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Marine Asset Coordinator

Townsville (QLD)
Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago


Engineering and Field Operations

Employment Type

Full-time, Permanent opportunity


AIMS AOF Level 5 salary ($113,275 to $124,181 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation

More Information

Closing Date


About this exciting opportunity

Due to the continued growth of AIMS research projects we are expecting to grow the AIMS Research Vessels fleet and are seeking a technical leader to provide oversight to ensure the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of technical and mechanical systems onboard our research vessels and other marine assets. Supervising a small team of technical experts, you will oversee the deployment, operation and maintenance of scientific equipment and instruments used for research and have a critical role in ensuring all safety and legal standards are met. 
Key responsibilities will also include: 

  • Conducting assessments of developed products and designs for environment suitability, maintainability, safety and functional compliance, 

  • Overseeing the daily operation and maintenance of AIMS vessels and marine assets, including installed equipment and instruments, 

  • Reviewing, monitoring, guiding and reporting on the implementation of maintenance and reliability strategies for marine assets,

  • Working  in collaboration with engineering team members for technical support and guidance, applying your knowledge of engineering principles and technical skills,

  • Taking a lead role in ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and procedures, managing investigations for incidents relating to marine assets. 


About you

You will be experienced in the management of maritime, mechanical and electrical systems or have experience in mechanical, industrial or marine electronics fields.. Your trade or tertiary qualification (degree or certificate) in marine, electrical or mechanical engineering, electronics or other engineering discipline and experience will support your excellent technical, diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. You will have proven experience in planning, scheduling, and executing maintenance and operational activities in your previous roles. You’ll have demonstrated in your previous roles a continuous improvement focus around safety awareness and safe practices. And your able to build rapport and engage in a way that encourages a commitment to quality when providing direction and assistance to team members and colleagues. You’re a team player, who is also able to work autonomously using your initiative and demonstrated problem solving skills. Strong leadership skills and experience or training with Root Cause Analysis / 5 Why would be highly desirable.


Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions.  In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 5 salary ($113,275 to $124,181 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation 

  • Full-time, Permanent opportunity

  • Located in Townsville (Qld). Commuter car arrangements to site

  • 9-day fortnight 

  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible)

  • Generous leave provisions

  • Free onsite gym and optional Fitness passport

  • Relocation assistance available


Please note:

  1. Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS from commencement and for the full term of the appointment, depending on the 
  2. It is a requirement of this role that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note the sighting of proof of vaccination will be required as a pre commencement requirement.


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, which is 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.

Below you will also find a link to our Recruitment Application Guide which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description.


Submitting your application:

Please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form via our e-recruitment system which can be accessed via the "apply now" button below.

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


Position enquiries are to be directed to Justin Rees, Operations Manager at j.rees@aims.gov.au 


Applications close: THURSDAY, 02/MAY/2024 (midnight, AEST).