As an Electronics Engineer you will install, commission, maintain, calibrate and modify electronic instruments and systems for the collection, reduction and analysis of data. You will have good hardware and software skills. You will be technically resourceful and be able to operate with minimal supervision. You will also produce regular, comprehensive reports on the status of observatory equipment.

The Electronics Engineer is a winter job only at Davis station.

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 $88,501 per annum ($3393 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 Damian Murphy (03) 6232 3359.


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:

Qualifications/licences (provide copies in your application):

  • An Engineering degree majoring in electronics from an Australian University, or qualification of equivalent standard from an Australian or overseas university. These qualifications must confer eligibility for graduate membership to the Institution of Engineers Australia.
  • A current, unrestricted “C” class (manual) Australian driver’s licence.

Recent relevant experience:

  • Detailed design, implementation and testing of analogue and digital electronic circuits and systems (including microcontroller based systems).
  • Ability to be resourceful and innovative in technical aspects of the work including the ability to fault find and calibrate modern electronic instrumentation. Have the ability to repair electronic equipment at a component level (demonstrated experience of such when operating with limited resources is desirable).

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