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Electronics Technical Officer

Date: 16-Aug-2022

Location: Sydney, NSW, AU

Company: CSIRO

Acknowledgement of Country

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The Opportunity


  • Work in a world-class research & development precinct
  • Supportive, rewarding, highly inclusive and truly flexible environment
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation.


CSIRO’s Manufacturing Business Unit brings together multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering capabilities using world-class infrastructure to partner with industry in order to develop innovative products and processes to allow Australian manufacturers to be globally competitive and environmentally sustainable.

CSIRO’s Mechatronics Engineering team within the Devices and Engineered Systems program seek to recruit an Electronics Technical Officer to contribute to the development of cutting-edge sensor technologies under the able guidance of senior engineers within a very collaborative multi-disciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects through the layout and assembly of PCBs, testing of circuits and systems and fabrication of enclosures.

Your duties will include:


  • Plan, design and fabricate electronic devices and systems to support projects, under the guidance of project leaders.
  • Assist senior engineers in the development of cutting-edge sensor technologies.
  • Layout and assembly of printed circuit boards and make cables as required.
  • Fabricate instrument enclosures and fit components into them.
  • Test circuits and systems to ensure it meets the required specifications.
  • Prepare and operate equipment during field trials.
  • Perform a few non-routine analyses or technology development activities as required.


Location: Lindfield, Sydney

Salary: AU$66k - AU$84k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite / Full-time (or part-time is negotiable)

Reference: 86050

To be considered you will need:

  • A relevant trade certificate/diploma such as a TAFE Certificate IV or Diploma or equivalent relevant work experience in electronics and control or electronics and communications.
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of electronic circuit analysis with the ability to layout simple printed circuit boards
  • Possess good soldering technique with the ability to solder surface‑mount components.
  • Demonstrated ability to be adaptable, adopt new techniques and a willingness to learn new processes.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens only.

Appointment to this role is subject to the provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Appointment to this role is also subject to obtaining and maintaining a security clearance at NV1 level.

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. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

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

17 August 2022, 11:00pm AEDT.