First listed on: 24 November 2017

Electronics Technician

  • Do you want to make a difference?
  • Utilise your background in Electronics Engineering
  • Join CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science world-leading research team!

The Position

The Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) at CSIRO has an opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic electronics technician to join Australia's premier radio astronomy research organisation.
Combine the advantages of a rural lifestyle with a role presenting unique challenges at a prime science and technology research facility. You will work in a small team to plan and carry out technical maintenance, operations and upgrades of observatory instrumentation.

Specifically you will:

  • Optimally maintain the electronics instrumentation of the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), taking into account operational and financial constraints.
  • Undertake fault diagnosis and maintenance of broad electronic equipment.
  • Attend to afterhours breakdowns and work flexible hours if required and occasionally travel to other sites to work for a few days to assist with installation and maintenance of electronic systems.
  • Other duties as directed.

Additional responsibilities for CSOF4 Appointment:

  • Electronic or Radio Frequency (RF) equipment fault diagnosis and maintenance.
  • Meet agreed goals independently.

Location:             Narrabri, NSW

Salary:                 CSOF3 AU $61K - $78K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

                             CSOF4 AU $80K - $91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure:                Indefinite

Reference:           50843

To be successful you will need:

Essential Criteria for CSOF3 and CSOF4 Appointment:

  • A TAFE Certificate, Associate Diploma or equivalent in Electrical / Electronics Engineering with substantial components in both analogue and digital electronics, from a recognised technical college or tertiary education institution and/or relevant work experience. 
  • Valid Class ‘C’ driver’s licence. 
  • Ability to work and access heights 50m above the ground
  • Basic understanding of analogue and digital circuits.
  • Demonstrated skills in fault finding, repair and service of both digital and analogue electronics equipment.  Attention to detail is key.
  • Excellent practical skills including soldering, the assembly of PCBs and electronic modules and the use of hand tools.
  • Ability to work effectively within, and positively contribute to, a small team of technical staff and to work with minimal supervision as required.

Additional Essential Criteria for CSOF4 Appointment:

  • Demonstrated systematic approach to fault finding and diagnostics to solve unique problems for a wide variety of systems.
  • Significant experience with Radio Frequency (RF) equipment support including the use of RF test equipment (such as network and spectrum analysers).
  • Extensive electronic service and repair experience.
  • Experience with computer aided drafting (CAD), mechanical, cryogenic or vacuum equipment support will be highly regarded.

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce.

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. Find out more Balance

How to Apply:  Please upload one document only containing both your CV/Resume and cover letter providing enough information relevant to this position to enable the selection panel to determine your suitability.  If your application proceeds to the next stage you may be asked to provide additional information.

Please view the full position details and instructions on how to apply here:  Position Details

Applications Close: Sunday 7 January 2018

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