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Electronics Manager

Canberra, Australia
$97,707 to $102,600 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Job Type
Research Related, Research Support
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer 7 (Technical)
Salary package: $97,707 to $102,600 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing

The Position

The Research School for Astronomy and Astrophysics is looking for an Electronics Manager to manage a small and dedicated team at Siding Spring Observatory (SSO) that provides electronics design, development and maintenance expertise for the facilities at the observatory. The role will also be expected to maintain a high level of awareness of current technologies in electronic systems and will assist with the training of staff in these fields.

The position is located at Siding Spring Observatory (SSO), which is one of two key sites for the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) in Australia. The site sits at the summit of Mt Woorut, NSW, and is set within the stunning National Heritage Listed Warrumbungle National Park, around 30 kilometres from the town of Coonabarabran, NSW.

This role also involves working in confined spaces, working at heights, shift work and driving to and from sites. For further information, please refer to the Position Description and PEWER form link below.

The Person

We are looking for a strong team player with electronic experience and extensive technical management expertise to provide support to general operations at SSO. The Electronics Manager needs to have excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to quickly develop productive, professional relationships with colleagues and clients. Highly developed organisational skills and effective self-management are key.

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

For more information about the position please contact Gerard Hutchinson on T: +61 2 6842 6287 E:  

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:

  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave
  • Four weeks annual leave, and an extra two days of annual leave per year and an additional annual district allowance
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities
  • Located at Siding Spring Observatory (SSO) near Coonabarabran, NSW

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.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please upload the following required 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.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

The successful candidate 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.

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