Annual base salary (while in Australia)
$60,074pa ($2,303per fortnight before tax)
In addition whilst working in Antarctica allowances of $54,460 pa are payable.
As the Carpenter you'll maintain station buildings and field huts by carrying out carpentry, painting, plastering, tiling, floor covering, glazing, concreting, rigging and shot firing.
The role also involves safe operation of the carpenter's workshop plus maintaining a wide range of woodworking machinery and power tools.
You'll participate in building construction work involving the mixing and pouring of concrete foundations and the erection and fit-out of steel framed buildings. Additionally you'll submit monthly and annual reports, and assist with science programs when necessary.
Essential qualification – you will have a suitable trade or technical certificate in the building trade group such as carpenter or carpenter/joiner. Additional courses and/or training in the industry are an advantage.
If you don't meet all these requirements don't be discouraged. In making final selections we take into account overall team building and the mix of skills required.
The typical employment period for Carpenters varies between approximately 6 to 15 months.
Recreation Leave - You will accrue recreation leave at the equivalent of 20 days for each full year worked. Please note that recreation leave is not available in Antarctica.
Superannuation - A generous employer superannuation contribution of up to 15.4% will be paid in addition to salary and allowances.
You should read the Carpenter Job Description, General Information and Personal Qualities details which are available from the links on the right hand side of this page as it contains important information you need to know about employment and related issues.
If you would like to talk to someone about applying, for technical matters please contact Jan Adolph (03) 6232 3231, or for general information 1800 030 755.
To apply complete an online Application Form.