Classification: ANU Officer 6 (Maintenance)
Salary package: $86,960- $90,937 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term until 30 June 2025
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Siding Spring Observatory (SSO) is one of two key sites for the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) in Australia. The site sits at the summit of Mt Woorut, NSW, and is set within the stunning National Heritage Listed Warrumbungle National Park, around 30 kilometres from the town of Coonabarabran. The Observatory is the largest optical observatory in Australia and is an important site for astronomy, astrophysics, and space science in Australia. Along with several active telescopes owned by the Australian National University, the site is home to the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT), and many international facilities.
The facilities at SSO are operated by the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Australian National University (ANU). The research at RSAA covers the length and breadth of astronomy and astrophysics, ranging from planetary science to cosmology, and instrumentation to theory.
In this Electrical role, you will be responsible for the delivery of effective, timely and high-quality maintenance and installation services to RSAA facilities at SSO. This will include carrying out electrical fault finding and repairs, plant maintenance, installation and commissioning of new equipment, and providing assistance to the various trades in the operation, maintenance and modification of telescopes, buildings and ancillary equipment. You will also support the ongoing operations of the telescopes, instruments, and associated support systems at SSO.
We are looking for a qualified Electrician with experience in commercial or domestic installation work, electrical fault finding and repairs, including experience with diagnosing and solving complex problems and issues relating to building and plant electrical issues and preferably have experience with variable speed drives and PLCs. We are looking for someone who likes challenging problems and encourages team members and colleagues to workshop effective solutions.
For more information about this position please contact Dr Gerard Hutchinson T: +61 2 6842 6287, E: Gerard.Hutchinson@anu.edu.au
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ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.
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