Technical Officer - Marine Sensor Deployment - CSIRO - WaterCareer

First listed on: 03 December 2019

Technical Officer - Marine Sensor Deployment

The Opportunity
  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture
  • Use your Skills and Make an Impact on CSIROs Oceans and Atmosphere!
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's Premier Science and Technology Research Organisation

The CSIRO division of Oceans and Atmosphere is seeking a Technical Officer to join a dynamic Coastal Oceanographic Moored Sensor team in Western Australia. Based at the brand-new state of the art Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC), on campus at the University of Western Australia (UWA), the position will involve a mix of office/ laboratory and field work centred around the Perth Metropolitan coastline that focuses on the servicing of coastal oceanographic moored sensors (moorings). In addition to the physical moored systems, monthly hydrochemistry water sampling will be carried out at sites of interest. Shore-based duties will include laboratory sample processing, workshop logistics and inventories, instrument preparation and maintenance, general mechanical and operational project support.

Your duties will include
  • Participating in regular research voyages
  • Working within a small team maintaining a coastal moored sensor array and conducting regular biogeochemical water sampling
  • Preparing and maintaining sensitive scientific equipment
  • Assisting with shore-based logistics such as preparing equipment for field work, storage and inventories of science equipment
  • Laboratory sample processing
  • Proactively approaching worksite Health and Safety policies
  • Providing project support as otherwise directed.

Location: Crawley, WA
Salary: AU$63k - AU$80k pa (pro-rata for part-time) plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified Term of 2 years (Part-Time 4 days per week)
Reference: 64159

To be successful you will need
  • A relevant bachelor’s degree in a science discipline
  • An Elements of Shipboard Safety certification
  • A current First Aid certification
  • A current WA Medium Rigid Drivers Licence
  • A current forklift license
  • Experience working on and around boats
  • Experience in deploying sensitive scientific instruments from vessels
  • Basic engineering skills (hand tools, drill press etc)
  • Familiarity with scientific instruments, data collection/ processing etc
  • Strong computer skills (Outlook, Excel, Word etc)
  • To obtain and provide evidence of a National Police Check or equivalent. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically deemed ineligible. Each application will be considered on its merits.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

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Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

23:59 AEDT 10th December 2019

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