Assistant Water Plant Operator - Aquarist

Assistant Water Plant Operator - Aquarist

21328 - Townsville, Queensland

About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is Australia’s tropical marine research agency.

Our research into some of Australia’s iconic marine ecosystems guides their management and that of similar systems around the world. We do marine science that has practical benefit to the real world, providing high quality, large-scale and long-term research that is used by governments, industry and the wider community to make informed decisions about the Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf and Arafura and Timor Seas.

AIMS researchers at our locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to the best tools and equipment like the National Sea Simulator, cutting edge laboratories and our fleet of research vessels.

About this Opportunity

In this role you will support the critical plumbing and fit-out of experimental aquaria and life support systems as well as provide operational support and maintenance for all water processing facilities within AIMS' National Sea Simulator.

The successful appointee will benefit from attractive working conditions including a 9 day fortnight, generous leave entitlements, transportation to site, a salary range of $64,793 - $73,008 per annum and 15.4% superannuation. This is a 12 month contract and will be based in Townsville, Queensland.

About You

You will have previous experience working in an aquaculture or aquarium environment and be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of water treatment plant assets;
  • Sound understanding of process control systems; and
  • An ability to supervise onsite subcontractors and suppliers.

Next Step

Download the application information, position description and selection criteria from the link below.  Candidates are advised that applications must include statements addressing the selection criteria.  

Position enquiries can be directed to Craig Humphrey,

Applications close Tuesday 23 April 2019.


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Closing Date

23 April 2019

Position Number



Townsville, Queensland

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: