Support and Operations


APS Level 5 — Ongoing

Salary: $71,862 – $78,833 p.a.


The Mechanical Support Officer provides support to the Mechanical Section who maintain a mixed fleet of mobile and stationary machinery and oversees the activities of the station based mechanical trades personnel. The Mechanical Section procures machinery, spare parts, consumables and materials, executes asset refurbishment and replacement, and provides a broad range of relevant advice to the Support and Operations Branch and clients across the Australian Antarctic Division and Australian Antarctic Program.

Please see the Job Description PDF and Applying for a position for further information on how to apply.

How to apply:

  1. Download and complete the Application Cover Sheet Word.
  2. Complete a statement of claims addressing your suitability for the position, with emphasis on recent work examples and their relevance to the key activities and responsibilities of this position, and in line with the APS Work Level Standards for this position — please ensure that you check the Work Level Standard appropriate to the actual classification of this position. This statement should be a maximum of 2 pages.
  3. Forward the Application Cover Sheet, statement of claims, a current Curriculum Vitae and the contact details for two referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent supervisor), via email to

Closing Date: Wednesday 5pm (AEST) 28 August 2019

Contact Officer: Cameron Frost — (03) 6232 3219 or email

Note: Applications will not be acknowledged. Engagement may be subject to conditions including probation, qualifications, health and security/character clearance requirements. Applications from persons who are not Australian citizens will usually only be considered where there are no suitable Australian applicants.

Please note that the Australian Antarctic Division will not meet any relocation costs incurred by the successful candidate.

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