Carpenter (Wadeye)

The West Daly Regional Council (Council) is recruiting for a Carpenter, located at Wadeye in the Northern Territory.

Located within the Top End of the Northern Territory, the West Daly Regional Council (Council) covers 14,000 square kilometers and has a population of more than 3700 residents throughout the communities of Wadeye, Nganmarriyanga and Peppimenarti as well as the surrounding 33 homelands, a number of which are serviced by Council.   Wadeye is the largest remote community and the fifth largest town in the Northern Territory.   A young and vibrant Regional Council, our vision is to deliver quality services and support development opportunities, including local jobs for local people, along with implementing a range of strategies that will help shape a prosperous and sustainable future for the region.

This position will carry out a range of works to maintain, repair and improve Council’s building and infrastructure assets within the West Daly Region, including the communities of Peppimenarti, Palumpa and Wadeye, along with all funded Homelands. Flexibility to either work full time permanent or as a contractor.

Relocation assistance up to $1500, Role Specific allowance up to $320 fortnightly, 6 weeks Annual Leave, Locality Allowance and heavily subsidised  accommodation will come as additional benefits to the suitable candidate.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor and manage performance of Trades Assistant.
  • Assign tasks and ensure effective workload management of Trades Assistant.
  • Undertake internal and external repairs and renovations to all Council owned buildings including but not limited to:
  • Carpentry;
  • Tiling & Plastering;
  • Painting & Basic plumbing;
  • General repairs and  Fencing.
  • Stock control.
  • Provide feedback and advice on improvements required for all Council owned buildings.
  • Ensure plant and equipment (tools or trade) are well maintained and safely stored.
  • Engagement, supervision and mentoring of Indigenous trainees to undertake and assist with repairs and maintenance to Council owned buildings.
  • Provide estimates for budgeting purposes for all works including repairs, maintenance and renovations.

Candidate Profile

  • Trade qualification in carpentry, joinery (or equivalent relevant building trade) and/or relevant work-related experience.
  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience writing summary of works reports.
  • MIG welding experience.
  • Concreting experience.
  • Previous experience supervising staff or a small team (desirable).
  • Current National Criminal History Check.
  • Current Northern Territory Drivers License
  • Working with Children (OCHRE) Card.
  • Construction Induction (White Card).
  • Working at Heights Ticket (or willingness to obtain).

Council are taking a flexible approach to recruitment, with full time, short and long term opportunities available. If you are interested to know more or would like to access the Position Description, please reach out to Dan Fernando - Administrative Assistant (HR) 0879226409 or email

If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a current Resume and covering letter to by 10am Friday 29 July, 2022.

NOTE: In accordance with the NT Chief Health Officer’s Direction No. 52, COVID–19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement for all West Daly Regional Council employees from 22 April 2022

Closing Date: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022
$96,000 - $102,000 Base Full time