Range Operator

Date:  23 May 2024

Port Augusta, SA, AU, 5700

Company:  Ventia

The Company 
Ventia are an operations, maintenance and services organisation operating globally in the resources, energy, industrial, infrastructure, rail, and property and defence sectors. 

The Role
Ventia are currently looking to engage a Range Operator to providing Range Management services to the Defence Forces. Including the ability to act in an emergency response capacity including fire -fighting.  The Range Operator will undertake Land Management activities including but not limited to grass cutting, tree removal, weed spraying and pest management. This is a permanent fulltime position that will see you based at the Cultana Training Area.
Upon successful completion of relevant certificate & competency training the position will progress to a level 3 range operator.


  • Familiarity operating in a Defence Environment is strongly desirable in this position.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate using a map and compass including highly competent in map to ground navigation from a vehicle.  
  • Competency in communicating on handheld and vehicle mounted radios.
  • The Range Operator will possess the skills or has the ability to acquire the skills to operate portable target systems. Manufacture and repair targets as required.
  • Undertake all Defence prescribed training.
  • Work directly with the appropriate authorities to maintain the operational readiness & security of the Range.

Skills and Experience

  • Currently holds light vehicle license. 
  • Has a HR Truck License and / or Backhoe or Plant operator’s license (desirable)
  • Bush fire-fighting qualifications (desirable)
  • Certificate in Senior First Aid
  • Well defined written and verbal communication skills.  Basic Computer skills in MS Office applications.


  • Hourly rate including site allowance, laundry allowance, ability to work overtime subject to defence requirements. 
  • 20 days annual leave and a rostered day off per month. 
  • Provision of PPE and Clothing.
  • Employee EAP

Please visit the Careers section of our website or Click “APPLY” to forward your application CV, along with copies of your trade qualifications and proof of Citizenship/Permanent Residency. The incumbent to this role must be eligible to hold a Defence Security Clearance up to the level of Negative Vetting Level 1 (Secret). As a result of this requirement the incumbent must be an Australian Citizen. 
Ventia is an equal opportunity employer and we strive to recruit and appoint the best available person regardless of sex, age, religion, race, marital status, nationality, sexual orientation or disability

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