Station Mechanical Supervisor

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Overview of the role

As the Station Mechanical Supervisor you will manage the Station mechanical section's operations. You will be responsible for the effective operation and mechanical maintenance of power houses, the maintenance of mobile and stationary mechanical plant, the management of fuel farms and other fuel and lube storage, the management of the mechanical workshop, the management of mechanical spares and consumable stocks, and the endorsement of expeditioners to operate vehicles and mechanical plant. In addition to management and supervisory roles, you will perform hands-on mechanical work and operate equipment as part of the mechanical team.

Station Mechanical Supervisors will normally only be employed in winter jobs at Casey, Davis and Mawson stations.

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 Station Mechanical Supervisor in Antarctica.

Employment conditions

Salary and allowances

The annual base salary (while in Australia) is $77,789 per annum ($2,982 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.

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.


To discuss your application, please ring 1800 030 755 for general information or contact Cameron Frost on (03) 6232 3219 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.

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.

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