Electronic Systems Technician

Date: 26 May 2023

Location: Geraldton, WA, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The Opportunity


  • ​​​​​Live and work in the coastal town of Geraldton Western Australia
  • Innovative and collaborative workplace with real flexibility
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier research organisation


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


The Electronic Systems Technician is a member of the SKA-Low Telescope Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) team. The multidisciplinary AIV team is responsible for the integration of complex digital and RF electronic systems into the SKA-Low Telescope Signal Chain and the verification of the Telescope to defined Level 1 requirements. 


Within the AIV team, the Electronics Systems Technician will provide technical, operational, maintenance and upgrade support for installation, acceptance testing, commissioning, fault-finding and repairs to the systems in the SKA LOW Telescope signal chain and its enabling systems.  

Your duties will include:

  • Work within the multi-disciplinary AIV team to assist with installation, acceptance testing, and commissioning of the signal chain of the SKA Low Telescope and enabling systems and support the system performance to ensure the highest levels of availability required for the Telescope.
  • Attend multiple sites locally and nationally, often overnight or for multiple days at a time, to provide technical, operational and maintenance support.
  • Install, maintain, upkeep and modify the ITF and its associated inventory as per design specifications.
  • Support the identification and procurement of electronic test equipment, components, and spares for the ITF and for AIV team activities on site.
  • Fault find, repair and maintain a broad range of RF and electronic modules and comply with project procedures relevant to conducting electrical, instrument and control systems defect, asset management, maintenance, repair, and calibration activities.
  • Apply your knowledge and experience, supplemented with specialist training, and then share that knowledge with the AIV team and other key stakeholders through training delivery.


Location: Geraldton, Western Australia

Salary: AU$89,680 - AU$101,459 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite - Full-time, Part-time (minimum of 0.8FTE if Part-time)

Reference: 91508

To be considered you will need:


  • A relevant Electronics Certificate, associated Diploma or equivalent training and experience in electrical/electronic/RF engineering with emphasis on both analogue and digital techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in independently and systematically identifying, diagnosing and resolving problems on complex electronic systems and aptitude for advancing system knowledge.
  • Proven ability to contribute novel ideas and approaches in support of a technical team.
  • Demonstrated maintenance, and support experience in a complex systems environment of data networks, cabling and infrastructure, computer networks, analogue and digital systems, RF over Fibre or RF test equipment including calibration.
  • Competence to accurately interpret system drawings and schematics, engineering drawings, third party operating and maintenance manuals.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safe work practices, environmental sustainability and the principles of equity and diversity.
  • Willing and able to travel to other sites (locally, nationally, internationally) for training and professional development or to assist with the installation, testing or maintenance of equipment.



  • Please see the attached Position Description for further information. 


For full details about this role please review the Position Description



Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens and 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. 

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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. 


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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

This role will remain open until a suitable candidate has filled the role. CSIRO reserve the right to close the role at any time during this process.