Applications for all positions supporting the 2018–19 Australian Antarctic Program have now closed. Apply now for the role of Antarctic Medical Practitioner for the 2019-20 season.
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Overview of the role
As a Refrigeration Mechanic on station you will be part of the team which maintains and develops the Australian stations on the Antarctic continent and at Macquarie Island. You will have specialist trade skills and your responsibilities will include the installation and maintenance of domestic and commercial refrigeration plant as well as assisting with general maintenance and construction tasks for the station infrastructure.
Refrigeration Mechanic positions are generally only available for the Antarctic summer period. Winter positions are occasionally available when required for a specific project.
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 as a Tradesperson in Antarctica.
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.
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.
To discuss your application, please ring 1800 030 755 for general information or contact Ken Barrett on (03) 6232 3607 for position specific matters.
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.
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.
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