About AIMS

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

We are a trusted advisor, a partner and employer of choice, and we value integrity, innovation, and respect.

AIMS’ research of Australia’s tropical marine ecosystems guides its effective environmental management, and that of similar systems around the world. Our research seeks to deliver practical benefit to all Australians and supports the sustainable use of our tropical marine estate. Governments, reef managers, industry and the wider community look to our high-quality, long-term research for informed decisions about our iconic Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf and Arafura and Timor Seas.

AIMS expert teams at our locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to world-class infrastructure, unique data-sets, cutting-edge laboratories and a fleet of research vessels.

At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members on their collective journey towards the successful delivery of our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

About this Opportunity

Within our Operations and Infrastructure group, the Engineering and Field Operations team are an enabling resource for AIMS’ Research Programs through the management of our Marine Infrastructure and the provision of related specialised services. An opportunity exists for an Electronics and Communications Technician to join our Engineering and Field Operations Team.

In this role you will provide planning, operational, and technical support for AIMS’ research related activities by providing assistance with the development, design, fabrication, deployment, and maintenance of AIMS’ field-deployed scientific electrical and communication equipment and laboratory instrumentation. You will work closely with the electronics workshop team to manage workshop requests from concept design to development, testing, installation and servicing to ensure equipment and instrumentation is accurate, reliable and available, and that all safety and legal standards are adhered to. This will include maintenance of AIMS asset management and tracking systems, and completion of performance logs and reports.

You will also contribute to planning and participation in AIMS field-work activities, on both day trips and field trips for extended durations, to deploy, service, and recover field equipment and instruments in demanding conditions at sea and at moderate heights.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions that are detailed in our Enterprise Agreement 2020 – 2023. The successful candidate for this exciting opportunity will be rewarded with:

  • AOF Level 3 Enhanced Salary ($67,411 – $84,510 per annum)
  • 15.4% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full Time, 3-year opportunity
  • Located in Townsville, Queensland

About You

Underpinning your suitability for this position will be your relevant qualifications suitable for maintenance, calibration, testing and fault-finding of electronic hardware and mechanical components. You will also be able to demonstrate your:

  • Proficiency and experience in the development, fabrication, and servicing of electronic devices from drawings and schematics;
  • Experience and ability to install and test communication and data systems; and repair and service scientific instrumentation and equipment;
  • Experience in planning and scheduling field work activities, including the ability to work at sea in often demanding conditions for extended periods, and at heights;
  • Experience maintaining an asset management database and scheduled maintenance programs; and
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work as an integral member of a small team.

Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs policies.

Next Step

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description included in the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your qualifications, experience, and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

You will also find below our Recruitment Application Guide which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria which are detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Submitting your application: Prior to clicking on the APPLY NOW button below, please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, CV, and cover letter) ready to attach to your on-line application form.

Position enquiries can be directed to Ben Fusco on b.fusco@aims.gov.au.

Applications close: 11.59pm AEST Sunday 19 September 2021.

The Australian Institute of Marine Science acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and sea on which we work. We recognise the unique relationships and enduring cultural and spiritual connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land and sea, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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