So you want to work in Antarctica...

Thursday 10 March, 2005

So you want to go to Antarctica and be paid for the privilege. Well, the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) can help you.

The AAD is recruiting specialist tradespeople to support Australia’s science program in Antarctica.

We are looking for:

  • Communications Technical Officers to install, maintain and operate telecommunications equipment
  • Engineering/Building Services Supervisors
  • Electrical Projects Engineers
  • Electricians
  • Instrument Electricians
  • Mechanical Services Plumbers
  • Maintenance Planner/Engineer (to be located at the Kingston headquarters of the AAD in Tasmania)

Let’s face it Antarctica is a place that many people wish they could visit but simply won’t have the opportunity.

If you’re at the top of your field in any of the above trades, we want you. You will be responsible for managing, implementing and maintaining capital works programs at Australia’s Antarctic and sub-Antarctic stations and field camps.

While we are primarily seeking people who are able to spend most of the 2005/06 season (October 2005–December 2006) in Antarctica, there may be opportunities for shorter stints.

But we are after the best.

Australia plays a pivotal role in scientific research in Antarctica and top tradespeople are crucial in supporting the work of scientists.

Advertisements will be published in weekend newspapers across Australia. Details on vacancies are also available on the AAD’s website or contact our Human Resources consultant Noel Backhouse.