Field Technician, Townsville, closing 9 December 2016

Field Technician

PN631 - Townsville


About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is a world leader in tropical marine science and conducts research supporting environmental sustainability and economic growth in Australia’s tropical oceans.

Through our highly skilled and innovative staff, state-of-the-art infrastructure, strong national and international collaborative relationships and valued technical support, we are helping to build Australia’s national marine science capability so that together we can meet the challenges facing our marine estate.

The Institute operates from facilities in Townsville Queensland, Darwin Northern Territory and Perth Western Australia.


About this Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has been created for a Technician to join our established team and play an active role in developing and deploying scientific equipment and instruments in the field. 

This role will involve extensive time at sea providing operational and technical support to ensure all field-deployed equipment is reliable and available as required.  This equipment will include towed video, cameras, weather stations, baited remote underwater vehicles, and autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions including a 9-day fortnight, generous leave entitlements, commuter car transportation to site, a salary range of $62,277 - $70,173 and 15.4% superannuation.  This role is available for immediate start, located in Townsville, Queensland, for a minimum 3 year fixed term.  


About You

You will be experienced in calibrating, testing and maintaining electronics and mechanical components, underpinned by relevant trade qualifications in electronics, instrumentation, mechanical engineering or a related field and be able to demonstrate:

  • An abilty to work at sea, often in demanding conditions for extended periods;
  • An understanding of the design and operation of marine-deployed instruments;
  • Well-developed technical writing skills; and
  • Recreational or  Commercial Ship Masters licence and Radio Operators licence.


Next Step

Please download and read the two documents below.  Candidates are advised that applications must include statements addressing the selection criteria. Electronic applications can be submitted by clicking on the “Apply Now” button below. 


Applications close Friday 9 December 2016.  


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Submitting your application

Electronic applications may be received up to midnight on the specified closing date.

Applications can be submitted via the APPLY NOW link above.  Alternatively your complete application can be emailed to: