The Building Services Supervisor (BSS) is a working supervisor (comparable to a leading hand tradesperson). The BSS co-ordinates the on-site activities of a small group of multi-skilled trades personnel, engaged in all operational aspects of the station buildings and infrastructure such as:

  • water production
  • power generation
  • planned preventative and reactive maintenance needs of the buildings, infrastructure and services.

BSSs are employed in winter jobs at Casey, Davis, Mawson and Macquarie Island stations. Summer jobs may be available when required.

Important Note: Applicants must complete the online application for the BSS position. You must also apply for and be found suitable in your trade (carpenter, electrician, plumber, boilermaker/welder, etc.). If you do not complete an application for your trade, your application for BSS will not be assessed.

For more detailed information about the requirements of the role and the selection process, please see the job description and general information for applicants documents below.

Employment conditions

  • The annual base salary (while in Australia) is $80,137 per annum ($3072 per fortnight before tax).
  • Additional allowances totalling $60,974 per annum are payable while working in Antarctica.
  • A generous employer superannuation contribution of up to 15.4% will be paid in addition to salary and allowances.
  • You will accrue recreation leave at the equivalent of 20 days per annum pro rata. Please note that recreation leave is not available in Antarctica, but will be paid out on return to Australia.


For general enquiries, please contact the Recruitment team on 1800 030 755 or contact form.

For job specific (technical or trade related) enquiries, or to discuss the role in more detail, please contact the technical supervisor Mark Pekin on (03) 6232 3230.


Applications from persons who are not Australian citizens will usually only be considered where there are no suitable Australian applicants.

To apply for this role you must have the skills and licences listed below.

Be found suitable, for a relevant trade job with Australia’s Antarctic Program (carpenter, electrician, plumber, boilermaker/welder, rigger, and/or fitter and turner).

Recent hands-on experience (within the last 5 years):

  • Leading, supervising and working as a member of a multi-disciplined trade team.
  • Maintaining appropriate work site safety procedures, including awareness of work health and safety standards.
  • Conducting risk assessments and job hazard analyses relating to building and construction works or maintenance.
  • Assessment of on-site progress against an approved program; monitoring progress for compliance with standards and specifications; ensuring that appropriate quality control is achieved.

This position is not currently open for recruitment. If you would like to be notified when applications open, please register your details.