture and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making CERES a great place to work. We actively encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from CALD backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with a disability and others to apply.

CERES Child Safe standards;

  • In line with the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safety Standards) Act 2015, CERES is committed to upholding the Victorian Child Safe Standards, to the best of its abilities and resources.
  • CERES Upholds itself as an organisation committed to the right to survival, protection, development, participation and empowerment of all children and young people.
  • Is committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, young people and children and young people from culturally diverse and/or linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and to providing a safe environment for children and young people with a disability.

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