Instrumentation Fitter

Date Posted: 2 May 2024
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Location: Brisbane, QLD, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The Opportunity

  • Are you an experienced Electrical Instrumentation Fitter?
  • Join the Rock Cutting Laboratory team within CSIRO Mineral Resources
  • Create a dynamic career path in this exciting role!


CSIRO Mineral Resources (CMR) is one of the largest minerals research and development groups globally, with a proud track record in delivering innovation and solutions across the mineral resources value chain. We thrive on innovation harnessed by the diversity of the minds and lived experiences of our team and apply our expert knowledge and specialised research to provide innovation that solves the complex problems faced by minerals companies, mining equipment, technology, and services (METS) companies, government, and other industry stakeholders.


As an Instrumentation Fitter, you will join the Rock Cutting Laboratory to perform physical properties testing and experimental research associated with mechanical rock breakage in the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies' (QCAT), based in Pullenvale, Queensland.


If you are a hands on Instrumentation Fitter or an Electronics Technician with a technical or trades background, ideally with some laboratory experience who enjoys to work on unique equipment and a problem solver who can build solutions or fix issues on the go then do not hesitate to apply.   


Your duties will include:

  • Maintain/fault-find instrumentation as part of bespoke experimental apparatus
  • Design and build circuits and systems to measure parameters such as load/force/pressure/torque/displacement. 
  • Perform experiments to advance rock cutting/drilling research.
  • Prepare samples for physical properties testing/rock-cutting research.
  • Maintain, repair and calibrate laboratory equipment.
  • Under general direction, develop original techniques, procedures or equipment.
  • Undertake a wide variety of tasks or tasks that have a high degree of technical difficulty.
  • Encounter problems where methods are not defined and use initiative to seek new approaches to meet client needs and improve the services provided.
  • Participate in the planning of projects and accept responsibility for carrying out the parts of the project, including data analysis, and typically make contributions to the interpretation and communication of results. 
  • Other duties as directed.


Location: Pullenvale, Brisbane, QLD

Salary: AU$93k - AU$105k plus 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: 3 Year Specified Term

Reference: 94915


To be considered you will need:


  • Trade certificate in Electrical/Instrumentation (Fitter).
  • Demonstrated hazard recognition ability and commitment to OHSE.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand control systems.
  • Experience with experimental equipment design and construction.
  • Experience with the operation, repair and maintenance of machinery and instrumentation.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team and carry out tasks under general direction from Senior Technical Staff.
  • The ability & willingness to contribute novel ideas and approaches in support of scientific investigations.



  • LabVIEW experience.
  • Restricted electrical license.
  • AutoCAD/SOLIDWORKS experience.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description.



To be eligible to work in CSIRO you must be an Australian/ New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or either hold or be able to obtain, a valid working visa for the duration of the specified term, without the requirement for visa sponsorship by CSIRO.

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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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.

We are actively reviewing applications as received due to prior project commitments and we are running on a tight timeline, hence kindly apply ASAP. We reserve the right to close the advert ahead of time.


Applications Close

22 May 2024, 11:00 pm AEST.

11:59 PM

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