Christmas is just about here and our staff have once again gone above and beyond to provide for a special family in need this festive season.  As you may be aware it is a long-standing tradition at Precruitment to provide presents and food hampers to a family courtesy of the Salvation Army. This year even past employees have joined in to support our gift giving. Thank you to our generous staff, both past and present.

It is not too late to organise temporary staff for your business during the holiday break. We have a variety of temps who are available to work during the Christmas & New Year period. To find out more please call Rona Horsfall in Cairns or Dawn Hills in Townsville for more information.

The team is very excited to be moving into a space we can truly call our own in the New Year. Our new home at 152 Grafton Street is busy being fully renovated so we look forward to announcing our move date which we anticipate will be at the end of February 2017.

Just a reminder our office will close on Christmas Eve but reopen again on Tuesday 3rd January. 
From all of our team at Precruitment we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. We are looking forward to a busy 2017! 

As the year comes to a close for 2016 Precruitment has some exciting changes to announce. Change is good and always leads to a new path for us to explore and rejuvenate our spirit and our drive.

After almost two decades on the top floor of the beautiful Cairns Corporate Tower we have taken the step to purchase a new home for Precruitment.

We have recently confirmed the purchase of 152 Grafton Street for our head office in Cairns. This is a great location opposite the new Cairns Entertainment Precinct and the beautifully revamped Munro Martin park.

I know that a lot of you are familiar with this iconic 1970 brick building. It was in its hay day, a leading-edge building designed by a top architect, under the guidance of Thiess Engineering as project managers. Our due diligence has shown that in many respects the 2-story brick building has stood the test of time. Its building foundations are solid and we have a lot to work with as we refurbish this beauty to a modern contemporary office in the style consistent with our Precruitment corporate image.

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Are you looking for exceptional talent? Here is just a small selection of our great candidates available now ...

Administration Officer:

  • Health, education & local government experience
  • Good customer service skills
  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Data entry & database management expertise
  • Organisation of travel & accommodation #17676

Works Manager:

  • Management of municipal & essential services
  • Coordination of contracts for mechanical & workshop services
  • Airport reporting & maintenance
  • General repairs & maintenance work
  • Contract management, budgeting, administration #21785

Human Resources Manager:

  • Extensive Local Government human resources experience
  • Industrial relations management
  • Workplace Health & Safety
  • Inductions & training
  • Payroll
  • Human resources policy development #13845
Workshop Manager:
  • Extensive remote Local Government experience
  • Vehicle, plant and equipment maintenance
  • Staff management & training experience
  • Management of major road repairs involving reconstruction & maintenance #5424

To find out more: 
Email us or call Cairns 4034 5000 or Townsville 4796 8800.
For more Exceptional Candidates click here.

Is it time to consider a new career direction or are you looking for temporary or contract employment? Here are some of the hot jobs we are recruiting for now ...

Work Health & Rehabilitation Officer:
Our client is a well-managed Council located in Regional SW Queensland, an area rich in history, beautiful gardens and parklands. Your role will be to effectively facilitate health and safety in the workplace by promoting a positive focus on safety and training to ensure procedures and practices are adhered to in line with Council policy. You will facilitate the rehabilitation of injured workers by leading, assisting and encouraging the development and implementation of appropriate policies, practices and procedures.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A general understanding of how all sections within Council operate from a work and safety perspective;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a WH&S Officer role is essential;
  • Working knowledge of contemporary rehabilitation processes and practices;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Council’s policies and procedures and how to access them electronically on Council’s intranet;
  • Current first aid certificate;
  • Current Queensland Driver’s License endorsed as applicable;
Accreditation from the Qld Division of WH&Safety, and Rehabilitation Officer accreditation from Qld WorkCover is highly desirable.

To apply, click here.

Works Coordinator:
To effectively manage the delivery of Council's works program through ongoing management and coordination of road maintenance and construction, workshop, parks and gardens and water and sewerage activities.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Minimum of five years management/supervision of Local Government work undertakings;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of road works and drainage construction and maintenance techniques;
  • A sound understanding of Queensland Main Roads procedures and legislative requirements relating to works operations planning and Queensland Local Government Act;
  • Sound knowledge of legislation relating to contract administration and tendering requirements;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage municipal assets with particular reference to forward works programmes and infrastructure development and enhancement;
  • Computer literacy in industry standard packages;
  • Current drivers’ licence;
The successful applicant will be offered a very attractive salary plus relocation.

To apply, click here.

