Aerodrome Plant Operator - Wilkins Runway

The Australian Antarctic Division is now accepting applications for job opportunities supporting the 2018–19 Australian Antarctic Program.

Applications will close at 5.00 pm AEDT on 24 January 2018 (Hobart time). Please note some positions are not open for the current recruitment round.

Overview of the role

As an Aerodrome Plant Operator (APO) at Wilkins you will be directly involved in the construction and maintenance of Wilkins aerodrome. You will also have a role in the operation of the aerodrome after receiving appropriate training.

The APO position may be offered as either a summer or winter job.

For more detailed information about the requirements of the role and the selection process, please see the application kit below. You might also like to read more about working in Aerodrome Plant Operations.

Employment conditions

Salary and allowances

The annual base salary (while in Australia) is $64,376 per annum ($2,468 per fortnight before tax).

Additional allowances totalling $59,186 per annum are payable while working in Antarctica.

Superannuation

A generous employer superannuation contribution of up to 15.4% will be paid in addition to salary and allowances.

Recreation leave

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.

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration you must be either an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, or a resident of Australia with a valid visa granting appropriate work rights in Australia.

Contact

To discuss your application, please ring 1800 030 755 for general information or contact Jeff Hadley on (03) 6232 3518 for position specific matters.

Application kit

The following documents contain important information you need to know about employment and related issues – please read them carefully.

Please note that if you do not demonstrate that you meet the required skills, knowledge and attributes for the role your application will not be considered further.