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Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) Technician

Date: 08-Mar-2023

Location: Geraldton, WA, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The Opportunity


  • ​​​​​​Geraldton based, global project
  • Collaborative, flexible, innovative workplace that values you and your career development
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's National Science and Innovation Agency


CSIRO is expanding the Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) Team to include an Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) Technician.


The AIV Technician will support all AIV related installation, testing and verification activities for the System Under Test (SKA-Low Telescope Array Assembly, Integrated Test Facility).


The AIV Technician will be proficient in the use of complex RF test equipment and familiar with the operation and connection of computer and IT networks including use of RF over Fibre and Fibre maintenance for the System Under test.

Your duties will include:

  • Fault find and repair RF and electronic modules to the component level.
  • Provide general support for the analogue and digital electronic systems under test and test environments during construction.
  • Assist with installation of the System Under Test electronic systems to support AIV activities.
  • Provide technical, operational and maintenance support in a range of technical disciplines.
  • Maintenance of System Under Test facilities and inventory.
  • Facilitate procurement of electronic equipment, electronic components, and other such items.


Location: Geraldton, Western Australia

Salary: AU$68,148 - AU$86,733 plus up to 15.4% superannuation 

Tenure: Indefinite – Full-Time or Part-Time (Minimum 0.8FTE if Part-Time, Full-Time preferred)

Reference: 91508

To be considered you will need:


Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.

  1. Relevant trade certificate/diploma (or working toward either) or equivalent relevant work experience in Electronic, Systems or Software Engineering, or equivalent experience Engineering from a recognised technical college or tertiary education institution.
  2. WA Electrical License; A current Class ‘C’ Australian driver’s licence (or equivalent).
  3. Practical and demonstrable experience of troubleshooting, testing and maintenance of complex systems.
  4. Experience in software programming in Python / C++ or similar programming/scripting languages for test script development, diagnostics, and analysis.
  5. Experience with data networks, cabling and infrastructure including working with optic fibre installation and splicing.
  6. Experience with RF, computer networks, analogue and digital receiver chains.



  1. Experience with deployment of software in a CICD environment.
  2. Previous experience working at heights, and vertical rescue or confined space training.
  3. Previous experience working remotely.
  4. Experience supporting a scientific or astronomical construction environment.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please apply on-line providing your CV, and a Cover Letter clearly addressing the essential criteria of this role and your motivation for applying. Under CSIRO policy, only those who are able to demonstrate how they can meet the essential criteria may be considered for appointment to this position.

Applications Close

2 April 2023, 11:59pm AWST