Manager of Infrastructure:
In this senior leadership role, you will be responsible for overall management of Council's Works Department, acting as the primary link between the CEO and the Infrastructure Department.

Reporting directly to the CEO, your key areas of responsibility will be:

  • Developing and maintaining an annual works program;
  • Develop and maintain a road development strategy for road enhancement projects;
  • Maintain an up-to-date Plant Replacement Program;
  • Manage the water and sewerage system to ensure it meets all current legislative requirements;
  • Oversee proposed engineering designs;
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive asset management system;
  • Coordinate the activities of the Works Department human resources;
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • Relevant qualifications (e.g. Engineering)
  • Extensive experience within Local Government operations
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills for management and control of a workforce
  • Current Class C Queensland Driver’s License;

On offer is an excellent remuneration package of $130,000!
Hurry!! Shortlisting prior to Christmas.

To apply, click here.

Carpenter (Minimum 6 Month Contract):
Our client is a local Council which services a small Island community North West of Townsville.
Due to a new housing build scheduled to commence in the New Year, this Council is looking for experienced Carpenters to assist with the build. This is a minimum 6-month temporary assignment; however, you will be required to stay in the community Monday to Thursday night in subsidised accommodation. You will return to Townsville on Friday afternoon.

To be considered for this role you must be a qualified Carpenter with a minimum of 2 years’ experience, preferably in an Indigenous community. You must also have extensive work history in carpentry and general maintenance, ideally with new house builds. This role is varied & presents many opportunities to demonstrate your wealth of skills, including experience in & possession of:

  • Sound knowledge of residential building carpentry works;
  • Slabs, Frames, Trestles and Fit outs;
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Solid experience of the building and construction industry;
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills;

You must hold a current White Card and Blue Card, relevant proof of qualifications and have the ability to start in the New Year.

To apply, click here.

To find out more:
Email us or call Cairns 4034 5000 or Townsville 4796 8800.
To see more Hot Jobs click here.

The popular burger bar building on the Trinity Beach waterfront has been demolished to make way for a new development. The new building will house restaurants, retail shops, commercial offices and a convenience store. The new $6 million Beach House will have 1,950sq metres over two story’s and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

Is your business cyclone ready? With cyclone season here and predictions for “average to above average” cyclone activity for the Coral Sea and Far North coast, it's important that your business is prepared. Having strategies to cope with a natural disaster will make it easier for your business to minimise losses, maintain continuity and recover quickly.

Accelerate Small Business Grants Program The Queensland Government is providing $3 million in grant funding over 3 years to established Queensland-based small businesses. The Program provides targeted assistance to small businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations. Matching funding of up to $10,000 may be provided engage business mentors, coaches or an advisory board.

James Cook University are looking for private partners to invest in some of their potential projects. Among the $1.2 billion in projects proposed for the university, include a private hospital, an aged care facility, a university high school, and new accommodation facilities. Construction is currently underway for the $85 million “The Science Place” facility at JCU’s Douglas campus, with the project expected to be ready for student and staff use in January 2017.

A proposed water theme park planned for Townsville with multiple potential investors in talks with Townsville City Council. The water park will feature a surf wave pool and water slides with the project turning the city into a year-round, day and night surfing attraction, transforming Townsville’s tourism market.

Free coffee on the cards! Townsville Police are pleading with motorists to be safe on the road this Christmas, and Zarraffa’s Coffee has come on board with police giving away free coffee cards for each person who blows zero per cent on every RBT. Townsville District Road Policing Unit officer in charge Senior Sergeant Brendon White said the free coffee cards would help spread the message to take a break and recharge, but it was important motorists planned ahead to get to their destination safely.

Temp of the Month
"It has been an absolute pleasure working with Rebecca. If I was to describe Rebecca using only two words they would be competent and capable. She has jumped straight into the role and picked up everything with ease. She has not shied away from even the more challenging of tasks."
Temp of the Month
"Tenille is the quiet workhorse of the team, who loves nothing more than to come in and get the job done. She is not one for grand gestures, so she will be uncomfortable with the recognition, but she truly is a valued member of the team who we can always count on."
Just like Precruitment, Big Cat Green Island are proud North Queenslanders, & a sponsor of our Temp of the Month Awards. Green Island is the perfect place to snorkel, dive & swim. Or take a relaxing Sunset Harbour Cruise with beautiful scenery along the Cairns coastline. Why not treat a loved one or take your whole team! Great discounts for locals are available Big Cat 30% & Cruise 20%. Visit
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