Field Technician/Electronics Engineer

Job Description

Job no: 495065
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Laboratory & Research Support

Field Technician/Electronics Engineer

  • Full time / Fixed term (2 years)
  • Based in Hobart

The Australian Antarctic Program Partnership (AAPP) is a partnership of Australia’s leading Antarctic research institutions supported by the Australian Government Antarctic Science Collaboration Initiative.

The Opportunity

The role will involve providing professional engineering knowledge and skills to the AAPP ice shelves project and would suit a technically resourceful engineer with good hardware and software skills.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Work alongside the AAPP science team to maintain existing geophysical instrumentation, design new systems for power and telemetry, and assist in installing and maintaining equipment in remote field locations.
  • Assist with software development and programming for data communications, upload, download and analysis.
    General field and equipment support.
  • Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:

  • A degree in engineering majoring in electronics with experience and expertise in design, implementation, and testing of electronic instrumentation.
  • Proven team building skills including the ability to work independently and constructively.
  • Commitment to produce and maintain high quality technical documentation in a timely manner.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 6 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $100,345 comprising base salary within the range of $79,093 to $85,765 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply:

To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria.

Please visit for a guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Friday 29 January 2021, 11.55pm

Position Description - Field Technician-Electronics Engineer.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

Advertised: 13 Jan 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time
Applications close: 29 Jan 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time

More Information

Sarah Thompson, Research Associate - Glaciologist (Remote Sensing)


Closing Date

29 Jan 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time