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Truck Driver/Yard Hand
Site / Location
Townsville Mail Centre
Ref #
Australia Post
Opening Date
West End
Work Type
Permanent Full Time

Description & Requirements

Help us deliver like never before  
Are you motivated by getting behind the wheel of one of our iconic red trucks to deliver for customers? As our MC Truck Driver and Yard Hand based in Townsville, you’ll be the face of our trusted business, at the heart of your community and connecting businesses with their customers, and communities with each other day-in, day-out. You might not be working from home, but you’ll be on the road as a staple of your community, and it doesn’t get better than that! 
This role involved yard and Mail Centre duties as well as a truck relief roster covering runs from Townsville to Mackay and Townsville to Cairns which includes both day and night shifts. Flexibility is required and penalty rates apply along with a daily tonnage allowance of $23.06.  A forklift licence is desirable in this role.

You’ll be  
  • Safely loading your truck with cages for delivery  
  • Carrying out relief regional runs
  • Completing Yard and Mail Centre duties
  • Completing your own daily vehicle safety check   
  • Driving our modern trucks between our operational centres and customers, for deliveries and pick-ups   
  • Returning to our operational centres to unload pick-ups  

About you 
You’re flexible, friendly, enthusiastic and reliable, and love autonomy just as much as interacting with others and being a team player. You’re passionate about making a difference in the community.  

You’ll also need to    
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident  
  • MC licenced and Forklift licence is advantageous  
  • Be safety-focused and understand the importance of chain of responsibility  
  • Have a customer-centric mindset and effective communication skills  
  • You will need to meet our safe working load limit of weighing 120kgs or less 
  • Be fit enough to load and unload parcels of all different shapes, sizes and weights  
  • Be prepared to provide a driving history report, undergo a pre-employment medical and drug/alcohol screening and national police checks.    

How we’ll deliver for you  
  • Drive our iconic fleet and benefit from competitive permanent rates, rotating rosters and operate in a safe and inclusive working environment  
  • We invest in you for the long-term, encouraging growth through delivering on our values of trust, inclusivity, empowerment and safety  
  • Be part of a culture where everybody feels they belong, are valued, and can bring their authentic self to work every day.  

We’re delivering together 

At Australia Post, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate, live and gather as employees. 

We believe our business should reflect the diverse communities we operate in and are proud to be an inclusive workplace for people from all walks of life. We encourage applications from people of all ages, genders and backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, People with Disability, LGBTQIA+ and Refugees. We are one of the largest organisations in Australia to successfully achieve Disability Confident Recruiter status. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process and workplace for those living with a disability and are committed to reviewing and removing bias in our processes to create a gender-equitable recruitment experience and workplace.  If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact our Diversity & Inclusion team on

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