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Mechanical Engineer

Canberra, Australia
$79,334 - $102,600 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

Classification: ANU Officer 5/6 or 7 (Engineer)  
Salary package: 
$79,334 - $102,600 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing (contingent funded) (Initially up to 48 months)

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid arrangements working both on our beautiful, green campus and working remotely,
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements,
  • Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus,
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.

For more information on a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs, please click here.

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A Diverse and Inclusive Team

ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. To find out more, please click here.

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.

The Position

The Heavy Ion Accelerators (HIA) National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) project operates world-leading particle accelerators for a wide variety of scientific and industrial applications. HIA infrastructure is hosted at the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne, and we enable researchers to build a fundamental understanding of nuclear physics, develop new medical treatments and tools to fight cancer, build advanced quantum computing technologies, monitor and protect our environment, and test electronics destined for space. In the advanced manufacturing sector, HIA supports the precise fabrication of quantum centres (the building blocks of quantum computing), microelectronics, advanced materials fabrication and prototyping of quantum sensors. 

As part of the HIA team, you will play a critical role by ensuring HIA facilities remain world-class, and continue to drive innovation, collaboration and cutting-edge research at an international level.

This is a key role in a friendly, motivated team providing advice and support and service across complex engineering to the Heavy Ion Accelerator (HIA) NCRIS project.

With no two days being the same, this role is integral to the delivery and support of ensuring HIA facilities remain world-class, and continue to drive innovation, collaboration and cutting-edge research at an international level. The Mechanical Engineer will work closely with the engineers, researchers, post-graduate students, as well as significant number of users of the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF).

The Person

We are looking for a qualified Mechanical Engineer at the level of ANU 5/6 or ANU 7 with experience in the design, manufacture, assembly, and repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment and other scientific instruments. We are looking for someone who likes challenging problems and encourages team members and colleagues to workshop effective solutions. 

Learn more about the ground-breaking research and work class facilities of the Research School of Physics here.

For more information about the position please contact Accelerator Research and Operations Manager, Dr Nikolai Lobanov on T: +61 2 6125 4838 E:  

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • No more than a two page summary addressing your suitability against the selection criteria.

The committee will consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidates consent and it will not having any bearing on hiring decisions.

For examples of common reasonable adjustments please click here.

The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing at: Feb 29 2024 at 23:55 AEDT

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