Annual base salary(while in Australia)
$60,074 ($2,303 per fortnight before tax)
In addition whilst working in Antarctica allowances of $54,460 pa are payable.
As Expedition Mechanic (EM) you'll maintain a wide range of mobile and stationary mechanical plant and equipment including portable generators/pumps, 4x4 and specialised over snow vehicles and earth moving machinery. You'll also operate and maintain the station power generation facilities (mechanical side).
This role also involves maintaining fuel, lubricant and gas cylinder storage, spare parts and material storage.
Additionally, you'll support station and field operations as required, and assist in science programs when necessary.
You will have a suitable trade qualification (eg motor mechanic, diesel mechanic, plant mechanic, fitter & turner).
If you don't meet all the requirements don't be discouraged. In making final selections we take into account overall team building and the mix of skills required.
A suitable candidate will be selected from Expedition Mechanic and/or Station Mechanical Supervisor (Plant Inspector) candidates to work as the Senior Expedition Mechanic for Macquarie Island. This role will attract an annual salary rate of $67,456 pa ($2,586 per fortnight before tax).
The typical employment period for Expedition Mechanics is approximately 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 EM 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 Richard Evans (03) 6232 3162, or for general information 1800 030 755.
To apply complete an online Application Form.