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Job Opportunity: Field Technician with the Australian Institute of Marine Science

About AIMS

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

They are a trusted advisor, a partner and employer of choice, and they value integrity, innovation, collaboration and respect.

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

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

About this Opportunity

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

In this role you will impact the delivery of the AIMS Strategy 2025 by assisting scientific staff in the pursuit of research goals and objectives in both laboratory and field environments through the operation, maintenance, deployment and development of remote observing equipment. You will actively participate in the planning, deployment, operation and maintenance of field-deployed scientific equipment and instruments ensuring that all safety and legal standards are met and requirements for precision, accuracy and reliability are achieved. You will liaise with research staff on the design, manufacture, fabrication and implementation of field-deployed observation and other engineering equipment.

Your well-developed interpersonal skills and technical knowledge will enable you to effectively communicate with scientific staff to gain an understanding of their needs, develop innovative solutions and to explain design specifications and safety requirements for usage in a clear and understandable manner. You will provide support during remote off-shore field trips, in often demanding conditions for extended periods and at times with limited technical resources. During these field trips you will be required to apply your advanced workshop skills for field maintenance work, calibration and testing and fault finding of electronics hardware and mechanical components.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions. The successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 3 Enhanced Salary ($76,569 to $82,853 per annum)
  • 15.4% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full-time, permanent opportunity
  • Located in Townsville, Queensland

About You

Relying on your relevant trade qualification, field workshop skills and substantial marine experience, you will have the ability to:

  • work at sea in often demanding conditions for extended periods in remote locations;
  • undertake field maintenance work, calibration and testing and fault finding of electronics hardware; and
  • produce technical and field reports.

Application Deadline: 28th September 2020

For more information and how to apply, click here.

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