As a Refuelling Supervisor you will be responsible for the safe and efficient transfer of fuel and associated activities during the course of station resupply. These activities include supervising and taking responsibility for the conduct of ship to shore, station refuelling operations in Antarctica, Sub-antarctic.
Resupply of fuel is usually accomplished by the transfer of bulk fuel from ship to shore through a fuel hose. Fuel transfer may occur over water or over ice, depending on weather and ice conditions proximate to the station. The transfer of bulk fuel in an environmentally sensitive location and Antarctic conditions requires the effective management of significant safety and environmental risks.
The Refuelling Supervisor works up to 8 months throughout the Summer season on multiple voyages.
The Australian Antarctic Program’s (AAP) vision is to ensure Antarctica is valued, protected and understood. Working with the AAP provides a unique opportunity to experience Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, while supporting world-leading science.
The AAP aims to support expeditioner growth, professionally and personally, with a focus on wellbeing. We strive to employ versatile, proactive and community minded people. Expeditioners will need to contribute to a small team and be resilient as they face the challenges of living in an isolated environment.
- The annual base salary when in Australia starts from $94,838 per annum.
- Base salary + additional allowances when in Antarctica starts from $160,179 per annum.
- 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.
In accordance with the PS Act 1999, APS employees are required to be Australian citizens. Persons who are not Australian citizens will generally only be considered where there are no suitable Australian applicants, with next considerations being Australian residents with work rights and New Zealand citizens
Qualifications/licences (provide copies in your application):
- A current, unrestricted “C” class (manual) Australian driver’s licence.
- Valid passport when travelling to the Antarctic or sub-antarctic. The expiry date of the passport (and any relevant visa) must be at least 6 months beyond the planned end date of your intended stay in the Antarctic or sub-antarctic.
- A current statement of attainment in the following units of first aid, or the ability to attain prior to commencement:
- Provide First Aid (HLTAID0011) must be valid for at least 18 months beyond the date of AAD commencement.
- Provide CPR (HLTAID009) must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of AAD commencement.
Recent experience (within the last 5 years)
- Supervision of bulk fuel transfer
- Refuelling operations
For general enquiries, please email the Hays Expeditioner Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.