The Australian Antarctic Division is now accepting applications for job opportunities supporting the 2015-16 Australian Antarctic Program. You can go online now and lodge your application.
Applications will close at midnight AEDT on 17 February 2015 (Hobart time). Please note some positions are not open for the current recruitment round.
Overview of the role
As a Tradesperson you will have specialist trades skills to assist in the delivery of capital works projects - the construction of new facilities as well as the operation and maintenance of existing station buildings and building services.
If you possess a trade certificate or licences as a plant operator, electrician, plumber or carpenter then you should apply for those advertised positions. The tradesperson position is aimed at other trades such as riggers, painters, tilers, welders, refrigeration mechanics, plasterers and boilermakers.
Tradesperson positions are generally only available for the summer period.
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 $61,275 per annum ($2,349 per fortnight before tax).
Additional allowances totalling $56,335 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 David Waterhouse on (03) 6232 3476 for position specific matters.